According to Union of concerned Scientists, the extreme weather events such as sea level rise, more frequent heat waves, and growing wildfire risks are the results of global warming. It is true that droughts are becoming longer and wildfire is increasing. I believe that human activities are warming our Earth and leading to increases in weather events. I think that one reason for this problem is the gas that is emitted by burning of fossil fuels to make electricity, and drive car. These gases are called greenhouse gases which include Carbone dioxide(CO2), Methane (CH4) etc.
The Problem of Global Warming "The climate of the Earth is changing" (Melillo 1999:183). These words sum up exactly what is happening to the environment today; it is changing. Yet, what has brought on this change? There are many factors that contribute to climate change, however, the most important one that has become a very relevant issue to humans today is global warming. Global warming is the increase in the Earth's average surface temperature from an increase of greenhouse gases (primarily Carbon Dioxide) in the atmosphere.
The consumption of fossil fuels have led to the greenhouse effect – the damage to the earth. However, there are alternate sources of power to decrease the amount of carbon gasses released into the atmosphere. These energy sources beneficial to the environment and difficult to control. Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gases are
Global Warming Forewords Global warming is the result of a large concentration of CO2 and greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. Human activities such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and emissions are held responsible for this situation developing. The climate change is the result, and a factor of global warming. There are several factors impacting global warming, and these include ozone layer depletion, carbon cycle, pollution, human actions, and orbit of the earth. There is a debate going in the erudite circle on the role and responsibility of human actions in global warming.
When fossil fuels are burned it is one of the biggest causes to global warming and climate change. The carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere is slowly rising due to the burning of fossil fuels. The United States, who is the leading consumer of fossil fuels are trying to find a successful way of reducing the need for fossil fuels especially gasoline. The effects that humans have on the earths atmosphere didn’t just recently happen, it’s happened before in the past. Our future generations will be affected more then the people who are experiencing the af... ... middle of paper ... ...rbon dioxide in tress helps build their tissues and return some of it to the soil.
Humans impacts on global climate change continues to accumulate. Data indicated that earth’s surface temperature is rising. This increase can be attributed, in part, to human-caused increasing in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. It is becoming apparent that these climate changes are negatively affecting physical and biological systems worldwide. Carbon dioxide and other pollutants result from burning of coal to produce electricity.
Global Warming Global warming has been a continuous controversy regarding whether humans are the primary cause for the destruction of our planet. By simply living, humans are contributing to the unceasing rise in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere predominantly created by the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat in the atmosphere. A mass amount of greenhouse gases develop from the burning of fossil fuels. However, deforestation, industrial processes and a few agricultural practices still transmit gases into the air.
And the reason behind this is the use of fossil fuels. C02 which is also an important constituent of environment is causing a warming effect on the earth’s surface. But where is so much of CO2 coming from? Fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas are being burned to provide energy. Ken Caldeira (2012) in his article “The Great Climate Experiment” talks about how Co2 is being released in the atmosphere (p. 80).
It has also been implied that fossil fuels are associated with increased levels of nitrous oxide and methane, although they are not the main sources of these gasses. Carbon dioxide is a gas that traps heat in our atmosphere, and helps keep the planet at livable temperature. However, climatologists are now predicting that if the levels of carbon dioxide continue to increase, the temperature will rise and a number of different impacts can or will occur (Union). Among the many possible impacts of global warming, are more extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and the melting of glaciers. However, while researching, I stumbled upon a site that showed possible impacts, and where they would be most likely to occur.
When we burn fossil fuels, like petroleum and coal we cause the release of gases such as carbon dioxide that drive the greenhouse effect. Another cause is the clearing of forests worldwide is releasing a lot of carbon dioxide. Clearing forests causes many problems. Deforestation and the large release of gases from trees are a huge problem that could be easily slowed. Burning coal also releases gases that help drive global warming.