Anthropogenic Climate Change
Brandie Fonseca Informal Logic 103
Instructor John Moore
May 21, 2012
An issue that is felt throughout the world is Anthropogenic Climate Change formally known as Global Warming. This word wide problem is one that needs to be addressed immediately as well as long term. Anthropogenic Climate Change is the rise of the earth’s temperature caused by human activities. The continuing rise in the earth’s temperature will cause extreme change in our earth’s ecosystems. The predetermined course to our ecosystems relies on climate change and its effects on ecosystems and life as we know it is at a vulnerable state. Anthropogenic Climate Change shifts relations with human life and presents severe biodiversity in …show more content…
The estimated cost is that of 1.8 billion dollars (Trouble in Store, 2009). The fact is at this point it is just an estimation and the reality of the cost factor will not be accurate until the carbon capture technology is commercially launched which, is years away (Gunther, 2011). “The International Energy Agency (IEA) reckons the world will need over 200 power plants equipped with Carbon Capture Systems by 2030 to limit the rise in average global temperatures to about 3°C” (Trouble in Store, 2009). People have been aware of the rise in the earth’s temperature and its effects however, many persuaded themselves that there was really no immediate danger as well as, there was nothing one could do to mitigate the issue and felt higher authorities were responsible for outcomes and resolutions (Wearts, 2011). On the contrary there is immediate danger and long term affect to our earth if our earth’s temperature continues to rise. Polar caps and glaciers will melt resulting in major changes in our ecosystems and causing the sea level to rise (McKibben, 2009). Anthropogenic Climate Change has caused the uprising of precipitation intensity and or dry spells, and wind patterns (Giorgi, Coppola, Diffenbaugh, Gao, Mariotti & Shi, 2011). Precipitation intensity up rises due to the increased atmospheric water holding volume. The increase is related to surface evaporation rates ultimately,
In recent years, global climate change due to global warming has been largely researched. The paper, “Global Climate Change Triggered by Global Warming,” offers compelling evidence from various scientific papers that the process of Earth’s climate undergoing significant change has already begun and requires our attention due to the probability that human-generated greenhouse gases are the primary cause. Major focal points are shifting towards determining the causes to mitigate the effects rather than establishing the existence as sufficient amount of evidence has proven that global warming is indisputable. During the final decade of the 20th century, climatologists have concluded that the past millennium to be the warmest, especially in the year of 2005. Solutions towards the cause would require assistance from the population as a whole.
Global warming is the steady heating of Earth’s land, oceans, and atmosphere caused primarily by human activity. Climate change is one of the world’s biggest challenges right now, from people actively arguing that it doesn’t exist- to other’s who don’t care enough to do anything about it. There’s evidence showing that climate change is happening and affecting our world now and from what it seems, if action isn’t taken, major consequences will soon arise. Most of the world’s land mass has experienced a 0.2-1.0 degree Celsius average temperature increase since the 1970s, the temperatures of the Artic has increased at almost twice the mean global rate. Climate change is caused by human factors such as greenhouse gases and ozone depletion and because humans are so dependent on fossil fuels in their day to day lives, the issue at hand is only going to get worse.
Climate change is a problem that we have been and are currently experiencing. It has caused much damage to people and the environment, by temperatures rising and natural disasters. It is a problem that world leaders need to take more seriously, and try to get more people involved to help better the environment. Who knows what it can cause in the future. Climate change is a serious threat for everyone living on earth.
According to scientific research, the average temperature of the earth has risen by between ten and twenty degrees Celsius (M.L. Weitzman, 2008). These high temperatures could well be described as a ‘recipe for disaster’, and could produce results that would be catastrophic on a global scale. What is more alarming however, is that there is already a lot of evidence of predicted results of climate change, for instance, in Australia especially, severe draughts have been common in farming areas in the last few decades, there has been an increase of intense and extreme weather events, for example floods, flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes and tornados, almost all of the natural disasters listed have occurred for ‘unknown’ reasons in the past few years. Rises in sea water level and temperature due to higher acid levels caused by global warming, threaten the existence of species and in some areas, entire eco-systems resulting in the loss of natural biodiversity. ‘Climate change is pushing the world to the verge of environmental and economic collapse, whether global deniers want to believe it or not’ (N. Klein, 2011).
