Have you seen the news on environmental issues? Are you not afraid that the earth is becoming unsafe for humans and other creatures? We live on earth, the only living planet. But, some of us are not being careful of using it. We are being abusive. For more than 100 years ago, people already burn coal and oil for factories. As the world gets modern, not only factories need oil and coal but also individual homes, establishments and transportation. Burning results to greenhouse effect because carbon dioxide is released and trapped into the ozone. This is why we experience severe weather conditions. Earth is getting warmer each day. This is climate change. If we still ignore the problem, what will happen to us? Due to observations, here are 4 horrible effects of climate change that are experience now.
Rise of the sea levels
Arctic sea is melting as well as permafrost and glaciers. If melting continues, sea levels will continue to rise. During the 20th century, at about 15 cm increase in the sea level was recorded. If this becomes worse, wetlands, coastal areas and coral reefs will suffer. Melting is dangerous. It may result to abnormal ocean circulation. The rise of the sea levels contributed to the death of many coral reefs. If we can’t preserve corals, the sea won’t be lively.
Severe flooding in various regions
Recently, we have seen a lot of news regarding severe flooding. This is due to heavier rainfall. What causes heavier rainfall? It is due to the warmer temperature. Flooding affect various regions on earth. It is not just a minor problem, it’s major already. It affects the livelihood of many individuals’ especially larger plantations, animal farms and more.
If heavier rainfall and severe melting lead to flooding, higher temperatures cause extreme drought. Plants die or withered and this means food shortages. Animal raisers lose their livelihood. People are having a hard time finding safe and clean water to drink. Not enough water supplies are really a threat in sustaining life.
With the abnormalities in the climate, ecosystem’s changes and changes are never good. Many species die. The process of food chain is being interrupted. The growing season is even affected.
Results of climate change are experienced now. If we won’t do something to address the problem, there might be more severe issues than presented. It is not too late. If we put our hands together and work, the earth will be safe again.