These 7 Terrifying Signs Will Make You Believe That Climate Change Is For Real
Climate change is real; it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.
- Leonardo DiCaprio
The popularly accepted definition of climate change is that it is a change in the statistical properties (principally its mean and spread) of the climate system when considered over long periods of time, regardless of cause.
On a larger scale, the rate at which energy is obtained from the Sun and the rate at which it is lost and distributed to space conclude the stability in the temperature and climate of Earth.
This energy is disseminated around the globe by winds, ocean currents, and other natural and man-made mechanisms to affect the climate of diverse and dissimilar areas.
What we need to understand is that climate change is factual and its high time we do something otherwise the world will choke with the smoke and pollution around.
#1. Melting glaciers
As the earth’s temperature warms, the ice melts. Millions of people depend on the planet's glaciers to supply water to their water-deprived areas in the dry seasons. Arctic sea ice is melting hastily, a procedure that subsequently affects climate change.
#2. Rising sea level
As the glaciers, ice caps and land-based ice sheets melt, they add to the rise in the sea level. This increases flood risk for the people living on coasts. Sea levels are predicted to rise by a meter by the end of this century if we fail to control in discharges and emissions. The low-leveled coastal regions are already affected by the rising sea level.
#3. Dying vegetation
A change in the nature, allocation and treatment of vegetation may occur, given a change in the climate.
#4. Shifting weather patterns
Intensified droughts, cyclones, forest fires and heavily destructive rainfall are going to be the direct impacts of our tepid climate.
#5. Changing ecosystem, changing habitats
From sultry mountain cloud forests to glacial pack ice, the polar diverse ecosystems require protection, because they augment Mother Earth with biological diversity. Though our actions have already caused a lot of destruction and the coral reefs and the ice caps have seen the effects and the established habitat in those regions is deteriorating at an alarming rate.
#6. Suffocating air
The warming of Earth leads to faster degradation in the quality of air and air pollution seems easier to happen.
#7. Shortening life
Global warming is prone to fetch a rise in heat waves. Those when combined with the upsurge of pollution and ozone, are going to lead to cardiac problems as the researches on smog suggest.
Lincoln’s words still resonate to all of us here today:
“We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the last generation… We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”
That is our charge now – you are the last best hope of Earth. We ask you to protect it. Or we – and all living things we cherish – are history.