Climate change is happening and it is happening quite rapidly all around the world. The earth is undoubtedly warming and over the past one hundred years, Earth’s average temperature has increased by about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit. (EPA 1) The big problem with the average temperature rising is that it can have a negative effect on the planet and potentially have dramatic shifts in the global climate. According to the EPA, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Many places have seen changes in rainfall, resulting in more floods, droughts, or intense rain, as well as more frequent and severe heat waves. The planet's oceans and glaciers have also experienced some big changes - oceans are warming and becoming more acidic, ice caps are
Do you want your child to have a higher risk of skin cancer or other terrible diseases? Do you want your child to never be able to play outside with all their friends? Nobody wants their child to have an unhealthy life or be sad because they have no friends to play with. Everyone wants to hope for their child to have a happy and healthy life. Humans not thinking about how the world’s climate change is dramatically changing does not make the climate not change. There are many scientist that have proven that climate change is happening and it has been happening for many, many years. Understanding what is happening
We might disagree on the causes of global warming; however, we cannot ignore that it is happening. Although we still experience cold winters, average global temperatures has risen drastically for the past three decades. Polar ice caps are melting; as a result, sea levels are rising. Scientist predict more extreme weather in the coming decades, in fact, droughts will probably be more common. Also, flooding and tropical temperatures might cause large amounts of methane gases to be released, which could be disastrous for our atmosphere. Climate change may have human causes and also it might be a natural occurrence. Nevertheless, we must find ways to save our planet.
Based from the 2013 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); an organization established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), if people continue to procrastinate and ignore the issue of global warming, the sea level could rise anywhere from 6 to 16 feet by 2300; places near the sea would have massive flooding and some islands would be submerged (Gregory Trencher, 2011). People often forget that the Earth isn’t just the home of humans, but the home of all living things- present and future; whatever errors that are made during modern-day, the future has to manage them. “...the political and economic institutions of our civilisation are fixated on enjoying the present and unable to account for the consequences of our actions on tomorrow.” (Gregory Trencher, 2011). Instead of dealing with costly and threatening issues that directly affects humans, the government decides to hold off on finding a solution; indifferent to the consequences to come. CONCLUSION
Humans will destroy the earth if no one acts. Climate change is a serious problem that has been around for decades. The 21st century is special because of the technology and information available. Yet, people continue to ignore the overwhelming destruction happening to nature. Through many years, masses have begun to take responsibility and restore the planet. In time, the earth might be what it once was.
As Earths average temperature increases every year, the discussion of climate change has become a significant topic in the scientific community. Human activities such as powering factories, running automobiles or something as simple as burning wood for heat, emit dangerous greenhouse gases. What makes these greenhouse gases so detrimental is that they absorb the heat radiating off of Earth and keep it in the lower atmosphere creating a “blanket” of warmth around the Earth’s surface. This causes a drastic increase in the Earths average temperature. Due to the rise in temperature, the polar caps have been melting faster than ever, this is dangerous not only because of the risk of floods and sea level increase but ocean water will become less saline and ecosystems will be destroyed, impacting humans just as much as marine life. In the article, Understand faulty thinking to tackle climate change by George Marshall, Marshall states that most people in our world today do not care about climate change because it will not affect them, “Which points to the real problem: climate change is exceptionally amorphous, … no deadlines, no geographic location, no single cause or solution.” (Marshall 2014). Because the author makes it clear that climate change is indeed a great plight, and fails to be acknowledged by people, it is a significant matter that should be discussed
The storm surge and precipitation happen in the coastal regions due to the vulnerability the region has toward storms. Storm surges impact low altitude areas and destroy property, transportation systems, habitats human health. Superstorm Sandy flooded parts of New York, and New Jersey be a few feet due to the storm surge. With the sea level rising the negative impact are subject to worsen in the future. The rise in temperatures in the mountain regions are predicted to increase spring runoff and affect the health and quality of the coastal waters. Dead zones occur in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay since the land pollution cause algal blooms. The decrease in could cause the salinity levels to rise in the waters of the coastal regions.
