Global Climate Change

Everything you need to know

Nimra Bhatti
Blue Insights
Published in
3 min readJan 31, 2021

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What is global climate change?

In simple words, Global climate change is referred to as the change in the overall weather of the entire planet over a long time. Climate change involves both global warmings caused by man greenhouse gas emissions and the relatively high changes in precipitation. According to researches, the season’s pattern has been changed and became severe than ever. Such as the warm areas are getting warmer and cold areas are getting intense over the past few decades and will continue to get severe in the future if precautions wouldn’t be taken.

What are the effects of climate change globally?

The effects of Global climate change are now occurring on the earth that scientists had predicted decades ago. These effects are alarming signs of intense climate change which includes:

· Raised sea levels

· Glaciers are melting

· Seasons are getting intense

· Presence of ice in rivers

· lakes are getting vanished over time

· Forests are changing into droughts due to intense global warming.

· Intense heatwaves are directing towards the earth surface

· Water limitations are being observed

Causes of climate change.

People are greatly affecting the global environment and temperature of the earth by

· Fossil fuel burning

· Chopping down forests

· Increasing livestock farming

· Use of fertilizers containing Nitrogen

This contributes to the effects of greenhouse gasses on all those naturally found in the atmosphere, raising the number of greenhouse gases and causing global warming. Some greenhouse gases are Water vapors(H20), Nitrous oxide(N2O), Methane(CH4), Carbon dioxide(CO2) and Chlorofluorocarbons(CFCs).

Solutions to overcome climate change globally.

Global climate change is among the most critical challenges that the world is facing today. It includes many aspects like; the scientific methods, economy, community, sociology, world affairs, and ethical and moral issues, becoming a global problem, domestically, that will still be around in decades or even centuries to come. Carbon dioxide(CO2), the heat-absorbing greenhouse gas that has caused rapid global climate change, is accumulating in the environment for centuries, and the earth (mainly the seas) is taking time to adapt to climate change. And if we stop releasing all greenhouse gasses now, climate change and global warming will continue to impact generations to come.

Solutions to climate change require two potential approaches: decreasing and sustaining the rate of heat-absorbing greenhouse gasses in the environment (“mitigation”) and/or responding to climate change currently ongoing (“adaptation”).

“Mitigation” means a decline in climate change that is possible either by reducing the cause of gas(e.g; fossil fuel burning for heat and electricity) or by building up the sinks that store and trap these gases(e.g; soil, oceans, and forests). The main goal of this approach is to decline the interference of man in the rise of climate change and maintain the normal level of these gases in the atmosphere to the time when the ecosystem adapts to these climate changes.

“Adaptation”, the second approach involves the adaptation of life in the changing climate and adjusting to the change the will occur in the future. These adaptations include; the rise in yields and reducing and combating food insecurities, water resources, and satisfy human needs.

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Nimra Bhatti
Blue Insights

A Freelancer, Content writer, Story teller, Selenophile, cats lover