The excessive amount of carbon dioxide in the air was a direct effect of the burning of fossil fuels (NRDC). Global warming is also referred to as climate change. Climate is a measure of the average pattern of variation in temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation, and other variables in a given region over a period of time. The climate of Earth has been noticeably increasing since the Industrial Revolution (School, Climate Change, 2014). Scientist can tell climate change using a couple of different kinds of methods.
These synthetic gases accumulate to the already natural gases and increase the amount of heat that gets trapped in the atmosphere (Simon et al., 2007). Some sources indicate that humans have been increasing to the rise in carbon dioxide and methane levels as well (Stanford Solar Center, 2008). The Stanford Solar Center (2008) also notes that the increase in carbon dioxide levels is due to the burning of fossil fuels and the change in land usage, while methane level increases are a result of agriculture. Within the last decade are concerns about global warming have heightened and with good reason. 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.
Global warming refers to the recent and ongoing rise in global temperature near the Earth’s surface (Environmental Protection Agency). Greenhouse gases produced by transportation, energy, farming, destruction of forests, and mass industrialization is causing the planet to absorb heat rapidly. We the humans are the ultimate cause of the global warming and have the chance to reduce our carbon footprint through fighting climate change denial, reducing deforestation, reducing transportation emissions, reducing our dependency on oil and creating alternative energy, using energy more efficiently, more policies for polluters, and educate the entire world on how humans are causing this. The small steps that we make as of right now will build up to a brighter and more efficient future for generations to come. We have the power to make a difference through changing our everyday routines.
So the co2 and burning gases causes the increase of global warming (http://www.nmsea.org/Curriculum/Primer/Global_Warming/fossil_fuels_and_global_warming.htm) Radiations: Radiations also increase the global warming. Some elements emitted radiations naturally so that the temperature of is increased. : Melting of the ice caps : loss of habitat near the poles. Polar bears are now thought to be greatly endangered by the shortening of their feeding season due to dwindling ice packs. Greenhouse gases: Greenhouse gases are the the gases that block the ultraviolet rays coming from the sun on earth.
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.
With the rise in modern technology, the average temperature of the Earth’s surface has increased about 1.4 °F; two-thirds of which has arisen since the early 1980’s. Industrialized countries are major contributors to climate change, due in part to their involvement in deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels. These activities lead to an increase in levels of greenhouse gases, which scientists propose is the number one cause of global warming. The greenhouse effect is an example of external forcing: any process that has influence over climate, outside of the climate system. When infrared radiation is emitted and absorbed into the atmosphere, the greenhouse effect occurs.
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.
Global warming is the warming of climate from natural and human consumption causes. Human consumptions meaning the burning of fossil fuels that are used for everyday errands like, cars. “These fuels push out carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and which traps in the heat from sun instead of letting it go out. This causes the planet to keep the heat and raise the temperature of the environment around. (Enviromentamericacenter.org, n.d.)” In the article, What is climate change?
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Abstract There needs to be a reduction if not extinction with the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), per-fluorocarbons (PFCs) and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere because it is directly affecting global warming. The combustion of fossil fuels and greenhouse emissions mainly contribute to the increase of these gases. The longer we go without solving this global problem the more conflicts we will have in the future. Although global warming does make the earth warmer there is more to worry about than heating to death. Major concerns revolve around effects on agriculture, water resources, ocean level and coastal regions, and disease.