Global Climate Change and Environmental Social Problems

In the past few decades, the world has been grappling with environmental concerns that have threatened to significantly affect life on earth. Global climate change has greatly affected all the sectors of the economy by inhibiting the usual manner in which people undertake tasks. Global climate change refers to the adverse changes in weather patterns leading to drought, flooding, or increase in atmospheric temperatures (Ruddiman 13). Climate change is often characterized by changes in atmospheric temperatures, atmospheric pressure, humidity levels, and atmospheric gas compositions. Climatic changes are brought about by a host of factors, including: industrial activity, deforestation, and natural factors. Industrial activities release harmful gases into the atmosphere such as Nitrogen dioxide, carbon (IV) oxide, and sulphur. Of all these gases, sulphur and carbon (IV) oxide are the most harmful. Sulphur causes acid rain while carbon (IV) oxide leads to global warming. Global climate ...