Weather is often affected by climate change. It can be affected in more ways than you may expect. Throughout time weather and climate have been changing and adjusting which has caused some major weather events and unfortunately, will continue to. For example over the past couple of months, we have seen heat waves, hurricanes, massive floods, wildfires and snow storms. We can expect to see rising sea levels and drought and more weather like these. But what's causing it all and how can it be stopped?
The greenhouse gas effect is a natural process and without it, we wouldn't be able to survive here on earth. What makes it worse is the activity that humans do to contribute to this process. This is called the “enhanced greenhouse effect” or “anthropogenic climate change”. It can be caused by the burning of fossil fuels, cutting down forests, increasing livestock farming, fertilizers containing nitrogen and fluorinated gases which contribute a lot to climate change. These things heat the environment by letting the heat release process much harder for the atmosphere by trapping in the suns heat.
Climate change is a real issue that is affecting our weather every day. To stop it may almost be impossible but to reduce the speed that climate change is happening is the mission, what you can do to reduce your contribution to climate change is something everyone should do in their day to day life. You can green your commute, try to reduce the amount of pollution you create and also try and reduce the amount of waste you create, even in your own home! All of these things can help to reduce the amount of heat energy which is being trapped in the atmosphere which can cause many catastrophic weather events and raised sea levels.
Story by Brooke Darby