PHILOSOPHY AND THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Man made global warming exists; this is due to unchecked actions of man in the society. The phenomenon of climatic regime on the earth surface is a dynamic process that evolved over millions of years. Research has it that Brundtland commission of 1987 discussed on the effect of mining and burning of fossil fuels, manufacture and release of toxic chemicals and pollutants into air and water, destruction of forests and soil erosion, with a clear warning for humanity to either change its development strategy or be prepared to face the consequences in near future. Unfortunately, the situation has further worsened due to unchecked population growth, consumption pattern, and use of fossil fuels and release of greenhouse gases, deforestation and pollution. There are incontrovertible evidences that temperatures today are more than 0.8 °C above pre-industrial levels and the sea level has been rising at 3mm per year. The world is currently witnessing frequent and severe natural disasters including droughts, floods, cyclones, fires and mudslides. So, the negative impact of climate change is enormous but these impacts can be remedied if man will accept to cooperate with nature.