Do you think that the current climate change is a cause for worry?
For us, no. For future generations, yes.
Climate change is a slow event that is being studied over the course of decades. Many people complain that the extremely warm summer days are caused by global warming, likely their not. They are meteorological (short term) events.
The greatest effect climate change will have is measured in an average increase in global temperature, not local. This is because scientists estimate that approximately a 5 degree Celsius increase in the global temperature will result in a mass extinction. This may not seem like a huge increase but on a global level it's heating our atmosphere on average of 5 degrees. That takes a lot of thermal energy being trapped.
The result of that change in temp will result in different weather patterns than what we're use to and the exact changes are not completely understood. In all, the long term effects of global warming will change meteorology (short term weather) It could allow for higher than average rain fall in a specific area of the world while decreasing rainfall in another. Again this doesn't seem that scary but take into account the plant and wildlife around the world and how they've adapted to their environment. Even a slight change in weather patterns could mean the difference between a watering hole drying up in the savannah and at the same time floods killing wildlife and plants in the floodplains of the Mohave desert.
Small changes have huge consequences.
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