Humans and wild animals face new challenges for survival because of climate change.
EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON A LARGE SCALE
Since September 2019- More than 6.3 million hectares have been burned to the devastating Austrailian bushfires
Climate change is a long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns. Often climate change refers specifically to the rise in global temperatures from the mid-20th century to present due to an increase is greenhouse gas emissions.
EFFECT OF AUSTRAILIAN BUSHFIRES
More frequent and intense drought, storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, melting glaciers and warming oceans can directly harm animals, destroy the places they live, and wreak havoc on people’s livelihoods and communities.
STEPS TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT
Confirming what had been widely suspected, researchers have found that caused climate change had an impact on Australia’s recent devastating wildfires, leading to widespread burning at least 30 percent more likely than in a world without global warming.
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?
Damage caused included:-Dangerous levels of air pollution-Burning of millions of acres-Displacement of nearly 90,000 people-Displacement/ Death of nearly 3 Billion animals
In Paris, on 12 December 2015, Parties to the UNFCCC reached a landmark agreement to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future. The Paris agreement brought all nations into a common cause against climate change.
Main Aims of Paris agreement:-Limit global temperature rise by reducing greenhouse gas emissions-Provide a framework for achievement of more ambitious targets.
1) Save energy2) Avoid Plastic whenever you can3) Plant more Trees4) Avoid use of CFCs5) Use biodegradable materials