Climate change is the talk all about town. Some dispute its impact while others are advocating for greater awareness of this monster that could cause the extinction of the human species as we know it.
Earth’s environment is not what it was a few thousand years ago. The climate has changed:
Scientists are not one hundred percent sure if we alone as humans cause climate change. What we do know is that we cause a greater majority of it through our action or inaction. Many people, some quite famous, dispute whether climate change exists or if it’s just a concept forwarded by environmental lobbyists for whatever reasons. A better and vaster majority, however, believes the reverse: that we have badly hurt our planet and we need to create awareness to save it before it is too late.
Global warming is the gradual warming of the Earth’s protective dome due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases, i.e. carbon and chlorofluorocarbons and other chemical compounds in the Earth’s atmosphere. The result is a gradual rise in temperature over time with devastating effects.
Scientists studying climate change over several decades have pronounced that temperatures on Earth have increased by over two degrees in the last two centuries alone, coinciding with the start of the industrial revolution. Your essay should highlight what this phenomenon is and what contributes to it. Many nations have come together and ratified agreements to protect our planet and reduce global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and moving toward aA much greener/more sustainable way of doing business. The effect of global warming is felt by everyone in every square inch of the world. Increasing temperatures lead to melting of the icecaps and glaciers, thus causing a rise in ocean levels. The ripple effect of this translated over a long period and distance may be devastating. The Tsunami in 2005 best visualizes the impact of this.
Climate change and its validity or impacts is the hottest potato around our world in this day and age. Politicians include it in their campaign platforms, while others have rebelled against this notion, claiming it fiction and framing it as a construct of some folks that have their own agendas. Whatever the truth is, we’d rather protect our planet than take the chance that climate change isn’t real and risk annihilating our whole planet and our species along with it.
It is easy to deny that climate change exists but it is even harder to prove that it isn’t affecting our planet. This decade alone has seen at least three of the hottest ever recorded temperatures on Earth averagely. Tornadoes are getting more massive and worse, and forest fires have now become a mainstay on the evening news. We are cutting down trees at an alarming rate, and the world is beginning to look more like a Martian landscape. Lake Chad in Central Africa has lost almost 75 percent of its water volume. Some folks in Chinese cities like Beijing have to walk around wearing face masks because of the toxic smog that has settled in from industrial emissions.
The Paris Climate Agreement ratified in 2015 is a good example of nations coming together to fight climate change and its negative effects. Mention these in your essay and think about it from a very broad perspective: who hurts most and who benefits from this. Write more than an essay, be one of the voices in this great ongoing debate.