Is Climate Change a looming threat to Contemporary World?



Rahib Ali Rind
There is no blinking at the fact that the climate change is a looming environmental threat to
contemporary world. It is a global issue which has severly jolted economic, social and many other
sectors.. It is an unpredictable variation in weather patterns, oceans and topography due to natural as
well as man-made. Naturally, sun radiation, volcanoes and sunamis are the major culprits; on the other,
industrialization, deforestation and overpopulation are the man-made which further aggravate the
situation. According to the Barach H. Obama, Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is
happening here , it is happening now. Rahib Ali mentioned in his article. The Unstable World and
Current Challenges in the Daily Notable Newspaper on June 27, 2020 is that the analysis of Global
Climate Risk Index 2020 during the 25th Conference of Parties(COP25) in Mardid based on the impacts
of climate change events and Japan, Philippines and Germany are the most affected places by climate
change now-a-day. As every issue has some causes, firstly, deforestation is the major cause of this issue.
Forests store large amounts of carbon. Trees and other plants absorb carbon dioxide from the
atmosphere as they grow. When forests are cleared, stored carbon is released into the atmosphere,
mainly as carbon dioxide that adversely affect climate. Besides this, more than 20% of Australia’s forests
burned during the summer’s bushfire catastrophe. Research published in a special edition of Nature
Climate Change focused on the bushfire crisis finds that 21% of the total area covered by Australian
forests – excluding Tasmania – has burnt so far in the 2019-20 bushfire season. This antecedent further
aggravate the situation of climate. Not only deforestation but also industrialization further fuel the fire.
Today is the age of digitalization and modern technology which emit dangerous burnt gases to make not
sustainable environment. When fossil fuels are burned, they release carbon dioxide and other
greenhouse gases, which in turn trap heat in our atmosphere, making them the primary contributors to
global warming and climate Furthermore, population explosion and their consumption further worsen
the situation of climate change. The largest single threat to the ecology and biodiversity of the pla et in
the decades to come will be global climate disruption due to the buildup of human-generated
greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Hence, population explosion gives further boost adversely to
climate change. first and foremost consequence of this evil is on economic destruction. Where there is
erratic weather, there is always deterioration of agricultural production. Agriculture sector is considered
a backbone of any country and economy. Most of the developing countries rely on this sector to make
country economically great and strong. As a result, due to agricultural backwardness, climate change has
ever been negative relationship with economy. Moreover, climate change badly impact over water
scarcity. On 22nd Feb 2020, Cable News Network(CNN) reported that the Colorado River, which
provides water to more than 40 million people from Denver to Los Angeles has seen it is flow dwindle by
20 per cent compared to the last century. Thus, researchers and scientists have found that climate
change is mainly to blame. In the same way, melting of ice, glaciers and ice-sheet green lands are to be
impacted by climate change. As as result, Antarctica melted under it the hottest day on record in the
history on 6th February 2020, acquired by National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). Health
issues and mass departure are also further impacted by climate change. It has raised serious concerns, it
may become a daunting challenge. If mitigation policies are not adapted now, it will have a looming
threat to this contemporary world. Curtailing deforestation by enhancing planting, using environment
friendly technology and increasing research in agriculture secto r are the major remedial measures

which can mitigate climate adverse affects.  (-The writer is a BE (Pursuing Chemical engineering) QUEST,