Making global change understandable is a priority in the minds of the general public. What it means for us, our children and the future generation is what we should address now. Many centuries ago, humans have tries to use scientific means to change weather pattern, to get more rain or stop the rain or to decrease the heat or warm it up a little bit (DiMento, J.F., & Doughman, P., 2014). But, historically we have unintentionally change climate and still changing it today.
This paper gives the general public an idea of the level of what we know as greenhouse gases, a 3% of gases found in our atmosphere that help to warm the earth and disrupt our climate. Other global climate change societal issues like pollution, loss of biodiversity, overpopulation, deforestation and many more also contribute to climate change we encounter today(DiMento, J.F., & Doughman, P., 2014) .
Why I select this particular audience (general public), is the fear we have discussing climate change both in private and in public, and I found that we are losing ground and face a turbulent and alarming future. So, the general public is an ideal audience to introduce the concept of climate change and human security. The relationship between my audience (general public) and global climate change maybe debated simply because of some group who do not believe in climate change and for those who believe in.
However, one single threat to climate change is the disruption due to the buildup of human generated greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Although the general public are beginning to address the problem by reducing their carbon footprint, but unsustainable human population can overwhelm such efforts making me to believe is going to be a tough task to achieve.
How do I decide what my audience need to know about global climate change? I decided to address the effects, adaptation and mitigation of scientific consensus of climate change. The approach I took is to acknowledge the impact of climate change on poorer countries. Despite negligible contribution to greenhouse gas emission, climate change has affected the poorest people in the poorest countries. Climate change has made agricultural produce irrelevant due to drought and lack of irrigation from these low-income countries. Therefore, the emerging scientific consensus about climate change has not yet had positive result on the routine strategies of global health on the most vulnerable society ( Michael E., et al. 2008).
I decide on my structure, format and tone through by informing my audience the basic features that dictate Earth’s climate and our environment.
- The atmosphere, ocean, land, and how ice response to heating from temperature change.
- Regional environmental systems which have innate patterns of climate variability.
- Finally, the heating of the planet by solar balanced by energy loss to space.
Commentary: Challenges in communicating climate change issues to the general public are very enormous for a host of reasons. But first, as the society is concern about air pollution that have migrated from choking plums to the smallest of particles that penetrate deep into our lungs, and to heat-trapped greenhouse gases linked to global warming (Andrew C. Revkin, 2014).
We could ague that emissions from smokestack and cars tailpipe emissions project ramifications for future global climate change remains as murky as it has been. We should not ignore the fact that some well-financed efforts by industries and groups that oppose pollution restrictions amplify the uncertainty of the environment for their benefit. Honestly, their approach ultimately perpetuates confusion and contention that brings public disengagement and inaction.
- I get the attention of my audience by talking about global climate change and how it’s affecting the environment, our children and our future. The risk of inaction to curb climate issues will outweigh the progress done so far.
- I introduce my objectives and goals on climate change by providing credible science-based climate resources and providing successful data about what geoscientists and others are doing to help protect and conserve our natural environment from global warming.
- I introduce my structure to my audience to increase participation in and understanding climate change mitigation, while providing strong focus on empowering the general public to take active role in the solutions to solve climate change and its impact on humanity and ecosystem.
- I define some of the key terms like weather, climate to my audience in the best way possible and established reasons why climate change is real. I believe weather are the foundation of climate products that set a precise scientific inference to measure climate variables such as temperature, humidity, precipitation, air pressure, wind speed/direction and snow depth.