5 Detrimental Effects of Climate Change
Undoubtedly, climate change has had a huge impact on our lives. It has changed everything from the way we work to the food we eat. It is one of the greatest environmental threats people face today. However, there is still much debate about whether climate change is real. While many people view climate change as an issue that requires immediate action, others argue that it is too difficult to solve.
This article discusses five detrimental effects you should know about climate change.
Long-lasting heat waves brought on by climate change have produced the right amount of heat and dryness for wildfires. Deforestation results from this, which forces some additional high-altitude areas to host wild animals. Animals who could not adjust to a new environment perish and go extinct. According to recent research, summer thunderstorms that transfer water to the higher atmosphere pose a risk to the United States' protective ozone layer. One of the earliest findings connecting climatic imbalances to the ozone layer over a populated area is this one. The human ability to survive depends on the climate. Every world has adjusted to and lived under a specific climatic condition and environmental context. As a result of climate change, normalcy is disrupted, and readaptation is required. The current environment, including agricultural methods, water use, the weather cycle, electricity sources, and transportation networks, will change significantly due to a changing climate.
By making thoughtful and responsible decisions, people can support the survival of their biosphere and maintain a stable climate. The emissions of greenhouse gases from both home and business sources need to be limited. As people work to return the climate to normal, they also need to be ready for the changes that have already taken place. Human’s current existence depends on the climate. Both the environment and the planet are in jeopardy.
2. Shrinking of Arctic Ice:
The energy in the atmosphere is maintained by greenhouse gases, causing a temperature rise. That is what is meant when we talk about the greenhouse effect. Human ecology cannot exist without the greenhouse effect. The environment and ecology will only suffer due to increased greenhouse gases. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research, arctic ice has significantly diminished during the past 30 - 40 years. By the middle of this century, it might disappear from view if the proper actions are not done.
3. High Temperatures:
By the end of the century, the entire planet's temperature might increase by 3 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit due to increased atmospheric gases caused by automobiles and industry. The deaths brought on by hot and dry weather have increased as temperatures have risen. The planet's average temperature increased by 1 degree Fahrenheit throughout the 20th century, which is alarming in and of itself. According to research, temperatures can be lowered by 0.5 degrees Celsius by 2050.
4. Spreading of Diseases and Economic Losses:
As mosquitoes find those conditions conducive to spreading their diseases, it is anticipated that illnesses like malaria and dengue fever will become more prevalent and challenging to control. According to data from the World Health Organisation, heat waves alone may have resulted in more than 150,000 fatalities in the last ten years (WHO). Increased heat waves have led to heat-related illnesses, which resulted in mortality for some who did not receive the necessary medical care.
5. Increase in Sea Level:
Low-lying places are especially at risk because sea level rise can potentially uproot tens of millions of people. Sea levels increase as the globe warms up, glaciers melt from the effects of global warming, and more water is dumped into the oceans. Small island nations like the Maldives have residents who are already looking for new places to live.
Hence, these five effects show why climate change needs to be taken seriously. You may not think climate change is important, but these facts prove it. It’s the right time to take action against climate change. Moreover, humans need to rethink ways that can help in such a situation. It isn’t the responsibility of one but everyone should consider themselves responsible and do as per the need of the hour. So, people should be aware of climate change and help each other in the right way for the world's benefit.
Author- Ramesh Chaurasia
A superior and highly experienced entrepreneur in the field of business for quite a long time now. Also, a philanthropist, author, and public speaker who believes in working towards the overall well-being and betterment of society as a whole.