Global Warming And Climate Change

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Global warming is the rise in the temperature on the earth’s surface. The planet’s temperature is rising and we are the cause for this. There are a few ways greenhouse gases are responsible for the warming and humans producing them in a variety of ways. Since the 1970s, 90% of the warming has continued on the earth’s surface and in the ocean’s, as well. Even though the oceans dominant role is energy storage, the term global warming is also referred to the rise of temperature in the air and sea at the earth’s surface. Global warming has been rising and the world is being threaten by the effects. “The risk of catastrophic climate change is getting worse, according to a new study from scientists involved with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).” (Biello) Threats ranging from the deconstruction of coral reefs and serious weather occurrences like droughts, floods and hurricanes. They are becoming more likely as the temperature change is already under its way. Most people thought that global warming would only affect certain species and only parts of the world but nature has been cooperating with our theories of the effects on global warming and climate changes, unfortunately. There are many causes of global warming as in deforestation, most of the warming comes from the combustion of fossil fuels in vehicles, factories and electricity production. The effects are threatening to our lives, the environment, the wildlife is at risk, etc. According to the article: Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects “Healthy forests help absorb greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions that are caused by human civilization and contribute to global climate change. Without trees, more carbon and greenhouse gasses enter the... ... middle of paper ... ...ost of the global warming coming from energy is because of most power plants burn fossil fuels, coal, etc. and all of that goes in the atmosphere. “If the nation's climate warms by 1.8°F, the demand for energy used for cooling would increase by about 5-20%, while the demand for energy used for heating would decrease by about 3-15%.” (Energy) Global warming slightly increases in the summer when it is very hot and people use their air conditioning running all day and night. Energy is also needed to pump, transport and treat wastewater and drinking water. Cooling water is needed to run many of today’s power plants. In conclusion global warming has been rising for the past few decades tremendously. Global warming has numerous causes and they result in life threatening effects to not only humans but to wild life as well. Earth is warming and the consequences are real.

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