An Analysis of Policy and Business Solutions to Global Climate Change

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As scientific research contends, discrepancies in the earth’s climate will have a significant impact on the environment and humans. Human habitation and economic patterns will all have to shift as entire ecosystems are altered because of these climate trends. As scientists continue to present the case that climate change is a serious problem that must be addressed through societal efforts, members of the public and private sector are beginning to recognize their obligation to take action. Yet, in order to make sound managerial decisions regarding climate change it is important to understand the nature of the problem. This report will consider the causes of climate change and evaluate the political response to climate change on an…show more content…
Further, research reveals that the levels of greenhouse gases has increased between the base periods of 1961 and 1990, with a warming of the atmosphere accompanying the increase in carbon dioxide levels (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, 2014). These trends will have serious consequences for humans around the globe. The reason that climate changes impact human life significantly is that climate interacts significantly with the ecosystem. The climate system is composed of the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the physical Earth, the biosphere, and the cryosphere, a term designating solid forms of water that are permanent landmarks on the Earth’s surface (Lutgens & Tarbuck, 2013). Thus, when a change to the Earth’s atmospheric temperature occurs, it not only impacts the atmosphere, but all components of the environment are impacted as well. For example, if a drop in temperature takes place over a series of time, this modifies the features of the Earth’s surface, which can make it uninhabitable for entire species. This also impacts the food and plant sources that humans rely upon to survive while making different locations less desirable for habitation. Thus, humans are profoundly affected by global trends in climate. Causes of Climate Change The causes
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