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The Relationship of Climate Change, Energy, and Pollution by City-Tech Blogger Lok Ting Wong

What is the relationship between climate change, energy, and pollution? Most of you may think there may be no relationship between them, but I can tell you there is a strong relationship between them. Why? As we know the main reason that causes climate change is the release of greenhouse gases from human actions. The question is:  where are the greenhouse gases coming from? Most greenhouse gases come from burning fossil fuels which people use to produce energy for daily use. In the real world, most pollution is caused by humans. People use a lot of different technologies to develop the country in order make our life simpler and more convenience. However, behind urban development, we have been harming the earth’s environment. As an industrialized society and technologically oriented world, people cause the release of different pollutants in the air, which damages our earth day by day. Therefore, global warming or climate change is formed because most of the pollution released is greenhouse gases, which negatively impacts how the climate is changing. The picture below shows how one plant spews greenhouse gases into the air.

In recent decades, some of the scientific research showed that burning coal produces carbon dioxide will not cause harm to human health, but a large amount of carbon dioxide emissions can cause severe greenhouse effect which impacts global climate changes.

The graph above shows greenhouse gas emissions during 2009 in the United States. According to the data, we see that the industrial, transportation, commercial, and residential usages were the top four releasing the most greenhouse gas to the air. Therefore, in the future, people may need to think about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For example, they may use renewable energy as a main energy supply source in order to prevent  climate change. We know that renewable energy releases little to no greenhouse gas and much less than fossil fuels. If we can reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, it can effectively help slow climate change and lessen the impacts in the future.

The graph above shows the “Global Temperature and Carbon Dioxide from 1880 to 2010.” Based on the data, we can see that the global temperature and carbon dioxide content were keep increased from 1880 to 2010. Based on this data, we can understand the relationship between the temperature and carbon dioxide. When the carbon dioxide content is high, the temperature is also high. Therefore, people should think about some of the possible solutions in order to reduce the carbon dioxide content from the air.

In conclusion, people should take action to prevent the climate change keep become worse. If everyone did one small step, I think the temperature of the world and weather will become much better.

 

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