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Understanding the devastating impact of climate change

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Understanding the devastating impact of climate change
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Climate change is a pressing global issue that requires immediate attention and action

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, with far-reaching consequences for our planet and its inhabitants. Climate change refers to the long-term change in weather patterns and temperature. This can occur naturally, such as when the sun’s pattern changes. However, since the 1990s, human activities have significantly contributed to climate change. These activities include burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas, which release greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and chlorofluorocarbons into the atmosphere. These gases trap heat, leading to global warming. As the population grows, people seek comfort and better living conditions, leading to deforestation and industrial development. Deforestation releases carbon dioxide, while industrial activities release more gases, worsening the environment. The effects of climate change are widespread and devastating. Rising temperatures cause glaciers to melt, leading to increased sea levels, severe storms, and floods. These gases also harm the ozone layer, causing health problems like skin cancer and species extinction. Climate change exacerbates droughts by increasing evaporation, reducing soil and vegetation moisture, and making dry periods even drier. This scarcity of water makes it harder for plants and animals to fulfill their needs.

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To address climate change, individuals, governments, and corporations must work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This can be achieved through:

Improving energy efficiency and vehicle fuel economy; increasing wind and solar power; using biofuels from organic compound; setting a price on carbon use; electrifying transportation and industry, and developing storage technologies and controlling pollutant.  

Climate change is a pressing global issue that requires immediate attention and action. We must work collectively to reduce our carbon footprint and develop sustainable practices to ensure a livable future for generations to come.

Ali Raza

Larkana, Sindh

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