change is a universal, constant shift in the planet’s weather patterns and
average temperatures. It is also one of the biggest crises in the world today. Since the industrial transformation, emissions
of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have been outrageous, leading to
global warming. These gases absorb the spectrum of infrared light and contribute
to atmospheric warming. Once these gases are released into the air they can
remain confined in the atmosphere for hundreds of years.
There are two sources of carbon dioxide emissions. Natural sources which
include plant respiration, decomposition and emissions from volcanic eruptions.
Anthropogenic sources also known as human sources include burning fossil fuels
such as coal and oil to produce heat energy, deforestation, chemical production
climate change certainly can have implications on people’s living standards.
Examples of some of the threats to human lives are rising sea levels which could
submerge coastal areas from water that may lead to tremendous amount of
displacement that has to be resolved at an international level, ocean acidity
levels continuing to rise and thus disrupting marine ecosystems, especially
tuna which would affect communities relying on these stocks throughout the
supply chain and average temperature rise exposing people to heat stress.