Climate Change Is The Effect On The Planet

1119 Words Sep 12th, 2014 5 Pages
Climate Change Who would have ever believed that it has come to this? The Columbia Encyclopedia (2006) has indicated that Planetary Climate Change is “the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the time of the Industrial Revolution.” now, obviously there are some issues with this, and more than a few theories pertaining to it; all of which relate to the primary culprits of the gases. Things like the burning of fossil fuels, as an example. Other things like global deforestation, the clearing of huge swaths of Amazon Basin, and even cattle! Unfortunately, there are a number of conflicting opinions as to whether or not any or all of these are contributing factors of climate change. One of the major concerns pertaining to climate change is the effects on the planet. As we, all know, along with the increase in atmospheric surface temperatures on the earth, the weather begins to alter its patterns and change. This results in some rather unusual events. The United Nations panel on Climate Change (2007) actually released some rather disturbing findings. It reported that overall, there has been a considerable increase in the power of global hurricanes ever since the 1970’s. The Poles are losing more and more of their ice in the summer months, the North Pole loses almost all of it, glaciers are receding globally, and there is a noticeable increase in the rising of the oceans…that’s only the beginning! Each…
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