Session 2: The Storm is Here: Consequences of Climate Change
Dr. Steven Hausman
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm USA EDT (1600-1700 UTC)
Climate change and global warming have devastating consequences on our planet and our lives, such as extreme weather patterns and loss of biodiversity. However, there are some solutions available, and by working together, we can create a more sustainable and resilient future.
Climate change and global warming are no longer distant threats or abstract concepts, but are real and happening here and now, with devastating consequences on our planet and our lives. The increasing global temperatures are leading to extreme weather patterns, including hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, and floods, which are causing immense destruction to our ecosystems, homes, and livelihoods. In addition, the melting of polar ice caps is leading to the rise of sea levels, which is threatening the existence of low-lying areas and islands. These effects are not just environmental, but they also pose significant economic and social challenges. Moreover, climate change is leading to the loss of biodiversity, disrupting our food systems, and worsening air and water quality. These consequences are not just limited to future generations, but are affecting us now, and they require our immediate attention and action.
This presentation will provide insights into the impacts of climate change and global warming, which are becoming increasingly dire as time passes. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. There is still time to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change and global warming, but the entire world needs to act rapidly and work together to adapt to changing climate conditions, and to create a more sustainable future. Some solutions include reducing our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable lifestyles, supporting policies and technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promoting renewable energy sources, investing in research and development and encouraging a circular economy.
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