Joud El Dweiri Ms.Maleha 11B English May 11, 2017 Climate change; a hoax or the dreadful truth? Climate change is a shift in global weather patterns including temperature, precipitation, humidity, and wind. Climate patterns play an important role in forming natural ecosystems and human economies. This subject has been a topic of discussion for many years, but not for the reason one might think. The argument is not about how to help the Earth or what we are doing wrong, but about if climate change even exists. There have been changes to species behaviour’s, our air quality is worsening, and our water supply is decreasing. Scientists are stating that this is happening due to climate change, however many sources declare that there is not enough …show more content…
The water cycle’s process depends on the weather and since it is constantly changing dramatically there is a risk of radical droughts and drastic rain. When water evaporates from the land and sea, it usually enters back into Earth as rain or snow however, due to temperatures increasing there is additional evaporation occurring which means we are receiving less water from the atmosphere. Droughts can not only cause drinking water to be scarce but it can also kill crops and farm animals as well as turn fertile land to desert (Woodward, 2008). In addition, rising temperatures has allowed air to store more water vapor which can lead to intense rain storms. An excess amount of water can create the risk of flooding and unfortunately, most of the water ends up drifting into rivers and streams doing little to dampen soil (“climaterealityproject.org”). Climate change has also taken an extreme toll on glaciers and ice caps which hold up to sixty eight percent of Earth’s fresh water (“nationalgeographic.org”). Since the 1900’s glaciers and ice caps have been melting but recently scientists have discovered that they have been …show more content…
A small rodent; the Bramble Cay melomys, that lived only on a single island off Australia has recently become extinct and it is strongly believed the vanishing is due to climate change. The part of the island that these rodents resided on was on a high tide but it has shrunk from 9.8 acres to 6.2 acres, taking away the island’s vegetation and ninety seven percent of the rodent’s habitat. This is now the first mammal species to be extinct on account of climate change (Howard, “First mammal species goes extinct due to climate change”). The Golden toad is another creature that has been extinct due to climate change. The Golden toad lived on mountaintop cloud forests that have disappeared due to drought. The changing behaviours of birds can also exemplify climate change. A study by Dr. Terry Root shows that birds are arriving to their nesting grounds three weeks earlier and they have been changing their range to closer regions and some birds stopped migrating as weather is suitable all year round. (Cherry and Brassch, 2008). Animals and reptiles are not the only types of species being affected by this sudden increase in temperature, plants are also being overwhelmingly impacted. An extreme increase in heat will decrease water availability which will change soil conditions, this can make it harder for plants to grow and thrive. Declining plant development would demolish
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If we noticed it or not, our planet is warming up. All the way from North Pole to South Pole. Since 1906, the global average surface temperature has gone up from 1.1 to 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit, this is more noticeable in the polar regions. This effects of the rising temperatures isn’t to be taken lightly just because the average surface temperature has gone up by .5. The small change in heat is melting the glaciers, not just the north and south poles but mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland, and Arctic sea ice.
Climate includes the patterns of temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and seasons. What is climate change? • Climate change is the change in the usual weather found in a place. This could be a change in how much rain a place gets in a year or it could be a change in the usual temperature of a place. • Climate change is also a change
“Between 1990-2000 an 82% reduction in glaciers, showing a linear withdrawal of the ice of 10-15m yearly. Under the current climate trends, glaciers of the country will disappear completely within the next 100 years” (Sandra Liboria,n.d, para.2). This is one of the impacts of climate change in Colombia, and the scale of the phenomenon can be appreciated by the alarming numbers that show the environmental disruption of these places. The increase in global temperature due to greenhouse gas emissions is affecting the cooler areas of Colombia.
Climate change is an irreversible consequence of the damage we do to our Earth. If we do not change our ways, the global temperature will swell, causing an unchangeable series of events, consecrating detriments onto all the existence upon Earth. In only about 140 years, the average global temperature has increased 0.8 degrees celsius, and the ramification is the irreparable destruction of the place where we and millions of other species live. The most important consequence of climate change is the global increase in temperature and how that is affecting various animal species all over the Earth, the health of humans, and the rapid rise of sea level.
