Right now the world is facing huge environment challenge and nothing and no one will be spared from getting affected by climate change. It’s been more than 15 years that we are doing acts that aid in losing the balance of our planet. Does anyone remember how many trees have we felled or how much fossil fuel was burnt? The consequences are serious now and things are getting worse than ever. The scientists in the world and in the United States agree that man causes climate change and now it is a threat.
The human beings and the wildlife is now fighting for survival coping up with more storms, drought, melting glaciers, heat waves and other consequences can actually harm animals, man, their food and habitat. The rising sea level is itself a threat, oceans are becoming warmer and this is highly affecting marine life. So, to reduce this crisis we need to lessen the level of carbon pollution. The state bodies must work on:
- Strict policies to cope up with climate change
- Help humans and nature to adapt to this change
- Reduce carbon dioxide emission.
The crying forests
Forests contribute towards imbibing the carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas that causes global warming. It is also home to uncountable species of animal and plants. The government in every state is working towards ways of conserving forests. All of them did not have the same impact The Sub-Arctic forests have been highly affected. In forests in the tropical zone like Amazon, even a little weather change can cause in extinction. The trees while being chopped off release lot of carbon dioxide. This gas adds to the existing greenhouse gas and contributes to global warming. There are certain active communities that work towards ensuring that there are less forest degradation and destruction.
Lack of fresh water
The water system is badly affected due to more droughts an flood. The lakes and rivers are a rich source of drinking water supply to man and animals. There is a dearth of fresh water due to damming, drainage, pollution, dredging, extraction and silting. The glaciers in the hilly areas are melting which is highly impacting the amount of freshwater on which so many people rely. Rivers and lakes are drying up and there is a huge amount of industrial waste beneath that is affecting underwater lives. Oceans are now too much acidic and this is already having an impact. Coral reefs are becoming highly sensitive, they are at risk and dying. Research says if global warming remains such high, by 2050 only a mere 5% of the Great Barrier Reef would remain.
Climate change affecting polar zones
The polar zones are responsible for regulating the climate of the world but the Arctic and the Antarctic both are in danger. The weather change is contributing to global warming and its consequences.
The suffering wildlife
Global warming is the main cause of extinction of species and if the earth heats more than 3 degrees C, the ecosystem will struggle. Climate change is happening too quickly even faster than the species can adapt. Animals like Tigers, Asian Rhinos, Snow leopards, Orangutans, Polar bears, African elephants and penguins are on the verge of extinction.