The Changing Weather: Causes of Climate Change

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Climate change has a lot of causes, both natural and manmade. On the other hand, the previous two hundred years have witnessed changes to the climate happening more rapidly than previously. The consequent discharge of greenhouse gases and particulate matter also bring about a range of related processes which also contribute to climate change.

This cycle of growth and drop is due to a intricate method of events such as solar action, sea currents, polar ice caps and atmospheric pressure gradients. Occasions like meteor strikes and volcanic eruptions have significant effects on the global climate and also have been proven to trigger the start of an ice age.

While changes to Earth’s climate have consistently happened, the frequency of this shift in the previous two hundred years is alerting scientists and authorities around the globe.

Global Warming

Global warming has been associated with the rapid shift in climate detected since the industrial revolution. The burning of fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases which subsequently trap of the sun’s warmth in the world’s atmosphere. This increases global temperatures resulting in a range of different impacts that may influence the climate.

Since the ice melts heat is reflected, and the entire world gets warmer. Fresh water going into the sea in massive volumes may also change ocean currents, further impacting weather systems leading to changes to the world’s climate.

The Impact

Changes into the surface of the world’s land masses also have been proven to impact climate. The carbon cycle can be disrupted; leading to significantly less atmospheric carbon being sequestered, further raising global warming that contributes to climate change. The particles from the air may also reduce global warming by reflecting sunlight until it reaches the world’s surface.

Scientists have suggested intentionally releasing sulphur particles to the stratosphere to improve the quantity of sunlight reflected back to space. Even though this could slow climate change, there are lots of negative effects, especially on the health of living animals from the high levels of particles from the air they breathe.

Even though the world’s climate is affected by a intricate system of organic processes, global warming is the primary cause of recent climate change. Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, and therefore cutting down greenhouse gas generation is the most crucial activity that people can choose to minimize climate change.