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What is Climate Change? The climate of the world varies from one decade to another, and a changing climate is natural and expected.
However, there is a concern that the human industrial and development activities of the past two centuries have caused changes over and above natural variation What is climate change? Climate change is the natural cycle through which the earth and its atmosphere are going to accommodate the change in the amount of energy received from the sun.
The climate goes through warm and cold periods, taking hundreds of years to complete one cycle. Changes in temperature also influence the rainfall, but the biosphere is able to adapt to a changing climate if these changes take place over centuries.
Unfortunately, human intervention is currently causing the climate to change too fast. Plants and animals may not be able to adapt as quickly to this rapid climate change as humans can, and therefore the whole ecosystem is in danger.
What causes climate change? The global climate system is driven by energy from the sun. Several gases in the atmosphere act to trap the energy from the sun, thus warming the earth. These gases are called greenhouse gases and the process is the greenhouse effect. Without this there would be no life on earth.
Human activities over the last years, particularly the burning of fossil fuels oil, coal, natural gas and the clearing of forests, have increased the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
This is likely to lead to more solar radiation being trapped, which in turn will lead to the earth's surface warming up - called the enhanced greenhouse effect.
How does a changing climate influence South Africa? Higher temperatures will influence the rainfall, but it is still uncertain how the annual rainfall will change.
It could increase in some parts of the country, and decrease in other parts. Water resources Human and animal health Maize and wheat Grazing livestock Forestry The coastal zone Fisheries Biodiversity What can we do to slow the process down?
The enhanced greenhouse effect can be slowed down by following two guidelines: A sink is a process which removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. A source is a place or activity from which greenhouse gases are emitted.This started with a tweet.
I’m embarrassed how often that happens. Frustrated by a sense of global mispriorities, I blurted out some snarky and mildly regrettable tweets on the lack of attention to climate change in the tech industry (Twitter being a sublime medium for the snarky and regrettable).
Climate change is the problem of our time, it’s everyone’s problem, and most of our problem. (M ore than 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that humans are responsible for most if not all or even more than all of climate change—that last bit a reference to the analysis that without us, the world would be cooling slightly.) But it’s right on par with one group of scientists: meteorologists.
The team also used computer models to assess the scale of human-influenced climate change. The researchers found that in the weather stations in the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark, climate change has generally increased the odds of the current heatwave by more than two-fold.
But scientists have concluded that climate change has increased the frequency of extreme weather and will continue to do so." One connection the media seem to have missed, however, is the one between man-made economic activity and a global decline in fires.
It has partnered with New York-based AI-driven research platform Remesh and intends to reinvent the way organizations conduct research.
Remesh utilizes AI and natural language processing to determine the collective opinion of crowds. Expected benefits. The greatest benefit expected from this project is the elevated level of national preparedness and adaptation to protect human health from a key risk associated with climate change .