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Climate Change: A Global Issue

Chhavi Jain

Abstract


Our Earth’s climate has transformed throughout history. Climate change is a complex process and it is believed that if we do not firmly curb it now, there are going to be catastrophic consequences. There have been several cycles of glacial advance and retreat. An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is primarily because of the human usage of fossil fuels, which releases CO2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The gases trap heat within the atmosphere, which can have a range of effects on ecosystems, including rising sea and ocean levels, severe weather events, and droughts that render landscapes more susceptible to wildfires. This review brings an insight into the different causes and effects of the climate change and why we must act immediately to safeguard our planet called Earth.

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