Climate Change is defined as an “long term change in our normal weather/climate, that have drastic effects both positive and negative for the planet.” The environmental changes are caused by the concentration of the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere due to human activities such as burning fossil fuel, farming, deforestation etc. Additionally, climate change has had a larger impact on our planet than imaginable since the start of the Industrial Revolution. This evidence can be tracked back to the early 1830’s in the tropical oceans and the Arctic. Climate change has had a long history that has been tracked back to industrialization and human influence.
How has climate change affected countries globally? This is a difficult question to answer because changes in the Earth’s climate have different effects around the world. For example, some places will be frequently warm compared to others, while other regions will receive more rainfall. Regional changes in temperature and precipitation have had an impact on people and ecosystems. Additionally, climate change has impacted families and communities in the world’s most underdeveloped countries. Some underdeveloped countries, are more impacted by climate change compared to the developed countries. The last effect of climate change is regions’ susceptibility to natural disasters such as droughts. Droughts can devastate food supplies and dry up water sources. If crops are destroyed and animals starve, it can affect families’ on an economic level.
Have I been personally affected by climate change? My answer would be, “No I have not been personally affected by climate change.” Unlike other people, I won’t sit here and lie, and play the victim, or say that I know people who have been affected by climate change. However, I won’t pretend that people are not affected by climate change in real life. Personally, my heart goes out to these families and communities that have been affected by the changes in climate.