America’s role in climate change through meat production

Background: To fully address the concern of America’s role in attributing to climate change through producing meat there must be a clear understanding of how America got to this point by looking at a brief history of the process. After the Civil War there was a jump in population and immigration rates and the growth … Read more

Sun powered cities

The Global risk of environmental change is not any more about reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or the viability of atmosphere science. Its results are genuine and unmistakable. Therefore, there is a reestablished feeling of direness about how to react and an opportunity, however concise, to make basic inquiries about nothing new … Read more

Impact of climate change on the insurance industry

Climate change is recognised as one of the most important issues in today’s society (Mills 2009) and is a significant source of risk and uncertainty for the insurance industry (Rothwell et al. 2020) Despite the significance of this issue, several insurance companies fail to recognise the harsh impacts the industry will have to endure as … Read more

The vital role of the Paris Agreement

Humans have been using nature for their benefit since the beginning of time. This has resulted in both of them being massive carbon dioxide content of the air and other toxic chemicals in the soil and water, as well as the daily use of fossil fuels leading to their full depletion. The constant extraction of natural … Read more

Veganism is the solution to dramatically reduce global populations’ carbon footprint

Veganism is the solution to dramatically reduce global populations’ carbon footprint. In recent years, the topic of carbon foot printing has infiltrated the media and our daily news. One’s carbon footprint refers to the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere by an individual’s human activity: diet, fossil fuel and energy use. Eliminating or … Read more

Biodiesel as an alternative energy resource for petroleum products

Nowadays, climate change is giving a more serious impact to the world. Climate change is caused by greenhouse gases (GHG) that trap heat in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (NOx). CO2 dominated the global GHG emission by 81% in 2018 [1]. In Indonesia, the transportation sector became the second highest … Read more

Does the Paris Agreement achieve its specified goals?

One of the most hotly debated topics globally is global warming, also known as climate change. This biologists and environmentalists’ main concern today, as humanity’s effect on the earth is becoming more severe and irreversible. Today’s task for environmentalists and eco-activists is to involve as many people as possible in the conscientious use of dangerous … Read more

Climate change – impact on business/The Paris Agreement/China

Q1. How does climate change impact business? Provide at least three specific examples – be creative. They may be positive and/or negative Three major ways the climate change really influences a business is as follows: 1. Makes the working conditions harsh – When it is a really hot/cold day it makes the working conditions almost impossible … Read more

Climate Change and Solutions Provided by the Current Online Media

At the present stage of its development, human civilization faces many new problems, one of which is climate change. As it is summarized in the book Choices for America in a Turbulent World: Strategic Rethink “ Today, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases are 40 percent higher than at the start of the industrial revolution” (69). … Read more

About Climate Change

What is climate change? Climate change is the significant and lasting change of our weather over sustained periods of time. There is an international consensus that human activities over the last 50 years have altered the Earth’s natural climate. Excess production of greenhouse gases and changes to our natural ecosystems (such as deforestation) are contributing to global warming.

Changes in climate can occur through both natural and human-induced causes and it’s a real problem temperature have been going up around the world for many decades. Reliable temperature records began in 1850 and our world is now about one degree Celsius hotter than it was in the period between 1850 and 1900.

The change is even more visible over a shorter time period compared to average temperatures between 1961 and 1990, 2017 was 0.68 degrees warmer, while 2016 was 0.8 degrees warmer, thanks to an extra boost the naturally-occurring El Niño weather system. While this temperature increase is more specifically referred to as global warming, climate change is the term currently favored by science the communicators, as it explicitly includes not only Earth’s increasing global average temperature, but also the climate effects caused by this increase.

Global efforts are now focussed on keeping temperatures from increasing more than two degrees above that pre-industrial average, and ideally no more than 1.5 degrees. That goal may still be possible if the international community pulls together.

Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner and loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat and waves are some of the effects it has and we have to prevent that before it gets worse or irreversible.

Impacts of climate change include Heat waves, Heavy downpours, Sea-Level Rise, wildfires and drought. Sea level has risen about 8 inches due to the melting of glaciers and ice sheets. The warming of seas and oceans is also making coastal storms more damaging. Scientists predict sea levels in the United States could rise 1 to 4 feet in the 21st century and could be even higher if glaciers in Greenland or Antarctica melt especially quickly. Threats to habitats and animals. As temperatures warm, many plants and animals are migrating to higher elevations or away from the equator. Some animals may have difficulty moving or adapting to new habitats.

Less ice means less white snow to reflect the sun’s rays. That speeds up the melting process. Scientists predict that by 2050 there will be no Arctic ice in the summer. The dark ocean that replaces it will absorb even more heat. The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the region. As the ground weakens, it brings cold air south and pumps warm air north. That’s what causes blizzard-like conditions along the U.S. East Coast. The resulting of fresh water is shifting the global circulation of the oceans. Typically, surface waters traveling toward the poles become colder. As they chill, they become denser and sink. Once they hit the ocean floor, they roll back toward the equator melting glacial ice puts fresh water into the equation. It is less dense than salty water. As a result, it doesn’t sink as it should. It stays on the ocean’s surface, slowing the ocean conveyor belt.

Economically Stanford University scientists calculated how much global warming would cost the global economy. If the world’s nations adhered to the Paris Climate Agreement, and temperatures only rose 2.5 percent, then the global gross domestic product would fall 15 percent. If temperatures rose to 3 degrees Celsius, global GDP would fall 25 percent. If nothing is done, temperatures will rise by 4 degrees Celsius by 2100. Global GDP would decline by more than 30 percent from 2010 levels. That’s worse than the Great Depression, where global trade fell 25 percent. The only difference is that it would be permanent.

Nations around the world are upping their game in the fight against climate change, even as President Trump recently announced the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. And despite this reckless move, American mayors, state leaders, county officials, governors, major companies, and millions of citizens across our country have pledged that they’re “still in” when it comes to the agreement, and supporting the goal of limiting future warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

There are many ways to prevent climate change at the governmental, community, and individual level. For example, governments can establish policies and regulations to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Businesses can install renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, to decrease the number of greenhouse gases they produce. Families can bike or walk to work or school.

Nations around the world are upping their game in the fight against climate change, even as President Trump recently announced the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. And despite this reckless move, American mayors, state leaders, county officials, governors, major companies, and millions of citizens across our country have pledged that they’re “still in” when it comes to the agreement, and supporting the goal of limiting future warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

You at home can start helping the world by pushing for reduced methane emissions from fracked gas, using energy wisely and efficiently by changing to energy-efficient light bulbs, unplugging computers, TVs and other electronics when you’re not using them. wash clothes in not hot water. Dryers are energy hogs, so hang dry when you can and use dryer balls when you can’t, Install a programmable thermostat and look for the Energy Star label when buying new appliances.

Human-induced climate change has contributed to changing patterns of extreme weather across the globe, from longer and hotter heat waves to heavier rains. From a broad perspective, all weather events are now connected to climate change. While natural variability continues to play a key role in extreme weather, climate change has shifted the odds and changed the natural limits, making certain types of extreme weather more frequent and more intense.

While our understanding of how climate change effects extreme weather is still developing, evidence suggests that extreme weather may be affected even more than anticipated. Extreme weather is on the rise, and the indications are that it will continue to increase, in both predictable and unpredictable ways.

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