Essay on Climate Change

1371 Words Feb 24th, 2016 6 Pages
Climate change has damage the planet beyond repair. Melissa Giannotti (1100 words)
‘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
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Owing to this factor the rate of endangered species over the 21st century has rapidly increased. Is not surprising that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN, 2009) discovered that 1 out of 4 mammals worldwide was at risk of extinction and that 17,291 species out of the 47,677 are threating to death. It is clear from the evidence that due to combination of human activities and climate change, the world’s ecosystem is in desperate state as never before.

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

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