The Effects Of Climate Change On Human Activities And Natural Events

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The Effects of Climate Change

Climate change has become a heated issue over the past few decades. According to the brochure published by United Nations Environment Programme and World Meteorological Organization (Hamburg et al., 2006) both human activities and natural events can cause change in climate. Human activities emit a huge amount of greenhouse gases and cause deforestation. Carbon dioxide caused by burning of coal, oil and natural gas is a particularly serious element because in affects the increase of temperature in the atmosphere and also halogen source gases, which come from human-products and industrial activities, destroys the ozone. Natural events such as El Niño and La Niña have huge influence in climate changes as well. Those natural events contribute to weather patterns leading to natural disasters such as flooding and droughts. This essay will discuss the effects of climate change caused by human activities and natural events. Climate changes are caused by natural events such as El Niño and La Niña. Those natural events extremely affects weather patterns and climate. National Ocean Service (2016) explains, “El Niño and La Niña are opposite phases of what is known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle. The ENSO cycle is a scientific term that describes the fluctuations in temperature between the ocean and atmosphere in the east-central Equatorial Pacific (approximately between the International Date Line and 120 degrees West).” They also…

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