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Climate change; causes, effects, and solutions

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Climate change; causes, effects, and solutions

The variations in the weather conditions.

The world is one degree Celsius warmer than the preindustrial era. The change is likely to increase by 1 to 1.5, which is very alarming. If the same rising trends continue, the temperature may reach 3-5C. This would lead to a more faster climate change.

Sea level is rising 3.3mm per year due to an increase in its volume and melting of freshwater reservoirs such as glaciers.

There are varying causes of climate change, from natural to human-generated. The universe has been into varying temperatures from extreme hot to extreme cold. Although there are rising temperature trends on Earth due to unknown natural causes, it’s too slow.

The increasing temperatures, desertification of millions of hectares of land, floods, tsunamis, rising sea levels, and depleting freshwater resources are all climate change.

These conditions will further lead to poverty, insecurity, and breach of human rights. It’s a threat to the planet, a catastrophe for the Homo sapiens inhibiting and exploiting it. It’s considered to be caused by human activities, specifically after the industrial revolution.

Climate change & Desertification

It is easy to close eyes to the apocalyptic news. But it’s an undeniable facet of our life, of our existence. Thi is a dire issue to be addressed on a priority basis.

The planet is not on a path continuing to sustain life due to its detrimental effects. We are on a suicidal mission challenging nature. Climate change is the greatest of all risks; failing to be sustainable could be the biggest failure of all times.

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and the realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. How we transition to a stabilized and still prosperous relationship with mother Earth and each other is undoubtedly the story of our time.

Absolute economic losses might be concentrated in high-income countries, the human cost of disasters falls overwhelmingly on low and lower-middle-income countries. Vulnerability to risk, and degrees of suffering is determined by levels of economic development, rather than simple exposure to natural hazards, per se.

Strategic support and partnerships with developed countries and communities therein are imperative to build global resilience. This is an effecitve step to counter impacts of climate change.

COP26: Is the UK ready to lead the fight against climate change?

The policy is not matching the sense of urgency. As civilized ones, we must start thinking about environmental responsibilities. First of all, we must begin acknowledging climate change as an existential threat.

There is a need for a multi-pronged strategy to make the fight against global warming. The governments, IGO’s, INGOs, NGOs, multi-national corporations should emulate methods by inviting experts, policymakers, and civil societies for robust and updated policies.

The solution to the issues requires attitudinal shifts among leaders and the public with a sound public policy beneficial to everyone.

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