There’s no doubt, the Earth’s climate has changed progressively throughout history. In fact, we owe the origins of humanity to one of these many changes. Seven thousand years ago, there was a shift from what was an ice age, to the climate that one would experience nowadays walking to the nearest park.
According to modern sciences, the belief is that there have been seven shifts in the past 650,000 years. With that thought in mind, the average span of time in between these changes should prove true to 93,000 years.
Meaning, according to the numbers, it’s highly implausible that a shift is occurring without a third-party player causing changes. It’s not time for a natural shift in climate due to the Earth’s orbit or solar activity. Humanity has begun to affect the atmosphere through pollutants, henceforth creating a change in the global climate.
Climate change is a global issue
Global climate change is a hot topic across the United States. However, climate is not merely a U.S. issue, it’s an Earth issue. This concerns the entirety of the globe, where many nations are hard at work and dedicated in doing their part to solve the situation.
Unfortunately, while some band together with aspirations to make a difference, others cease progressive movement by viewing it as a myth. The task at hand is not easy, but it is time to take action.
While carbon emissions are on the rise and the world’s climate continues to change rapidly, people from all around the world have daily routines. For many people, this daily routine includes planting crops and taking care of them on a day-to-day basis. For a high number of nations, especially the poorer ones, the common way to make ends meet is through agriculture.
Successful agriculture is dominantly reliant on climate, considering that the weather surrounding the crop dictates whether a crop will grow, or if it will not. Due to this, global climate change poses a threat to many impoverished nations as the skies change.
If food becomes subtly or drastically scarce for these people, prices for food will rise alongside the scenario. Meaning, if farmers who already struggle to survive as is begin to fail in their fields, many incomes worldwide will not reach the price of what it takes to live in the world today.
Climate action isn’t the only thing that we struggle to gain control over. The environment has so many different elements to it that are affected by our actions towards the ecosystem.
Check out Part 2 tomorrow.
— By ewageck