Gray, factors on climate change and global warming,

Gray, N. F. (2015). Facing Up to Global Warming: What is Going on and How You Can Make a Difference?Nick Gray, the author of ‘Facing Up to Global Warming ‘What is Going on and How You Can Make a Difference?’ extensively explores the topic of global warming and its implications not only on the current generation but also the future generation. This book provides a general overview of the problems of climate change as well as sustainability. The author also highlights the relationship between the two aspects. Nick Gray appreciates the fact that climate change is a universal issue. This book examines a wide range of factors on climate change and global warming, for instance, the factors that facilitate climate change, the consequences of climate change on the planet Earth thus informing the audience of the current situation and what should be done to save the future generations(Gray, 2015). From the article, ‘What is Sustainability?’ we shall specify sustainable living as a means of addressing the universal issue of global warming. The introductory chapter defines significant terms related to the subject; these are; global warming, sustainability as well as climate change. The term climate change is used to refer to an elongated alteration in the climate of Earth caused by an addition in the average temperatures of the atmosphere thus leading to global warming.  In chapter 2, the author advocates for sustainable living and development. This article defines sustainability in three aspects, social crisis, environmental crisis, and universal economic development. He argues that human beings can make sustainable development by accomplishing their own needs without having to compromise the future generation’s ability to do so. From this article, we learn that economic growth leads to additional utilization of resources, an additional amount of waste products as well as increased consumption of products. Sustainable living, therefore, ensures that the economy is run within the societal limits, for instance, exploring Earth without causing detrimental effects on the environmental and ecological cycles. In a bid to amicably deal with global warming, the author suggests the need of transitioning to a low energy economy whereas on the other hand taking care of the increasing population, by ensuring that they are safe from the threats of pollution, shortage of clean water, pollution, hunger as well as diseases. It is worth noting that, the author stresses the point that the effects of climate change are irreversible. The need to change our usual habits is essential. In this article, the author points out the unequal distribution of the effects of climate change and global warming. The still-developing countries stand a higher chance of experiencing the consequences of climate change the earliest and most intensively compared to the developed countries. The author points out that it is time to stop the sense of security based on a reasonable harvest, stable electricity and water supply.The author reminds the audience that the advantages of having firm early actions to combat climate change far much outweigh the consequences of climate change. Thus, instead of viewing climate change as a chance to grow business, create job opportunities, climate change should be considered as part and parcel of infrastructural development. The author ends this article by calling upon both governments as well as individuals to embark on actions that save our planet. The author reminds us that sustainability is not amassing everything to satisfy our selfish wants but instead using the Earth’s resources while putting into consideration the future unlimited population. Global warming is a universal matter that calls for comprehensive measures to deal with it; thus, everyone partakes in establishing a better sustainable planet.