The blanket hovering over the Earth has created alarming effects that the human species may be extinct sooner than Elon Musk builds the Martian city. These are the reasons why:
The oceans are dissolving high carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and creating high acidity that is threatening the marine life.
Growth of Wildfires
With low humidity and high heat waves, when an ignition source, for example, a cigarette not put off is in contact with vegetation, a wildfire can easily occur with high intensity.
Our selfish reasons for converting forests into farms, cities and using timber for domestic use denies us the engine that absorbs carbon dioxide creating an imbalance to the atmosphere.
Sea Level Rise
Ice is melting at a fast rate expanding the oceans and affecting infrastructures at the coast and high flooding in certain areas.
The decline of Fresh Water
Change in temperature is increasing the rate of evaporation thus decreasing the supply of fresh water to the population.
With the temperature rising above average and strong heat waves, the rate of mental disorders is increasing, starting with the basic and underestimated symptoms like stress, anxiety, and depression due to high chronic fevers and other climate factors that affect the body.
This year is a perfect example of the unstructured seasons we have experienced. There are periods when we expect rain, but the sun decides to dominate and vice versa. At times, we have experienced short showers and mild sunshine alternating consecutively.
Download the Climate Scorecard PDF and use it to question and deliberately challenge yourself daily on how to make the Earth a better place. Whether the impact is small or big, the most important thing is that it’s positive.
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Image Credits to William Bossen