The Earth’s average temperature has increased about 1 degree Fahrenheit during the 20th century. One degree may sound like a small amount, but it’s an unusual event in our planet’s recent history. Earth’s climate record, preserved in tree rings, ice cores, and coral reefs, shows that the global average temperature is stable over long periods of time. Furthermore, small changes in temperature correspond to enormous changes in the environment.
Global climate is projected to continue to change over this century and beyond. The magnitude of climate change beyond the next few decades depends primarily on the amount of heat-trapping gases emitted globally, and how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to those emissions.The potential future effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions and an increase in the number, duration, and intensity of tropical storms.Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner.Taken as a whole, the range of published evidence indicates that the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and to increase over time. The magnitude of climate change beyond the next few decades depends primarily on the amount of heat-trapping gases emitted globally, and how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to those emissions.
In this pretext, REED Nepal has already realized its significance and put this concept into its business drives and is also going to initiate soon in mountainous regions of Nepal.