Climate Change and Its Impacts Essay

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Our world is always changing, so is our climate. Some changes are apparent, others not so much. Climate change is an important issue of concern in the twenty first century. Climate, if it changes at all, evolves so slowly that the difference cannot be seen in a human lifetime (Wearth, 2014). Mostly all scientists predicted that it would take thousands of years for the planet to warm up due to emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels called greenhouse gases. But in the past 200 years, things began to change. The rate and the amount of warming that is happening on this planet is unprecedented. Wearth says, “People did not grasp the prodigious fact that both population and industrialization were exploding in a pattern of exponential …show more content…
Global warming is a measure of climate change, and is a rise in the average global temperatures.” Climate change is caused by natural factors such as solar variability and human factors such as greenhouse gases and ozone depletion. Evidence of climate change is growing but we are so dependent on the use of fossil fuels in our everyday life such that it is only making the issue worse. The heavy dependence of fossil fuels will continue to increase the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere in a few decades. As the planet warms, there will be consequences. This research paper will address the issue that climate change is occurring and its impact on temperature, oceans, ecosystems, fresh water and the human population. As a human being on this planet the issue of climate change bothers me because the rapid warming in the last few years is mostly due to human-induced activities and we continue to warm the planet at this instant in time. The planet has warmed in the last hundred years and it is also predicted that it will warm further in the next hundred years. Although the increase in temperature may be small but they can lead to large and potentially dangerous shifts in climate. Everyone’s life is connected to climate change. If the climate changes, the human society has to adapt to it by changing its designs, rules and infrastructure. Many places have experienced climate change as the
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