The climate on the Earth is changing. Currently, the temperature of the earth’s climate system continues to rapidly increase which leads to global warming. Global warming, by definition is the “gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants”(Webster’s). There are many reasons why global warming occurs, such as human activities and the increasing of gases; for instance carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. To reduce the issue, about 200 countries have signed Kyoto Protocol that states that they must lower four greenhouse gases. The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Convention on climate change and it commits the Parties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
When one hears the term “global warming,” the first thing that comes to mind is the greenhouse effect. The greenhouses allow sunlight to enter through the windows and then the sunlight heats the interior by trapping the heat. The same thing occurs within the plants, solar radiation is basically absorbed by the Earth’s surface therefore resulting in the warming of the Earth. There is nothing wrong with the greenhouse effect as long as some radiation can escape back into space. We need the greenhouse effect because without it nothing would even survive on the Earth. Global warming is a controversial topic because there are several
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Climate change is a major global issue. Canada is the ninth largest emitter of greenhouse gas that needs to enact on a climate policy  (Mildenberger et al. 2016).Greenhouse gas slows down and prevents heat loss in space which increases the temperature of the Earth’s surface leading to global warming. Activities of energy industries, transportation, residential and commercial activities, manufacturing, construction, industrial processes, and agriculture emit greenhouse gases. Human activities emit Carbon dioxide (CO2) that is responsible for an increase of 85% in global warming (Ayşegül Toptal, Bilgesu Çetinkaya 2017). Loss of sea ice, thawing permafrost, and coastal erosion are already increasing in speed [7-9 Mildenberger et al. 2016],
NGS integrates greenhouse into other major policy initiatives, such as the Natural Heritage Trust, and launches new measures to increase greenhouse emission reduction activities across the Australian community. It provides the strategic framework for an effective greenhouse response and for meeting current and future international commitments. It will provide a fresh impetus for action by governments, stakeholder groups and the broader community and set directions for that action into the next century.
Have you ever heard about global warming? Global warming is a gradual increase in the temperature of the Earth’s surface both water and land . Years ago, when the Earth experienced an increase in temperature it was a result of natural causes but today it is being caused by the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere produced by human activities. The greenhouse effect occurs because of the presence of specific gases in the atmosphere at a high rate. These gases play a major role in maintaining the earth’s thermal energy. Due to absorbing a portion of the infrared radiation emitted from its surface and retaining it in the atmosphere; Subsequently, heating the surface of the Earth and maintaining its temperature constant or up to the level that makes life possible. The rise in the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere led to the retention of a larger amount of thermal energy in the Earth, affecting all its operation and system. Global warming affects the planet seriously in several ways including climate change, melting polar ice caps and widespread extinctions of species.
Climatic changes have been a major concern in the recent researches. The changes have negatively affected the production across the world and also the human lives are at stake. There are so many occurrences of unpredicted climatic effects such as the drought occurrences and the tides which affects the people. The unpredicted climatic changes have been as a result of the many factors. One of the most controversial things is that climatic changes have been caused by the social factors, which government takes number one responsible for it pros and cons. Climatic changes is therefore attributable to certain sociological perspectives. The question is, are human activities causing climate change? Should government promote different social contexts of what actions should be made?
Global warming is the trend of continuing increases in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere. It has a parallel effect of climate change in our planet earth which will be disastrous to the health of the people and ecosystem if not reduced to a minimum level. One of the primary causes of global warming is the burning of coal which is the most carbon rich of all fossil fuels used to produce energy. As we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas for energy, carbon dioxide sips through the air and is lodged into the atmosphere thus creating a “greenhouse effect”. A “greenhouse effect” is created when more emissions of carbon dioxide cause the mass of greenhouse gases protecting the earth from the scorching heat of the sun to become thicker and as they envelop the earth, result in a warmer temperature. Even when the heat effects of volcanoes and other misleading weather phenomena that would make the temperature of the earth seem higher than it actually is are taken out of consideration, studies show that the surface temperature of the earth has been increasing at a rate of 0.17 degrees Celsius per decade [Haines et al., 1998]. These figures are not consistent with a natural trend, and, when one considers the tens of thousands of years in which humans have populated the earth, and that humans have really only started burning fossil fuels heavily since the
A major and controversial topic in the world today is global warming and climate change. Carbon which is one of the bigger contributors to the greenhouse effect, can influence climate change. In its abundance, most of it is stored in the ground within the soil. It is known that respiration, which is the breakdown of molecules into carbon, water, and energy, plays a very large part in the cycling of carbon on the Earth. Understanding how different aspects of our environment can affect the cycling of carbon within soil, we can then apply it to potential changes of climate change and predict what could happen and can set up some pre-emptive measures.
