Who’s Responsible for Climate Change? – Part 1

Climate change is not a hoax. It’s caused by mankind and we’re witnessing the effects. Unless we ramp up our efforts to reduce carbon pollution, the effects could well destroy the climate that is responsible for modern civilisation in the first place. As each of these points is vital to the future of our planet, let’s tackle them one by one. Greenhouse gases The greenhouse effect is why we have a planet to live on. The basics of physics have...

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Who’s Responsible for Climate Change? – Part 2

The direct warming intensifies droughts by drying out and heating land that has been affected by less precipitation. The droughts are also worsened by warming due to early snowmelt, which reduces a vital reservoir used in the West in the dry summer season. Also, climate change alters precipitation patterns, which results in parched semi-arid-regions. Scientists have said that they are seeing this happen in the Mediterranean, as well as, apparently, in the southwest. The early snowmelt, and the heating and...

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