Global Warming And Human Factors: The Dangers Of Climate Change

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The climate that we know today has very little in common with the climate of a hundred years ago, a thousand years ago, or even hundreds of thousands of years ago. Climate change can easily be defined as the change in climate patterns on a global or regional level. Some definitions put more emphasis on the recent human actions that have given rise to global changes such as weather and temperature, and what we know as global warming. But the earth has been around for quite some time, and has gone through a substantial amount of climatic changes, both natural and impacted by humans. Even though human impact is not the only cause of climate change, scientists have been looking into more options to treat our earth better, and more communities …show more content…
But we have already been experiencing some of the effects of climate change when humans are altering the natural processes. Many of these changes will not happen in our lifetime, or be very noticeable. But if we truly care about the environment, our world, and the lives of our future generations, we must take steps to control our impact now. Some things in our world today are difficult to control, such as our use of fertilizers for agriculture. Realistically, it would be difficult to feed an entire planet if we didn’t use fertilizers and pesticides and were efficient with our time and land. Emissions from fossil fuels are also a major contributor that needs to be addressed. I think we should be looking into alternatives to fossil fuels and cleaner options for running machines. Something we can do in our families and communities is be more aware of what we can recycle and putting less into our landfills. Filling up landfills possess lots of hazards, but it also adds to the levels of methane in the air. While less in abundance, methane is powerful and can serious effects in unnatural levels in the atmosphere. As we have seen, climate change and global warming are a real issue for the entire planet, and can have rippling effects. Warming temperatures could completely eradicate ice caps, destroying the habitats of many life forms. The melting would also cause a rise in ocean levels globally. Hurricanes out of these oceans would be more intense, and drop more rain. Heavy rainfall could cause issues such as flooding, wreaking havoc on agriculture, homes, and communities. Weather patterns could become more intense, with some places experiencing greater or lesser amounts of precipitation. There is nearly no place or person that wouldn’t be affected by the global changes, so it is up to every place and person to do their part to change

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