Climate change is a major issue that is only going to get worse. Climate change is a change in global or regional climate patterns. It has become more apparent since the mid to late 20th century onwards and is attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. Climate change has been an important issue for decades that has effects on the environment and people of the world with the end result potentially being catastrophic. Although many believe that prolific use of fossil fuels is the direct cause of climate change, there are many more underlying causes including population expansion as well as irresponsible consumption of natural resources that have
Climate change is a long term change in the earth’s climate. Climate change is attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. There are 328,000,000 cubic miles of seawater on the planet, covering approximately 71 percent of the earth's surface. Ninety-seven percent of all water is in the oceans. The other three percent is divided amongst the two percent ice and one percent fresh water. Making earth’s waters composed mostly of salt water. Salt water covers most of our planet indicating climate change to have a giant impact on our oceans. Taking a closer look at the ocean and our water in general can reveal several clues to the greater effects of climate change and what other ways climate change can affect our planet. (2)
“The worst threat to man is man himself.” These words, from the recent publication The Great Pearl of Wisdom, are from the open mind of Bangambiki Habyarimana, a man known for his work in the fight against HIV and AIDS. His blatant, cut and dry point of view is a very simple way of stating that humanity has the power to destroy itself, whether directly or indirectly. Indirectly, the human race may bring upon its own doom through the destruction and degradation of its caregiver, provider, and home: the Earth. One of the biggest issues in the modern world is climate change, which is directly related to carbon dioxide emissions and the greenhouse effect. The greatest contributor of CO₂ emissions is the use of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and
Global warming! It’s killing our planet. Wake up America! Our planet as we know it is coming to an end! Why you may ask? Good question. I am just like you. I always thought global warming would just heat up our planet and that’s all. I did not realize how wrong I was. Have you ever wondered why our planet is having areas with major droughts, or why our planet is getting unusually hot, or even wondered why there are such weird weather conditions that are very unusual? Ranging from the devastating floods in China and the Philippines to droughts in Africa, the same extreme weather patterns that have hit the United States! There is a new report that says climate change has. annually, caused 400,000 deaths and
What is global warming? Global warming is defined as 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, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. This issue is not only a concern to the United States, but to the entire world because everyone and everything is being affected due to global warming. This problem is a big concern because not only is it effecting the Earth, but humans as well. Global warming affects the environment, the climate, animals, and humans all together. Sadly this problem is a concern to many and a joke to others, and without the help of everyone this issue can have a dramatic change in the lives of many.
Some may notice that the weather is getting harsher with more frequent, large storms of all kinds. Some might say that it is nature trying to fight back for what is theirs. Others might blame these occurrences on global warming or climate change. Awareness has been raised about this issue more recently, but what is global warming? Global warming is the term used to describe the increasing of Earth 's average surface temperature over time (Johnson, R., 2009, p. 6). The greenhouse effect is a way of describing the science behind climate change. In the greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, get trapped under Earth 's atmosphere (Hynson, C., 2010, p. 42). Carbon dioxide is a gas that is produced by all living things when they breathe, as well as a waste product from fossil fuels (Hynson, C., 2010, p. 42). Although the main concerns about global warming are related to the rise of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are increasing rapidly in the atmosphere as well. Methane traps 23 times as much heat as carbon dioxide does, while nitrous oxide is 300
Global warming occurs when the levels of greenhouse gasses rise and less infrared light, or heat, escapes the earth's atmosphere. Thus, the temperature experienced on Earth begins to rise. Climate change is a part of the Earth's history. There have been dramatic fluctuations in overall average temperature for the past 150,000 years that suggest a direct association with carbon dioxide levels.
One of the most prevalent issues discussed in today’s society is global warming, it has gathered international attention over the past few years due to the increase of temperature throughout the world. Scientists believe that if global warming is not dealt with seriously, within the next few years it may cause excessive glacier melting in which turn would end up flooding cities along coasts, heats and droughts, and crop failure. With these catastrophic consequences it is essential for governments across the world to do their part in ensuring steps are taken to prevent further warming from happening. Global warming is a risk to humans of all nations because it is not exclusive to any region of the world, and it will affect the plants, animals and weather in all nations. Restrictions need to be set in order to prevent or limit the amount of fossil fuels countries emit, preserve more forests, and limit other activities that heavily contribute to the release of
Global warming has been a major issue for the past few decades. Some people believe there is not enough evidence to support it. Future generations will suffer the consequences if everyone does not cooperate to reduce the effects of Global warming. Carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles and factories trap the sun's heat in the atmosphere which causes global temperatures to rise, melting of polar ice caps, and extreme weather patterns.
After listening to the recent republican debate, I couldn 't help but notice the time that was devoted to the topic of climate change. It was brought up but gets quickly pushed aside for other “serious” topics. After hearing the thoughtless discussion, I was asking myself the same questions. Is climate change worth discussing? Is it real? Does anyone care? Can we fix it? I always ask myself but I never change my viewpoint. It 's real, it is worth discussing, and everyone should care. This is a huge issue that doesn 't get talked about and when it is talked about, it gets overlooked. Whether or not we can fix it is up to the people. Every time I mention climate change to my friends it soon becomes a topic for the people who care. I 've
Climate change can affect everyone in many different ways, take for example the summertime heat. Think of the hottest day you’ve ever experienced throughout your life, the hot sun beating down on you and the only thing you’re thinking of is “how long do I have to deal with this?” Well, with the current effects taking place due to excessive amounts of greenhouse gases and use of non renewable resources going on, after a certain period of time that weather will be a whole 12 degrees hotter than it is today. So imagine that same day, the heat you had dealt with, except a whole 12 degrees even hotter, that is the kind of heat we are going to be dealing with if we do not change the way we are handling things. If for some reason we don 't stop, then we should at
Climate change is a long-term change in regional or global climate patterns. From the mid twentieth century to now, it has mostly been about a significant increase in average global temperatures. Climate change is a major issue in the world today, and a lot of people feel very differently about the cause of it. The common argument about it is whether climate change is a natural occurrence or if the recent increase in temperatures is because of humans. Climate change is a natural cycle in the Earth’s weather. Before humans started burning fossil fuels, there were still weather cycles on Earth that were as hot or hotter than what it is now. In fact, Earth’s weather now, is on pace with the previous weather patterns in history. Human emitted