“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
Main article: Economic impacts of climate change
Aggregating impacts adds up the total impact of climate change across sectors and/or regions. Examples of aggregate measures include economic cost (e.g., changes in gross domestic product (GDP) and the social cost of carbon), changes in ecosystems (e.g., changes over land area from one type of vegetation to another), human health impacts, and the number of people affected by climate change. Aggregate measures such as economic…
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…
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…
There are a number of global problems happening for example terrorism, spread of infectious diseases, poverty, economic crisis, proliferation of nuclear weapons, and increase in armed conflict but none of these problems is much bigger than climate change. I have a strong conviction that Climate Change is a major global problem that possesses the greatest threat to human existence on earth and thus we need to pay a lot attention to this climate change in every part of the world because…
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…
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)
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…
Environmental Changes have become one of the major threats to the world in the last decade. Climate change, for instance, does not only impact a single state at a domestic level, but it also influences nations’ well-beings at an international level. Therefore, it is significant for scholars, and politicians to have a valid understanding of the relationship between human and nature, since humans are one of the influencing variables that cause environmental changes. Many studies have been done to explain…
The past – impact of volcanic explosions on climate
Ice ages and hot periods – why
The milankovitch cycles are the frequent and regular changes in the way the earth orbits the sun, meaning that there are consistent sequences of ice ages and warm periods. Its orbit moves from being a circular movement around the sun to a slightly elliptical rotation path. The angle of the Earth’s axis also changes fractionally, occurring every forty-one thousand years. Finally, the direction of the…