By using appropriate procedures to conserve energy and save natural resources, people can counteract the process of global warming and its disastrous effects. When global warming is disregarded, serious consequences affect the lives of many organisms on earth. Change in weather conditions is one of the effects. Due to climate alterations, polar ice caps begin to melt which result in a rise in sea-level. This rise leads to flooding of coastal shores, destruction of countless homes, and disappearance of coral reefs.
Global warming is a problem that is often overlooked by many and is hindered among other problems that require immediate actions. Over the last 136 years the temperature in earth has increased 1.7°¬¬¬F. Although an increase of 1.7°¬¬¬F over 136 years may not seem like a lot but humans are destroying the earth at a faster rate than ever before. Human omissions are roughly equal to 4 Hiroshima atomic bombs exploding across the planet every second leaving future generations of human in jeopardy. With warmer climate comes with catastrophic outcomes like drought, which can destabilize the food sources on earth leaving millions of people hungry.
More severe storms are occurring, higher and lower temperatures than normal are reported, and some of the planet’s nonrenewable resources are slowly disappearing. Climate Change is an ongoing problem that continues to intensify as time goes on and not much is happening to change it. Material consumption and increasing populations are increasing the issue of climate change and ruining Earth’s ecosystems. Since the Earth’s population is growing and fast, people are using more energy and materials, which raises great concern. The human ecological footprint has grown so much over the past few years that it is almost irreversible if not changed quickly.
There are many consequences of global warming. The ice caps are melting, this is ruining habitats and endangering many animals that rely on the ice caps as well as causing a massive rise in the sea-level. Over the past hundred years, sea-levels have risen by 4-8 inches. This could potentially harm coastal regions such as the Netherlands or the Gulf of Mexico. Another consequence of global warming is the forming of deadly weather patterns.
The hard face is that despite what many nations, companies, cities and people are starting to do to reduce their global warming emission. The world is putting out more carbon dioxide into the air than ever before. The current amount is 385 parts per million (ppm), higher than ever in the past 800,000 years (Gary Braasch, 2005). Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its likely continuation. Rise in global temperature will cause sea level to rise, and is likely to increase the intensity of extreme weather events and to change the amount and pattern of rainfall.
Ultraviolet light also contributes to cataract which is a condition where the eye becomes cloudy and the vision is blurred. Skin deterioration and immune inhibition are a result of UV radiation. (Bais et al., 2015) Environmental Impacts Ozone depletion has adverse effects on agriculture, forestry, marine ecosystems and polar ice caps. Aquatic food webs are affected in terms of development and growth; this disrupts biological processes. Due to more ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth’s surface, polar ice caps melts and this increases the sea level, which in turn can cause major flooding in low coastal regions.
Its sources are mainly from power stations and exhaust fumes. Like sulfur dioxide, these nitrogen oxides rise into the atmosphere and are oxidized in clouds to form nitric acid. Acid rain has drastic effects on our environment. It causes lakes and rivers to become acidic, killing off fish. Short-term increases in acid levels kill lots of fish, but the greatest threat is from long-term increases, which stop the fish reproducing.
The Growing Need to Address Overpopulation The exponential growth rate of the human populace has led to overpopulation of the planet, which is an issue that will eventually transform the globe and the livelihoods of the people that inhabit it if nothing is done. Climate change is the long-term effect of overpopulation, but many lives worldwide are being impacted due to crowded or unsanitary living conditions, political instability, food and water shortages, and lack of employment. It is not uncommon for humanitarian organizations to develop goals such as halving the number of people living on less than a dollar a day or halving the number of people who are hungry, and everything possible is being done but the population is growing more rapidly
In recent years, global warming is a topic that has received much attention. It’s is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, which also known as the green house effect. Global warming can negatively affect the earth's delicate ecosystems. It has been linked to dangerous new weather patterns, the extinction of plant and animal species and so many others bad effects. Global warming is caused by pollution eating away at the ozone layer of the atmosphere, as well as greenhouse gases trapping heat.
In addition to the natural sources of greenhouse gases like volcanoes, human activities such as deforestation have an inclining effect on the greenhouse gases. This is proof that earth’s temperature has increased due to the trapped sun radiation that enters the atmosphere but is unable to leave it. The final global environmental problem is overpopulation; this is when a specific population exceeds the optimum capacity of its ecological niche. As mentioned before, humans are t... ... middle of paper ... ...ear 1999 was at 6 billion and predicts that by 2050 it’ll be at 9.2 billion and will further increase as the years go by. This is a significant problem because if people do not use contraception or implement proper family planning, the natural resources will be exhausted.