Causes and Effects of Drought

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What is a Drought? During dry and hot weather periods, it is common to find dry and cracked earth without even a single shed of water or wet areas. Lakes, rivers, and streams may as well run dry. Well, these are the typical earth conditions that define drought in layman terms. Drought can simply be … Read more

What is Forest Degradation and What are Various Causes of it

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What is Forest Degradation? Forest degradation results owing to decrease in tree cover, the biodiversity in the forests or the changes to a lower state of the forest structure. Degradation refers to damage or reduction in quality of certain features of the forests. Continued degradation of the forests can destroy the entire forest cover and … Read more

Primary Causes of Industrial Pollution

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Primary Causes of Industrial Pollution Industrial pollution is the release of wastes and pollutants generated by industrial activities into the natural environments including air, water, and land. Additionally, industrial pollution is linked to the degradation of the natural environment. Industrial pollution impacts the environment in multiple ways and has grave consequences on human lives and … Read more

5 Deadly Effects of Air Pollution

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5 Deadly Effects of Air Pollution Air pollutants can potentially harm human and animal health, damage or hinder vegetation growth, and can make the living conditions in the environment unbearable. In most regions of the world, air pollution has adversely affected people and the environment in various aspects. The short-term and long-term effects of air … Read more

Causes, Effects and Solutions of Ocean Acidification

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What is Ocean Acidification? When discussing environmental pollution, one may immediately refer to pictures of smog in China, litter in farm fields, or plastic rings in the oceans. Pollution takes on many forms besides simply air and land pollution. Pollution of the ocean is becoming a greater problem for our food web than many realize. … Read more

Natural and Man-Made Causes of Global Warming

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Natural and Man-made Causes of Global Warming Global warming is the most common term that comes up when we talk about climate change or pollution. Global warming is the result of increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. As we consume more fossil fuels, cut down trees, use more toxic fertilizers in … Read more

Introduction to Global Climate Change

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What is Global Climate Change? There is still much confusion caused by willful or unwitting ignorance in regard to what we are going to refer to here as global climate change. In this introduction we distinguish between climate change and global warming and correlate the phenomena, real or imagined, and conclude with our own statement … Read more

Natural and Man-made Causes of Climate Change

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Causes of Climate Change The climate changes when the total amount of energy in the Earth’s atmosphere changes. The energy changes spread out around the globe upsetting climate processes. There are many causes for these energy shifts, called climate forcers; some internal in the climate itself, some natural but external to climate, and some man-made. … Read more

How Does Deforestation Affect Climate Change?

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How Does Deforestation Affect Climate Change? Deforestation is an important factor in global climate change. It is well known that deforestation is a big problem in the world today, with hundreds and even thousands of vulnerable forest being cut down both for tinder and to make way for arable farmland for cows and other livestock. … Read more

Is Climate Change Real?

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Is Climate Change Real? Climate change is the change in Earth’s surface temperatures, mostly due to burning of fossil fuels which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. There is a lot of confusing information on the Internet about whether or not climate change is real. It seems like every time there … Read more

Effects of Greenhouse Gases on Climate Change

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Effects of Greenhouse Gases on Climate Change The reason our Earth is habitable is because it is like a greenhouse. Sunlight penetrates through the atmosphere, warming the Earth’s surface, then radiating back to space (infrared radiation). A portion of this outgoing heat is retained in the Earth’s atmosphere and radiated all around by greenhouse gases. … Read more

10 Solutions For Climate Change

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10 Solutions For Climate Change Whenever we hear of climate change, the first thing that comes to our mind is global warming. Global warming is the cause of climate change. In simpler words, climate change is the change in weather patterns which can last for extended period of time, even millions of years. As mentioned, … Read more

40 Amazing Climate Change Facts

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40 Amazing Climate Change Facts Climate change and global warming are hot topics these days. Studies conducted by various scientists suggest that climate change is happening and it could have devastating and damaging effects on human life. So, what is climate change? Due to burning of fossil fuels, the atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have … Read more

20 Fantastic Ways To Stop Climate Change

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20 Fantastic Ways To Stop Climate Change Climate change is a frightening thing. Although a 1 degree rise in temperature sounds minimal, the effects of climate change are far-reaching, with floods, super-storms and droughts on the increase and seemingly no way to stop them. The powers that be hold conferences and pass memorandums, but it … Read more

11 Terrible Effects and Threats of Climate Change

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11 Terrible Effects of Climate Change We hear a lot about climate change nowadays, but what does it actually mean? Climate change is when the weather patterns of an area change over many years. Precipitation levels, wind patterns, and average temperatures shift, and these shifts affect every living being on the planet in many ways, … Read more