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Climate Change IntroductionClimate change hasbeen the topic everywhere as serious effects have become evident. The risksbrought about by human, natural activities to the world climate have often beenoverlooked, and many years later, we are forced to live with the consequences.Many people do not know the connection between the aforementioned activitiesand climate change. In this case, physics is one of the disciplines thatexplain this relationship.
The laws and principles thereof are a handy tool formaking it clear how climatically detrimental practices directly translate toadverse climate effects that include; long destructive rains, long draughtperiods, longer winters and many others. By ensuring that everyone knows howtheir activities affect the climate for which they depend on, it is easier tolimit such practices and hence salvage the situation. This essay demonstratesthe connection between natural and human activities, and climate change as wellas the benefits thereof. One of the majorimmediate effects of climate change is a rise in surface temperatures, which isgenerally attributed to greenhouse gas emissions. The science behind thisphenomenon is what the society does not know and this contributes to somedismissing these as merely claims (Yang, 780).
In thermodynamics, gases aregenerally poor conductors of heat. Carbon dioxide gas rises into the atmospherewhich it forms a blanket. This blanket limits the radiation coming from thesurface from escaping to space (Davini, 1385). The result is more and more heatenergy forms the sun remaining on the surface causing temperature rise. Thisknowledge brings the greenhouse aspect into perspective, which makes thesociety appreciate the importance of limiting the emissions as a measure ofcontaining climate change. This aspect of climate change is one among others,which can be explained using physics as in the following sections.
Extreme rains areas well an evident aftermath of climate change. The warm gases in a heatedatmosphere mean that they can expand hence increasing their volume compared tocolder atmospheres (Yang, 782). The increased volume leads to higher moistureholding and retention capacity because condensation can be derailed. The longerperiods give time for as much moisture to gather into the air and by the timecooling occurs, the amount is too high that the downpour thereafter isdestructive in nature. Heavy downpours are especially fatal where the residentscannot afford durable settlements and drainage infrastructure (Davini, 1387).The link between the rise in surface temperature and extraordinarily heavyrains can hence be conceptualized using the laws that entail gaseous expansion,volume increase, and moisture retention capacity principles.
Flooding has beena major cause of deaths, especially along the coasts and lowlands. Sea levelrise is known to be the main causation of this phenomena but its connection tohuman and natural activity can only be described using physics principles (Yang,779). First, higher surface temperature heats up and melts polar ice capsadding into the sea volume. The level of the sea rises and when the dischargeof rivers, which drain into it, increases, flooding results in the coastal areas.Secondly, the rise in seawater temperatures leads to melting of the ice capstoo. This may result from surface temperature rises as well as volcanicactivity below the seabed.
Warmer waters lead to the death of corals, which isan important part of the marine ecosystems (Frusher, 20). Aquatic fish dies andhence the communities that depend on them for livelihood suffer theconsequence. Variations in seatemperatures also lead to destructive oceanic currents that destroy property,especially in the coastal areas. Warm water is less dense and therefore wherecold water interacts with warm water, currents develop. In extreme cases, themovement is so intense that ocean currents develop and travel at great speeds (Yang,782). The energy so developed is so great that when the currents advancetowards the coastal areas, the kinetic energy is dissipated as the currents die(Frusher, 25). The coastal structures are subject to great impacts because ofthe dissipation process leading to numerous deaths and great loses.
Typhoons,cyclones, and hurricanes are among other destructive effects of the rise in seatemperatures. When heated air rises from the sea surface, it cools on risingand when air that is more heated displaces it from below, pressure zonesdevelop. These zones gather energy as they advance towards the coastal areas;they gained destructive energy leading to catastrophic impacts along thecoastline. The above illustrations describe varying formsof climatic effects, but they all revolve around the same idea; energyexchange. The earth receives and gives out energy to the atmosphere andeventually into outer space. Most of the incoming energy comes from the sun andthe earth has mechanisms to dissipate this energy by into space or incorporateit in a number of ways.
Whenever the process is altered, climatic changeeffects become evident because the energy retained is dissipated in ways thatare catastrophic. Energy trapped in the atmosphere as heat energy raises thetemperatures leading to the aforementioned impacts (Frusher, 28). Close to allthe effects are related to the heat energy retained in the atmosphere althoughsome are the outcome of natural occurrences (Zhou, 1123). The balance betweenenergy intake, retention and radiation back to the atmosphere is oftendistorted by human activities. Distorting this balance makes some of the energyend up in places other than the natural ones, which mostly turn out disastrous.Climate change impacts are the result of the above human interference andphysics is the right discipline to explain the phenomena.
Physics dealsprimarily with energy; therefore, the very cause of climate change can bedescribed using the principles outlined in the discipline. It presents thebasic issue which when addressed, will mitigate climatic change effects in acollective way. Even though other society-based approaches are important inequal measure, understanding the problem in depth is the key to an everlastingsolution.
Social solutions have been in use for quiet long but scientificsolutions have had a much lesser attention (Davini, 1384). Physics is among theleading science disciplines that provide an elaborate and soundly foundedunderstanding of the problem at hand as part of generating the solution. Tothis effect, models have been developed over the years to model the atmosphericenergy levels and the projected future levels of the same (Zhou, 1133). Thesefind use in the monitoring efforts of the bodies involved in climate changemanagement.
Conclusion In conclusion, physicsis a science discipline, which plays a key role in describing climate change inrelation to energy exchange between the earth and outer space. Its laws andprinciples explain why certain phenomena occur in relation to climate changeimpacts. The role of man is defined in a clear manner so that he can exploitthat knowledge in adjusting for a better tomorrow. Global warming, hurricanes,flooding, extreme rainfall and rise in sea level are all aspects of climatechange that can be explained using physics as a science. The society canclearly comprehend matters climate change, which is a beginning point to acollective approach to an everlasting solution to the decades-long problem.Science is a crucial supplement to society-based approaches to the problem andwhen this is well coordinated with the existing laws, climate change will beoutdated. Works Cited;Davini,Paolo, et al.
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