Why Half Degree Rise In Global Warming Would Be Devastating

Only when the last tree is taken down, and the last river has been destroyed and the last fish been hooked, will we realize we can't eat money. We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to, but sadly we don't. The global rise in temperature is a significant cause of catastrophic climate change, which is resulting in the melting of glaciers, rising sea level, more frequent droughts, and the occurrence of extreme weather events.


Globally the size of our oceans is huge with tremendous heat capacity. It will take an enormous amount of heat energy to make even the smallest change in the temperature of the earth's surface. Since the pre-industrial era, i.e., 1880-1900, there has been a 2-degree increase in the earth's surface temperature. This number might seem very small, but it made a notable increase in the accumulated heat. Guys, are you aware of the fact that before the pre-industrial era, the temperature of the earth's surface used to vary. But ever since then, the temperature graph has mostly increased.


Because of the high heat capacity of water, the ocean temperature doesn't react instantly to the increased heat being trapped by greenhouse gases. By 2030, however, the heating imbalance caused by greenhouse gases begins to overcome the oceans' thermal inertia and predicted temperature pathways start to diverge, with unchecked carbon dioxide emissions likely leading to several additional degrees of rising in temperature by the end of the century.


Glaciers around the world are several thousand years old and have always provided a scientific record of the changing climate. Surely we all have heard that the glaciers are melting, but these specs will astonish you for sure. Research has confirmed that more than 95 percent of the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic is already gone. Today 10 percent of the earth's surface is covered with the glacial ice. Statistical analysis has shown that even if we control the emission of carbon dioxide and harmful greenhouse gases, still before reaching the 21st century, more than one-third of the remaining glaciers will melt by then.


The little we do to address climate change now, the more regulations we will have in the future. We, the team of Trekmoss, work towards spreading awareness about such pressing matters so that people across the globe come together and ensure the safety and the well-being of our planet.

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