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Climate Change: An Essay

Climate change has been an ongoing crisis for decades. It is only a matter of time before climate change becomes irreversible. For the past years, drastic weather changes have become more frequent and extreme in various places around the world. It is hard to ignore the mounting disastrous events that take place every day as to why climate change needs to be taken more seriously to prevent further intense issues.

Hotter heatwaves are taking place more often because of climate change. Average temperatures can be affected a lot by just a slight increase which causes a major difference. This simply occurs because the entire range of daily temperatures shifts towards higher values, resulting in an increased intensity of hotter days. Intense heat waves are becoming the norm whereas they are no longer rare as they take place worldwide. For example, in Japan as of late June 2022, experienced the “…worst heatwave in 150 years.” Therefore, it helps us understand the severity of weather conditions Earth is dealing with.

In addition, higher temperatures are also causing more extreme rainfall. According to the BBC News Climate & Science, “For every 1C rise in the average temperature, the atmosphere can hold about 7% more moisture.” This explains the heavier rainfall and excessive number of droplets that occur in smaller areas in shorter spaces of time. However, this is not the only way climate change has been linked to extreme weather.

Furthermore, climate change is shown to create the conditions needed to spread wildfires. Wildfires are horrific disasters where at least everyone has heard of a major wildfire event that took place in the world. The frequent hot temperatures that are taking place currently, are causing the moisture to be absorbed from the ground. Thus, allowing the land to become fuel for fires, which spread at an increasingly fast rate. Research has shown that climate change is expected to increase wildfires not only frequently but its intensity.

In summation, whether climate changes are proven to get increasingly worse to the point it will be beyond our control. But communities around the world can help prevent this from worsening by encouraging others to reduce, reuse, and recycle and to prevent using cars as much as possible and walk to your destinations.