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.
1) The environmental impacts from the consumption of fossil fuels - 545 words The use of non-renewable resources is rampant in our modern society the world over. These fossil fuels, petroleum, oil, gas and coal, are refined and processed into useable forms that are then used to fuel automobiles and airplanes, power electricity plants, and even heat our water and homes, (nm... ... middle of paper ... ...environmental impacts from the consumption of fossil fuels. A reduction in fossil fuel use and lowering of carbon levels, or at the least an agreement between countries on these reductions crucially needs to occur in the next decade with the potential for irreversible climate change in the next century evident. The reduction in using fossil fuels to power vehicles and generate electricity will not only help reduce climate change it will also reduce the cost of medicines, cosmetics, plastics, synthetic fabrics, and lubricants, which are also made from oil (nmoga) , by reducing the demand for fossil fuels. To assist in responding to climate change there are specific opportunities for the engineering sector to increase energy efficiency of designed systems by creation of new technologies and processes and the retrofitting of existing technology to increase efficiency.
Burning coal also releases gases that help drive global warming. A different cause of global warming is that as carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere dissolve, they dissolve into the ocean, making it more acidic. Global warming has many consequences and damage that are very solemn and serious. There are many damaging factors that differ among the globe. Some damage is that today’s carbon dioxide levels are around 400 ppm.
Global Warming, a continuous rise in temperature on planet Earth, which is affecting many species including the human race. There are some unusual weather patterns, where some areas are freezing and others do not have enough rain. Burning fossil fuels is increasing carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. The United States is a major contributor of carbon dioxide emission from fossil fuels. To reduce the amount of fossil fuels, the United States need to use more sustainable way of producing energy, like renewable energy.
It is the result of about a third of the carbon dioxide in the air seeping into the earth’s oceans. Ocean Acidification Our ocean, consisting of approximately 70% water and 30% land, is a vast surplus habitat that is unexplored and uncontrollable. Although humanity has achieved much in advancement in technology, resources, food, and more, nature is a factor that humanity cannot predict and manipulate. Nevertheless, our society has caused a grand shift in our global climate, a shift that is costly to our environment. One major reason to account for this shift is the utilization of fossil fuels into the environment.
The rate at which the earth is warming is what is so alarming, since it can have such a profound negative impact on the ecosystem. Simon et al., (2007) note that prior to the industrial revolution the concentration of CO2 levels in the earth’s atmosphere was roughly 280 parts per million (ppm), however today’s levels are at 385 ppm and still climbing. The earth’s oceans are always in a constant exchange of carbon d... ... middle of paper ... ...ited American Geophysical Union. (2007). AGU Position Statement: Human Impacts on Climate.
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. Global warming affect our world both directly and indirectly; we all contributed to global warming and all of us need to be part of the solution to stop it. The Earth’s condition was slowly getting worse and worse because of the greenhouse gases and aerosols created by frequent human activity, such as exceedingly burning fossil, overly using air conditioning, and extreme logging around the world. These gases are slowly disrupting our climate system, causing abnormal changes in the temperature, strange precipitation around the world, and decreasing the length of season. (Ed.
What we should be worried about now is that over the past 250 years, we have been artificially raising the concentration of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Factories, power plants, and cars, burn coal and gasoline and spit out a seemingly endless stream of carbon dioxide. Power plants are the largest contributors to global warming.
As the fossil fuels, such as coal, gas, LPG and coal mixed gas and so on, has been used in the modern production process since the industrial revolution happened, the environment effects of fossil fuels’ exploration and extraction is the biggest concerns for public life. To illustrate this, data collected by Marland, Boden, Andres, Brenkert and Johnston (2003) points out that the fossil fuels industry has caused the release of approximately 337 billion metric tons of carbon to atmosphere since 1751, and the greenhouse gases’ accumulation caused by the industry can increase the risk of heat waves, droughts, malnutrition and other disasters (Haines, Kovats, Campbell-Lendrum and Corvalán, 2006), leading to social panic and complaints. Fossil fuels’ exploration and extraction in this essay refers to an industrial process of prospecting the petrochemical resources and transferring it to consumable goods. The environmental effects of this process could be varied; this essay will focus on air pollution, land subsidence and the degradation of water quality. Initially, air pollution is considered as a negative effect of exploring and extracting the fossil fuels due to the increasing content of carbon dioxide and air dust.
The rest is a direct result of human activity, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels in the production of energy Potential Effects of High Atmospheric CO2 Levels The major effect most scientists fear as the result of increased levels of CO2 in our atmosphere is global warming. By blocking the heat reflected from the Earth's surface, greenhouse gases are able to warm the planet in a similar way to how glass warms up a greenhouse. Without this greenhouse effect, it is calculated our planet would be 35 degrees Celsius cooler worldwide, causing oceans to freeze and greatly altering life (Doyle, 1996). Accordi... ... middle of paper ... ... Carbon Traced To Northern Lands (1995, September 23).