Climate Change is a change of global or regional climate patterns, usually due to toxic gases in the atmosphere. Sea levels are rising, coastal cities are at risk, and harsher natural disasters, are all effects of climate change on the environment. Most pollutants come from burning fossil
Climate change is a serious threat that has dramatic effects on the world ranging from melting glaciers to disappearing islands. Climate change has seen a drastic change since the period of rapid industrial growth for humanity due to the higher reliance on fossil fuels in order power the technologies that were developed such as cars and factories which created harmful gasses which had minimal effects in the beginning but later began to have major effects on environments around the world. Although climate change is denied and questioned that it even exists by many people today, including president elect Donald Trump and a significant portion of the scientific community, scientific evidence shows that it does in fact exist and is a serious threat
Climate change will create a number of health problems in the near future and become a top social issue. Climate will create more smog which will lead to higher rates of and other heat related illness.” Montreal currently has approximately 70 annual heat related deaths, while Toronto has 20. According to the (World health organization,2015). The statistic shows why this has become a social issue because people are dying every year affecting our society. Climate change also affects our world economy. The country is spending a lot of money trying to combat the issue as the country is losing natural resources as well as expected natural disasters are taking place. In 2013 there was an increase in floodings in the Toronto and Vancouver area due to unexpected weather. The clean-up bill came to $1.9 billion — the single most costly disaster in Canadian history — and 90 per cent of it was on the federal tab because Canadians cannot buy flood insurance”(Moore,2015.) As you can see the impacts of climate change leave the government with having to pay massive amounts money when it could be used for other things like creating jobs but that money is often now lost. Climate change has an effect on the environment. The glaciers in the Antarctic are melting as a result of increased amounts of heat now we are losing a part of
Climate Change- Climate is a long term change in the Earth's weather, especially due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature. According to research, it was discovered that the Earth's temperature rose by 0.6 degrees Celsius (C) and predicted that the sea surface temperature may rise by up to 1 degrees C over the next 50 years. Unfortunately, carbon dioxide and methane gas levels are the highest they have ever been for the last 420000 years. These two gases with water vapour, nitrous oxide and halocarbons create the five predominate greenhouse gases, effecting the environment greatly. Furthermore, it is evident that an average person release 4 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. Due to this fact, carbon dioxide
Over the last several decades, global climate change has been scientifically proven to be a result of human activity (“Carbon Dioxide Emissions”). Industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and changes in land use have altered the balance of greenhouse gases (GHG’s) in the Earth’s atmosphere. (City of New York et al. 2013) By increasing the concentration of carbon dioxide and other GHG’s in Earth’s atmosphere, our modern society is gradually warming the planet and altering its climate (“Carbon Dioxide Emissions”). Most recently, a March 2012 study found that climatic changes resulting from a warming planet have already increased the frequency of extreme weather events, “most notably heat waves and precipitation extremes” (“Carbon Dioxide Emissions”). As New York experienced not too long ago with Hurricane Sandy, the Earth’s climate and weather patterns have responded to such changes, with increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, loss of animal and plant species, impacts to human health, disruption of ecosystems, and other effects (City of New York et al. 2013) Such effects of human-induced climate change present potential threats to the infrastructure, economy, and health of not only New York City but the entire U.S.
Climate change in today’s day in age attracts people’s attention very easily. There is no doubt that climate change will indeed affect everyone.
Not two weeks ago, I was floating on a noodle, beer in hand, life and conversation good; when the topic of climate change came up and I was presented with an opportunity to ponder why people see the same things so differently.
When a top U.S. economic advisor gave a speech in Williamsburg, Virginia, he told his audience not to worry about atmospheric warming because the global temperature increases predicted by scientists were much less than the temperature increase he had experienced that day traveling from Washington, D.C. to nearby Williamsburg, Virginia. The flaw in this advisor’s reasoning is that there are temperature changes globally between different regions however, each of these regions is slowly getting hotter. For example, the New York is much cooler than Texas however, each of these regions is getting warmer. Climate change is not just temperatures getting warmer but the increase in the CO2 is causing severe weather conditions globally. We are seeing
Today, people in the United States and around the world face a changing climate that threatens our way of life. An increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather conditions poses a threat to food security, infrastructure and economic affluence. In the United States, climatologists from the United Nations project that a seven-degree Fahrenheit increase in average temperatures will cause more frequent droughts affecting agriculture in the Midwest and more severe and frequent tropical storms and hurricanes affecting major cities along both coasts (“Climate” 7). Addressing these issues will require rigorous cuts in greenhouse emissions. The implementation of a comprehensive economic policy that includes the use of cap-and-trade markets, carbon taxation, and clean energy subsidies is one step toward addressing the increasingly-critical issue of climate change.
