Climate Change Cause And Negative Effects

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Climate change is a large-scale, long-term shift in the planet’s weather patterns or average temperatures. Various factors are responsible for this change like variations in solar radiation received by Earth, variations in Earth’s orbit and tilt, volcanic eruptions, continental shifts, and biotic processes. But more recently, since the advent of Industrial revolution in the 18th-19th century, certain human activities like burning of fossil fuels releasing CO2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere altering its gaseous composition, cutting down of forests, change in land use patterns, and addition of solid and liquid aerosols into the atmosphere through anthropogenic pollution has led to an accelerated change in these weather patterns.…show more content…
Thence, it has the potential to exacerbate inequities in health status and access to adequate food, housing, clean water, and sanitation while threatening the enjoyment of basis human rights like rights to life, self-determination, culture and development. Moreover, there is still, to a great extent, a lack of awareness about repercussions, both small scale and large scale, of climate change among the general populace. This unequal distribution of the cause and consequences of climate change makes it a matter of justice/injustice. This prompted UNHRC in 2008 to recognise human right implications of climate change and urge for efforts warranting a human rights based approach in formulation of all future policies to solve this crisis, ensuring development needs of both present and future generation are met in an equitable…show more content…
In addition, it is necessary so that the responsibility can be fixed on the real culprits for this predicament and they can be obligated to stop from further worsening it.
Not just humans, climate change is also impacting flora and fauna, altering their habitats, collapsing ecosystems, migration, reproduction and feeding patterns and might kick off mass extinction in the worst case scenario. Some scientists are already too pessimistic and are of the view that we are approaching or might as well have already passed the ‘point of no return’, that is, things are only going to aggravate from here on. Therefore, the sensible thing seems like we start preparing for the worst and develop strategies to take care of all these social
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