If climate change was something that happened out of human’s control, such as natural disasters, then no it would not be considered a form of oppression, but because humans are the main cause for things like global warming and climate change, I would consider it a form of oppression, and the climate is the oppressed.
Although humans aren’t the only cause of climate change, they are a major cause of it. Fossil fuels are the main reason for climate change, but humans are the ones burning these fossil fuels and emitting carbon dioxide into the air. The heat is being trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere causing increased surface temperatures. These warmer temperatures are changing weather patterns and disrupting the usual balance of nature. This poses many risks to human beings and all other forms of life on Earth. Climatologists have been monitoring climate conditions and have found that air, sea and land is warming, and as a response, ice is melting, and sea level is rising.
Climate change threatens the cleanliness of our air, depletes our water sources and limits food supply. It disrupts livelihoods, forces families from their homes, and pushes people into poverty. The majority of people living in poverty rely on agriculture and natural resources to survive. For these people, the effects of climate change are a real matter of life and death. With this being said, climate change, in a sense, contributes to the oppression of people in poverty.
A lot of the things we “need” to do in our everyday lives or the things that make our lives easier, help us but hurt the environment, and because these things help us so much, we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. People are always donating money to help climate change and the environment, but it seems like it’s only getting worse and worse. I believe the reason for this is because there are more people against the change than there are people for the change.