earth's temperature has been steadily rising during the
past 25 years, and most of the hottest years on record have
occurred in the last decade. The trend is expected to continue:
climate scientists predict that in the absence of global
action, the average global temperatures will increase by
1.4 to 5.8 degree Celsius over the next 100 years. This
amounts to rapid change more drastic in consequence than
all other natural climate changes that have been documented
over the last 100,000 years.
is Climate Change?
increase in average global temperatures, also known as climate
change, is linked to an increase in the concentration of
greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide CO2 and methane
in the atmosphere. Although such gases are generated through
natural processes, they are also attributed to human activities,
such as exhaust gas emissions from vehicles, burning of
fossil fuels for energy, and deforestation.
What Are The Consequences of Climate Change?
the regional impacts, magnitude, and rate of change is subject
to discussion, it is generally accepted that climate change
the earth's overall temperature, which alters precipitation
patterns, triggers extreme weather conditions and a rise
in sea levels, and threatens fresh water sources
delicate ecosystems, such as mountain flora & fauna,
coral reefs & islands, coastal regions, deserts, and
farming, fishing, forestry and many other industries that
rely on weather and natural ecosystems; and
and indirectly affect human health and endanger animal habitat