Climate change looms large over our rapidly growing and continually changing world. No longer are the adverse effects of this menacing global issue a mere ominous projections, they are starting to become a very concrete reality. Countries are today experiencing rising sea levels, which compromises coastal infrastructure, prolonged drought, squeezing food supply and agricultural productivity, as well as extreme storms. Rising temperatures have already led to vast reductions in the size of the Arctic. There is now no doubt amongst scientists that anthropogenic activity has been the primary catalyst to the
Our world is changing. Not for the good, it’s getting worse. Within the last two hundred years our climate has been changing. Ever since the discovery of how useful nonrenewable resources are our climate has been gradually getting warmer. Climate change is threat with many consequences from the ecosystems that people live in all the way down to the evolution of species in the wild. There are many clear and present dangers in the world today, but climate change is of the most importance causing species to go explode in numbers, average temperatures to increase, uncontrollable forest fires, and the quality of air depleting.
It is widely held that climate change is real and happening now Case (2006) as global average temperature has warmed about 0.8°C within the past century. Coupled with this, the past three decades has witness a global average warming of 0.6°C (Hansen et al., 2006). This is largely to due to human induced factors (IPCC, 2001). A recent report produced by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences confirms that the last few decades of the 20th century were in fact the warmest in the past 400 years (National Research Council, 2006). The IPCC also projects that if greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of climate change, continue to rise, the mean global temperatures will increase 1.4 – 5.8°C by the end of the 21st century (IPCC, 2001). In a similar
Climate change is the single biggest environmental and humanitarian crisis of our time. Our Earth’s temperature is climbing at an alarming rate. Earth 's average temperature has risen by 1.4°F over the past century, and is projected to rise another 2 to 11.5°F over the next hundred years. The planet is seeing the devastating effects of a warmer earth; warmer oceans, melting ice caps, and rising sea levels. As these and other changes become more pronounced in the coming decades, they will likely present challenges to our society and our environment.
Despite the controversy that surrounds the existence of climate change, there is a high agreement among scientists that human-caused climate change in very real. Over the past two decades, surveys and studies have been done on climate change and the results have shown that the average global temperature has increased by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The sea level is also rising and heat waves are happening more frequently than before. These events could lead to an abrupt and potentially irreversible climate change but scientists do not know the tipping point for such an event. Therefore, the sooner the inhabitants of earth begin to take action against climate change, the less likely something irreversible could happen.
Did you know that Climate change is affecting people all around the world? Climate change is a very bad thing that has been going on for hundreds of years. So many things are being affected by climate change. Things that are being affected are trees, plants, animals, and even people. One reason that climate change is happening is that the earth is always in orbit so the climate is always changing. Climate change isn’t only nature, climate change is caused from humans, the sun, and animals. We are causing climate change by burning things. Scientists predicted this and they’re using models to predict climate change. Snow leopards in the Himalayas are dieing off. Asian Rhinos depend on floodplain grasslands and climate change changes the seasonal patterns the Rhinos go off of. Orang-utans are also one of the species at risk from deforestation. The ice that the Polar Bears use for homes are slowly starting to melt which means they are becoming more and more crowded.
Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming edited by Paul Hawken is a book with one hundred solutions that can put a full stop to global warming. This book is published in 2017 by “An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC” in New York, US. This book is 240 pages long with lots of images as well as data tables that elaborate the content and helps the reader understand the concept better. The author talks about the common fear that everyone have in today’s world, climate change, and this book illustrates about 100 different methods and procedures that we can all follow to stop climate change from getting worse. All the methods have daring and accurate solutions that are designed by many international
In recent years, the controversial subject of global warming has been more predominantly brought to our attention. Is the threat of global warming real? Is it man-made or is this just a natural cycle of earth? Does it really affect earth’s inhabitants? Should action be taken against it? If so, what kind and to what extent? It cannot be only a coincidence that the alarmingly rapid climate change coincides perfectly with the increased amount of pollutants that humans release into the environment. The once stable climate has in recent years begun to skyrocket, thus altering the delicate structure of earthly life. This proves to be hazardous to the future of the planet; some people worry that many of the resources the environment provides that
The Federal government's plan to meet its stated INDC is the right approach for Canada to address climate change. Climate change is a worldwide issue affecting everyone on this planet and is irreversible (Guarino, 2017) because of its consequences like the increase in natural disasters (Weather-related 2017). In a scientific perspective, climate change does not only affect people but also the surrounding environment including biotic and abiotic factors. Climate change impacts all regions around the world and 82% of 94 ecological systems are affected by climate change (Scheffers, 2016)." Consequently, this dramatic change can alter the Earth’s major systems.
One of the largest argued topics in our world today is over global warming. People argue that is real, and others argue that it is fake. The effects of global warming create a growing danger for the ecosystem we live in by damaging glaciers and weather patterns. Humans contribute to global warming yet non-believers will think otherwise. Global warming is the greatest challenge facing our planet. According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change) most of the case for global warming is a process that occurs when rays from the sun pass through the atmosphere warming the surface of the planet. In short, global warming represents a fundamental threat to all living things on earth.