Understanding Climate Change, A Call to Action

By- M.Santrupta
+2 2nd year science (REC College), Bhubaneswar

Climate change
9th May 2024- Climate change stands as one of the most critical and urgent challenges our planet faces today. With a deeper dive into its causes and consequences, it becomes evident that collective action is imperative to combat this global crisis.

Consequences:

The primary driver of climate change is the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), primarily due to human activities like deforestation. This has led to global warming, posing severe threats to ecosystems, biodiversity, and human societies.
Pollution

The warming climate is causing polar ice caps and glaciers to melt, contributing to rising sea levels and resulting in erosion, saltwater intrusion, and other detrimental effects. Changes in temperature and weather patterns can disrupt ecosystems and threaten biodiversity, potentially leading to species struggling to adapt or facing extinction, thereby disrupting the delicate balance of ecosystems.

Climate change is a global issue that necessitates international cooperation. With average global temperatures on the rise, there’s a notable increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves, posing dire consequences for human health, agriculture, and vulnerable ecosystems.

Conclusion:

Climate change presents an intense problem that demands collective action from every individual. Ultimately, it’s humans who have contributed to this crisis, but we also hold the potential to be the solution. We must take legal and serious action to address climate change, as failing to do so may lead to even larger problems shortly. Our understanding of climate change must continue to grow, and we must act decisively to ensure the survival of future generations.

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