Should we enjoy the warm weather or worry about global warming?

By Nadine Anne-Esperanc Atse

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“Scientists studying the effects of climate change have warned that we need to make massive changes to the way that we live our lives in order to tackle the problem of global warming”, so says the BBC.

That’s not how February supposed to feel… 4 days ago we’ve reached the highest temperature in February in the UK. However, it’s not a new issue, last year we had a similar climate change- where it was sunny in February and started to snow again in March.

The Guardian said: “While many people are enjoying this week’s record-breaking temperatures – 20.3C in Wales on Monday, and 21.2C in London on Tuesday, the hottest winter days on record – many of the same people are also worried. Extreme or unusual weather in the UK is becoming widely recognised as an indication that the climate is changing, though this realisation has been a long time coming.”

I suppose people started to realise now as this is unusual and it is not permissible to pretend that ice creams are normal in February.

Global warming is the gradual rise in temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and Oceans. Global warming leads to rising sea levels as ice caps begin to melt.

Dr Bevis said in a statement: “We knew we had one big problem with increasing rates of ice discharge by some large outlet glaciers.” Moreover, many of the world’s threatened species live in areas that will be severely affected by climate change. Additionally, the climate change is happening too quickly for many species to adapt.

“In a world of more than seven billion people, each of us is a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, we can fill any bucket.”
David Suzuki

So, is there anything we can do to stop global warming?
According to scientists the amount of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere around the world has to go down by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030 because the damage is already done and we can’t go back to how the things used to be, however 20 years will help to fix the worst damages.

Also, 85% of the world’s electricity needs to be produced using renewable energy, for example wind farms. Burning coal as an energy source it’s one of the massive issues when it comes to global warming, it affects our atmosphere and causes air pollution, which is exceedingly dangerous to human health.

Scientists say that: “Health impacts can range from asthma and breathing difficulties, to brain damage, heart problems, cancer, neurological disorders, and premature death.”

Therefore we should take the global warming issue seriously as it can end human and earth existence.


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