Climate change affects the world

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Grace Lovy

The tree outside the school still has its brown leaves. Fall leaf season was shorter this year.

Grace Lovy, Writer

The reality is that the common temperature of the earth’s surroundings is growing. As the temperature rises, various effects are converting factors of our climate — hotter summers, growing ocean temperatures, and melting polar ice. These cross beyond mere adjustments inside the climate.

As these impacts develop in frequency and severity, they will, and in lots of cases already have, create crises for humans and nature around the world. If not addressed, these impacts will unfold and worsen with more animal extinction, water shortages, and displaced communities.

The primary threats of climate change, stemming from the growing temperature of Earth’s environment, encompass rising sea levels, environmental collapse, and more frequent and extreme weather.

Climate change is disrupting weather patterns, leading to greater excessive and common droughts and flooding events that directly threaten harvests. The warming weather is contributing to growing populations of insects that consume a higher percentage of crop yields inside the Midwestern United States of America. Greater common and intense rains have triggered devastating spring flooding, which delays—and occasionally prevents—playing sports. Those influences make it tougher for farmers to grow plants and maintain their livelihoods. 

 Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations said, “We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Future generations will judge us if we fail to uphold our moral and historical responsibilities.” 

The truth however is that even if we do successfully reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we will still have to address harmful climate impacts, and so the solution to climate change must also include measures to adapt to the impacts of global warming.