The Pros And Cons Of Landfilling

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Global Warming; Human Exploit or Natural Phenomenon
Global warming stems back to the beginning of time. In more recent years, however, the discussion about this phenomenon has been that it’s happening too rapidly and opposing sides argue that this may be a natural occurrence involving the sun or the result of human activity in which may be to blame. An adversary from St. Petersburg 's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, the head of space research, Habibullo Abdussamatov stated that “Man-made greenhouse warming has made a small contribution to the warming on Earth in recent years, but it cannot compete
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Human waste which produces greenhouse gases (GHGs) is a key factor in global warming. Globally, the act of the dumping of waste in landfills will cause organic waste to produce greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (N2O) as well as water vapors to rise into the atmosphere, due to putrefaction thus causing the changes in climate, particularly the increasing of temperatures (Bradford, 2014). Landfilling material dumped by human also creates methane (CH4) gas, a toxin that is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide (UNEP, 2004). UNEP (2010) reported that human waste contributes 3 to 5 percent of all global greenhouse gases emissions. The simple, mindless, everyday act of the disposing of waste or garbage without consideration of our planet is not uncommon,…show more content…
Recall that greenhouse gasses such as water vapors, carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide absorb thermal infrared radiation also knows as global warming (Lallanila, 2012). This greenhouse effect, will warm the oceans, melt glaciers and increase sea levels. Human activities are responsible for 90% of the increase in Earth 's temperatures in the last half century (Conway, 2016). Global greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities have grown since pre-industrial times, with an increase of 70% between 1970 and 2004 (IPCC, 4th Assessment Report, 2007). According to the various observations and studies over the years, the responsibility seems to lie with human activity in response to the greenhouse effect, the pollutants humans contribute are visibly damaged in the way the atmosphere is responding to these
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