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We're barely into the new year, but researchers are already saying that we've lived through the hottest decade on record, says facts.
And it's only going to get worse because of climate change.
A.k.a., for you all you Boomers and Gen-Xers out there, "global warming."
A.k.a., for all you millennials, yo, the polar ice caps are totally ghosting us.
A.k.a., for my Gen-Z viewers I would do a TikTok, but I have no idea what the hell a TikTok is.
I'll be real. I don't know. I don't get it.
Now, for the longest time, I didn't realize how important climate change was.
You know, it's like sunscreen or turning off your phone's AirDrop when you're in public.
You know, if you don't already do that, you should.
Because the next time you're at the airport, yeah, planes aren't the only thing you're going to see take off if you know what I mean.
Mm-hmm!
He knows what I'm talking about. He sends them.
I see you over there.
Kidding!
It's such a big issue, and yo, you really understand it when you talk to your friends with kids, because they're so focused on the future.
It feels like climate change is this huge disaster that everyone can see coming, but no one can stop, like a 70-year-old white guy getting elected president.
And it's frustrating, because there are still people who don't even believe it's happening.
Italy recently became the first country to require their schools to teach climate change and global warming.
Yeah, amazing.
Meanwhile, in America, we still have people who are like...
"Well, if global warming is real, how did Frozen get a sequel?"
I mean, it has to be tough to be a climate scientist.
Think about it.
You spent decades warning people about this oncoming disaster, and nothing.
And then The Walking Dead comes out, and everyone runs out and buys zombie apocalypse kits.
Like, what's happening?
But if we can't agree on the facts, we can't solve the problem.
And I'm sick of hearing that this is all just a hoax from conspiracy theorists.
Like, you idiots, can't you see what's happening on our big, flat Earth?
So, I've been trying to reduce my carbon footprint.
And because enough people have harassed me online about it, I've stopped using plastic straws.
Now, I understand that plastic straws are dangerous to wildlife, and we should all stop using them but here's the thing.
It's important not to focus on bullying people for using them because then we lose sight of the bigger picture.
And did you know this?
Cigarette butts and balloons have actually been proven to have more of a negative impact on the environment.
So before you leave a mean comment on Instagram of someone drinking from a straw, make sure you take down that picture of all those balloon at little Timmy's 5th birthday party.
Also, take down that picture of Timmy with all those cigarette butts.
What is (are) you doing?!
And the next time you feel good about refusing a straw while you're on a date at Chili's...
Think long and hard about the fact about that the meat in your bacon cheeseburger contributes to 25 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions.
Facts!
And then think long and hard about the fact that you took your date to Chili's.
Sir!
Right now, not enough people care about climate change.
And, honestly if even Leonardo DiCaprio can't make us care, then we're doomed.
I mean, he fought an iceberg and lost and still wants to save them.
Though I guess he has to think of the world his 22-year-old girlfriends will have to grow up in.
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Climate Change Is Real, People

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Estelle published on February 10, 2020    Estelle translated    adam reviewed
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