Most of us don’t really understand what climate change is. Its more of threats being given to us by scientists . We see it as predictions and hence fail to give it the attention it needs.
I read somewhere how someone thinks that climate change is just some science crap that will never happen. He went ahead to illustrate how none of the predictions made by the scientist really come to pass. His advise was that we just live and stop worrying about such predictions.
Then I thought to myself, was he living under a rock ? Who hasn’t seen the climate change effects all over the planet. How many species have we lost? The weather patterns are messed up nowadays. Farmers are unable to predict the short and long rains like before. Temperatures have increased to a point of melting the glaciers. So what did he check again?
Anyway, what is this climate change? It is defined as a change in our weather conditions / patterns that extends for a very long time. The changes replaces what we have been expressing in our weather patterns.
Factors contributing to climate change
- Biological processes
- Solar radiation from planet earth
- Volcanic eruption whereby lava, tephra and assorted gases are expelled from a volcanic fissure or vent.
- Plate tectonics which are composed of oceanic lithosphere and thicker continental lithosphere.
Note: Human activities are considered to be the primary cause of climate change. This is what we refer to as global warming.
These questions will help us understand climate change better.