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Rapid Climate change is Impacting Human Lives

Climate change has been an issue of major concern especially over the last couple of decades, impacting human health across the globe. This rapid change has impacted human lives and puts us at risk. Changes such as rising temperatures, rising sea levels, decreased air quality, increased wildfires, melting glaciers, droughts and catastrophic floods in respect to its jurisdiction, etc. are just a fraction of the adverse effects as a result of climate change. The change in weather patterns has a negative effect on other factors of livelihood as well, such a threat to the food production across the globe and uncertainties at an unprecedented scale. Climate change is a collective effort against time to help reverse the detrimental impacts we are currently facing and will have to endure in the future, if necessary action is not taken. To help alleviate these issues it’s important to understand the causes directly associated with climate change.

Carbon dioxide emission from factories and power plants due to the burning of oil, coal, and gas is the most prominent contributing factor to global warming and climate change. Other issues include transportation, farming and fertilization, deforestation, garbage, oil drilling, and a plethora of other causes to a smaller degree. To help combat these issues we have to work together collectively in order to reverse climate change or at least put it to a halt. The incorporation of green energy or renewable energy as opposed to the traditional burning of fossil fuels will have a substantial outcome in helping drop the levels of CO2 (Carbon emissions) released into the atmosphere. This form of energy can be a result of wind turbines, solar or photovoltaic energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectric energy, etc. By reducing the amount of carbon (carbon footprint) being emitted to the atmosphere we can see a turnaround in global warming. Planting more trees and plants, restoring the forests along with changes in the agricultural system can help better combat climate change as a whole. Managing the water supply and reducing the water waste is also essential as water is very scarce. Investing in hybrid technology and energy-efficient appliances is also a key factor in overcoming the issue of climate change. Most importantly awareness and acting accordingly due to these pressing issues is most important for the globe as a whole to help overcome global warming and climate change.

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