'Climate change is a terrible problem... It deserves to be a huge priority' - Bill Gates

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31 October 2014

Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority. - Bill Gates

"The long and short of it is that the temperature of the atmosphere is a degree (F) warmer than it was a hundred years ago, and the ocean is a foot higher" (Plotkin). What's the considerable issue if there is no argument between the learned and impartial scientists that climate change is taking place? The real problem lies with the government, huge corporations and the public who is still uncertain on how to respond to these changes. It is always hard for them to differentiate the reality from fantasy. In pursuit of their own interests, humans have been using corrupt tactics to alter the natural cycle of events. Although economy and health are the major points in question for public; climate change deserves to be a significant preference due to its geographical, biological and economic impacts.

To start with, the geographical effects of climate change include global warming, landscape change and rise in sea levels. Heat-trapping (green-house) gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and oxides of nitrogen; discharged by power machinery, automobiles and other sources are heating up the planet. "Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the twenty warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all ten of the warmest years occurring in the past twelve years" (Peterson et. Al. 9:8). Higher temperatures heat up ocean bodies which is causing vigorous storms and whitening of corals. Alteration in temperatures is leading to floral translocations and preservation threats. Moreover, changing sequences of precipitation are causing vegetation around the world to progress towards freezing areas and ascend the snowy altitudes. Decrease in snow cover andshrink...