The Fast-Approaching Point Of No Return For Climate Change

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In recent years, as technology advances faster than ever, there has also been a huge surge in the awareness of global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. In the article, The Fast-Approaching ‘Point of No Return’ for Climate Change by Karin Kamp and John Light, top climate scientists warns the international policymakers about the current and potential permanent damages to our environment, sets a target level for lessening harmful greenhouse gases, and urges policymakers to push for new policies concerning the environment.

In the article, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) explains that the damages have already affected the earth through climate change (e.g. global warming) and rising sea levels. The IPCC warns that if the
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In response to the article, I agree with IPCC and Greenpeace that we need radical, immediate action and that without it, consequences will harm many. Even within the past 10 years, most people realize that the weather has been changing rapidly. Massive blizzards, hurricanes, and droughts have been increasingly frequent as well as the death rate and damages due to the weather. It has not only cost us a lot more money in repairs and relocating people, but also further damaged the environment due to the destruction left behind. Rising sea levels also will affect us heavily particularly in the U.S. because almost all of the major cities/places (New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., the White House) are located in coastal areas. If global warming continues to the point where all the ice caps are melted, the coastal cities will be submerged underwater. Also huge concentrations of people will move more inland creating more traffic and less room for people to live. But not only have we been endangering our way of life but also the ecosystems and animals. One ecosystem that has taken a huge hit since the threat of global warming through the increase of carbon in the atmosphere is marine life. Because of the excess greenhouse gas emissions warming the planet, species that thrive in colder water can’t survive as well as huge changes in migratory patterns. This ultimately affects us as well because it disrupts the whole food chain. In the article, Study: Global warming risks changes to ocean life unprecedented in the last 3 million years by Joby Warrick, Richard Kirby, the co-author of the study states that because of the warming weather, migration patterns will change, disruptions in the food chain, and the extinctions of many marine life (Warrick). This means that colder water species, such as trout, salmon, and crustaceans, will eventually die off and the species

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