Youth Perspectives – Climate Change

By Daniela Echavarria-duran
Grade 10, St. Cloud High School

Many may wonder why it starts to feel hotter than expected. Some even ask, “Why are wetland conditions changing?” It can be approached with interest and curiosity to ask questions like. or “Why is there a shortage of crops and grass?” Well, the answer to these questions is simply climate change. Now you may be wondering what climate change is. Climate change is any significant change in climate parameters over a period of time. This shows that climate change is one of the most damaging elements to our planet, including our nature and mammals.

Climate change has had a major negative impact on our areas such as agriculture, manufacturing and sea levels. Extreme weather changes, such as abnormally warm temperatures, wind patterns, precipitation, or catastrophic flooding, can trigger crop growth for obvious reasons. In the news entitled “What is Climate Change”, “Rising temperatures have caused the polar ice caps to melt, resulting in a 10-25 cm rise in sea level over a hundred years. It is predicted that they will rise another 50 centimeters by 2100.” This suggests that the effects of rising water levels will be more widespread than ever before. Although the process is not going as fast, changes must be made to protect the polar regions or any other areas connected to significant amounts of water.

Also, from the same article, “However, over 200 years of industrialization and fossil fuel use in western countries have produced more carbon dioxide than can be used by natural processes such as forests or plants and excessive amounts of carbon dioxide. it has settled in the atmosphere, resulting in rising temperatures and other extreme weather conditions that we experience.”

Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by underground fossil fuels cannot be captured by the atmosphere.

Every time we extract and burn fossil fuels from beneath the Earth’s surface, we release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This in turn results in global warming of the planet. This makes it difficult to grow plants and herbs. The above examples are just two of the many reasons why climate change is extremely harmful.

To continue, fish and humans, like other animals and plants, have been adversely affected by climate change in many ways. Fish species that use colder water to reproduce and survive in the world’s inland areas are experiencing significant impacts due to climate change.

Many fish are believed to be experiencing water temperature stress due to drought, caused by a combination of decreased precipitation and snowmelt runoff combined with rising temperatures.

However, it is not only animals that suffer from this terrible restriction, but also humans are economically adversely affected. A key review, Climate Change: Health Effects, states, “There is a wide range of possible health consequences of climate change. These include the direct effects of natural weather-related disasters, such as the destruction of homes and the contamination of water supplies. There may also be changes in the geographic range of insects and the season of transmission, which will increase the incidence of vector-borne diseases such as malaria.”

Climate change will affect a wide range of social and environmental factors, including air quality, water supply, food supply, shelter and many other factors affecting human health. Health outcomes are remarkably relevant because they intensively reflect the money and well-being of the population. In conclusion, these are the reasons why climate change affects our planet day by day.

Although many of you believe you can’t do anything to change the climate, you’d be surprised how simple it is, because there are so many ways you can cooperate. For example, inflation has a major impact on exacerbating the suffering of climate change. That’s because of the Inflation Relief Act, which is guilty of raising taxes and failing to address record-high income. [farming] Costs, among other reasons, as noted in the article, “In an Overheated Economy, Economies Forced to Cool Climate Messaging.” Some of the ways you can contribute to this cause is to prepare for when these natural disasters strike and prevent it from being worse than it needs to be. This means buying only the amount of food and supplies needed and focusing on others.

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