How Does Climate Change Affect Our Future?

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An informative article by David Wallace-Wells discusses how climate change can affect our future while also highlighting how our future might look when this change happens. The article makes it clear that climate change is a direct cause of the human activities. David points out many ways human civilization might be adversely affected due to climate change. He provides many different ways and studies that correlate with climate change. In a total of eight different studies, David provides ways that humans will be affected severely in the future. In the first scenario, David described how our “Doomsday” vault containing our seeds and plant life in case of a major catastrophic was flooded due to the ice melting. He describes how the permafrost containing trillions of tons of carbon could be released into the air due to permafrost thaw. It mentions how this release of carbon could turn into methane which is worse and causes more heating. The second scenario is what David…show more content…
David illustrates that due to the planet getting warmer as carbon is released along with methane and other greenhouse gases, our air becomes too polluted and harmful. Also because of the increase in CO2, it would cause intense wildfires and smog which would again increase the CO2 levels, thus going in a continuous cycle. The sixth and seventh scenarios described how increases in temperature could cause violence and how climate change could result in economic collapse as fossil fuels would be exhausted. David uses logic to describe how wars would increase due to limited resources and how the economy would crash due to the intense spending of money to fight climate change. The last scenario again relates to food. It describes how our oceans could become poisonous due to the CO2 that is being absorbed causing an effect called “ocean acidification. ” This process would eventually kill much of the marine life making seafood a
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