Environmental Ethics Issues

1048 Words Feb 19th, 2018 4 Pages
Climate change refers to the change in climate which can be attributed directly or not directly to human activity which alters the composition of the global atmosphere. Climate change is a problem that needs to be addressed. If climate change is not addressed, there will be an increase in higher temperatures, and with the increase in higher temperatures, the oceans will rise, and this will affect the vegetation. In addition, climate change puts wildlife because if the warming continues, many Earth’s species will die. Climate change especially due to global warming may lead to increased risks of floods, droughts and fire and this is a threat to humanity. Higher temperatures leads to an increased amount of evaporation leaving the land dry thus droughts and these dry areas are susceptible to fires. Also, when the rains come, the dry areas that have been impacted by droughts will be vulnerable to floods and this can wash away houses, livestock and even cause a number of deaths. Therefore, climate change is a global problem. According to a research done by The World Health Organization (WHO), the report indicates that, climate change has caused over 800,000 deaths in the year 2008 with increases likely in the future. As temperatures rise, the human population is at risk because there will be an increase in heat related illnesses and disease, also droughts and flood which can cause numerous…
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