Climate change – engelsk oppgave

Throughout the history of modern civilization now is the time when Earth’s climate is changing faster than ever.

The temperature at Earth’s surface, as well as in the oceans and atmosphere has increased and the climate change affects human health and wellbeing trough wild-fires, more extreme weather, decreased air quality and diseases transmitted by food, insects and water.

As a representative of today’s youth and one of billions affected in the long term, here is why climate change is more than just warmer weather and why you should care.

Dry and longer lasting warm weather will make the fires last longer and affect even more lives in a few years than today, and it’s not just the locals, other countries too.

The pollution is dangerous and as long as the pollution is in the air it has no borders.

Pollution is, on the same level as high ozone levels, well known to cause respiratory illnesses like chronic lung disease and increase death rates, and is especially dangerous for children, seniors and people suffering from asthma.

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases is also a risk with global warming and pollution.

However, humans are not the only ones affected. The whole ecosystem would be affected in the long term, causing species to vanish from the planet and the ones feeding on the species left to starve, and if that isn’t enough to make you care perhaps this will.

Global warming is also affecting food security, water supply, transportation, energy and so much more, and if it’s not stopped, the temperature will rise until the planet isn’t capable of life anymore.

The temperature has increased as a consequence of human activities, especially from fossil fuel combustion because of the emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, but land-use change and deforestation as well, as it is observed that these are the primary drivers of the climate change in the industrial era.