Climate Change Awareness

Climate change has been a topic discussed by many over the years, regardless, let’s take a dive into why this worldwide phenomenon is an issue. Since 1906, the global average surface temperature has increased by more than 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The impacts of rising temperatures aren’t waiting for the effects of global warming. The heat is melting glaciers and sea ice, shifting precipitation patterns, and setting animals on the move. This is obviously a huge problem that has been escalating by the years.

Climate change encompasses not only rising average temperatures but also extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations and habitats, rising seas, and a range of other impacts. There have been many solutions but people have not followed through with their prart making it almost impossible to make a significant change. All of these changes are emerging as humans continue to add heat-trapping greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. Greenhouse gasses are just one of the many examples of why we can’t make a change, many of the things we do simply add on to the ever-increasing issue.

Ice is melting at the Earth’s poles. This includes mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland, and Arctic sea ice. In Montana’s Glacier National Park the number of glaciers has declined to fewer than 30 from more than 150 in 1910. As you can see the glaciers are melting or depleting because of the exces warmth the earth is experiencing. This is causing water levels to rise which makes the oceans rise causing more frequent flooding. The flooding can cause tons of damage to houses and surrounding buildings which costs a lot of money to repair.

We need to do more to slow down climate change. If we don’t we’ll all be affected negatively. 

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