Some greenhouse gases are methane, chlorofluorocarbon, carbon dioxide, ozone, and nitrogen. When these gases are increased they help the increase of temperature. The l... ... middle of paper ... ...ex.html>. "What Is Global Warming ?" Global Warming, Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect.
The Problem of Global Warming "The climate of the Earth is changing" (Melillo 1999:183). These words sum up exactly what is happening to the environment today; it is changing. Yet, what has brought on this change? There are many factors that contribute to climate change, however, the most important one that has become a very relevant issue to humans today is global warming. Global warming is the increase in the Earth's average surface temperature from an increase of greenhouse gases (primarily Carbon Dioxide) in the atmosphere.
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When discussing the topic of climate change, it is essential to begin with a brief definition of climate change to know exactly what it is. Anup Shah of globalissues.org defines climate change as “an increase in average global temperatures…caused by the increase in greenhouse gasses such as Carbon Dioxide, or CO2” (Shah, 2014). This process, of course, is global warming which, in turn, leads to climate change. Although climate change is considered one of the most significant threats facing the world today, there are many groups doing what they can to assist in slowing the climate change process or potentially halt it all together. This process, however, can be challenging as there are issues that stand as barriers that we as nations and world citizens need to work on together to change (The global climate, 2013).
Global warming is the increased warming effect of the atmospheric temperature resulting in a change of the Earth’s climate (USGS.gov, 2008). The increase warming of the temperature is the result from two greenhousegases such as carbon dioxide and methane that are being filtered and trapped into the Earth’s atmosphere. The layers of Earth’s atmosphere is to protect life from high-energy radiation and the frigid vacuum of space (nasa.gov, 2010), but if the atmosphere’s layers becomes thinner, its vital role of protection will diminish. Landfill wastes, industries and deforestation are why global warming exists, in turn will affect all life on Earth. Various concepti... ... middle of paper ... ...d July 25, 2011 from http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/features/912_liftoff_atm.html Davis, G. (2010).
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.
Scientists say that the sea levels have increased due to the melting of the glaciers. (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009, p. 207) Global Warming has occurred in the distant past as the result of natural influences. Now the warming predicted to occur is a result of increased emissions of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases include water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. (Scientists, 2010) Carbon dioxide is a very important factor in the cycle that sustains life on Earth, Plants use carbon dioxide in photosynthesis and release oxygen that’s is necessary to maintain the lives of humans and animals, who exhale carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, completing the cycle (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009) .
It is alleged that global warming is ‘man-made’ due to it being caused by greenhouse gases (most notably Carbon Dioxide) that contribute to the ‘greenhouse effect’. The sun radiates shortwave radiation through the upper part of the atmosphere to the Earth. The Earth’s surface is warmed and the Earth radiates longwave infrared rays to space. Greenhouse gases absorb infrared radiation from the sun and radiate it back to Earth. The Earth’s surface is warmed by the reflected heat which consequently leads to global warming.
The greenhouse effect which refers to retaining of a part of the sun's radiation in the earth's lower atmosphere leading to increasing in the earth's temperature is the cause of global warming. Also, depletion of the ozone layer is a major source of global warming. However, human actions in burning ... ... middle of paper ... ...he level of CO2 in the atmosphere., deforestation causes increase in environmental temperatures as forests have immense energy absorbing capacity. The controversy regarding the role of nature and human actions in the global warming continues, but its mitigation is the cause of concern. The nature takes its own way to balance the situation by developing geothermal equilibrium that may take a considerable period.