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A pinboard by
HARRIS CHISANGANO

Harris Chisangano is a Zambian based philosopher, International researcher, educator and speaker

I like using science as an instrument to explain life and existence. I am a book writer and motivational speak

PINBOARD SUMMARY

This work investigates the impact of climate change as a threat to agriculture globally.

Climate change also called global warming refers to a rise in average surface temperature on earth. An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is primarily due to the human use of fossil fuels which releases Carbon Dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. The gasses trap heat within the atmosphere which can have a range of effects on the ecosystem including rising the sea levels, severe weather events, droughts that hinder landscapes, more susceptible to wildfires. The primary cause of climate change is the burning of fossil fuels such as oil and coal which emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, primarily carbon dioxide. Other human activities such as agriculture and deforestation also contribute to the purification of greenhouse gases that cause climate change. There is a lot of evidence that tells us the average temperature of the world’s atmosphere and that oceans temperatures have increased over the last 150 years. These evidences include the following: • Direct temperature measurements on land • Change in the dates when lakes and rivers freeze and the ice melts • A reduction in the extent of snow core in the northern hemisphere • A reduction in glaciers • Extended growing seasons of plants • Changes in heat stored in the ocean • Changes in rainfall patterns resulting in more floods, droughts and intense rain A number of biological changes have also been observed and these include: • Shifts in the ranges of some plants and animals species • Earlier tying of spring events such as leaf unfolding, bird migration and egg laying for some species. Together, these indicators provide clear evidence that the climate is changing.