The subject many people talk about on Earth Day is the subject of climate change. How our Earth’s climate is rapidly changing and therefore creating devasting disasters. This creates a conundrum for us all.
Global warming. We all have heard it before but what is it and what causes global warming?
Here’s a simple definition of global warming. (And YES, it’s really happening!!!) Over the five decades, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. And it will continue to increase.
The cause is simply carbon dioxide, other air pollutants and greenhouse gasses that are rising up in our atmosphere, absorbing sunlight and solar radiation. Normally solar radiation would escape into space, but these pollutants in the atmosphere trap the heat and causes the planet to get hotter. And the result is simply catastrophe, and part of it is linked to extreme weather.
Here are the statestics recorded in January 2016!
But is this considered normal? Absolutely not! In fact, I have heard from many people that the subject of climate change is fake. They think it’s natural and that it’s part of our eco-system, not only that but they continuously ignore the proven scientific facts. They are living on the planet as if they have another one to go to. The truth of the matter is, we are the architects of this dreadful dilemma.
Honestly, I have no idea what will happen to our planet in the next few decades, but I only hope it will be something good and not something bad.
Anyways, I believe that climate change is real and it’s most definitely not a joke. This must be a wake-up call to everyone that climate change is real and that it’s happening right now! Know that it is our actions that determine the future for our generation and the next.
Our planet is beautiful so let’s not take it for granted!
© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard / Living Life to Explore™