Climate change is real, so is inaction

Brad Works
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Eleven of the past 12 years are among the warmest 12 years in recorded history; Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today far exceeds the natural range over the past 650,000 years. Widespread decreases in glaciers and ice caps are contributing to a rise in sea levels; between 1961 and 2003 the global average sea level rose 1.8 mm per year - between 1993 and 2003 it rose 3.1 mm/year.

Eleven of the past 12 years are among the warmest 12 years in recorded history; Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today far exceeds the natural range over the past 650,000 years. Widespread decreases in glaciers and ice caps are contributing to a rise in sea levels; between 1961 and 2003 the global average sea level rose 1.8 mm per year - between 1993 and 2003 it rose 3.1 mm/year.

Sounds pretty ominous doesnt it? It should.

Scientists, last week, laid it out pretty clearly during a climate change forum in Parishumans are the cause of global climate change.

Chief among our follies is the burning of fossil fuels.

The number of warnings experts issue is rising quickly. So too are the consequences of doing too little to stop it. It seems the only thing not increasing is the most important element action to prevent it from getting worse.

Climate change is not something to be blamed entirely on the government and if we humans continue to wait around for government which most days cant even manage a budget to fix it for us, it is already too late. Besides, when our prime minister declares quick emission reductions are fantasy it would seem that our leaders are not exactly up to speed on the urgency of the matter.

Its not like there are not any clear signs. Climate change is evident everywhere storms are stronger and more severe, the snows of Kilimanjaro will be gone within the decade, insects and disease are popping up where and when they shouldnt, and every time you look at the news you see or read about some horrible natural disaster.

Witnessing our own inaction is almost as difficult as watching the effects of climate change on our lives, bank accounts and environment.

Geographic location: Parishumans, Kilimanjaro

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