Global warming has been a hot topic worldwide for over a decade. While many believe it is a problem that needs to be tended to immediately, others believe or claim for political reasons that it is just propaganda. Global warming is described by Bodnar as “The increase in temperature around the world caused by gases in the atmosphere.” (Bodnar 7) Many scientists believe that carbon dioxide gases are the main cause of Global Warming. Things such as old factories and cars emit greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere when they are put to use. This generally comes from old cars and old factories made before the nineteen nineties, because in recent years technology has been manufacturing more eco-friendly cars and factories that produce less waste. Since the discovery of global warming there have been many technological advances made in an attempt to try put a stop to global warming such as the use of wind power, solar power, and hybrids.
Climate change and global warming have been a problem for the last century as temperatures on the earth surface have begun to rise. Global warming is the result of gasses being trapped in the earth 's atmosphere resulting in an increase in temperature. This phenomenon is called the Greenhouse Effect in which gasses such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, and nitrous oxide are put into the air naturally and
Global warming is the rise of average temperature in the earth’s atmosphere since the late 19th century. Since the beginning of the early 20th century, the earths mean surface temperature had increased by around 0.8 degrees. Warming of the climate system had become more obvious and scientists are 90% sure that the main cause of the increase in temperature in due to the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases due to human activities such as deforestation and burning of fossil fuels.
Global warming is the rising of temperatures on the surface of the earth due to the trapping of heat rising from the earth’s surface. It is caused by the destruction of the Ozone layer by the carbon dioxide emitted mostly from the burning of the fossil fuel and the deforestation. The ozone layer is a layer of oxygen in the atmosphere responsible for absorbing the heat from the earth’s surface.
Global warming is a term used to describe the slow change in Earth’s overall temperature. This topic recently started being heavily recorded and studied by scientists. Politics started including it around the 1990’s. The boost of greenhouse gases caused by human burning of fossil fuels, industrial farming, and deforestation activities are what people tend to blame for
During the past decade, daily record high temperatures have occurred twice as often as record lows across the continental United States, up from a near 1:1 ratio in the 1950s. By midcentury, if greenhouse gas emissions are not significantly curtailed, scientists expect 20 record highs for every record low. The ratio could be 50:1 by the end of the century. By the 2050s, many of the Mid-Atlantic States including urban parts of Maryland and Delaware could see a doubling of days per year above 95 degrees F. In parts of the South, the frequency of days above 95 degrees F could triple, to over 75 days per year. While climate change will not mean the end of cold weather — scientists still expect record lows to occur in 2100 — the odds have clearly
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. (What is global warming, google.com). Scientists have stated that the rise in average temperatures worldwide since the late 1800s. Earth's temperature has gone up by 1.4 degrees over the past century, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Temperatures are to rise another 2 to 11.5 degrees over the next 100 years (what is global warming, livescience.com). Human are one of the main causes for global warming, all of the cars, factors and electricity production they have created. They have also created Greenhouse which gases
People can reduce emission of greenhouse gases this will stabilize the levels of gases in the atmosphere. Decreasing fossil fuel burning is critical. Humans can develop clean energy including solar, wind, and geothermal energy. This will helps to reduce the amount of coal and oil burned in powering electrical generating plants,( NASA ,2012). Transportations options like all the cars, trucks, plains and trains that had a massive effects on the climate. If people will limit their use on transportation it will also reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Lowering thermostats in the winter and using energy –efficient light bulbs will also reduce the effects on global warming. If we as human do not change the way we live it will leave this earth with a shortage of food and water and without the food and water people and animals will not
Extreme climate change is crucial to understand and prominently discovering resolutions is essential to better our environment. This is calculated by the reading of satellites and several other forms of measurements. The two different remarks made from the 19th century and the 1950s era, concluded the various prolonged transformations on the ocean, air and terrestrial surface. It has been proven over the years the warming of the surface has occurred, nonetheless the whole earth had experienced this warming. The last thirty years has been the warmest time era in comparison to the last fourteen hundred years. It has been noticed not only the warming of the surface of the land but also the decline of snow, upsurge of sea altitudes and gas concentration.
