Climate change is rapidly changing the earth and we must act to resolve it before it is to late. Everyday Carbon Dioxide is released into the atmosphere because of human activity. When this occurs heat begins to get trapped in the atmosphere which causes global temperatures to rise. Since the 19th century the Earths temperature has risen about 2 degrees and is predicted to keep rising if we don’t stop producing large amounts of carbon dioxide. Also, NASA explains how “Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about our planet and its climate on a global scale.
This body of data, collected over many years, reveals the signals of a changing climate”(NASA). Climate change is a huge issue today and we must not wait for it to become more serious, but act on it now before we cannot fix it. Also, As the earth continues to warm so does the ocean.
The ocean has heat up by 0.302 degrees since 1969. Because of the ocean heat, the undersides of the Antarctic Ice shelves are melting.
This leaves certain animals without homes and can soon eradicate our homes as well. “Warmer water that can be produced from climate change tends to stay on top of what is then a layer of colder water. This affects tiny drifting marine organisms known as phytoplankton”(Anup). This can potentially be bad for us humans because we get most of our oxygen from these phytoplankton that are beginning to disappear from the effects of climate change.
Also, because of the progressive rise in heat multiple high temperature events have taken place such as hurricane Irma that took place in Florida from August 30, 2017 to September 16, 2017. As the warm weather natural disasters continue to hit, low temperature events have began to decrease since 1950. Since Human activity emits carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere the earth is heating rapidly and we must be aware that climate change is and will affect us