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What is climate change Climate change describes any long term change in the weather of a region such as the increase in temperature. It is about abnormal variations in our environment and its effects on other regions on the earth
How is climate change affecting the globe Hundreds of mammal, reptile, fish and amphibian species are being affected by climate change. Whether it is due to the polar ice caps melting or global warming, several tundra based animals are going extinct. Polar bears in the Arctic are dying of hunger while fish in the world are dying due to the extreme thermal weather. The extinction of certain fish will lead to a chain reaction of hunger and scarcity of the seafood.
Data collection (SHALIN) The 7 truths about Climate change 1. ● ● 1. ● ● The world is getting warm The heat is 2016 broke the historic record in 2015 which broke the one from 2014 It is all because of us Carbon dioxide warms the planet & we increased the amount in the air by nearly half after the industrial revolution. Ice is melting fast Arctic sea is shrinking & glaciers are retreating worldwide Melting ice does not increase sea level but melting land ice does Weather is wreaking havoc Worldwide the climate-related disaster have since tripled since 1980 Species are being disputed Animals & plants are already vanishing from parts of the world. In 2011 there were less than 2500 Bengal tigers and if it continues to decrease the next step is extinction. It is in our hands Renewable energy, the fastest-growing energy source will be tripled by 2040. Unless we stand to protect our planet, we will never have a chance to stand up again. Climate change is serious 195 countries have signed the Paris agreement in supporting & pledging to try and keep the warming below 2°C. This is serious business, we have only one earth, one home and one life so make it worth.
What actions can be taken to stop climate change? ● ● ● ● More eco friendly products like cloth bags, better initiatives like recycling products which can be used again. Less use of things like A. C and Fridge as it emits CFCs. Carpooling, cycling or other methods of less pollution. Stop to want so much stuff. stopping factories. Power homes with renewable energy, (solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, etc. ) Minimize wastage of water and food. Try cutting down on your meat consumption, especially red meat. Disseminate (spread your awareness/knowledge)! If we can try to include some of these factors in our daily lives like using cloth bags that can be used again and again or if we can try and carpool with our friends to our schools than this will make a major difference in the world. If one can do this then we all can do this.
Bibliography ● https: //www. worldwildlife. org/magazine/issues/fall-2015/articles/animalsaffected-by-climate-change ● ● https: //www. worldwildlife. org/magazine/issues/fall-2015/articles/animals-affected-by-climate-change https: //www. bbc. com/future/article/20181102 -what-can-i-do-about-climate-change ● ● ● MYP knowledge Wikipedia CFC - Chlorofluorocarbon (compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine and fluorine. Release of chlorine atoms on exposure to ultraviolet radiation, thus are harmful to the ozone layer in the earth’s atmosphere).