Environmentalists believe that climate change is a significant issue that the government needs to work on it. Scientists have explained that many events including drought, flooding, severe weather, rising sea levels, acidifying rains, and wildfires have affected people’s lives and the planet due to climate change. Climate change is caused by increasing heat in the atmosphere. The consumption of fossil fuels and other emissions are trapping carbon dioxide in the air, which increases the temperature and the more carbon dioxide humans produce the more the environment rises in temperature (Meyer, 2017). The hotter temperature affects environment, economy, health, and security. For example, people who live near coal mines are at higher risk to get asthma than other places, or fishermen suffer from ocean acidification because their income is heavily relying on fishing (Frank, 2012). These two examples indicate that climate change is threatening the environment and can create disruptions.
Rising levels of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere have warmed the Earth and are causing major impacts. The rise in sea levels; melting snow and ice; more extreme heat events, fires and drought; and more extreme storms, rainfall and floods signify the where our world in going to without interruption.. Scientists predict that these extreme weather events will continue and in some cases accelerate, which poses significant risks to human health. The forests, agriculture, freshwater supplies, coastlines, and other natural resources that are vital to America’s economy, environment, and our quality of life are
Climate change is the biggest human induced threat on the environment; it threatens animal and human life, as well as the economy. After climate change was discovered in the early 1800’s, scientist immediately started research on ways global warming could be solved. This helped because if it was primarily caused by the earth, than it would prove to be difficult for humans to try to save themselves from something that was inevitable. This all led to the beginning of many different proposed solutions. In 1955, congressmen in the United States proposed the idea of The Air Pollution Control Act, which later became The Clean Air Act of 1963. The purpose of this act was to mitigate greenhouse gases, more specifically as Grossman explains it "[limited] emissions from mobile and stationary sources and imposed other regulatory requirements." This may seem like it would be a primary solution to the problem, but the problem with this solution was that it did not have a strong enforcement. Meaning that in order for this to have been effective each state in the United States would have to map out how hard they needed to apply this law. In other words, states like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles would have to emphasize the law stronger than any other city because they, among others, are emitting high amounts of greenhouse gas. Since this had little to no effect on climate change, the government moved towards greenhouse gas (GHG) permits and reporting; this meant that businesses that
As of recent decades, the topic of climate change has become a controversial debate between those who support the claim and those who believe it does not exist. Climate change, simply put, is the change in distribution of weather patterns that extend over a longer period of time. One of the major debates is whether global climate change is due primarily to anthropogenic, also known as man-made, causes or it is all part of a natural cycle. This argument introduces bigger topics that are related to the issue, such as the impact of carbon footprints, the current position towards the Paris Agreement, and the future health/economic risks that may arise in southern New Jersey, specifically. Both sides of the
We as a society have reached one of the most crucial time periods in the history of our world. Due to the way we have used the resources on this earth we have created a situation in which our climate is drastically changing. The burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil has caused gases like carbon dioxide to become trapped in the atmosphere causing a natural greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect has caused the earth’s average temperature to rise and has resulted in arctic glaciers melting. These glaciers had gases trapped inside them that are now being released into the atmosphere further raising the earth's temperature. Due to the way we are polluting our air we have caused global warming. This global warming has caused stronger natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires putting our society in more danger than ever before.
Climate change is the effect of global warming. Global warming is when the temperature of the earth is rising and this has many effects on the world we know. The greenhouse effect causes global warming. The greenhouse effect is due to gases being trapped in earths atmosphere and not being released into space beyond our atmosphere. When the gases are built up in the atmosphere the heat from the sun cannot escape and thus acts as a blanket to trap the heat and ultimately gradually heat the temperature of the entire earth. The global warming does not just effect the air temperature or weather patterns; it can also raise the temperature of the world’s oceans. Global warming is said to be the direct effect of humans. Humans are the main contributor to the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. These gases are produced from a post-industrial economy such as the United States. An increase in CO2 emissions is the leading cause of global warming. CO2 is one of the gases that is trapping the heat in the atmosphere and an increase can be due to deforestation, burning fossil fuels, production of electricity, and many more. Global warming causes the temperatures to rise which can cause an increase in the amount of glacial ice to melt and can ultimately cause the sea level to rise from excess water. Since the sea level would rise this means that land is more susceptible to be submerged underwater. Living in Florida this poses a threat. Florida is so waterlogged to begin with that even a