Climate Change: Real and Present

Although I discuss only some issues that arise as a result of climate change, this chart displays many other issues that occur as a result of climate change

Climate change, although a widely debated issue, is impacted the world more and more on a daily basis. Climate change is the long-term affect of human-caused damage to the Earth and its different environments. Often climate change if referred to simply as global warming, and, while global warming is a part of climate change, it is only part of the problem as a whole.

One terrifying statistic regarding climate change is the rate at which ice is melting in the polar regions of the Earth. When the ice in these polar regions melt, the levels of the oceans rise, which could be devastating for costal regions and regions near coasts that sit around sea level. For example, Florida is in a lot of trouble and, therefore, one of my favorite places on the planet is in danger: Disney World. Another favorite place of mine is New York City and a rise in sea levels would affect the Golden Apple.

Many other issues arise as a result of climate change, but there is still a little time to take action. What part can you play in decreasing the effects of climate change? Do you think as a human race we will be able to come together in order to fight the threat of climate change?

One thought on “Climate Change: Real and Present

  1. I completely agree with you about this, especially the fact that global warming is only part of the problem as a whole. Moreover, the rate at which ice is melting is very much a terrifying statistic. Last semester I took a biology class and we studied the rate at which ice is melting. We watched a movie called Six Degrees Could Change The World, which I highly recommend. The movie shows that even a few degrees can have a DRASTIC impact on Earth. It is pretty terrifying.
    To answer your questions, I think that there is still time to take action, but we need to act as soon as possible. It is difficult to get everybody to come together in order to fight climate change, but we need to begin stressing the importance of climate change and come together before it is too late.

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