4. Are there examples of recent climate changes on Earth?
The consequences of climate change are not only due to greenhouse gas emissions but also to the deforestation of forests. The woods of Borneo was deforested by 75% in the last three decades of the last century for the sale of wood. This forest, until then the largest Asian plant lung, is located on the third largest island in the world. The consequences of this catastrophe did not wait. Borneo went from being an extremely humid forest to a place where fires have become frequent. Borneo and its areas of influence suffered a drastic local climate change, aggravated by the subsequent sowing of oil palm. Some scientists believe that these areas of influence range from Chile to Australia, places where huge forest fires have become recurring events.
The effects of global climate change have resulted in unusual heat waves, torrential rains, heavy snowfalls, droughts, vegetation fires, melting of glaciers, flooding, shortage of drinking water and food, deterioration of the coral bar and possibly modification of patterns of cyclones, such as tropical storms, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Read more about this topic in “How Borneo already had its own Climate Change made by human hands”.