What is Climate change and why should we pay it any attention?
Climate change is the global or regional climate patterns, a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced using fossil fuels. A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing energy originating in ancient photosynthesis. Such organisms and their resulting fossil fuels typically have an age of millions of years, and sometimes more than 650 million years.
There are three types of fossil fuels which can all be used for energy provision: coal, oil and natural gas. Coal is a solid fossil fuel formed over millions of years by decay of land vegetation. To put it in Layman’s terms There are both natural and human sources of carbon dioxide emissions. Natural sources include decomposing waste and even bodies, ocean release and respiration. So even something that we need to live can negatively impact the plant. As well as the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. That means the cars we use to get to work, the factories that make the cars and food amongst more. So, in a world that’s constantly changing and evolving, how do we create a sustainable environment for the future.
The United Nations concluded there’s a more than 95 percent probability that human activities over the past 50 years have warmed our planet. The industrial activities that our modern civilization depends upon have raised atmospheric carbon dioxide levels from 280 parts per million to 412 parts per million in the last 150 years. 95 percent probability that human-produced greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have caused much of the observed increase in Earth’s temperatures over the past 50 years.
Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity, and agriculture feels its effects in profound ways. Farmers are particularly impacted by extreme weather conditions, which include drought, severe heat, flooding, and other shifting climatic trends. These all pose challenges for farmers as they work to grow enough food, which is why we’re devoted to finding ways to transform agriculture to be part of the solution in addressing climate change. Although agriculture is a contributor to climate change, the industry plays a role in curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrogen oxide that contribute to climate change