PLANETARY BOUNDARIES 4
The planetary boundary is a concept by environmental scientistswhereby they set environmental limits through which human beings cansafely operate. The objective of this concept is to ensure that thereis global sustainability (Henderson-Sellers & McGuffie, 2014).Nine planetary boundaries have been proposed, and climate change isone of the most important planetary boundaries that could threatenhuman survival if not checked.
Thesis: Climate change effects are severe and they continue to beaggressive and if steps are not put in place to deal with thisplanetary boundary, the survival of humans on earth would bethreatened.
Climate change has been defined the apparent variations in theclimatic patterns across the world that are caused by the increasedpresence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The variations in theclimatic patterns have led to floods and droughts, as well as floods,which has severely affected agricultural production(Henderson-Sellers & McGuffie, 2014). There are also instanceswhere temperatures in some regions have gone extremely high, and heatwaves have been experienced in many countries such as India and haveled to many deaths. It is argued by environmentalists that if theemission of the greenhouse gas to the atmosphere is not stopped, theworld might become inhabitable due to the extreme climatic patterns.
The primary solution or effort that could reduce the effects ofclimate change would be a reduction in the amount of carbon dioxidethat is released into the atmosphere. This can be done throughresorting to energy sources that are clean and renewable such asnuclear and wind power (Henderson-Sellers & McGuffie, 2014). Itis essential to stop relying on fossil fuel that pollutes theenvironment with carbon dioxide. However, it is critical to note thatpollution of the air might not be entirely eliminated since someessential equipment used by humans such as cars require the use offuel.
While concluding, it is critical to note that climate change is oneof the most critical planetary boundaries. The relevant authoritiesmust take the important measures to reduce the emission of carbondioxide into the atmosphere. The threats of climate change arealready clear, and any more emissions might make the earthinhabitable to aspects such as extreme temperatures and suddenfloods.
Henderson-Sellers, A., & McGuffie, K. (2014). The futureof the world`s climate. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.
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