Essay About Climate Change

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Climate change is believed to be the biggest issue facing the Earth. It is a long-term change in the Earth’s temperatures and climate (“Climate Change”, Dictionary.com). Our atmosphere is part of the reason why we can live on Earth with reasonable temperatures. Humans have been emitting unnatural greenhouse gases, like coal, oil, and gas. This is changing the natural systems that take place in our atmosphere. When all these extra gases are released, carbon dioxide stars to accumulate in the atmosphere. Climate change is a global issue because when the temperature of the Earth changes even very slightly, it can cause droughts and our crops can die. This is affecting our food supply. Also, when water levels rise even slightly, it can be very destructive for…show more content…
There has been a significant increase in bushfires and droughts, and these have been associated with climate change. Rising sea levels are also very dangerous for Australia. In this report, I will be further mentioning the causes and impacts of climate change, and solutions for climate change. Causes of Climate Change - 573 There are natural, as well as unnatural causes of climate change. Natural climate change can be divided into two sections, long-term and short term. One of the long term changes is continental drift. Our continents shifted over time and moved over the surface of the Earth over millions of years to what our continents look like today, as seen in Figure 1. (“Causes of Climate Change”, Edgar). Figure 1: Continental Drift At the Permian and Triassic eras, we had ‘supercontinents’. Continental drift makes the Earth’s climate change in many ways, ocean currents being one of them. When a continent is close to a large body of water, the water averages the temperature and administers more moisture. The ocean currents are responsible for moving water around the Earth. If land masses move closer to the North Pole, the

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