Global Warming: The Negative Effects Of Climate Change

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Climate change is an issue that is relevant in today 's world. There is a vast amount of evidence suggesting that climate change is real, and could potentially have a drastic impact on our planet if the necessary measures aren’t taken to stop and reverse its effects. Human decisions have led to global warming, and those choices are what will potentially harm not only us, but also our planet. One evidence for global warming can be seen in the significant change in the record of high and low temperatures on this planet “The number of record high temperatures have been increasing and the record of low temperatures have been decreasing since the 1950”(NASA). Regions that are already vulnerable to extreme temperatures can be further affected…show more content…
“The Sun is the primary driver of the climate. Roughly speaking, global temperatures rise when more energy from the Sun enters the atmosphere than returns to space through the atmosphere.While humans can influence that balance, other factors, from continental drift and changes in the shape of the Earth’s orbit to variations in the Sun’s activity and phenomena like El Niño, can all influence the climate’’(union of concerned scientist). The union of concerned scientist is a science advocacy organization that was founded and is largely based in the united states. This organization researches climate change. This quote is basically saying that the sun also causes climate change. Although natural factors like the sun, the atmosphere and continental drift are all causes of climate change, the majority of climate change is due to humans. According to NASA Humans are responsible for at least 95% of all climate change on the planet on the planet. Only five percent of global climate change is caused by natural causes, the vast majority of climate change is caused by us and our…show more content…
An example can be found in the polar bear population. “In 2002, The World Wildlife found polar bears were moving from ice to land earlier and staying on land longer, extending the bears ' fasting season. By the end of summer, most bears studied by the World Wildlife Fund showed signs of starvation.(WWF).” Polar bears are continually on the brink of starvation, they can 't hunt their main food source; seals, without sea ice and end up eating goose eggs. This isn 't a sustainable food source and the change in diet can also cause the polar bear to have fewer cubs. It also causes stress on the Gesse population and has an impact on the overall ecosystem. Christina Mortimer a photographer for National Geographic describes the time that she saw a hungry polar bear rummaging to the trash. “ As he staggered, clearly in pain, toward the abandoned fishing camp from which we were observing and found some trash to eat, I wished I had something more to feed him. He chewed on a piece of burnt foam from a snowmobile seat that he found in the trash bin, and I fought back the anger and sadness I felt watching this once-majestic animal reduced to foraging for trash.” If we don 't do something to stop climate change events like these will only get worse. Humans are an adaptable species, we can innovate technology that will helps us survive in the worst living conditions, but other
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