Global warming has become an undisputed fact about our current livelihoods; our planet is warming up and we are definitely part of the problem. However, this isn’t the only environmental problem that we should be concerned about.
All across the world, people are facing a wealth of new and challenging environmental problems every day. Some of them are small and only affect a few ecosystems, but others are drastically changing the landscape of what we already know.
Our planet is already suffering from some impacts of global warming.
- Ice is melting worldwide, especially at the Earth’s poles. This includes mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland, and Arctic sea ice.
- Many species have been impacted by rising temperatures.
- The sea level has been rising more quickly over the last century.
- Some creatures (butterflies, foxes) and alpine plants have moved farther north or to higher, cooler areas.
- Precipitation (rain and snowfall) has increased across the globe, on average.
- Some invasive species are thriving. For example, spruce bark beetles have boomed in Alaska thanks to 20 years of warm summers. The insects have chewed up 4 million acres of spruce trees.
- Changes in temperature change the great patterns of wind that bring the monsoons in Asia and rain and snow around the world, making drought and unpredictable weather more common.
Other effects will become more common, if warming continues. For example, sea levels are rising, floods and droughts are becoming more common, hurricanes and other storms are becoming stronger. Also less fresh water is becoming available. As humans we cause and cultivate these effects by our actions and we are the victims of them as well.
Some diseases will spread, such as mosquito-borne malaria. Ecosystems will change: some species will move farther north or become more successful; others won’t be able to move and could become extinct like it is happening with bees and it could mean the end of humanity because bees are the primary initiators of reproduction among plants which is our food.
What more can we do to manage climate changes?
- It is clear that even if the international community manages to make further progress, it has a long way to go before it has exhausted its current agenda of negotiated restrictions on carbon emissions. It should also be clear that even with unimaginably successful negotiations, restrictions on carbon emissions will not do the job. Global climate change roots in more deepest levels – we affect global climate change with daily choices we make and support. All of it is the cost of a global climate changes and our quality of life.
Our goal together with your help is to make a research about all the influential effects for global warming, search for solutions and make offers how to stop and change global warming. Our goal is to work together, unite every single unit who is fighting against global warming and make changes together with our suggestions. It also means to spread our research results as an educational material for different social groups – suitable for each countries cultural differences and habits.
- The program we develop and support for now is for research and educational materials – how to find an effective solution to stop global warming, what we can do now and in the long term. With your donation you will support our movement against climate changes.
- The information and data we gather will help to raise the awareness about global climate changes worldwide and will stimulate society to make immediate changes!
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