What Does David Suzuki See as the Problem Regarding Climate Change?
Canada’s forests are expected to be among the most vulnerable in the world to climate change. These forests support countless species and ecosystems and are among the many examples of at-risk habitat. The global meltdown of ice sheets and alpine glaciers represents another, taking an immense toll on Arctic ecosystems. Climate change also threatens the health of our children and grandchildren through increased disease, freshwater shortages, worsened smog and more. These impacts also pose incalculable economic risks that far outweigh the economic risks of taking action today.
This time can span up to millions of years (Gillard, 12). These changes are caused by biotic processes and solar radiation variation which the earth receives. Other causes of climatic change are volcanic eruptions and plate tectonics. Human activities can also cause climatic change. Nevertheless, in modern times, climate change has come to be known as ‘Global Warming’. The evidence given in response to the changes in the global climate is drying rivers, drying trees and animal deaths as given above. Penguins have tried to adopt in the changing warm weather even though their habitat requires ice. Droughts, famines and other environmental issues have arisen because of global warming. Sicknesses such as some skin disease have been caused by global warming. Lung infections, sight problems and heart disease have also been given as evidences of global warming.
Gillard, Arthur. Climate Change. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2011. Print.