Climate Change : The Primary Causes And Effects Of Climate Change

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Climate Change Effects The climate change is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the years primarily due to the greenhouse gases released by people burning fossil fuels. Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certainly, human activities have been identified as primary causes of ongoing climate change, often referred to as global warming.
Climate change has been a problem for many years. Usually, people tend to think that this problem has been developed in the last decades, but that is absolutely false. Climate change is originate from more than 5,000 years ago when the first humans beings started clearing land by cutting and burning forest according to the Professor of Environmental Science William F. Ruddiman. This happens because when forests are burn, carbon dioxide goes into the atmosphere thus causing damage to the environment. Clearly, the earth has experienced climate change in the past, but the current climatic warming is occurring much more rapidly than past warming events. The effects of climate change are affecting our ecosystems considerably. Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. The effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves.

To begin with, one of the most important effects of the climate change is that the temperatures will continue rise. Because human-induced warming is superimposed on a naturally varying climate, the temperature rise has not been, and will not be, uniform or smooth across the country or over time. The National Climate Assessment (NCA), which is a central component of the U. S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), stated in the last report to the congress that the temperatures are going up little by little.

Second, another effect that will impact the earth because of the climate change, it is the rise of
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