Climate is consistent behavior of temperature, precipitation, humidity, atmospheric pressure and other related environmental factors. Around the globe, temperature a re climbing, sea levels are rising, and season are changing, which means that climate change is transforming our Earth. Climate change indicates negative consequences on the impact to humanity and on the factors of the climate system. By climate change the most endangered is atmosphere, because it changes the composition of uncontrolled combustion of fossil fuels. Due this, layer of greenhouse gasses around the Earth becomes more ticker, which makes the Earth warmer.
There are numerous debates about the pros and cons of climate change and what are the causes and effects of climate change. There are those who argue that the rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases in our environment are as a direct result of human activities. Some activities that are at the top of the list include but are not limited to the burning of fossil fuels, the cutting down of our forest, these activities are causing significant and increasingly severe climate changes which include global warming. Global warming results in a rise in the sea level, longer summers and more severe winters among other issues. Governments worldwide have come to some agreement that climate change affects every sector of life and that
Over the past few decades, the world has rapidly deteriorated in terms of the environment. There are numerous factors that contribute to the deterioration of the earth and one significant factor is due to the issues of climate change. Majority of environmental as well as social scientist that cares about the world defines climate change as the primary source of global risk since it could have severe impacts on the future generations. In addition, the general meaning of the term ‘climate change’ is defined as the change in regional or global climate patterns and it is mainly caused by human activities such as deforestation and emission of harmful gases that pollutes the environment. The future generations are affected in a way that survivability in the world would be tougher and lifestyle would be different compared to the present. In the following essay, climate change will be discussed by relating it to the issue of sustainable development as well as identifying several implications of a continued “Business as Usual” approach and concluding by providing several objectives and alternatives to improve sustainability of the world.
There is no denying that the effects of climate change are here. The cause of climate change, however, is often a debatable topic. The livestock industry is expanding at an alarming rate to meet the needs of an increasing population. Throughout the world, between the years 1971 and 2012, meat production has tripled, to 600 billion pounds a year, while the population only grew by 81%. This generation is currently eating meat on a much larger scale than their parents and grandparents ever did, just a few decades ago (Scheer). Climate change can be referred to as “any long-term change in Earth 's climate, or in the climate of a region or city. This includes warming, cooling and changes besides temperature.” according to NASA (Dunbar). To combat these undesirable, extreme temperatures, everyone has been told before to turn off the lights when leaving a room or to plant a tree, but rarely does one hear the suggestion to eat less or no meat. With an increasing threat of global warming largely due to the livestock industry, it is imperative that Americans start practicing vegetarianism to decrease methane produced by farm animals, carbon dioxide from transporting meat and by eliminating the deforestation required to make farmland for the livestock industry.
Every living organism in the world needs water to survive. Unfortunately, the world has a continually diminishing freshwater supply. With the severity of global climate change and the continued increase in population, the outlook for freshwater ecosystems is bleak. Numerous steps have already been taken to solve the water scarcity problem but the methods being used are not getting the job done. These methods include wastewater recycling, desalination of seawater, and harvesting rainwater. While these methods are helping water scarcity, they cost millions of dollars and are only temporary fixes. Something has to change or human beings are going to run the world dry. Instead of throwing money and resources at creating new technology to
Climate change is a concerning problem that is happening to our planet right now, due to human activity. We are damaging our planet through the burning of fossil fuels which are causing greenhouse gases. We use these fossil fuels every day in cars, planes and many other activities and the effects of this is the warming of the Earth’s surface and oceans – the surface temperature has increased 0.8°C over the last hundred years.  Oceans range over 70% of Earth’s surface and have many important roles in the survival of our planet. They release oxygen and take in carbon dioxide, transport nutrients and are home to many populations. Climate change is affecting aquatic systems through the melting of polar icecaps and therefore rising sea levels. The coral reefs are endangered due to climate change and we are also more likely to have rapidly changing, severe weather conditions such as heat waves, droughts and floods. As a result, climate change is very damaging for aquatic environments both marine and freshwater, which effects the habitats for endless different aquatic organisms.
In modern society, we are surrounded by a plethora of advertisements, and the problem with the ad overhaul is that most of them do not serve a purpose other than to sell merchandise to the consumer. But what if more advertisements focused on real-world issues? Issues such as global warming and the impact humans have on the environment. An advertisement by Legambiente does not try to sell you anything. Instead, they target the world to disclose the truth behind global warming. Alongside Legambiente resides Greenpeace, trying to get the world to realize the damage we cause to the oceans. These advertisements are trying to help change society 's attitude and understand that humans have a horrendous impact on the environment. Society needs to make a change in its daily habits if we want to have a planet to live on.
