Climate change is a major issue in today’s world. Some people believe that climate change exists and some don’t. Of the defining aspects of climate change is the increase in temperature and odd weather patterns around the world. One major cause of climate change is the increase of CO2 into the air. CO2 is carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas emitted from burning fossil fuels and is trapped in the earth’s atmosphere which is why temperatures are rising. Another major effects of climate change is the increase of sea levels which affects millions of people living in coastal areas worldwide.
Climate change affects many cities and countries around the world, including my home country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is located in the South Asian region of the world and is on a low lying coastal region. In the past decade more than a few million people have been affected by the rise of sea levels, caused, in part, by the melting of polar ice from elevated temperatures. Millions of people have had to leave their homes and belongings behind and find a new place to live. For a small country Bangladesh has an enormous population of 167 million people, and the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, is the second most densely populated city on earth and located just north of the Buriganga River. With the rise of waterways from rising sea levels, more people will leave their home and move to the city. This will, in turn, impact the growth of agriculture, and that’s a major issue for the whole country. With a population that high. without agriculture many will be at risk of hunger. This affects the country’s poor more than the rich. People in Bangladesh recently started using more solar power and also building their homes in the highlands to avoid the water rise. I want gain academic knowledge in order to help the country out by creating less dense communities that would use more renewable energy. Perhaps this might see less people hurt during natural disasters due to climate change.