#vol 1: What is Climate Change?
Let's talk on Climate Change!
As millennials and Gen Z (as we are often called), growing up in these our time “what is Climate change” is one of the most googled statement, people are talking about it, companies are now being built around it, billionaires are investing heavily on research companies, people are protesting about it, governments are making policies around it, funny that scholarship bodies are asking what you’ve done or what are you doing about “Climate change”, we can’t even move safely into the fourth industrial revolution without addressing the issue of “climate change.”
So let’s start by defining “Climate’;
Climate is the weather conditions prevailing in a given area over a long period of time.
What is Change;
Change is to make something different, to alter or modify.
I’m sure by now you should be able to give your own definition of “climate change.“
Scientifically, Wikipedia defines Climate change as it includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. The earth’s climate has changed throughout history, most of these slight changes are caused by small variations in the earth’s orbit.
Climate change has caused an abrupt increase in the earth temperature, it is estimated in the last century to have increased from 1.2 to 1.4 degrees Celsius, 12 out of the last 15 years were the warmest on record. Climate scientist believed that this new tendency is not caused by variations of the earth’s orbit but they are 97% sure it’s been caused by human activities, that means You and Me are the major causes of climate change.
And since the industrial revolution in the 18th century, we have come a long way. We started breaking CO2 records in the 1950’s and we haven’t stop since, we’ve been burning more and more fossil fuels like oil and coal which release CO2 to power our homes, factories, airplanes and cars, humans have also increased greatly in population, the global population has tripled in the past seventy (70) years and we are consuming more product from animals that release another pollutant called “Methane,” etc.
So all those gases are released into the air and when sunlight gets into the earth atmosphere some of the heat gets trapped and the planet get warmer, that’s why they call it the “green house effect”, but the concern is not that the earth is getting warmer, it’s that it is happening far too quickly, scientist say we are witnessing the warmest temperature on earth since the last ice age, that’s ten (10) thousand years ago.
To be continued next week!
Enjoy the weekend!
My favourite things this Week
I finished reading a book by Mark Owen (his pseudo name) titled “No Easy Day” a former US Navy SEAL, he was a team leader in the raid carried out by Special US millitary operators called DEVGRU (seal team 6) that killed Osama Bin Laden. One major thing I learnt reading the book was having an opportunity to live a life bigger than you, things happen by chance but it takes a lot of preparedness and hardwork+consistency to be ready to meet the right opportunities when they come.
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When in doubt, choose change. I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. There is nothing permanent except change.