Despite the abundance of evidence that exists to prove that climate change does exist, there are still scientists and scholars who are skeptical about the claim. A major argument against climate change existing is that climate has changed before so human beings cannot be the reason for climate change - 33% of Americans agree to this statement ("Americans’ Knowledge Of Climate Change"). This is true that the climate has changed before. Greenhouse gases were involved in most of the climate changes in Earth’s history. When the gases in the Earth’s atmosphere were reduced, the climate on Earth became colder.
Upon seeing that throughout the day, one question came to mind, what effects does the climate have on birds? Many bird species are highly sensitive to the effects of climate change, their migration and breeding patterns are distorted because the environment is not suitable for inhabitation. Climate change is not much of a natural processes occurring constantly, however, the rapid increase on Earth’s temperature due to climate change sheds light on the disastrous impact being seen on migratory
One of the affects would be the rising of the ocean level. The ice which has been melts, floods down into the ocean. The glaciers and ice sheets are covering about 10% of the world 's land area. The Mount Kilimanjaro holds one of the largest glaciers of the world. However, the capacity of the glacier has been decreased by 80% over the past century.
The Problem: Global warming is influencing several parts of the planet. Global warming makes the ocean rise, what’s more the point when the ocean rises; the water covers numerous low territory islands. This may be a huge issue for many of the plants, animals and for the people living around the islands. Furthermore that water covers the plants and causes some of them to even die. The point is that when they die, those animals lose a source of food, alongside their habitat.
It is very difficult at times to balance the two since human activities that impact the water cycle have all become essential to the sustainability of human civilization. Human civilization is never going to regress in its activities. There will continue to be expansion in development, industrialization, and population growth. The world has reached 7.6 billion people. This means more food and more human activities.
This problem is controversial because some people believe that that global warming isn 't real and others believe it is. There is evidence that global warming is real because some scientist agree that the earth 's rising temperatures is due to all of the pollution. My opinion on it is that it is clearly real and we need to do something to stop it. If we do not stop all of the pollution in this world, it can affect everyone 's way of living in the future.
Over the last hundred years, there has been an overwhelming boost in carbon dioxide emission in the atmosphere. This greenhouse gas, which can be produced by cars, factories, or other fossil fuel burning components, gets absorbed into our atmosphere as infrared radiation. The infrared radiation then gets trapped into our now thickened atmosphere and can no longer escape, therefore increasing the Earth's temperatures. Due to the proliferation in carbon dioxide emissions, the world is beginning to experience very abrupt climate changes, such as a rise in temperature or wild weather patterns, and an increase in the ocean's acidification rate. If these factors are not eradicated or at the very least decreased, then many habitats could be destroyed causing animals to die.
Climate change is a change in global or provincial climate that changes over a time span of many years. Weather can change in just a few hours, But Climate change takes hundreds or even millions of years to change. Climate change is happening all around us. Whether it is the global temperature rise or the melting of the polar ice caps, it is happening.
Introduction Climate change has become a major issue throughout the world lately. The rate of climate change is still increasing and more people are becoming aware of this undeniable fact. The shifts that are being observed in phenology, i.e. life cycle events of plants and animals could be explained by climate change. Individuals can change their phenotype in response to different environmental conditions through a mechanism called phenotypic plasticity. Shifts in the three major phonological life history events; timing of reproduction, timing of migration, and timing of winter rest are being linked to climate change.
Climate Change and its Death Grip on Humanity Global climate change is a phenomenon that has affected the Earth for centuries. However, in recent years it has, both physically and politically, wreaked havoc on the modern world. This is because many fear that the world as we know it will have changed drastically by the end of the century. Some argue that concern over climate change is unfounded and that global climate change should not be a central topic of discussion, however this could not be further from the truth.