Three facts that should be known about climate change is that the world is the warming world, the melting ice and the weather is wreaking havoc. The progressive temperature increase is a supporting evidence that indicates the earth is getting warmer. According to readings from weather stations, buoys and ships, there is a record 1.69 degrees Fahrenheit increase since the 20th Century. There is also a compelling evidence from satellites indicating a clear warming trend. There is also a significant melting of ice especially in the North Pole with Arctic sea ice shrinking to an extent of 825,000 square miles which has led to increase in the sea level by nine inches since the year 1990. Global natural disasters related to weather have also increased since the year 1980. For instance, in 2003, there was an extraordinary heat waves that led to the death 70,000 people in Europe. Extreme rains and snows have also been extreme.
Vested interests which refers to personal interested aimed at benefiting certain parties are also emerging issues with respect to climate change. Vested interests undermines steps to thwart environmental hazards but instead focuses on taking opportunities and converting them into money. Major parties involved include Fossil Fuel Corporations and their lobby groups who are often involved in climate change negotiations but end up setting up standards that will favor them. The parties push for false solutions and therefore obstruct effective actions to be taken.
Environmental inequality which is evident in the 21st Century, refers to ways in which the quality of environment may differ from one community to another. The differences may be in terms of air pollution, exposure to natural hazards among other factors. The best example would refer to how India is the worst air pollutant on the planet. Most of the agents of pollution arise from vehicles due to the high number of people who own vehicles in India.
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