Cause And Effect Of Global Warming

953 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
Over the past decade, the Earth’s gradual temperature increase has sparked a debate amongst scientists and politicians. Scientists have conducted research to understand the cause and effect of global warming, but it can take years for scientists to reach a consensus. The claims that global warming is the next apocalypse or is just some fairy tale lack scientific proof. These claims have confused the general public, and leave many citizens’ questions unanswered. Many people are concerned about the overall decline of environmental health due to an increase in man-made greenhouse gas emissions, but experts are now clarifying the debate on global warming with hard scientific evidence that may prove global climate change is a naturally occurring phenomenon. The greenhouse gas effect causes most of the Earth’s global warming. The emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) contribute to global warming. These greenhouse gases collect in the Earth’s atmosphere, and prevent unabsorbed infrared radiation from exiting the earth’s ozone layer. Carbon dioxide is the greenhouse gas contributing the most to global warming; however, carbon dioxide is also vital to sustain most plant species on Earth. Carbon dioxide can accumulate from burning coal, oil, and natural gas in power plants, automobiles, and factories. The atmospheric concentrations of carbon emissions have increased by more than 30 percent since 1950 (Lawson 10). Greenhouse gases are helpful to…

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