Global Warming And Climate Change

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A guy once told my friend, “Dude, stop farting. You are making the global warming even worse!” From the view of his saying, it is apparent that people are aware of the fundamental cause of global warming — increase in carbon dioxide. From melting glaciers to rising sea level, Global Warming has been one of the vital issues that is challenging scientists. While many scientists and experts are investigating for a solution, this disastrous phenomenon has been aggravated over time by human activities. Global warming was first introduced when Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist, claimed in 1896 that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming. Also, an American geologist, Thomas Chamberlin supported Arrehnius…show more content…
When sun shines in, the heat will be trapped by the glass and it cannot escape. That is to say, inside of the greenhouse gets warmer and warmer. Now, the earth’s atmosphere is doing the same role of the greenhouse. The roof of a greenhouse can be described as gasses such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, or methane (ClimateKids). The sun shines through the atmosphere during day time and the earth receives the heat, warming its surface. Then at night, the heat that earth received should be released but certain gasses on the atmosphere trap the heat, which makes the earth warmer and warmer. There are several culprits of global warming; they can be small or big. Whether they are minor or major, they are still contributing to global warming. One example of major cause is emission of livestock. In modern day, there are about 1.4 billion cows plus other big numbers of high appetite cattle on the earth. Much like humans, cattle emit gasses when they eat. Because they have high metabolism and fast digestion, they fart and burp frequently. “The result is a large amount of methane being introduced into the atmosphere” (Blitz). Methane is one of the gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect. According to a study from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the comparative impact of methane on climate change is over twenty times greater than carbon dioxide. According to a report from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in 2011, methane from
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