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Climatic change can be defined as the adjustment in the arithmetical property of the climatic system over a given period, which may be decades or centuries. It is vivid that the transformation of the climate system may have both positive and negative impacts. It is in the air that the current world is experiencing climatic changes, a factor that is attracting a responsive action from the people. One may wonder whether people are aware of the trend in climate changes in the world and what they are doing to avoid it. It is true that a big percentage of the world’s population is aware of the changes in climate.
It is also vivid that very few people have involved themselves in taking action against the climatic changes. In the article, “Carbon pollution accelerates”, that appeared in The Courier Mail on 23rd October 2007, “an international team of researchers announced that since the year 2000, the rate at which CO2 has been pumped into the atmosphere is 35 per cent greater than most climate change models have allowed” (Anon, 2007). It is in such articles where people get information about global climatic changes but the presence of the information seems not to make any impact or sense to many people.
The fact is also that, the entire world is facing a major climatic change causing global warming, which is detrimental to human survival and the environment too. Human being is portrayed as the major contributor towards global warming. This shows that man is causing himself a big harm by causing global warming. Global warming is caused by the pollution of the environment especially the atmosphere. The ozone layer that protects the earth’s surface from direct heat by the sunrays becomes depleted causing intensive heating of the earth’s surface. This is followed by the consequent effects of global warming.
A century ago, people burned coal and oil for factories, homes and transportation. It is evident in the article, “Monkeys stir climate fears in Kenya”, that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 1st November 2007, which indicated that “Africa is expected to be hit hardest by global warming, blamed on carbon dioxide emissions from industry, transport and modern lifestyles in rich countries. The burning of these fossils triggered the accumulation of green house gases in the atmosphere, which have caused the earth to warm very fast than in the past” (Anon, 2007).
The effects of global warming are evident as they include the rising of the sea level. Global warming causes increased temperatures on the earth’s surface. It is because of the increased temperatures on the earth’s surface that the glaciers and permafrost’s melt. Their melting increases the amount of water in the sea, hence causing rise in the sea level. In 20th century, the world experienced a sea rise level of 6 inches. This threatened coastal communities, wetlands and coral reefs.
Climatic changes cause ocean circulation. The Arctic sea ice melts due to global warming. This may sometimes lead to changes in ocean circulation and warming up in the Arctic Ocean. Melting of Glaciers and permafrost are also caused by climatic changes. Due to global warming, permafrost causes the death of coral reefs and coral animals. Many coral animals die due to weakening by bleaching, a process tied to warm waters caused by global warming. Due to heavy rainfall, flooding occurs in many regions of the earth. It is evident in the article, “State’s land clearing concern”, that appeared in The Courier Mail on 27th October 2007 that “Scientists found that summer rainfall had decreased by up to 12 per cent and temperatures raise an average of 2C in the worst-affected areas in southern Queensland” (Giles, 2007).
Change in ecosystems is also caused by global warming. Many species of animals are likely to move from their original habitat to a new habitat, hence causing a change in the ecosystem. The strength of frequency of hurricane is changed. This is caused by the increase in temperatures, which increase the speed of air.
This is evident in the article, “Gore’s climate theory savaged”, that appeared in The Courier Mail on 13th October 2007. It depicted “Gray, whose annual forecasts of the number of tropical storms and hurricanes are widely publicized, said instead that, a natural cycle of ocean water temperatures – related to the amount of salt in ocean water – is responsible for the global warming that he acknowledges has taken place” (Anon, 2007).
Warmer temperatures affect human health. Carbon dioxide dissolved in seawater reacts to form carbonic acid, which is harmful to marine life and man too. In the article, “Climate change ’causes big health risks’”, that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 29th October 2007 that, “The Healthy Planet, Places and People Report, released on Monday by Research Australia, indicates that, more Australians will die from the effects of climate change and the number of infectious diseases will significantly increase” (Anon, 2007).
Climate change affects agricultural production. Due to increase in temperatures, the earth loses a lot of water through evaporation hence plants are deprived of water leading to reduced agricultural production. This affects farmers because their income from agricultural production goes low. It is evident that the farmers believe that climate change is a natural phenomenon and not caused by man’s physical activities. This according to the article, “Anon. “Climate change is not man made: farmers”, Sydney Morning Herald. 30th October 2007. Mr. Crozier, a broad acre farmer near Canberra, is representing the views of farmers in his area at the two-day meeting.
“The majority of farmers believe that climate change is really a natural cycle process,” he told AAP.”
Climate change also affects the transportation system. The increase in temperature causes increase in the speed of wind a factor that leads to high erosion of roads by wind. It also leads to increased rainfall hence destruction of transport system is caused by the rain. This is evident in the article, “National Academies (2008). ‘Climate Change Predicted To Have Major Impact On Transportation Infrastructure And Operations’. Science Daily: Retrieved March 13, 2008, The U.S. transportation system was designed and built for local weather and climate conditions,
Predicated on historical temperature and precipitation data. The report finds that climate predictions
Used by transportation planners and engineers may no longer be reliable, however, in the face of new weather and climate extremes. Infrastructure pushed beyond the range for which it was designed can become stressed and fail, as seen with loss of the U.S. 90 Bridge in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.”
In conclusion, it is evident that man is causing a big harm to the environment despite the fact that he has knowledge on global warming. This is because of the increased emission of carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere that causes global warming, which leads to increased temperatures on the earth’s surface. If this trend of increased temperatures continues, the impacts of global warming are likely to worsen too. It is therefore man’s obligation to regulate global warming for his better future. It is also vivid that if the environment is conserved well, there will be increased production in all sectors. Man therefore stands to be in a difficult situation if global warming increases and on the safe side if a decrease in global warming is experienced. There is therefore, no any better option to man than preventing global warming.
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