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My Pragmatic view on Climate Change by City Tech Blogger Mamadou Balde

At this point, no one with common sense can deny the fact of a changing climate that more and more is manifesting itself in virulent ways. In all corners of the world, the climate that was known in the past, is drastically changing; what people defer over is whether these seen changes are results of human activity or some natural occurrences. This politically engineered enigma is actually not an enigma at all; human activities do carry consequences whether for the sake of humanity or its doom[1]. The industrial revolution and the subsequent mechanization of human labor was welcomed as milestones in human civilization. However, in the 20th century, scientist have discovered the changing climate attributable to many of the side effects of the industrial revolution[2]. Those effects are for example noticeable in the past few snow-less winters in the Northeast of the US in general and NYC where I live in particular. Even though we haven’t seen yet the dire consequences of climate change; but we all can agree that, at least, the lack snow have put some seasonal jobs in peril. In addition, snow removal jobs are on the edge as well as winter recreational activities[3].

We have noticed more rain fall instead of heavy snow fall and blizzards; these are facts none can deny regardless of political affiliation. Taking action against climate change begins by sensibilizing the masses about what we all can recognize as changes in our nature and then establishing that humans played a role in the emergence of a changing nature. The warning of the planet affects us all in different ways commensurate to the peculiarities of the local climate. That is too severe floods in Europe, tense hurricanes in America etc. are all rooted in one singular cause, the global warming of the earth[4]. that means the solution must be one that involves each and everyone around the world.

 

 

Sources

[1] Pew Research Center Science & Society. 2021. The Politics of Climate Change in the United States. [online] Available at: <https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2016/10/04/the-politics-of-climate/> [Accessed 24 September 2021].

[2] Climate Policy Watcher. 2021. The Warming Effects of the Industrial Revolution – Global Temperatures. [online] Available at: <https://www.climate-policy-watcher.org/global-temperatures/the-warming-effects-of-the-industrial-revolution.html> [Accessed 24 September 2021].

[3] 19january2017snapshot.epa.gov. 2021. Climate Impacts in the Northeast | Climate Change Impacts | US EPA. [online] Available at: <https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/climate-impacts/climate-impacts-northeast_.html> [Accessed 24 September 2021].

[4] Climate Reality. 2021. How Climate Change Is Impacting Different Places Around the World. [online] Available at: <https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/how-climate-change-impacting-different-places-around-world> [Accessed 24 September 2021].

 

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  1. I agree that there are many floods, too many hurricanes. This blogger predicts, based on the report, that climate change will increase in all regions over the next few decades. For a global warming of 1.5°C, there will be more and more heat waves, longer warm seasons and shorter cool seasons. At 2°C of global warming, extreme heat tends to reach critical tolerance thresholds for agriculture and health, the report shows. (pg.10) Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying. IPCC. (n.d.). Retrieved April 29, 2022, from https://www.ipcc.ch/2021/08/09/ar6-wg1-20210809-pr/

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