Environment

Climate Change in Antarctica

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The article "Warm water rapidly melting Antarctica from below due to climate change"  by the science correspondent Josh Gabsatiss, explains how climate change creates tremendous warm underwater that melts Antarctica's ice sheets, resulting in a rise of sea level which is estimated to highly threaten humankind due to possible natural disasters. It is also crucial to find the quantity of melted water expected to increase in order to be able to map the retreat of grounding lines, since the ice shelves connected to the bedrock underneath may collapse.

The problem of climate change

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In the article “State of the science: Beyond the worst case climate change scenario” by the scientific American, the many risks of climate change are covered. The risks presented include warming temperatures, heat waves, heavy rains, droughts, stronger storms, and more. The article says all these factors will be affected due to the continuous increase of the global temperature. According to them, warming temperatures can be bring positive outcomes such as that agricultural yield will increase in colder areas and negative outcomes such as increased insect outbreaks.

Effects of Global Warming

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The article “Effects of Global Warming” by Alina Bradford and Stephanie Pappas inform us about the different effects that climate change has on our planet. According to the article, the main cause of the heating of the Earth surface, atmosphere and ocean is human activity especially the burning of fossils fuels. Indeed, the article claims that more than  197 international scientific organizations affirm that global warming has been caused by human activity.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate change is a very serious issue today, and it is talked about quite a lot.  A major cause for climate change is the release of greenhouse gas emissions.  Although the world is aware of the main cause (greenhouse gas emissions), there are specific reasons that countries do not always do everything in their power to stop/diminish greenhouse gas emissions.  In “Climate Change Demands We Change.  Why Aren’t We?

The Increase in Climate Change: The Increase of the Sahara Desert

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In the article “World’s largest desert has grown even larger due to climate change”, the author, Josh Gabatiss, describes how climate change is a huge factor in the Sahara Desert growing significantly in the past century. That being said, the purpose of this article is to inform people on the effects of climate change, and how it negatively impacts our world; the article examines a study that was performed with data collected since 1923.

Western Canada's Ongoing Struggle with Climate Change

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The article entitled, "New Science Is Forecasting the Future in the Changing Climate of Western Canada" was released by the University of Saskatchewan and discusses mainly the effects global warming has had on western Canada. The study anayzed previous severe weather patterns to better predict when subsequent life-threatning weather patterns will reappear.

Climate Change Affects our Health

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The article ‟How Climate Change Could Affect Your Health” written by Sylvie Tremblay suggests that climate change is changing our health.  One of the most direct risks of climate change is that humans have greater chance of developing heat-related illness. Rising temperatures mean more intense heat waves that strongly increase risks of heat-related illness. In fact, there are two risk factors for heat illness that American may be particularly at risk: high rates of cardiovascular disease and obesity.

Canada's Part in Stopping Climate Change.

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In the article “Sask. Auditor says climate plan is encouraging, but still more work to do” David Baxter discusses a few environmental and climate change related issues that provincial and federal governments encounter. Canada’s commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development released a climate change report that most of the provinces or territories failed to meet a certain standard regarding climate change. Although many of the provinces have had plans for climate change however they did not have important details like timelines. Some provinces had no plan at all.