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Climate change; Too hot to handle?
In respect to the world peace, today, there are various issues of concern for survival of humanity in the universe. There are growing interest into the subject of arms race, regional conflicts and continuous injustices among people and nations. However, among the challenges related to these issues, one surpasses the understanding of humanity on measures to adopt in combating it. This is the subject of climate change. In view of the universe, form its conception; it presented a sustainable and self-sufficient habitat for humanity and life in general (Boom, 2011). However, continued irresponsible and downright misuse, overexploitation and pollution of the environment created the current issue of climate change. Climate change presents a threat to life from animals, to plants and people. Climate change entail the drastic change in weather phenomena and patterns, such as irregular and unpredictable temperature changes, rainfall patterns among others. Thus, climate change as an issue has several subsequent parts, including global warming, drought, flashfloods, pollution levels and rise in sea level among others. Thus, climate change is an issue of concern for social existence in peace.
Why this is an issue of justice or the common good
The change in the climate of the earth is affecting the weather of the universe, the oceans, snow, ice, ecosystems and society. The issues causing these changes include the natural and human related activities. However, in view of the natural factors, the environment out to be self-sustaining; hence the conclusion that the argument as to natural factors causing the climate change do not hold true. Primarily, the leading factors in contributing towards climate change are human activities. These factors include activities that result to the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide among other gasses that trap heat in the atmosphere on a yearly basis (Schneider, 2008). Thus, climate change is primarily due to human industrialization. This makes it an issue of concern for the society, as it threatens the social justice aspect of society. The effects of climate change, such as drought, floods and high temperatures among others endanger the lives of people in the world. The fact that lives of people are at stake due to climate change makes it an issue of social justice and common good in the society.
The perspective of the stakeholder in the issues
There are several stakeholders in the issue of climate change. These stakeholders have varied interest and beliefs on the subject, as such; they would not want to change their perspectives. Additionally, the stakeholders enjoy various benefits from the positions they hold on the issue. Among the prominent stakeholders in the issue include, the international community, economics perspective and developing countries. In their perspectives, they hold varied beliefs and resolutions in relation to the issue of climate change.
The international climate change database indicates striking findings on the climate change factor facing the universe. The international community holds the responsibility of ensuring and propagating, as well as, facilitating world peace and security. The current projections of climate change strategies base their foundation on the report of IPCC fourth assessment report. From these projections, it is evidence that the international community holds the belief that human factors are the leading contributors to the issue at hand. According to the international community report, global warming will continue, and climate changes will intensify. From their studies, scientists use climate models to establish the future climate outlook. Therefore, the international community have the perception that in the course of current trends, unless acted upon, climate change will intensify in the near future, resulting in further devastating consequences that the already existing effects.
According to the international community, the industrialized countries and developing nations are the largest risks to the rise of climate change. Therefore, in their projections on the issue, they consider various measures as options for the issue. According to IPCC and the United Nation delegation on climate change conference, the focus options include the implementation of international sanctioning laws (The Royal Society, 2010). These sanctions by the international community aim at regulating the level of emissions from the member countries in the international community. Additionally, the regulations aim to curb the issue in developing countries by probing them to adopt safe alternative sources of energy to avoid falling into the situation of the developed countries at higher risk of experiencing global warming and climate change impacts. The course for implementing regulatory measures is thus the option the international community is taking. In view, their resolutions, the significant beneficiaries will be the international society. Communities in various countries across the universe will benefit as climate change affects both in the areas where it results from, and those neighboring the source. The developing nations will benefit too as they will have better opportunities at meeting their goals without climate challenges. The group is not willing to relent in the fight towards averting the looming world Armageddon. Climate change, if not curbed, can lead to the elimination of life from the universe. Thus, in view of the lives and achievements at stake, the international community is not willing to relent on implementing its resolutions on the issue of climate change.
Capitalism is a necessary factor in enhancing and facilitating the development across the universe. Countries developed or still developing depend on the economic status and international markets to achieve its levels of development. A hungry and poverty-stricken people cannot work effectively. Additionally, the consequences of climate change include conditions that hinder working ability of employees (Velasquez, Andre, Shanks and Meyer, 2012). This impairs the production levels of people in the society. Moreover, climate change result in unreliable weather patterns, which leads to lack of food in various countries, especially those dependent on agriculture. Therefore, it is clear that climate change affects the industrial section, as well as, the agricultural sector of countries. It is from this perspective that economists envision the consequences of climate change of economy of the country or globe. When economist analyze the negative effects of climate change on the world market prices and standard of living; they position their stand on the offensive, opposing climate change as an evil out to haunt the society. The economy of the globe is at stake owing to the increased climate changes occurring all over the universe. However, there is an issue as to who should mitigate the cost of climate change.
In the perspective of economists, they indicate their displeasure on the issue at hand. However, in another aspect, some envision climate changes as an opportunity to exploit and make profits. However, those who understand the concepts of markets and prices of necessities for life see climate change as a hindrance to the growth of a better economy status. They pull their resources to try curbing the issue by facilitating cheaper means of production to help them manage the world markets (Velasquez, Andre, Shanks and Meyer, 2012). Their vision is to facilitate the world economy to standards that befit the necessary human living conditions. In this resolution, there are various stands taken by members of economy stakeholders. There are those who will not relent, as they want the conditions brought by climate change to remain, whereas, those who were there initially want climate change curbed. Both sides do not wish to relent as they benefit differently. Those who want the status quo will benefit by exploiting markets with unreasonable prices of commodities. Those against the high prices of production due to climate change want to change the world to a better place, safe to invest and grow financially. Thus, these reasons explain why both sides do not wish to relent in their stands.
The developing countries
The developing nations are among the stakeholders in the issue of climate change. They are pursuing development to join the developed nations in the world. However, their endeavors face challenges due to the limited energy available for their utilization (Australian Catholic University, 2013). This is causing them to exploit the available natural resources for energy, contributing to global warming. However, they hold the belief that developed nations are the main sources of climate change, contributing most to climate change. Thus, the developing nations only envision their desire to achieve higher development levels. Development is essential for all nations, but development at the expense of world climate challenges is not worth standing by and advocating. In their resolutions, they do recognize the impacts of climate change it hits them most. Developing nations face most challenges in drought hinder and other catastrophic consequences of climate change. Thus, they resolve to hold the resolution of the international community, which is to find alternative energy sources that are clean and pure from factors that cause climate change (Brown, 2013). In their belief, some groups are not willing to adopt such positive practices. Such groups only view the factor of profits; however, those supporting the resolution of international society will not relent in the stand to fight against contributors…[continue]
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