Global warming is the rise in average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. If the warming continues it will have drastic effects on our lives in the future. Things such as harsher summers and colder winters will become a reality for future generations. Global warming is real, despite what the naysayers say, and it will affect us in many different ways if we can’t solve this problem. By presenting skeptics arguments about global warming I’ll prove global warming to be real by disproving them.
Global warming is a war that we should not get involved with because we will lose if changes aren’t made soon. Global warming is the rapid increase in earth’s average surface temperature over the past century due to the fact that greenhouse gases are being released into the atmosphere increasing the earth’s average temperature (EarthObservatory.NASA.org). There are many contributing factors that play a role into the cause of global warming. Greenhouse gasses are gasses such as Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide, and F-gasses that trap heat in the atmosphere. The heat that is trapped in the earth’s atmosphere is a slowly melting glaciers, cause sea levels to rise and is messing with the weather patterns.
Since planet earth is slowly getting warmer by greenhouse gasses, the glaciers and ice sheets around the world are melting, which is adding more water to the oceans. Within the last century, the global water levels have risen by nearly 7 inches. In a quote from “A Student 's Guide” they say, “If people keep adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the average sea level around the world by the end of this century (the year 2099) could be anywhere from 7 to 23 inches higher than it was in 1990. Sea level could rise even more if the big ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica melt
Obviously, the Earth has changed more than 11,000 years ago during the Ice Age when the large ice sheet covering earth began to melt due to heat. Is it possible for the Earth to get so hot, it melts away? Earth’s average temperature has risen 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the last century. In 1880 -to1935, the temperature was consistently negative. Since 1917, global temperature has warmed, showing the highest anomalies of carbon emissions in the past 120 years.
This causes the earth’s atmosphere to heat up and cause what is known as the greenhouse effect. In just 200 years, the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has increased by 30%. Which is horrible and if we continue our ways can just get worse and worse. Climate change will cause some regions to become wetter, and others warmer. It will cause sea levels to rise because of the melting glaciers and it is already known that some parts of the United States the states are below sea level such as Florida and New Orleans.
Stop Global Warming The evidence around the world showed that global warming is actually happening. Global warming refers to the continuous warming of the Earth’s average surface temperature, and we are all contributed to this process. Climate scientists around the world agreed that global warming is happening in the past 20 years and human’s excessive activity is the primary cause (Union of Concerned Scientists. "There Is Overwhelming Scientific Consensus That Global Warming Is Happening and Humans Are Causing It."). The process was speeding up in the past 3 years because we have over produced carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere of the earth.
Climate change is a term that has been thrown around for the better part of a decade, maybe more. It relates to a change in weather patterns that can last decades to hundreds of years. These changes have many causes such as, solar radiation, global warming, plate tectonics and even volcano eruptions. Perhaps the biggest contribution from climate change is its ability to change the movement, and more importantly, the temperature of ocean water. Oceans are an integral part of the Earth’s climate due to its ability to exchange heat with the atmosphere and modify air temperature.
As with Earth, if Earth takes in more heat than it can let out, or vice versa, there will be global climate changes. This begs the question, what could cause these imbalances to happen on Earth? Earth’s carbon levels have followed a natural cycle throughout the past 800,000 years where the carbon dioxide concentration varied from 180 ppm (parts per million) and 280 ppm which resulted in several changes in the environment.. In the grand scheme of Earth, these changes are miniscule and have stayed within the natural cycle. But when looking through the eyes of humans, these changes are drastic causing ice ages, draughts, and rain for years (Goldstein 6).
Global warming is the gradual rise of the earth’s surface temperature, caused by the release of greenhouse gases that become trapped in the earth’s atmosphere. These trapped gases are responsible for the changes in the global climate patterns. Greenhouse gases are considered any gas that is absorbed into the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor while preventing the sun’s solar rays from escaping back out into space. There is a natural process called the greenhouse effect that is required to keep our planet sustainable, without this process Earth would be uni... ... middle of paper ... ...eel the calamity in the coming years. Rising temperatures will drastically change our climates and ecosystems into something far removed from the natural we have seen over centuries before us.
Climate change refers to a change in global or regional climate patterns. Scientists agree that climate change is already beginning to transform life on Earth. The recent rise in global temperatures has brought changes in the weather and the climate. Many places globally have seen changes in rainfall and weather patterns. We may not like it but climate change is one of the most important issues that have effects in many parts in our daily lives.