Every serious effort to slow global warming needs to start with a geographic reality. Carbon dioxide (CO 2) is the main human cause for warming. Climate change is also caused by other gases, albeit small players compared to CO 2. Through global warming, it is necessary to make a great tooth of CO 2. The…
2018, going on 2019, a trending topic was conspiracy theories. Questions such as: is the Earth flat? Does the government have weather weapons? And most notably, does climate change actually exist? How our young generation can think of such things. Climate change, a change in climate patterns; an increase of CO2 in the air, has…
Climate change poses enormous risk to the development of sustainable environment and its substantial impacts unfairly weigh down the deprived and vulnerable. It is also vitally eminent for us to take drastic solutions to oppose climate change and its impacts in order to significantly achieve all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Climate action is a multifaceted…
Beginning with the modern upset of the nineteenth century until today, changes in the climate have been predominantly the consequence of human action. A year ago, many lives were lost to environmental change-related occasions, for example, tropical storms, floods, flames, storms, dry spells, the seriousness of which are considered to and be aggravated by environmental…
Climate change has risen resulted in floods, intense rain, and frequent/severe heat waves through the past years. By triggering the continuing increase of Greenhouse gas emissions, “oceans and glaciers have experienced some changes, oceans are warming and becoming more acidic, glaciers are melting, and sea levels are rising” (EPA). These changes will affect our future…
Climate change refers to the change in regular weather patterns in a certain region or even the earth as a whole over a lengthy period of time. Over the past years, climate change has become a serious controversy for the issues it causes. Climate change ends up costing the global economy a great deal. Climate…
Climate change is the subject of how weather patterns change over decades to even centuries. Climate change takes place due to natural and human influences. Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have contributed to climate change through greenhouse emissions, aerosols, and through changes in land use, resulting in a rise in global temperatures. Increments in global…
Climate change is a change that occurs due to various factors in once countries such as cutting of trees, deforestation, soil erosion, overgrazing. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change defines as any significant changes in the measures of climate lasting for an extended period. Changes in weather temperature, precipitation, or wind condition,…
Introduction to Climate change Climate change is considered as a major pressing issue facing the world currently. Evidently, weather episodes are clearly deviating, ocean levels are peaking and level of greenhouse gas emission is unprecedented compared with the pre-industrial years (EEA, 200). The IPCC has forecasted world mean temperature rise of 1.5-5.8 °C throughout twenty…
The threat to our survival is more pressing than ever before in the history of human race. This is due to the extent of damage that human beings have caused to the environment in order to extract the benefits of natural resources. The biggest sign of this the global phenomena of change in temperature and…
Our climate is changing rapidly, but in some eyes it’s not a big deal. It’s urgent that we notice soon- because it’s killing our world and us. There are a variety of impacts from extreme heat and droughts on the temperate deciduous forest- the world’s recent increase in wildfires and droughts linked to our rapidly expanding problem of climate change. It’s impacting our forests, health and lifestyle, economy, animals, and soon, our planet.
Droughts and wildfires all over the world are quickly killing our main necessity to live- oxygen. Droughts and wildfires are destroying our plants and forests, which is 50% of the entire world’s oxygen source. Wildfires have been suddenly increasing throughout the world, especially in Australia and other hot regions, mainly due to our increase in temperature. Wildfires are wiping out our plants, animals, and their habitats. Apart from the wildfire issue, the extreme heat caused by climate change increased droughts as well. Climate change will also enhance the effects of droughts. Droughts increase trees’ and plants’ susceptibility to wildfires, insect pests, and disease. Droughts stunt and sometimes stop the growth of trees as well, depleting our oxygen supply even further. Just a few degrees difference will cause now lively green forests to become plain, dry savanna. Climate change is gradually degrading our oxygen supply, even in oceans.
Climate change is influencing our health, too. With the increase in temperature, the likelihood of diseases coming our way is increased too. Severe drought conditions can negatively affect air quality. During drought, there is an increased risk for wildfires and dust storms. This can make chronic respiratory illnesses worse and increase the risk for respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia. This will also impact other aspects of our physical health. Droughts, extreme heat, and wildfires will also increase the risk of heatstroke, dehydration, compromised quantity and quality of drinking water, and increased recreational risks. Places will become uninhabitable. Increased droughts will attract unexpected and possibly serious diseases. The health implications of drought are numerous and far-reaching. Some drought-related health effects are experienced in the short term and can be directly observed and measured. However, the slow rise or chronic nature of drought can result in longer-term, indirect health implications that are not always easy to anticipate or monitor. The constant release of greenhouse gases related to the extreme heat from climate change and oxygen sources being burnt to ashes will affect us with diminished living conditions related to energy, physical health, air quality, and sanitation and hygiene.
Animal populations, especially around warmer regions are also being affected. Wildfires are wiping out all sorts of organisms beyond our control. Some animals are injured and killed by wildfires. Most larger animals such as deer and elk are usually able to escape the fire’s path, smaller animals like squirrels, foxes, and snakes are not always able to. Birds are able to fly away, but their nests and eggs can be destroyed. Fire can also cause wildlife to be burned, dehydrated, and malnourished. Wildlife habitats are also burnt. This displaces and endangers wildlife and increases competition between them. In the months after a fire, wildlife populations can suffer substantial losses due to habitat alteration and destruction. Since their habitat has been destroyed, wildlife becomes displaced and must spend more time searching for food, water, and shelter. Displaced wildlife may travel to other areas that haven’t been affected by the fire, which puts stress on the displaced wildlife, as well as the wildlife that was already there, due to increased competition for available food, water, and shelter. Food sources are decreasing and their water quality is degrading rapidly. Despite nine out of ten wildfires being carelessly started by people, droughts, extreme heat, and effects like wildfires are all linked to climate change. If a wildfire starts in a dry season, it can burn extremely hot and destroy ALL vegetation. Wildfires will absolutely destroy habitats, organisms’ food supply, and their water supply, pretty much anything in their paths.
Climate change is a rising problem killing many aspects of our world. The effects of climate change on the deciduous forests and our health and wildlife are all connected to our climate change predicament. It is urgent that more people are aware of the consequences we will receive and what’s happening in the world right now. Many angles of our lives will be altered, but there isn’t enough action to stop it. Climate change is a rising problem that needs to be fixed while it can. The repercussions will soon be irreversible. It is critical that we make changes now.