The Effects Of Climate Change On The Health And Wellbeing Of The People Of This Planet

2067 Words Dec 15th, 2016 9 Pages
I. Introduction
Our world today is plagued by climate change. Over Earth’s history, the climate has changed considerably due to natural processes, but recently in the last 50-100 years these changes, a general warming, have been much bigger and happened much faster than any such changes the planet has seen in the recorded history of humans. This represents one of the biggest environmental, social, and economic threats facing our world. The impacts of climate change include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels (5). The previously mentioned things will severely impact the health and wellbeing of the people of this planet by affecting the most basic human needs: food, water, air, and shelter. Food will run out, water and air quality will diminish immensely, and the weather will wreak havoc on infrastructure especially on coastlines. Unfortunately, impoverished countries will be affected the most but climate change will not discriminate against anyone and is therefore important for actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Nitrous oxide constitutes the largest contributor to greenhouse gases which poses an enormous threat to the earth and all life contained on it and is sixty-five percent (11) produced by animal agriculture. Most experts agree that climate change is a problem we are facing and fixing the amount of greenhouse gases humans contribute is the way to fix it. By…

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