In the current generation, global warming has become a serious concern. As a result, people are witnessing more natural disasters day by day. This is pretty evident as the world has seen many hurricanes and forest fires in the past few years. The frequency of such disasters is increasing and the only explanation is that nature is revolting against the mess that humans are creating. Global temperatures have been increasing rapidly for decades now. Since 1901, the temperatures are constantly increasing at a rate of 0.15 degrees Fahrenheit per decade.
How is global warming related to natural disasters?
At first glance, one may not connect the dots between natural disasters and global warming. They may think both things are unrelated because increasing heat will not cause disasters. However, this is not true. Global warming can certainly cause more disasters and here’s why.
As the temperature levels increase, there would be droughts worldwide. A water shortage is pretty evident. The increased water vapour in the air will also be a big cause of concern as it will work as fuel for generating powerful storms that can cause extreme destruction. With higher temperatures, the wind speeds also increase drastically. The sea levels will constantly rise due to global warming as glaciers will start melting. This can create cyclones. The drought seasons will increase the number of wildfires all across the globe. Floods, heavy rainfall, and similar calamities will get common.
Are natural disasters increasing every year?
If the theoretical explanation is not enough, there is sufficient evidence to prove that natural disasters indeed increase global warming. This evidence also shows that the world needs to do something about it.
- The number of natural disasters has increased by almost triple the amount in just 30 years. This means that natural disasters are increasing rapidly, putting various lives at stake and killing millions of people worldwide. This increase is related to global warming because the temperatures have also been increasing simultaneously.
- The sea level is rising at a rate that is 2.5 times more than the rate before 2006.
What are some severe natural disasters that indicate climate change?
Nature speaks for itself and it is doing just that by increasing the frequency and the intensity of the natural disasters that people face every year. Some of the most dangerous natural calamities that have occurred recently are proof that climate change is real.
- The Australian wildfires were one of the biggest forest fires that people have seen recently. They claimed the lives of at least 28 people and burned about 10 million+ hectares of land.
- Cyclones that came to Zimbabwe resulted in a loss of 1000 lives across the country.
- There were droughts in East Africa and floods in South Asia.
People need to take immediate action against climate change worldwide. Only when everyone joins forces together to eradicate global warming can they take a breath of relief again.