The Effects Of Climate Change On The Environment Essay

936 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Having greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere is like sitting in a car without air conditioning on a warm summer day. Even if it is only 70 degrees outside eventually, you have to roll down the window or turn on the car before you suffocate in the heat. Our planet is slowly heating up, but unfortunately there are no windows in this car. Climate change will soon suffocate us on our own planet, without an escape.
Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels 1. Carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere warm the planet and cause many impacts. Scientists predict that these trends will continue and have many risks to agriculture, freshwater supplies, and other natural resources which are essential to the environment and our quality of life 2.
Certain air pollutants not only contribute to global warming, but are also suspected of having immediate effect on regional climates 3. The problem is not only about how it affects our environment immediately, but how it will affect future generations. For example, acid rain can be a deadly consequence for the soil we grow our crops in. Scientists believe that acidic water dissolves the nutrients and helpful minerals in the soil and then washes them away before the trees and other plants can use them to grow. At the same…

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