The main reason why I chose to research this topic and why it fascinates me, is mainly based on the fact that our society has convinced us that animal agriculture, which fuels meat consumption, is not responsible for most of our greenhouse gases. When in fact, numerous studies has proven that livestock, and the byproducts that come along with it are responsible for approximately 51% of all worldwide GHG emissions3. Along with that, I find it interesting that livestock is blameworthy “for 65% of all human-related emissions of nitrous oxide– a greenhouse gas with 296 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.”3 I found all of the information very interesting, but I had to see the application and actual data.
Global warming extremists want us to believe that as global temperatures rise, so do chances of complete extinction of entire species. Natural disasters will become more common, whole continents could one day be under water, and death rates could be at an all time high. This may seem like a bad science fiction novel, but in some ways they might actually be right. At the very least global warming can and will effect humans living in nearly every region. From those living on the coast, to those living in the Artic plains no area of our planet is safe from global warming. Understanding that global warming is a reality, how it occurs, and what we can do to stop it is vital to the survival of every living creature on this planet.
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“Global warming is an increase in the earth's temperature due to fossil fuels, industry, and agricultural processes caused by human, natural, and other gas emissions” (EPA). Our world has gone through several stages in its lifetime. It takes time to deal and cope with changes, just like anything else. Over the years, the earth has been gradually getting warmer due to pollution. Humans, however, were slow to take the necessary actions to prevent it from getting any worse. Due to the ignorance of people we are on the edge of a very dramatic change, Global Warming. If we continue to go on with our lives, ignorant to the consequences of our actions, we will face drastic and devastating loss.
Global Warming, also known as the Greenhouse effect, is a problem everyone will soon have to face. The people of the younger generations should be educated about what Global Warming is and that it is caused due to the way people are treating the environment.
Transitioning to clean energy sources will involve a policy that involves an extensive amount of research in the fields of science, economics, and politics. It is crucial that the United States conceives energy resources that decrease both environmental and health impacts. However, environment and health impacts are not the only aspects that must be considered as the United States moves to cleaner energy resources. The competitiveness of the United States’ economy as a whole and job security must be taken in account. ("Facing Our Energy Realities” 4) Therefore, the transition must be controlled.
The Earth receives energy, light and warmth from the sun. As the earth and the objects on earth become warm, they radiate their warmth back toward space in the form of infrared energy. However, there are gases known as trace gases that make up less than 1% of Earth’s atmosphere which are able to trap some of the outgoing heat. Water vapor is vastly abundant in the atmosphere and generates a blanketing effect that keeps the surface of the earth at a temperature that allows life to exist. In addition to water vapor, carbon dioxide is another trace gas that is naturally present in the atmosphere. It’s powerful heat-trapping capabilities are essential for life and in processes such as respiration and photosynthesis. Carbon dioxide levels are
Global Warming Global warming is an important factor because every one in the world but most importantly for me it will effect all of my relatives, as it is predicted that countries such as Bangladesh will be totally fooled due to global warming. Global warming interest me because the planet we live in is changing and the change that is happening will effect the way we live and how the future generations live. It has direct effects on the us and the relatives we have all over the, for ex This changes which will likely to alter the natural weather and climate patterns is largely because of human activities in the last century.