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.
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 year 2010 was declared the International Year of Biodiversity by the UN. However, before the declaration, varied media outlets and sources of information had disclosed that most individuals are not aware of what biodiversity entails (Roe, 2019). A recent report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has indicated that more than one million species are facing extinction.
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
Nuclear energy, like all industries and energy-producing systems, generates waste products. Nuclear waste is divided into three categories based on its radioactivity: low-level, intermediate-level, and high-level. Only highly contaminated objects, such as tools and work apparel, make up the great majority of the waste (90 per cent of total volume) yet contain only 1% of the total radioactivity.
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.