Now, for the first time, humanity has the power to change the global climate. By releasing the huge amounts of carbon stored in fossil fuels over millions of years, we are distorting the natural carbon cycle. We are intensifying the natural greenhouse effect and turning it into a 'planetary menace' when it actually makes human life possible. Thus, the German climatologist Wilfred Bach writes, 'The carbon-dioxide problem becomes a central question for the co-existence of humans and the survival of mankind.' If we do not deal with our problems now, such as global warming, the consequences will amplify and the consequences could mean our health, our life, our future.
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Global warming refers to the change in climate, which can be attributed directly or not directly to human activity, which alters the composition of the global atmosphere by the earth overheating. Many researchers believe that, global warming is caused by human activities, for instance the emission green house gases to the atmosphere. The debate on global warming has, to its detriment, long stopped being a scientific one; instead, it has become human caused. Is global warming a natural cause or man-made? This essay will discuss the problem of global warming, the causes and suggest the best ways to solve this controversial issue.
A Flawed Opinion Whenever someone thinks of CO2, they think of global warming. They are reminded of Al Gore and his stance on global warming and they automatically think it is true. He has a lot of evidence to back up his theory about how global warming exists and that it is the reason animals are going extinct and also why the climate is changing. Well these facts are wrong and there is evidence to prove it. Global warming is not real and the Earth might even be in a cooling period.
Once an uncommon term used only by scientists and climatologists, the notion of Global warming today is commonly heard but very misunderstood. One might ask, what exactly is global warming and should we care? According to "What is Global Warming?" in LiveScience, global warming is a gradual increase in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, that has become a world-wide environmental issue.1(Lallanilla,2013) Similarly, this topic is one of great controversy because of widely differing opinions on current global warming rates and the impact by humans.This suggested anthropogenic activity creates carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases that are released by the burning of tropical forests and fossil fuels, powering plants, heating homes, and traveling.2(Kessel,2000) On top of rising temperatures, global warming is feared for its effects on climate change, such as rising sea levels and the melting of glaciers, that will ultimately result in a non-sustainable environment and negative health consequences for mankind. Life on earth depends on climate, and changes in it directly effect the health and well-being of the population, biodiversity, and the delivery of services by ecosystems around the world.
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.
“The most plentiful human-generated greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide, released by the burning of fossil fuels.”(Global Warming 2001). The growth in population and mass industrialization have put Mother Nature to her knees, begging for the cooperation of human kind and nature to compromise a fair balance of existence. If global warming continues “Planet earth will turn into our sister planet Venus and temperatures will rise to 250 degrees. We are killing it for future generations to come, and eventually it will be too late for anything to be done. We are leaders that are misleading” (11th hour).
The Earth has been warming itself since the beginning of life. However, the escalated warming activities that began at the birth of the Industrial Revolution has caused such a rapid increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases, which the Earth naturally could not have done on its own in the same time span. It is apparent that the small things we do such as switching on a light adds up heat to the environment. We have an affect on global warming just as much as it will have an affect on society in the future.
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.
"Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before - but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to." -- Joe Lieberman INTRODUCTION Global warming is a controversial environmental topic in today’s society. Global warming is when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and nitrous oxide) act as a blanket that insulates the earth and prevents heat from escaping into space, which in turn causes the global temperature to rise. This “greenhouse effect” is a naturally occurring phenomenon; without it, the earth would be too cold for any life to inhabit.