The Impact of Climate Change on Society - Climate Change #3
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "HOW DOES CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT US? - Climate Change #3 | Conservation International Singapore" by Conservation International
TLDR The destruction of natural ecosystems, such as forests and coral reefs, due to human activity is leading to the acceleration of climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and the increased vulnerability of both animals and humans to deadly diseases and natural disasters.
Forests are not only home to a diverse range of species, but they also provide essential resources such as food, water, and medicine for millions of people.
Humans and animals living closer together due to climate change are exposing each other to deadly diseases.
The fact that the sixth mass extinction is happening sooner than expected is a result of human activity, distinguishing it from the previous five extinctions caused by natural factors.
When animals' habitats are destroyed for human needs, some species become extinct, leading to a disruption in the Earth's delicate balance of life.
Oceans act as carbon sinks, absorbing most of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but the increase in atmospheric carbon is causing a rapid rise in ocean acidity.
Rising ocean acidity is causing coral bleaching, which not only affects coral reefs but also impacts various marine species and humans.
Coral reefs and mangroves play a crucial role in protecting coastlines from storm damage, erosion, and loss of life, highlighting the importance of preserving these natural ecosystems in the face of climate change.