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Climate change to accelerate extreme weather events in near future

Climate change to accelerate extreme weather events in near future

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According to a warning issued by scientists, humanity is now facing an ever-increasing threat of unpredictable and extreme weather. Moreover, the planet has not reached a new climate stability, but global warming is creating more powerful storms and record-breaking, drought-driven wildfires. Thus, it would be a mistake to overlook this situation as the years ahead could be quite a lot worse.

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Heat waves are expected to become more frequent and more intense, if we continue to emit these warming greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The unprecedented extreme weather that we've seen over the past year is clearly a result of human activities.

The types of events that occurred in 2017 was long back predicted by the scientists. Warming of the earth and oceans would supply more energy to intensify hurricanes and killer storms, there would be fewer rainfall events, creating more widespread drought. Moreover, more moisture in the atmosphere would increase the amount of heavy rainfall leading to Harvey and Irma like floods that the world has seen in the past few years.

Looking at the unprecedented events, clearly the impact these of climate changes is no longer subtle as the cost of inaction is already far greater than the cost of action. It is sure that soon, the Greenland ice sheet and the west Antarctic Ice Sheet will be seen melting and sea levels will be seen rising.

Things are seen getting worse day by day, we need to do is to take the steps earliest possible in the form of decreasing our emissions and transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy to save the earth.

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