The major contributors to climate change so far had been the Industrial Revolution and the invention and wide-spread use of the gasoline powered automobile. The world had now become industrialized and new technologies were constantly being invented. The next big event to come from this happened soon after 1945. After the end of World War II in 1945 the world’s economy started to recover. This sent industrial production into overdrive. The automobile industry quadrupled and major corporations became bigger than ever before (Jeffries). The United States had begun to feel the effects of industrialization in the 18th century, but at the end of World War II the economy was beginning to pick up sending the United States into another period of industrialization. The burning of all this coal and oil put pollution into the atmosphere, partially blocking the sun’s rays. This effect caused the years 1940-1970 to get cooler, leading some to speculate that the world was heading toward a new ice age (Jeffries). But in the 1970’s the earth started getting warmer again, and the phrase “global warming” was now used in some research papers (Jeffries).
Global Warming is a high rise in the usual climate heat on the Earth's surface. People often use the term climate change to refer mainly to the warming observed since the middle 1800's. Scientists guess that Earth's normal surface temperature rose by about 0.76 Celsius degrees or 1.4 Fahrenheit degrees from the middle 1800's to the 2000's. Researchers have also found that most of the temperature rise happened from the middle 1900's to the 2000's. Normal processes have caused Earth's weather to change in the distant past. But scientists have found big evidence that people activities have caused most of the warming since the middle 1900's.
The global warming is a phenomenon happening all over the earth, there are several causes, but most are a result of human activity. The graph in image 1 shows that a significant increase in the climate temperature in the mid-20th century, somewhere between 1900 and 1950. The industrial revolution happened between the years 1820 and 1840, although great improvements in technology were achieved in the 1900 's. The increasing temperatures since the industrial revolution work as a proof that global warming is a direct effect of human activity. As image 1 shows before the 20th century the variations in the earth 's climate were minimal, except for that of the ice age. Although the industrial revolution detonated the rising temperature due to the use of new chemicals, this change is not evident until it surpasses the previously registered temperatures in the mid-1900 's. Science and technology have improved in the last 200 years, most devices used to measure changes in temperatures were just developed about 150 years ago, so there is not much information of the temperatures before that (Vallis). Nevertheless, scientists have been able to estimate the earth 's temperature from millions of years ago by studding trees, fossils, sediments and water temperatures. Recent studies have proved how many man-made chemicals and activities have contributed to the climate change, affecting the natural processes in the earth like the
One way in which the effects of global warming can be reduced is through activism. Many people choose to become activists against global warming, in an attempt to convince people to stop taking actions which may increase the likelihood of damage to the environment through global warming. Often, this activism is against corporations or other large scale greenhouse gas emitters, but there are some who protest simply to increase awareness of climate change, in the hopes that others will change how they act. I believe this method, when performed on a large scale and with the attention of the media, can help the most, as campaigning to convince large scale greenhouse gas emitters is more likely to have
In order to understand the issue of global warming (also referred to as climate change), you must first understand what it means and how it happens. Global warming is a result of a process known as the greenhouse effect, in which the light and heat from the sun are trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere by greenhouse gases; which subsequently raises the average temperature on Earth. The greenhouse gases responsible for this process are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and tropospheric ozone, all of which are released into the atmosphere through naturally occurring processes (Warrick, R. & Farmer, G., 1990).
Global warming has become a world wide issue and an issue that is causing great controversy. It is an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution (Dictionary). Global warming is a natural process, but because of increase in certain activities this process is taking a faster and more dangerous route creating global problems. Global warming was first theorized in 1894 by Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier a French mathematician, who noticed the earth was gradually increasing in temperature. He came to the conclusion that the earth’s atmosphere was trapping solar radiation caused by the sun and reflecting this radiation back to