Global Warming causes rising sea level from glacier melting, unusual weather, increased temperature, droughts and floods, changes in ocean currents and climate shifts. I believe that global warming is the human fault because humans create more pollution by burning fossil fuels, expanding the greenhouse gases and cutting down and burning trees also release carbon dioxide. Releasing such gases into the atmosphere not only effects the atmosphere itself but also effects the entire earth and its population. Global Warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth. This is a type of greenhouse effect.
The gases are emitted mainly by cars, power plants, and other industrial sources that burn gasoline, coal, and other fossil fuels. Obviously, the emissions of these greenhouse gases in excess are leading to the planet’s consistent increase in temperature. For example, in a study conducted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, it was confirmed that earth’s early century warming was caused by mostly solar and volcanic forcing, and the late century warming, from 1940-2000, was mostly caused by the increase of greenhouse gases. The National Resource Defense Council states, if global warming persists, there will be more air pollution and problems with water supplies as precipitation patterns change, as well as huge threats to ecosystems from the Everglades to the glaciers. Not only will there be hotter, longer heat waves and more intense storm systems, but also forests, farms and cities will face troublesome new pests and more mosquito-borne diseases.
What happens when too much carbon dioxide gets omitted into the Earth’s atmosphere? The condition known as Global Warming occurs. Global Warming is the rising of the Earth’s surface temperature due to chemicals in the atmosphere. Global Warming has many threats on the climate and even the health of the people on this planet. Some of these threats include the altering of crop seasons and even effect the way organisms survive on the planet.
What is global warming? According to the Natural Resource Defense Council, “Carbon dioxide and other air pollution that is collecting in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun’s heat and causing the planet to warm up” (“Natural Resources Defense Council”). This shows that global warming is caused due to the fact that harmful gases such as Carbon Dioxide escape into the atmosphere and capture all of the sun’s heat; keeping it secure. This causes the planet to get warm. Coal burning power plants are the main cause of global warming (Natural Resources Defense Council).
The “greenhouse effect” is the most prominent cause for the rise of global temperatures. According to the book, “Earth’s Changing Environment” the warming of the earth’s climate is due to a collection of gases in the atmosphere. There are various gases in our planets atmosphere, including: water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane. These gases, called greenhouse gases, absorb a large portion of the radiation from the sun and send it back to the ear... ... middle of paper ... ...the damage that we have already done, but not impossible. It is very important that we do all we can to stop this global crisis before it gets any worse that it already is or there won't be any chance of success.
One may ask how the Greenhouse Effect is so detrimental to the environment. The burning of fossil fuels expels extra greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The most abundant gas released from this process is Carbon Dioxide. When Carbon Dioxide levels are high, this in turn causes the temperature to rise causing many different things to happen, such as the melting of the polar ice caps. Should the polar ice caps melt, this would not only wash out many different ecosystems from the excess water on land, but it would also release a great deal of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere that had been trapped in the ice caps.
The greenhouse effect which refers to retaining of a part of the sun's radiation in the earth's lower atmosphere leading to increasing in the earth's temperature is the cause of global warming. Also, depletion of the ozone layer is a major source of global warming. However, human actions in burning ... ... middle of paper ... ...he level of CO2 in the atmosphere., deforestation causes increase in environmental temperatures as forests have immense energy absorbing capacity. The controversy regarding the role of nature and human actions in the global warming continues, but its mitigation is the cause of concern. The nature takes its own way to balance the situation by developing geothermal equilibrium that may take a considerable period.
The effects of global warming have caused humans to open their eyes to the ecosystems’ vulnerability as well the inhabitants housed there. The cause of global warming can be attributed to greenhouse gases (Robinson et al 2009). Greenhouse gases present in the atmosphere allow the Earth to remain warm by providing a blanket like cover. However since the nineteenth century humans have caused an increase in the production of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to the growing oil and coal economy (Robinson et al 2009). The increase in greenhouse gases as a result of burning fossil fuels is like throwing a second blanket on top of the Earth.
Global warming is the increase in the earth’s atmospheric temperature. Naturally occurring gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone and water vapor trap heat from the sun, preventing it from leaving the atmosphere. These naturally occurring gases along with human made hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs), per fluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) are collectively known as greenhouse gases. This essay will explain why global warming is fast becoming a cause for concern and why preventative measures are being taken. Global warming is caused by many things but the most common way is electrical pollution.
Global warming changed from a scientific topic to a real life concern in 1988 and is a topic that proposes everlasting environmental issues. Some countries are already seeing the effects that global warming can cause, not only will the temperature increase causing ice caps to melt and many animals becoming extinct but it’s the way global warming is happening that will really impact the environment. This problem mainly started to rise due to the Industrial Revolution. When more and more factories were built gases were released into the atmosphere and the main gas that causes global warming is the ever-growing amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). As the world becomes more urbanized the more the crisis of Global Warming increases.