THE CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate is the long-term statistical expression of short-term weather. To put it simply, climate is also known as ‘expected weather’. Climate change occurs when there are changes in the expected weather. Climate change could include change in rainfall levels of a certain place. It could also be a change in the usual temperature of a certain place. Climate change is also a change in Earth’s climate which could be a change in Earth’s usual temperature. Additionally, it could be a change in where rain and snow usually fall on Earth. The Earth’s climate is always changing and there have been times when Earth’s climate has been warmer than it is now. Such periods of change can last thousands or millions of years. People who study the Earth see that Earth’s climate is getting warmer. Earth’s temperature has gone up about one degree Fahrenheit in the last 100 years. This figure may not seem like much but small changes in Earth’s temperature can have big effects. Some of the effects include the rise of ocean levels as well as the melting of snow and ice and they are actually taking place in today’s world.
Many things can cause climate to change all on its own. These things include the Earth’s distance from the sun which results in changes in energy levels emitted from the sun. Most scientists say that humans can change climate too. We as humans take part in daily activities such as driving cars, cooking, heating and cooling of houses. All these daily activities require energy. One way we get energy is by burning coal, oil and gas. Burning these things puts gases into the air which causes the air to heat up, leading to a change in the climate of the place. This can also lead to a change in the Earth’s climate in the long run.
Climate change remains one of the most important issues the humanity faces today. It affects everyone in all regions in the world. It damages our living environment, therefore it is important for us to learn about climate change and its implications.
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