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Global Warming - Climatic Change

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Global Warming - Climatic Change

Global Warming





Global Warming


The issue of climatic change is a complex cultural, political and social phenomena that tend to reshape the way we think about the society, ourselves, relations between biophysics, political and socio- economic and humanity’s space on the earth. However, it is prudent to restate that the heat intensity on earth gradually increases with time leading to altered weather and climatic conditions. The paper will explicitly relate to global warming, in addition, the main focus will be based on texts obtained from Hulme (2009) based on reasons as to why people disagree about climatic change, Ford (2011) which is about policy making at the edge of chaos and Hallam, & Ingold (2008) on creativity and cultural improvisation.

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Climatic change experienced at present is totally different from what it used to be a century of decade ago. The rate of ozone layer depletion is alarming due to the effects of industrialization among other practices that are unhealthy to the eco-system globally. Socio-cultural and political practices are confirmed scientifically to be the main influential causes of the worsening rate of ozone layer depletion. Science and technological interventions should be encouraged to facilitate the reduction process so that the alarming rate of depletion would be reduced drastically.

The adverse effects of climatic change has gone beyond our control, in the past it was possible to control rational weather and climatic predictions unlike the current situation where intervention circumstances have failed a great deal. The issue of climatic change require both experts and lay, western and indigenous groups in developing strategies that would effectively promote justice which is cognizant of the global warming issue and respective approaches that would be adopted to eradicate adverse causes of climatic change.

Different political groupings have respective opinions towards the global warming issues. The super powers and G8 have formed opinion towards the issue, although emerging powers strive to achieve fame the wrong way. For example the issue of atomic bomb and mining of solid and liquid minerals are among some of the socio- cultural human activities that adversely influence global warming. Unlike the demand for economic growth, some of the social and economic activities derail efforts to achieve an eco-friendly climate globally. Political leaders should strive for a unanimously accepted treaty that could salvage the worsening climatic conditions from the self centered gullible social, economic and political leadership within the global scope.

The issues constructed and represented in each of the three sources. The kind of questions and concerns raised by the author(s) in each of the sources

According to Hulme (2009), the author tends to illustrate the controversies which are continuously based on significance of risks posed by climatic change. In addition, a lot of concern and emphasis are based causes of global warming with respect to scientific theories, pace of global warming and the extent to which it effects or impacts on regulations, policies and investments that preclude local and global climatic changes. The author is concerned with the question on how best to solve the controversial global warming issue without interfering with the global economic, political and social concerns (Beck, 1999).

In Ford (2001), the author is determined in deriving a better approach that can save the world from the devastating effects of global warming. In addition Ford reiterated that global warming is a matter of concern that should be solved through policy enactment so that adverse factors that influence poor weather and climatic conditions can be stopped or minimized globally Ford is concerned with a question that seeks to derive an approach that to create policies that would be accepted globally without interfering with the global systems at the expense of global warming (Bennett, 1995).

The third book authored by Hallam & Ingold (2008) is encouraging since the content is composed of numerous ways through which the global communities would practice creativeness and improvisation of alternative approach that can be put into practice to reduce

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