Essay on Climate Change
‘Unless we announce a disasters, no one will listen’ (J.Houghton, 1994).
The continuous struggle to halt climate change and save the world is perhaps the biggest challenge the humanity has ever faced. The world-threatening rise in temperatures, the extinction of species and the flooding of oceans, is coming under challenge as never before. The world has known about global warming since the late 1970s, but since that time a little has been done to halt it. This essay sets out to examine why is too late to find a solution to save the planet.
The first thing to get straight is to define the meaning of climate change. Climate change involves any changes …show more content…
Another feature to these changes is the increasing flood frequency. Most climate scientists agree that the rise in global temperature could drive extreme rainfall events and storms. In part is due to the fact of human activities such as deforestation and urbanization. According to McGuire (2008,b) the 2007 were the year of the flood that affected tens of millions people around the world. For instance in Africa two million people suffered the most devastating flood in 35 years with 650.000 people who lost their homes. Also other countries such as UK, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh reported catastrophic floods. Not surprisingly, the Dartmouth Flood Observatory in the USA reports that the annual number of floods has arisen from around 100 in the early 1990s to the 250 in the beginning of the 21st century.
Despite the challenges mentioned above it is believed that there still are real possibilities