The sun power and warm’s are earth, as two thirds of solar-energy enter our atmosphere as visible-light, the greenhouse effect absorbs the solar-energy to keeping the earth warm and later releases one third back into outer space. Without the “natural greenhouse effect” the earth's temperature would be below 32 degrees fahrenheit (The freezing point of water). The burning of fossil fuels as an energy source releases a variety of gasses such as Methane, nitrous oxide, and CO2 adding to the greenhouse effect. Because of this heat is kept longer, warming our atmosphere and causing what we know as global warming. One of the issues with global warming, is the destruction of ice polar caps that contributes to the rise of the ocean level, and causes
In all, Earth’s oceans are diverse systems that all of life depends on for survival. The oceans act as a large conveyor belt; transporting varying volumes of water do different parts of the world. Any kind of alterations or disruptions to this conveyor belt causes regional sea levels to rise. These alterations are greatly impacted by anthropogenic climate change, the long-term alteration of earth’s climate as a result of human activities. The main ingredient behind climate change is the constant changing of global temperatures due to increasing levels of greenhouse gas emissions produced by humans. Mankind became intertwined with climate change during the industrial
2) Glaciers, sea ice and tundra will melt, contributing to global sea level rise . This will make 13 out of 15 of the world’s largest cities lying in coastal plains particularly vulnerable to rises in sea level and this can cause floods , tsunamis and many horrible disasters.
It’s the 21st century and global warming is making the headlines in newspapers, radio talk shows, new outlets and even popular TV shows. The prospects of melting arctic ice caps and the consequences of climate change are primary dangers that are capturing worldwide attention however, could this just be the tip of the iceberg for something far greater? Globalization, defined as the process of integration through interaction between individuals, corporations and governments. It is essentially impossible for a community to live and sustain itself within a vacuum; interactions through trade and foreign relations allow for discourse amongst nations causing mutual influences in politics, economics and culture. Although this undertaking has exponentially increased with the increase in information technology, it has been prevalent throughout history. Amongst the world’s regions, East Asia has been exposed to this process the longest as Europe has looked to the East for external resources when early civilizations expanded their geographic and political boundaries. With the effect of globalization on the region, East Asia opened up its borders to the migration of goods, services, information and people. In the 19th century, countries such as China, Japan, and Korea that were attributed to being the “Far East” not only because they were geographic distant from Europe but also culturally exotic. However, present day they are dominant world leaders because they gained economic stability
As our planet heats up due to global climate change, many effects are surfacing. One of the most concerning is the melting of the polar ice caps. (Environmental Protection Agency) So far most humans are not affected by this, but the polar bears are experiencing a drastic change. Some of the effects include reduced access to food, a drop in body condition, lower cub survival rates, an increase in drowning and cannibalism, all resulting in a decline in their population. But what’s causing this? Greenhouse gas (GHG’S) emissions caused by an overpopulated planet. The most direct solution is the immediate reduction in production of these emissions by humans. But, another solution is just letting the polar bears adapt. If humans have caused this problem, we can fix it. But, will we because greenhouse gasses need to be reduced by a large amount?
We have inhabited the earth for thousands of years, constantly moving around and changing the landscape of our planet. But the main problem caused by our interference in nature is climate change. Even though Planet earth is always changing, from Pangaea to the Great Yellowstone Thaw. Climate change just might be the way earth is ever changing, but Humans are believed to be the main cause of climate change mainly because Science proves that it is caused by carbon emissions from the cars we drive.
“Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think it is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.” This quote from Bill Nye illustrates the serious nature of climate change. Climate change is the most serious issue that is plaguing the world. Global temperatures have been increasing in recent years and it is clear that our climate is changing. Climate change is the change of temperature of our environment. A majority of scientists suspect that humans are causing climate change by emitting CO2 into the atmosphere which creates a greenhouse effect and warms the planet. The effects of climate change are far-reaching, impacting ocean life and plant life across the globe. It also
The Earth is a dynamic, constantly changing environment in which the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere all interact. When one changes slightly the change is then felt through out the spheres. Humans need to understand that the change they cause can have a potential for a disastrous affect on the environment. From injecting the atmosphere with greenhouse gas, or deforestation, all the unnatural things done to the environment will have an unnatural affect that will have to be dealt with. We as humans have a moral responsibility to reduce global warming gasses by changing our modes of transportation, to stop deforestation, and increase government funding into research to inhibit global warming for