Climate Change is Here
The world’s climate is displaying signs of a major shift - warmer temperatures, more precipitation and various weather extremes. Increases in global average air and ocean temperature, the widespread melting of snow, and a rise in global mean sea level are also being observed.
Climate change is the result of changes in our weather patterns due to an increase in the Earth’s average temperature, which is caused by an increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. An increase in the temperature and shortage of water due to climate change is throwing the seasons out of sync, causing crops to fail and leading to a shortage of food.
The problems that come along with climate change may also result in serious implications to peace in all regions. Extreme weather conditions are pushing the world backwards as we strive for progress.
Climate change can also affect the health of children. Looking at quite a lot of climate-related phenomena such as extreme weather conditions, air pollution, communicable diseases, and heat, provides a basis for exploring how climate change may have an effect on children’s health.
Some of the many factors that contribute to climate change are increased levels of greenhouse gas emissions, thermal pollution and aerosols in the atmosphere. Some greenhouse gases of concern are carbon dioxide and methane.
The world is now facing this big fight to stop climate change. Different countries have taken steps to educate people and help the Earth become greener. Countries like the United States and Australia have developed programs that will promote a cleaner and greener way for people to live. Projects run by the Australian government encourage building greener homes. Newly built homes need to have insulation, and solar powered homes and other greener designs to lessen each household’s energy consumption are promoted, which will lessen carbon emissions and thermal pollution.
As an individual, you can also help our dying Mother Earth have a longer greener future by simply segregating your garbage, buying less energy- consuming appliances, and switching to compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), rather than using the less efficient more energy-consuming conventional bulbs and fluorescent lamps.
It’s not yet too late; let’s act now and save our home planet. After all, it is our responsibility as we are its caretakers.