The Cause Of Global Warming

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Global warming is a war that we should not get involved with because we will lose if changes aren’t made soon. Global warming is the rapid increase in earth’s average surface temperature over the past century due to the fact that greenhouse gases are being released into the atmosphere increasing the earth’s average temperature (EarthObservatory.NASA.org). There are many contributing factors that play a role into the cause of global warming. Greenhouse gasses are gasses such as Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide, and F-gasses that trap heat in the atmosphere. The heat that is trapped in the earth’s atmosphere is a slowly melting glaciers, cause sea levels to rise and is messing with the weather patterns. People need to get educated and recognize that global warming is a problem and it might not affect us in our life time but if we continue to ignore the problem out children will be greatly affected by the threats we are seeing right now. Slowly sea levels are rising over time. In the past century sea levels have gone up an average of 4 to 8 inches, and scientist believe that this change is accelerating over time. They predict that by 2100 sea levels will have risen an average of about 10 to 23 inches (nrdc.org). Between the months of January and March of 2002, a piece of the Larsen B shelf in Antarctica collapsed. The Piece of the ice shelf was the size of Rhode Island, scientist found this surprising and alarming because it just proves that global warming is really affecting us even if we can’t see it happening. There are many contributing factors in what is really causing global warming. Scientist believe that the number one cause of global warming is humans. Humans emit different greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Som... ... middle of paper ... ...tinue to rise in the future. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported North America, Latin America, Europe, Arica, and Asia will be the most impacted regions of global change. North America will have a 5-20 percent decrease in snow in the western mountains, and the cities with heat waves will continue to have longer and hotter heat waves. Latin America eventually lose their tropical forest to savannahs in eastern Amazonia. Many animals will become extinct over time, and humans will suffer water shortages. Europe has an increased risk of flash floods, coastal flooding’s, and the loss of some species. By 2020 Africa food will have become an issue because crops productivity will be compromised. Asia will suffer from fresh water shortages. By 2050 people will be at risk of catching a disease due to flash floods and in some places because of the drought.

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