Climate Change Cause and Effect
by Dajia Bergeron on April 3, 2018 - 11:27pm
In the article “Climate Change Cause and Effect” by Joseph F. Doyle explains what humans that causes so many consequences. During 1950, the annual amount of carbon dioxide that was released in the air was around 9.2 billion tons. Nowadays, humans use 40.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year. In between Christmas 2017 and January 8, 2018, there was almost a new record made when it came to the amount of snowfall in North America. Other natural disasters such as strong hurricanes, wildfires, drought, hail, tornadoes and flooding have caused the U.S. to spend approximately 307 billion dollars on repairs. The author describes climate change as the planet’s personality and the weather is its mood. The director of NASA’s Goddard Institute, Jim Hansen explains the causes of hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria. He says that it has to do with the icebergs melting in the Arctic and the Antarctic. There is an extra 7% of water retention in the atmosphere is caused by the surplus amount of carbon dioxide in the world. In France, there has been so much rain that there was an “emergency evacuation” of all the special artifacts in the Louvre and other museums. The U.S. has also claimed to have accepted 90 million climate change refugees in 2017. Mudslides and wildfires are also a consequence of global warming. Because of all these effects climate change has on the world, governments are obliged to spend a lot of money in trying to fix all the damage caused by these natural disasters. In order to fix this problem, a big budget has been acquired so that there is enough funding to try and slow down global warming.
In my opinion, I believe that climate change is a very complicated problem that needs to be resolved. It will take a lot of time and energy in order to fix this problem but much more action needs to be taken in order to be able to successfully slow down this difficult situation. When Doyle mentioned the fact that the weather is the mood and climate change is the personality of the planet earth really got me thinking because it makes sense. If we treat the earth well, there will be less natural disasters (mood). If we continue like this, the weather will get worst, and it is just a matter of time before it is irreversible.