Global Warming : Endangering Humanity

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Global Warming: Endangering Humanity
Scientists and environmental studies students have been documenting a rise in the melting of glaciers. It noticeable that the snow have been melting a lot earlier than expected every year. The production of greenhouse gases was in balance a long time ago, but that balance has been broken due to the human activity at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The elevated burning of fossil fuels caused by human activity is the main reason for this balance to break. Plants and oceans cannot handle the huge amount of greenhouse gases that humans have been dumping in the atmosphere. According to The Union of Concerned Scientists, a major group of over two thousand scientists, there has been an increase of more than 30% percent in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and it is estimated that it will triple by 2100. Carbon dioxide is the most abundant gas liberated in the burning of fossil fuels and also one of the most dangerous gases contibuting to climate change. Carbon dioxide represents about 84 percent of all greenhouse gases emitted by human activities. Carbon dioxide has a property that traps heat, thereby increasing global warming.
As illustrated in figure 1, since 1860, with some fluctuations the temperature has been steadily increasing. There was a sharp increase in temperature between 1910 and 1940, followed by a slight decrease between 1940 and 1950 followed by a dramatic increase until today. The problem is
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