The Effects Of Climate Change On Earth

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2014 broke records in terms of highest temperatures to date. Around this time, droughts, wildfires and other notable weather episodes lessened in rarity. These new visible extreme events were quickly blamed on climate change by the masses. However, it may or may not be true that these climactic incidents are symptomatic of an environmental imbalance. Climate change is defined as an accentuated difference in averages of weather circumstances or in intense meteorological occurrences for a given time. Studies do show that temperatures are increasing, that water levels and reserves are in displacement, that abnormally strong weather occurrences are on the rise and that oceans are acidifying. Scientists state that data is limited time-wise and in some areas around the world causing some inconclusive results, especially so in the field of severe weather events, but studies of this data remains substantial.

Many studies show a trend in temperatures on earth. Be it globally or in the oceans, significant information demonstrates a rise by a few degrees Celsius. A data analysis provided by NASA’s Earth Observatory website written by Michael Carlowicz states that temperatures on the Earth are rising from 1880 to 2014. Before 1800, the data collected was not extensive enough to cover the globe. The rise of 0.8° Celsius appeared mostly after 1975 (Carlowicz), during the rise of human activity that built up to our current lifestyle. The temperature shift in that time amounted to 0.15°
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