Cuases and Effects of Global Warming on World Economy

927 WordsMay 5, 20134 Pages
As one of the urgent issues of human existence during the coming 50 years, global warming has become a widespread concern among the world community. Global warming can be defined as the abnormal increase of the average temperature on the surface of the earth. According to statistics, average temperatures have been increased by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880 (National Geographic News, 2007). This eassy will outline the causes and illustrate the effects on economies around the world with a series of evidence and data. To begin with, two main causes of the climate change will be outlined, which are believed to be the result from natural phenomenon, and human activities. Some of the natural…show more content…
For developing countries with a weaker economic foundation, it is not only a chance but also a risk. Moreover, the climate change also has an effect on the energy supply. The original energy sources used for production and living, such as wood and coal, release a great amount of greenhouse gases when it is being burnt, and inevitably cause the aggravation of the climate. In roder to avoid this from continuing, new energy sources are explored and start to being used. Known as a kind of clean-air energy, the nuclear energy has greater value than any kinds of fossil fuels. This type of power could still produce electricity constantly with less fuel and less pollution to the air when the original comburant eroding the earth (Parker, 2009). With the development of energy technology, it is believed that the new energy which isless harmful to the earth will make great contribution to humans. Finally, the government plays an important role in protecting the climate. To prevent the climate from further change, every country has committed to environmental protection and invested a huge amount of money. From 1990 to 2005, the government in each country with per capita GDP has invested over 4600$ in reforestation in order to slow down climate change (Reuters, 2006). On the other hand, in Europe, the government gets economic benefits from the
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