Effects of Global Warming Essay

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Catastrophic weather changes, the disappearance of islands, melting of Arctic ice, and a new ice age are all in store because of the carelessness of mankind’s tremendous amount of greenhouse gas emissions.“Human-generated greenhouse gas emissions have reversed a 2000-year cooling trend of the arctic” says environmental expert, James E. Hansen (Eilperin). There are those who believe that “the Earth’s peculiar wobble has set it on the Milankovich cycle which has warmed the planet due to its upheavals in our weather every 22,000, 41,000, and 100,000 years” (Bloom). The Earth has initiated a warming sequence as a result of human produced greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, and methane that may lead to catastrophic weather conditions, the …show more content…
With the support of numerous scientific experts giving credit to the fact that mankind has brought on global warming, assuming that the opposing side is lying is a bit far-fetched. Especially since the UN supports the fact that the earth is warming due to man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Agencies like the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) agree “that ‘substantial increases’ will occur in the near future that could bring about potentially catastrophic changes” (ProQuest Staff). An assessment made by the IPCC also stated that “human activities are substantially increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere” (ProQuest Staff).
Greenhouse gas is responsible for the Antarctic ozone hole that is allowing more UV rays to shine down on the ice and melt it, which in turn reveals darker ocean that absorbs more sunlight, melting even more ice (Hansen). Man-made greenhouse gas emissions come mainly from the aluminum, magnesium, semiconductor, electrical utility, and electronics industries and have increased steadily over the years. Northern Arizona University professor Darrell S. Kaufman noted that
“Earth’s wobble which accounts for a long-term cooling trend in the Arctic has been reversed in the past half-century. This cooling trend should have continued through the 21st century, but due to human pollution,…