How Climate Change Is Directly Affecting People In Their Everyday Lives

Climate change has been gravely affecting the everyday routines of the people and it might be a cause of concern for many. Here are all the details on the story.

Sania Kader

February 1, 2021

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Climate change has been a topic of debate for quite some time now as a few people are convinced that the phenomenon is unreal or does not affect the people directly. The worldwide climatic balance has been disturbed since the last few years and the repercussions have been felt in the form of natural disasters in different parts of the country. As per NASA reports, 2020 has been the hottest year on record while Greenland has lost 152 gigatons of ice between September 2019 and August 2020. Around 80% of the oceans in the world experienced at least one heatwave in the past year and the Atlantic hurricane season witnessed close to 30 named storms between June and November, which is concerning number for the human population.

Here is a look at the ZEE5 video with details related to climate change and how it has been affecting people directly:

Climate change is one of the rising phenomena which has a high chance of causing major damage to the human population. According to the video attached above, the change in weather conditions has been affecting the people directly, making it necessary to curb the condition. As per reports, various metropolitan cities on the coastal lines, like Mumbai, London, Bangkok, and Panama City, amongst others, are likely to get submerged underwater by the year 2050. As per data, 145 million people live three feet or less above sea level and around 800 million people live less than 30 feet above sea level. With the current rate of melting glaciers and icebergs, more than 11 major cities will sink into the sea.

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According to this video, global warming has been affecting various small everyday habits like coffee consumption and regular commuting. Various coffee-producing areas like Zona Cafetera and India have been witnessing unfavourable climate conditions to grow coffee, resulting in a sharp rise in price. Commodities like fish, which is a major source of protein, have been dying at a young age due to lack of coral reefs and consistent heating up of the ocean. As per an earth hour poll, severe weather has been causing delays to half of the commuters at least once a month. The declining air quality and increasing heat have also resulted in health conditions like asthma, hyperthermia, and bronchitis, amongst others.

Also read India has practically achieved pre-2020 climate action targets: Prakash Javadekar

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