It's blog action day today and this years subject is climate change.
Climate change is a serious thread for all the living on this planet. There has been a debate going on the past twenty years weather it is really happening or not. Still some people don't agree that climate change is real.
If we would have used that twenty years better we might have changed our future. Now it is too late. The climate change can't be stopped it is happening. The question that remains now is how much warmer the climate will get and how bad the things are eventually going to be here on earth.
I think it is amazing how ignorant we all can be and how little most of us do or are willing to do for the future of this planet. Still this is our home and we don't have other place to go. If you don't care about yourself what about those people, animals and plants that will still exist while you are gone. I doubt that the future generations will appreciate us much for what we have done to this planet.
Climate change is already happening and represents one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet.
The warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level. The Earth's average surface temperature has risen by 0.76° C since 1850. Most of the warming that has occurred over the last 50 years is very likely to have been caused by human activities.
Projected global warming this century is likely to trigger serious consequences for mankind and other life forms, including a rise in sea levels of between 18 and 59 cm which will endanger coastal areas and small islands, and a greater frequency and severity of extreme weather events.
Human activities that contribute to climate change include in particular the burning of fossil fuels, agriculture and land-use changes like deforestation. These cause emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main gas responsible for climate change, as well as of other 'greenhouse' gases. To bring climate change to a halt, global greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced significantly.
Source: EU Environment > Climate Change