CLIMATE CHANGE IS KILLING US

The climate change refers to increase of temperature that causes several problems. Maybe this is the course of nature, but since 1800, humans’ activities are responsible of climate change.

For example, burning fossil fuels causes greenhouse gas emissions that weaken our beautiful earth. An example of greenhouse gas emissions is methane: this is provoked by using cars.

Emissions continue to intensify, and our poor Earth is warmer than ever!

Moreover, climate change is also connected to water, polar ice, fire… So, as we can understand, the problem is not just the increasing of temperatures, but also grave fires, flooding, melting polari ce and other disasters.

Effects | Facts – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Unfortunately, someone is less fortunate than us and these catastrophes affect their health and their houses.

Climate change is already causing widespread disruption in every region in the world with just 1.1 degrees C (2 degrees F) of warming.

Droughts, extreme heat and record floods already threaten food security and livelihoods for millions of people. Since 2008, devastating floods and storms have forced more than 20 million people from their homes each year. Since 1961, crop productivity growth in Africa shrunk by a third due to climate change.  

Today, half the global population faces water insecurity at least one month per year. Wildfires are scorching larger areas than ever before in many regions, leading to irreversible changes to the landscape. Higher temperatures are also enabling the spread of vector-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and malaria, as well as water-borne diseases like cholera.

This is a very huge challenge and maybe we are not ready to face it. Therefore we can try to do it now. It’s very difficult and all of us may contribute.

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For example, it would be a good idea if we switch from fossil fuels to sustainable energy such as wind.

The major types or sources of renewable energy are:

  • from the sun Solar Energy
  • from heat inside the earth Geothermal Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • from plants Biomass
  • from flowing water Hydropower

They are called renewable energy sources because they are naturally replenished. Day after day, the sun shines, plants grow, wind blows, and rivers flow.

We have to keep in mind that Earth is our home, a place where we feel comfortable, so we have to take care of it. We all know that it’s not as easy as it seems, but we have to save our Earth and make sure that we live in a wonderful place.

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Picciolo Sofia

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IIIBLL Liceo Linguistico di Chiaravalle Centrale (CZ)

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