People living in Miami are in the face of danger! Due to its high population, Miami is the fourth largest city to become affected by sea level rise. (Ankum et al.) In the next 32-50 years, sea level is expected to rise by as much as two feet. (Ankum et al.) This two-foot rise will have detrimental effects on the urban settings of Miami. The amount of soil erosion that is undergoing at our beaches will greatly increase if a two-foot rise occurs. At a four-foot rise, road connectivity would begin to become affected. At a six-foot rise, Southern Florida would no longer be habitable as it would, for the most part, be underwater. Not much is being invested in mitigation efforts, most of what is being done are short term solutions. Instead of coming up with ideas to prevent and try to slow down the effects of climate change on our environment, we are focusing on ideas such as building up a sea wall, relocating power plants, and redesigning structures.
Climate change impacts are not new issues nowadays. Many scholars had identified some phenomena that show the occurrence climate change. For instance the increases of Earth’s temperature, the significant records of sea level rise, which threaten mostly on Small Island developing states, extreme weather that cause the shifting season, and drought events. Basically, impacts of climate change cannot be avoided. However as intellectual creatures, humans are expected to be able to take actions in minimizing its impacts. In addition, people need to understand the context of climate change impacts on certain locations over time, and how the local systems work before implementing the climate change adaptation and mitigation actions because these actions could not be generalized to be applied on all conditions. Due to these actions depends on the local context, therefore, I belief that it is necessary to understand about the concept of climate change comprehensively as well as its adaptation and mitigation actions in order to enhance our capacity to deal with the climate change’s consequences.
Until the 70’s, renewable energy systems were widely considered minor and declining power sources (Maugh, 1972). Since then, palpable advances in technologies, to produce an array of renewable energy-products (see Pandey, 2009), together with the promise of jobs and higher aggregated value to rural activities (see Domac, Richards, & Risovic, 2005), “greatly contributed to revise this setting” (Cowan, 2002; Petroleum, 2009; Sims, Hastings, Schlamadinger, A. Taylor, & Smith, 2006).
On April 11, 2014, Cyclone Ita roared through Queensland, Australia leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. One of the strongest Category 5 storms ever recorded, winds were recorded at over 110 miles per hour before landfall. While destruction in Queensland and the surrounding areas was immense, the offshore damage to the Great Barrier Reef was catastrophic. Many places of the reef were left with no living coral structures and entire portions of the ecosystem were erased from the seabed (Zolfagharifard). Scientists explain that we can expect more intense storms such as Ita in the future, explaining that “warming is expected to make tropical cyclones (hurricanes) more intense” (Weeks). Global communities cannot ignore the warning any longer and must take action to reduce further climate change.
Over the last century, global warming has been taking a toll on the environment due to the amount of fossil fuels being burned to produce utilities to keep cities running. But within the last decade company owners as well as normal people have been trying to make a difference by trying to conserve as much power as possible where and when they can. When these changes are made, the chain effect slows down meaning, less burning fossil fuels to maintain a city, and more looking for ways to live environmentally friendly.
As technology continues to advance, and as the population continues to grow and the individual life expectancy becomes longer, the global environment is being negatively impacted by various human and natural activities that are detrimental to the environment. Unfortunately there are many global environmental issues that need the attention of world leaders today, and have become undisputed environmental issues in today’s society. However, the most important public health, environmental issue I would like to address in my discussion is global warming. Furthermore, global warming influences a great amount of climate changes in the global arena. Hence, its befitting to say that, most issues associated with climate changes around the world and global warming or increased atmospheric temperature are intertwined.
Global warming refers to an incremental in earth’s temperature. Some believes this is occurring naturally but the prevailing view attributes climate change to the greenhouse effect. The "greenhouse effect" refers to the warming resulting from certain gases such as carbon dioxide in Earth 's atmosphere trapping heat. These gases traps heat but let light in, similarly to the glass walls of a greenhouse.
Global warming, the growth in world population and the continual increase in quantity of waste globally are serious environment issues and as a result, the public perception towards waste and waste to energy generation cannot be over emphasised. Improving public participation will go a long way to reducing the effects of waste combustion on the environment.