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).
1) Higher Temperature During the 20th century both air and sea temperature has increased and causing several problems. The increase in temperature has caused damages to our eco system. In some countries temperature has increased by a few degrees. In winter, in places where it was cold, now the temperatures has increased and even the sea temperatures have increased, which is melting the Iceberg and destroying the marine life. Scientists projected that if emissions of heat-trapping carbon emission aren’t reduced, average surface temperature could increased 3 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by the end the century.
Global Warming Global warming is a serious epidemic that is affecting the earth due to the main recklessness of its people. Even a minor change in temperature due to global warming affects the earth and its people. It the temperature were still to increase, it could cause drastic changes and affect the earth and earth’s population. Tremendous difference in temperature can directly and indirectly cause the loss of human life and harm the animals. The hard face is that despite what many nations, companies, cities and people are starting to do to reduce their global warming emission.
And finally, the most serious cause is the melting of the ice sheets in the Antarctica which can contribute to 7 meters rise in sea level in coming years. Also statistically, “during the 20th century, the sea level has rose about 15 to 20 centimeters (roughly 1.5 to 2.0 mm/year)” (Climate Institute). In that case, it will be soon when sea erosion causes a destruction that will cause global
“The IPCC estimates that melting ice caps and glaciers accounted for about 25% of sea level rise from 1993 to 2003” (edf, 2014). Rising seas threaten to destroy low areas and islands, erode shorelines, damage property and destroy ... ... middle of paper ... ...he Endangered Species Act list of threatened species” (edf, 2014). “The U.S. Geological Survey predicts polar bears may be gone from the planet in as little as 100 years” (edf, 2014). In the tropics, increased sea temperatures are causing more coral reefs to “bleach,” as the heat damages algae that are necessary to coral health. “Several U.S. states may even lose their official birds as they head for cooler climates including the Baltimore oriole of Maryland, black-capped chickadee of Massachusetts, and American goldfinch of Iowa” (NRDC, 2014).
This causes the earth’s atmosphere to heat up and cause what is known as the greenhouse effect. In just 200 years, the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has increased by 30%. Which is horrible and if we continue our ways can just get worse and worse. Climate change will cause some regions to become wetter, and others warmer. It will cause sea levels to rise because of the melting glaciers and it is already known that some parts of the United States the states are below sea level such as Florida and New Orleans.
Global Warming and The Environment Global warming is a term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans (All About Global Warming, 2007, para.1). There is no doubt this is an important matter that will impact planet earth for many years to come. Global warming is a critical issue that impacts the entire world and the potential consequences caused by it will have a negative impact if human contribution is not reduced. Although many people disagree with the causes and outcomes, there is certainly enough information available to support the argument. At this time, global warming is said to be a crisis with carbon and emissions of Co2 being made out to be the culprit (Turpin, 2007, p.30).
Climate Change’s Impacts on Forests Advice to British Columbia’s Ministry of Forests Introduction The problem of climate change and global warming is real and rife in the 21st century. While debates about its effects started raging in the late 70s, the problem has gradually evolved to reach unprecedented levels and portend crippling and devastating danger on the global economy, not to mention people’s livelihood. The world’s geography is rapidly changing, as well as the chemical balances in life, for humans, plants and animals’ too. Although the discussion about climate change has remained largely academic, the effects thereof are practically observable. For instance, the global temperatures increased by an average 1 degree Celsius in the past century.
Earlier it was believed that shifts in the climate pattern from ice age to warmer periods was because of time however later it was imagined that it is due to regular melting of ice sheets of more than a kilometer in thickness. Our climate is getting warm rapidly by the rate of approximately 8°C over the course of 10 years. A huge industrial revolution in the modern time has largely impacted the global cli... ... middle of paper ... ...onsumption of fossil fuel has increased dramatically. The world now burns at least five billion tons of fossil fuel each year. As this carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels enters the atmosphere, some of it is taken up by photosynthesizing plants, and the oceans absorb some.
We have already seen the short term effects with the polar ice caps melting at an alarming rate causing the sea levels to rise. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, eleven of the twelve years between 1995 and 2006 have recorded as the hottest years since thermometer readings became available. The long term effects however, could become deadly to the human race and all other species living on Earth. Rising temperatures will change the ecosystems forever. Some species will move more north to escape the heat while others will have no other choice but to eventually become extinct.