The Effects Of Climate Change On Our Planet

1061 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
I am writing this letter to express my concern about the dangers that climate change poses on our planet. Climate change is occurring much faster than predicted. For that reason, many of our efforts aren’t fixing the issue fast enough. Many scientists agree that climate change will be the death of our people, and the future of our children if not improved by 2050. We only have a few years to reverse the affects climate change has had these past years.
The 20 years that I have lived on this earth, there has not been one year where weather was “normal.” Winters have come to early or late. Low snowfall during the winter, or snow still falling in the spring. When it isn’t snowing, there have been record high temperatures in areas that aren’t supposed to experience such heat. There have also been many accounts of tropical storms and flooding all over the country. These past years have been the years where both humans and animals are negatively affected by these weather related tragedies.
Climate change has been the culprit in global warming which in turn has decreased the animal populations due to the warming of the earth. Climate change has already caused the planet’s average temperature to rise by 1.6°F since the beginning of the 20th century. That temperature rise could reach 2.7°F above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century (and possibly as high as about 8.5°F above 1986-2005 levels) if nothing is done to curb emissions. (Thompson, 2014) Climate change has such a…
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