Global warming could be more dangerous than we have ever thought. According to UCLA researchers, greenhouse gases are the reason why California drought is going to last for 1000 years. Climate change is going to make a more arid climate and even though California is used to the drought, things will get worse in the future.
Researchers found that carbon dioxide and methane could be the main factors that will lead to the most dangerous drought the humanity have seen. It would not be the first time when the Earth will have to meet with this phenomena. In the 12th century, there was a drought who lasted for 60 years. However, the greenhouse gases have so many side effects that the risk will be higher.
All the activity made by humans are making the Earth’s temperature rise. This will lead to arid periods that could last for centuries and millions of people will be in danger. The biggest issue is that aridity seems t be the new normal. What is really interesting is that researchers discovered a connection between the dry periods and the sea temperatures. They used samples from Kirman Lake to see if there were droughts in the past similar to what is going to happen to us.
If the greenhouse gases will continue to rise, the effects could destroy our planet. Hotter temperatures have already killed more than 66 million trees in California, in the last six years. The authorities are expecting more wildfires in the future due to so many dead trees.
We have a lot to lose. First of all, the trees that help us survive are in danger. Moreover, there will be a lot of fires, which means another threat for our homes. Another thing would be all the money the authorities have to give for fighting fires.They spent 336 million dollars in 2015 and 209 million dollars in 2014. This is an evidence of how wildfires have increased in the last year. Think of what will happen if the California drought will last for centuries.
Of course, the drought is just one of the many side effects climate change has. The whole planet is in danger, not just California. Think about the ice that is melting, the sea level that is rising and the planet will not be the same by the end of this century. Global warming is the biggest threat to us, even though not many people pay attention to it.
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