Global Warming And Its Effect On The World

1036 Words Nov 11th, 2014 5 Pages
The definition of Global warming is; "a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth 's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants." Global warming is a very big issue that is slowly affecting the whole world. Climate change has been studied since the early 1970’s, and scientist of many different fields are agreeing that global warming’s effects are increasing at a rapid pace. Global Warming was not yet taken serious until the 1960 's when the scientist found out that Global Warming would effect the food supply, and the ocean 's would increase, which is a threat to the human society. The temperature which has fluctuated over the years isn 't the problem, the problem is the rapid rate it is going. The warmest years in Global Warming has occurred in 1997 to currently 2014. In the Last century, the average global temperature has increased by nine degrees, showing just how significant the rise is really getting. Scientist are beginning to believe the temperature increase will begin to double, as more people are adding to the fuel emissions/fossil fuel footprint on the world. Each Year, seven billion metric tons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Deforestation is causing that number to continue to rise; we need more trees in order to ever hope to counter the unnatural effects of global warming. Not all of Global warming is caused by human hands; some…
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