Science – With Fewer Resources, Violence and Society Breakdown Could Occur

Science – With Fewer Resources, Violence and Society Breakdown Could Occur

Reports continue to discuss the risk that too many natural resources are being used and that, ultimately, there are fewer resources available. This pushes consumers and businesses alike to higher levels of stress. It increases the risk of more disasters and, as a result, the potential for violence. World leaders must embrace the need for regulation as well as the need to recognize the true level of natural resource depletion as it currently exists so that solutions can be found.

Weather Pattern Changes

In some reports, there is enough information to suggest that personal disputes and civil conflicts are growing. And, there is a link between these increases and the changing weather patterns occurring around the world. In other words, weather changes due to climate change could continue to spur more problems and stresses on the world as a whole. This could lead to significant problems for all people in virtually all areas.

How Can This Be?

A study was conducted that provided information that shows more than 60 individual accounts in which personal conflicts and wider conflicts increase when there is a significant change to weather patterns in a given area. This may include droughts, temperature increases, or heavier, more damaging storm activity. This does not have to be a significant, ice-age proportion event either. Evidence indicates that even moderate shifts from the normal range of temperature could spur problems for people. An increase of 2C in the global temperature, for example, could cause a 50 per cent increase in the amount of major (not small) violent conflicts occurring in the world. This could even include the number of civil wars taking place.

What Does the Future Hold?

Keeping in mind that this risk is present it is also important for world leaders to react now and take steps to curb the use and overuse of natural resources. By finding ways to reduce the risk of climate change, it may be possible to ward off some of these increases in violence. While this may not seem like an important reason to make such changes, it is an area of climate control and science that most people do not realize. As a result, more people than ever are at risk for significant shifts in violence should the increase in global temperatures or the availability of water continue to worsen around the world. World leaders need to respond and take steps to reduce these risks overall.

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Ocean warming is a threat to Coral Reefs

Covering an area of 280,000km, coral reefs are nature’s beauty at its best. They are biologically rich and are endowed with such benefits which are of great help to the communities they support. Coral reefs are the oldest ecosystems on earth and they support innumerable species. Furthermore, coral reefs provide a unique source of food and shelter to those innumerable species. Diverse human needs are also fulfilled by coral reefs. Coral reefs help in a great way for the expansion of tourism, fisheries, guarding sea shore, and subsistence; in addition they are very essential for development of new medicines. The beaches, coastal dwellings and agricultural land are always under the threat of eroding away from the forces of the sea. Coral reefs stand as a fence against these forces.

Covering an area of 280,000km, coral reefs are nature’s beauty at its best.

However there are various factors which posed as a threat to these natural beauties. Coral reefs are particularly vulnerable to human actions. Human behavior such as over-fishing which sometimes also include bomb and cyanide fishing are dangerous to coral reefs. Furthermore, deforestation and dredging also cause harm to the coral reefs. Increasing chemical pollution and use of the coastal areas for transport and tourism development and increased mining of coral reef rock and sand are harming the subsistence of coral reefs. Climate change has also shown its effect on coral reefs.

Global warming is also hampering the ocean life. With global warming, ocean warming is increasing at a rapid pace and this is a big threat to the coral organisms. The marine organisms are very much sensitive to the temperatures in water and the effect of global warming can result in mass bleaching of the coral reefs. Zooxanthellae, an algae is responsible for providing 80percent of energy to the coral organism. Due to the ocean warming these algae expel or bleach which is a risk to their life. Subsequent to the bleaching of the coral, they normally die however they can be recovered if the condition of the ocean can be normalized almost immediately. However, this is unlikely in most cases as most of the time human-induced pressure stands as a hindrance for their survival.