“We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today.” (William Hague). Climate change is the change in the patterns of the global climate, caused by the increase levels of carbon dioxide that are produced. The tropical forests that are being destroyed and the fossil fuels that are used every day are two of the causes of the large quantities of carbon dioxide that are released into the atmosphere. Climate change is an issue that affects us all and needs to be solved. Solutions to climate change are to protect the tropical forests by stopping the production of cutting down trees and replacement fossil fuels with renewable resources. Every minute about 13,500 trees are cut down, destroying forests of our planet. When tropical forests are destroyed more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere than all of the world’s cars, planes and trucks combined. One way to prevent climate change is to stop destroying the world’s forests. This is the quickest and cheapest solution to climate change and it cuts downs greatly on the amount of carbon dioxide being released. One way to put a stop to the trees being cut down is to find an alternative mean for the use of tree for usual activities like building and for furniture. Instead of using wood for these things we could use plastic and iron material for furniture and building purposes. Many people think that educating others about the actual side effects of cutting down trees is the solution but it’s really only the starting point. Yes people need to know about the problem and how it affects us but if they do nothing about it or just continue destroy the forests no one will get anywhere. People can spend all of their time trying to educating about climate change but it’s useless if people choose to do nothing about it so the real way to fix the problem is to enact strict laws against cutting down trees and improper use of tree products. Laws like for every tree and new one must be planted or laws that put the cutting of the forests to limits and is only allowed for certain reasons. This way we can prevent or limit the amount of trees that are cut down. Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide that was removed from the earth’s atmosphere from years ago by the animal and plant life, which means it increases the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. People need to replace fossil fuels and stop using it because fossil fuels consist primarily of carbon which is released into the air and is a resource that is running out. The hardest part of this solution is the stopping of the use of fossil fuels because people in more developed countries wear, work and play in products made from fossil fuels. There’s no surprise in finding out that the world is running out of fossil fuels which is why scientists around world are racing to find replacements for the substance, but it’s also important in finding replacements that are clean and earth friendly that prevent climate change like wind energy. Wind energy is a replacement for fossil fuels because it produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation and doesn’t use up much land unlike solar power plants. Instead of using fossil fuels we can set up wind turbines which convert wind energy and use that for…
The Climate Change Debate
1. Article Review – ‘Perception of Climate Change’ by Hansen et al.
This article investigates the phenomena climate change and its aim is to use statistical data to support that climate change is real. An aspect of climate change named as ‘climate dice’ is mentioned in the article which referred to the chance of extreme weathers such as unusually cool or warm seasons. In the past three decades, there has been evidence of increasing climate dice ‘loading’ occurring…
Are human activities the reason behind climate changes? If you think yes then you are correct, because human activities are the main reason for the earth’s climate changes. Every day the world is changing right in front of our eyes yet we fail to notice the changes. In a matter of maybe a few years we will realize how much these climate changes are affecting us. To be honest we can already see some changes that are occurring because of the climate changes. Even though…
DAVID W. KEITH
The Need for Climate Engineering Research
Like it or not, a climate emergency is a possibility, and geoengineering could be the only affordable and fast-acting option to avoid a global catastrophe. Climate change triggered by the accumulation of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere has the potential of causing serious and lasting damage to human and natural systems. At today’s atmospheric concentrations, the risk…
Writing Assign. 5
Climate Changes of the World
Just noticing the difference in the climate change in the thirty years that I have been alive is a little scary. I remember snow on Thanksgiving all the way through the New Year, now it’s pretty rare to see snow on the ground in our region for more than a week at a time. It seems as though the warm season is getting extensively longer and the amount of rain is getting exceptionally lessened. After seeing the outcome…
climate change is an issue that is affecting people all over the world.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For current and future climatological effects of human influences, see global warming. For the study of past climate change, see paleoclimatology. For temperatures on the longest time scales, see geologic temperature record.
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Atmospheric dynamics (category)
Developing countries contribute less to climate change than developed countries and should, therefore, take less responsibility for dealing with it. To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Climate change is an important issue, which affects all people around the world to a greater or lesser extent. The significance of this problem is that the effect might be tremendous in its scale and totally unpredictable. According to IPPC (2001), environmental changes accelerate the appearance of melting…
Climate Change: Too hot to Handle
Our planet has a problem that it is getting warmer. Most of the scientists agree that this climate change is threatening our earth; human beings can be extinct probably in the near future. The cause and effects of this phenomenon has been studied which is greenhouse effect. The whole world is getting involved in this issue and looking for solutions. Australian Government (2013) explain that greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon that increases temperature of…
Climate Change Issues
Climate change is an issue that will affect every part of the planet, every area will be affected in some way. The earth runs in a cycle what happens at one end will eventually affect another. In recent decades glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plants and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. The natural equilibrium of nature is changing; it has taken millions of years of evolution for planet earth to reach the inhabitable…
I am really interested on the topic of climate change, so I found listening to Emily speak about this topic through advocacy very beneficial. What I found specifically beneficial was that she actually went through the process of ways to truly make a difference, where most speakers tend to just provide information about the issue. There are three ways that she went through to help reduce the effects of greenhouse gases and decrease the rate of increasing global temperatures, which were through individual…
May 17, 2012
Everyone talks about climate change and how the Earth is slowly deteriorating, but no one seems to have specific examples. In Linnea Saukko’s “How to Poison the Earth,” she does use specific examples of what is causing climate change. She uses satire with a hint of sarcasm in her essay. She gives the reader specific examples of how to poison the Earth, but not really wanting to poison the Earth…