The article divulges that climate is not a recent occurrence, butrather, predictions of environmental disasters emanating from theissue were made by glaciologist Lonnie Thompson as early as 1978.According to Sumner (2016), the damaging effects of climate changeare countless. As a result, it is challenging to examine all theemerging concerns in a single commentary. The article discusses someof the consequences of climate change and a possible solution to theproblem.
A looming effect of climate change in the recent years is theoccurrence of Hurricanes. For instance, in 2006, Hurricane Katrinahit the Gulf Coast, leading to the loss of 1836 lives, while manywere left homeless. Another consequence of climate change is theslowing down of the ocean conveyor. The impact of the delay includesweather disasters, heat exchanges that make regions such as Europewarmer and a decline in the flow of water into the Atlantic. Otherproblems associated with climate change include extreme temperatures,the rise in sea levels and droughts that have instigated regionalconflicts, for instance in Darfur (Sumner, 2016).
Thearticle propagates that there is an urgent need to resolve the issueof climate change. Thompson (2010) asserts that the decades ofnegations are a false start. In the previous year, 195 countriesconverged in Paris to devise solutions. However, most nations settargets that they cannot meet. A proposal to resolve the challenge isto adopt immediate climate action. Andrew Jones states that ‘’waitingfor results is gratification.’’ Countries should, therefore, actby lowering emission levels (Sumner, 2016). The article concludes bystating that concurring climate change is difficult. However, it ispossible.
Inconclusion, my opinion about the subjects raised by the article isthat it is time for action. Holding conventions such as the failedCopenhagen Climate change meeting in 2009 and the recent congress inParis result to political disputes. It is imperative as argued by theauthor to implement practical solutions to solve the problem ofclimate change.
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Thompson.L. (2010). “Understanding global climate change: paleoclimateperspective from the world’s highest mountains.” Proc.Am.6 (2010).p 1-5.