Global Warming And Climate Change

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Global Warming Threats
For various reasons I believe that global warming and climate change issues are perhaps the greatest threats to our planet. Greenhouse gases are accumulating in Earth 's atmosphere as a result of human activities, causing surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures to rise. Some people may disagree thinking global warming is a natural cycle. However, a common misunderstanding of the climate change equilibrium is the earth doesn’t just warm up as a result of a natural phenomenon, the earth warms up because it is forced to. Also influential businesses and governments have been against the idea of global warming, afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly because energy security is already a growing concern for rich nations. Though action will be cheaper than inaction, which could result in economic, environmental and even health benefits. Finally, the most important reason is rapid global warming can affect an ecosystems chance to adapt naturally. Ocean biodiversity is already being affected, as are other parts of the ecosystem.
There are other activities that cause global warming. It is incorrect that many think the earth warms up because it’s too cold and vice versa to keep equilibrium. The earth warms up because it is forced to. Energy is constantly moving from the ocean to the atmosphere causing warming and cooling events. However, internal forces do not cause climate change, changes in energy balance change the…

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