Just Released! Order “Waking Up to Climate Change” by George Ropes, and receive 25% Discount. Learn More

Close this search box.
Close this search box.

HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

Think Twice about Climate Change, Create awareness by City Tech Blogger Rabea Begum

Scientist saying there could be a more outrageous wildfire season like California had in this year. They are assuming this fire is because of climate change. Every year higher temperatures and more precipitation creates more variances then the previous year. It is making a difference between drought years and famine years. Those reason are increasing the chance of wildfires in California. After five years of drought, however, last winter saw very wet weather in California; on the other hand, this summer and fall was very dry. This result was a fire that impacted Santa Rosa and other communities. According to Alex Hall, a climate scientist at the University of California, “Los Angeles for fires, sequencing is really important.” He said, “we cannot surely say that those happened in California are responsible for climate change, but so far, from those disasters we can say that it has similarity with climate change scheme.  Dr. Williams, was saying that, “it is too early to know if climate change is directly responsible for all of these conditions in California over the past several years”. In his studies, he found that “human-induced global warming contributed to the drought that gripped the California state beginning in 2012.” This year California did not get rain yet, usually around October rains come and prevent those fire threat. Climate forecast is suggesting that there would be less rain in the fall, but in December and January California would get more rain. It’s like here would be no surprise, if California gets more wildfire. That means October would be riskier month for California. Carbon di oxide other greenhouse gases emissions are increasing the temperature; makes fires more easily. Warmer air makes the soil very dry and there would be less vegetation too. Since 1895, California temperature increased by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Some places of California average temperature increase even more than that. Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other institutions, argues that “loss of sea ice at the pole may be affecting atmospheric circulation and blocking winter storms from reaching the state.” Dr. Williams, a climate scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, suggested another reason saying that more urban populations are adding the heat on those regions. For this California fires are getting worse. We can see that there is less clouds during the summer, and those clouds are more important for vegetation and the shade the trees. We can conclude that human actions are responsible for many wildfires. We should be more careful about actions we take. We also can educate people to be more aware and, in turn, we have to raise our awareness and our voice to protect our world. We should discuss these issues about climate change and how people can they become a part of climate change issue. It is important for us. We should notify our leaders about our concerns. Congress should know that there are many actions our leader can take to protect us.

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.


More Posts Like This


Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): A Crucial Technology for Mitigating Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our time, requiring urgent action to mitigate its impacts. Among the array of solutions, carbon capture and storage (CCS) stands out as a crucial technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating climate change. This essay explores the


Adapting to Heat Waves & Climate Change

Heat waves – once sporadic events – are becoming more frequent, intense, and prolonged due to climate change. These periods of excessively hot weather bring about a myriad of impacts on both the environment and human society. One of the most direct impacts of heat waves is on


How Climate Change is Changing My Home City

As a person living in a coastal city, more specifically New York City, my area of living is a prime target for climate change occurrences. From rising sea levels and temperatures to structures being damaged or completely destroyed, a lot will change and has changed in my home,