When discussing with people climate change, there are often discussions about, whether or not this is really happening. To answer this, there is this great tweet:
Fisheries contribute to food security, livelihoods, and human health across the globe. Regrettably, the history of fisheries management worldwide is dotted with more failures than successes (Sarkar et al., 2018). Literature on fisheries management points out case examples of many inefficiencies than successful escapades.
Wetlands are natural regulators of the quantity and quality of water. The common wetlands across the globe include flood plains, freshwater swamps, open coasts, swamp forests, lakes, and peatlands. According to Wu et al. (2018), wetlands are the most diverse and productive ecosystems on the earth; thus, sources of diverse biological communities of invertebrates, birds, and other vertebrates.
The ocean ecosystem is an enormous economic asset and source of livelihood for many people across the globe. Hundreds of millions of people work in mariculture ports, tourism, shipping, offshore energy, and cosmetics, among many other sub-economies supported by the ocean (Stuchtey et al., 2020). Data shows that 90% of the world’s goods are traded across the ocean (Sumaila et al., 2020).
Climate change is caused by human activities that result in the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Thus, climate change is caused by greenhouse gas accumulation (Hornsey & Fielding, 2020). Although the most cited cause of climate change includes human activities involving burning fossil fuels and deforestation, waste adversely impacts climate change.
One of the most significant tests currently facing humanity is environmental degradation, including desertification, deforestation, climate change, and pollution. Environmental degradation is a serious concern since it contributes to resource scarcity and increases societies’ vulnerability to adverse climate changes. Consequently, it is a major factor fueling human-wildlife conflict and tensions in various communities. According to Choudhary et al. (2015), environmental degradation is the undesirable disturbance to the environment leading to the decline of environmental resources such as soil, air, and water, the ruining of ecosystems, and the extinction of wildlife.
Climate change is the permanent change of weather and temperature in the atmosphere of a place. Human activities contribute the most drivers to climate change such as environmental degradation, burning fossil fuels, and coal. The burning of these materials releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere leading to climate changes. This text will help understand the worst cases scenario in climate change.
The threats that climate change poses for mankind but also for all life on this planet are more real today than ever. To warn against these is not alarmism, but sensible. Deforestation not only turns large forests from important CO2 sinks into CO2 emitters, but it also changes the global water cycle and leads to … Continue reading Threats
Deforestation is a topic that most of us have heard about, if not directly. We see evidence of deforestation—from tree stumps to starkly empty ground—as we travel or walk across the world today. Urban and rural areas as well as jungles and mountains are all affected by deforestation. Taking trees from a forest for purposes other than their health or quality is known as deforestation.
Drought and desertification have a substantial environmental, social, and economic impact. The association between drought and desertification is vicious and presents significant ecological, social, and economic challenges across the globe. According to Borgen Project (2019), desertification affects every continent except Antarctica. United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) projects that 36 million square miles of land on the globe are currently affected by desertification.