Climate change and how you can help reduce it

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In recent times, climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related calamities piling up, season after season.

From devastating fires in California to persistent drought in the Southwest, from record flooding in Europe and Africa to a heat wave, of all things, in Greenland climate change has affected every part of the globe.

The reason behind climate change as seas are warming and rising faster, putting more cities at risk of tidal flooding or worse. Glaciers are melting at a velocity many researchers did not expect for decades. The amount of Arctic sea ice has declined so rapidly that the region may see ice-free summers by the 2030s.

It is observed that even the ground itself is warming faster. Permanently frozen ground, or permafrost is melting more rapidly, threatening the release of large amounts of long-stored carbon that could, in turn, make warming even worse, and it is believed by the scientists and known as a climate feedback loop.

 

Impact of Climate Change

Climate change strongly impacts every part of the globe. It has affected every individual be it human beings or animals. 

Climate change is linked to increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks, and all have increased wildfires. Decreasing water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns related to the effects of climate change.

Visit the links to understand the impact of climate change.

Climate change impact:

Impacts from climate change are happening now. These impacts extend well beyond an increase in temperature, affecting ecosystems and communities in the United States and around the world. To read more, Click here

22 devastating effect of climate change:

Major negative effects of climate change are here now and they're only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) and the White House among others. To know more, Click here

Effect of climate change:

Sea levels are rising and oceans are becoming warmer. Longer, more intense droughts threaten crops, wildlife and freshwater supplies. From polar bears in the Arctic to marine turtles off the coast of Africa, our planet’s diversity of life is at risk from the changing climate. To read more, Click here

Impact of climate change on health:

The long-term good health of populations depends on the continued stability and functioning of the earth’s complex ecological and physical systems that underpin the distribution of resources on which all life depends. To read more, Click here

 

Must Read: Sustainable development goals

 

 

Preventing Climate Change

It is really important to ponder upon points to prevent climate change. As it is believed that climate change has a great impact on everything and anything surrounding us. 

Click on the links to know tips and tricks to prevent climate change.

6 things to do to prevent climate change:

Saving the environment starts with us and it is our responsibility to act against these terrible changes to preserve the planet for future generations.​ to know what you can do to prevent climate change, Click here

Climate change prevention:

Climate change will significantly impact public health in California for decades to come. Action taken to prevent further climate change is known as 'mitigation'. Action taken to prepare for climate change by adjusting to its impacts is 'adaptation'. To read me, Click here

10 ways to reduce climate change:

Climate change is real, and here’s how we should do our part to prevent further damage - Click here

12 things to prevent climate change:

The climate is changing - but are you? Changes in the way you live your life - both big and small - can help you reduce your own personal carbon footprint, and also encourage policy makers to act for the good of the planet. To know more, Click here

 

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Contributor: Sareen Yasmin

Her passion includes creative writing, reading and playing around words. She is looking forward to bringing some change with the power of pen and thoughts. Mic and pen are her best friends.




 

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