The Big Thaw Analysis

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Climate change is not global warming or weather. While it has to do with both of them, they are separate entities in the distant future. Climate change is the long term average weather in a certain area of the world. Weather is the state of the atmosphere at any given time. For example, temperature and precipitation.Whereas climate, on the other hand, includes the long lasting effects of the environment as: heat waves, or cold spells. Additionally, global warming is misinterpreted for being climate change considering that they are so closely related.With understanding that climate change is the umbrella that houses equivalent terms, for instance, global warming and weather, people can slowly be less naive about the occurrence of it. The average individual is not aware of the different causes of climate change . For instance, the average everyday person drives a car; exposing methane to the atmosphere. The methane that is then …show more content…

The increase in temperature is melting the glaciers; causing a steady rise in sea levels. In “The Big Thaw” by Daniel Glick, rising sea levels are shown as a major problem to some coastal regions of the world. Due to rising sea levels, small islands will soon be engulfed by the water. This will result in thousands of lives and homes being destroyed. Glick says “Tuvalu, a small country in the South Pacific, has begun formulating evacuation plans.” However, Tuvalu is not the only area where evacuations are being held for the sake of increasing sea levels. Subsidence, a process of gradual sinking of an area of land, is helping to accelerate the rate at which Southern Louisiana falls below the average sea level calling for evacuations from time to time (Glick). Once climate change is understood to have destructive effects on the environment, the government can then start participating in different methods to attempt to control

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