Global warming is the long-term heating of Earth’s climate system observed due to human activities, primarily fossil fuel burning, which increases heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in Earth’s atmosphere.
Humans are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth’s temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down forests and farming livestock. This adds enormous amounts of greenhouse gases to those naturally occurring in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming.
Global warming doesn’t just mean warming, which is why “climate change” has become the favored term among researchers and policymakers. While the globe is becoming hotter on average, this temperature increase can have paradoxical effects, such as more frequent and severe snowstorms. Climate change can and will affect the globe in several big ways: by melting ice, by drying out already-arid areas, by causing weather extremes and by disrupting the delicate balance of the oceans.
The effects of global warming affect the humankind, plants and animals in numbers of ways. These effects, increase ocean levels, droughts and changed weather patterns.
Climate change can affect human health in two main ways: first, by changing the severity or frequency of health problems; and second, by creating unprecedented or unanticipated health problems or health threats in places where they have not previously occurred.
A reduction in yield and an increase in pests compromise food availability. This is aided by a loss of arable land and the need to implement irrigation systems when faced with a change in precipitation patterns. The long-term effects of global warming on this field can potentially cause famine.
Water scarcity is found in an increase magnitude around the world, affecting rich and specially poor countries. Nearly three billion people live in water scarce conditions, and this situation could worsen if current population growth trends continue.
Global warming affects us all. So, everyone must bring down his or her personal contribution.
Please spread the word about the effects of global warming, do your part and save the planet.