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Climate Change And Global Warming

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Marietta Johnson
Environmental Science, 201
Spring Term 2
Professor Barry Vroeginday
Climate Change / Global Warming, How Mankind Contributes There are so many issues going on in the world today that experts state it is due to climate change. Climate change is a global issue that effects the entire world and everyone should be interested in knowing more about it. Some common issues attributed to climate change are temperature records being broken, storms being stronger, more frequent or happening in places where it never happened before, flooding, and droughts etc.…. The largest contribution to climate change is from human beings performing activities that make life easier or more comfortable in the world we live in. Past and
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Approximately 70% of Connecticut’s energy is derived from fossil fuels. The combustion of fossil fuels releases air pollutants and greenhouse gases, which both endanger public health and the environment as well as contribute to global climate change (CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2015).
Below is a graph of energy consumption distributed by fuel in Connecticut (CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2015).

One recent example of global warming on the East coast is the record breaking amount of snow recorded this last winter. Also the unusual or rapid change in temperature when changing from one season to another. There doesn’t seem to be a gradual increase or decrease anymore, well not like it was about 7-10 years ago. Yulsman (2015) points out that this is called El Nino-Southern Oscillation which is also called ENSO (Yulsman, 2015, para. 4)
During an El Nino, heat stored in the tropical Pacific Ocean is released into the atmosphere, which tends to give a boost to global average temperatures. NOAA’s latest forecast is for a 70 percent chance of El Nino continuing through summer and a 60 percent chance that it will persist through fall. Below is a graph that shows this effect for the entire world. Anyone that takes notice should be aware of the change in air quality as a result of pollution. Currently there are so many people
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