Causes of Climate Change
Did you know that the global sea level rose 17 centimeters over the past decade, that has almost doubled over the past century!? This is due to sea ice melting. Why does the sea ice melt? Its simple: Climate Change. Climate Change is due to normal human activities like burning coal, burning fossil fuels, and cutting down trees. Humans emit greenhouse gasses that affect our ozone layer. The ozone layer if a layer around the earth’s atmosphere. The ozone layer protects the earth from the sun’s radiation, but because of the greenhouse gasses that we emit it gets thinner and thinner. This means the earth is getting hotter and hotter due to the decrease of the ozone layer. The greenhouse gasses are made up of four gasses, water vapor, methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous dioxide.
Effects on our World
Some effects that Climate Change has on earth are glaciers melting which increases the global sea level. Also rivers are drying up faster they are also breaking up sooner than scientific studies. Trees are flowering faster. Plants and animal habitats are shrinking due to cutting of forests. According to Nasa the earth's temperature has risen 4 to 7 degrees over the past 5000 years, they also predict that in the next century the earth's temperature will rise 2 to 6 degrees. These are signs of climate change in our world.
“I’m often asked whether I believe in global warming. I now just reply with the question: Do you believe in gravity?” States Neil deGrasse Tyson. This means that climate change is always around us like gravity.
“But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change,” states President Obama This means we need to reduce climate change to save our planet and families.
The world is changing rapidly. The earth’s temperature is increasing slowly but it has a great effect on us as humans but also the wildlife around us. Help save the earth so you can see the beautiful forests and oceans before they and we are gone.