Global warming has become such a prevalent topic in world politics and news. I chose the book Eaarth by Bill McKibben because global warming is becoming a large problem, and if left unheeded, global warming will destroy our environment and present brutal obstacles for our grandkids and future generations. In
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First of all, the main effect of global warming is the fact that it causes warmer temperatures. While warmer temperatures may seem beneficial and good, the ways the atmosphere is becoming warmer isn’t that great. According to the article, Global warming, it states, “Natural processes on Earth constantly create and destroy greenhouse gases.” “Human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, add an extra seven billion metric tons per year” (“Global Warming”). To explain, what this shows is that nature is already creating greenhouse gasses and people are adding even more to the atmosphere. While people strive on greenhouse gasses for warmth, the amount of greenhouse gasses forming will cause numerous environmental hazards in the future.
In the article “Global Warming” it states, “Greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere hold heat to close to the surface which heats the earth to fast. This causes rising temperatures and life for all living things gets more difficult.In addition, The article “Global warming dangers” on expert space says, “As ocean water expands, due to global warming, the sea level rises drastically”. This rise in sea level causes houses by the coast to go and make it so we have to cut down more habitats. This is just two reasons why global warming is so bad.
Disasters occur naturally, but climate change causes them to be more violent and more unpredictable. Climate change also makes it more likely that a natural disaster will happen. “The kind of surge related flooding that Superstorm Sandy brought to parts of New York City is about 50 percent more likely than it was in 1950” (Borenstein). Flooding on coast lines can be caused by the melting of the polar ice caps. The thing that causes the polar ice caps to melt is the rising temperature of the atmosphere. The melting of the polar ice caps is bad because it raises the level of the ocean. When the level of the ocean is raised it can cause less land to be by the ocean. Another way the rising temperatures of the Earth is catastrophic is the harm it does to some national parks. There are several national parks that are getting hit the hardest. A couple that are affected are Glacier National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park. “Across the West, bark beetles, which thrive on warmer winters, are infesting more and more pine trees, turning once-green hillsides into fire hazards” (Duncan). This is a problem because trees are major producers of oxygen, and they help take the carbon monoxide, that we breath, out of the air. Even though there is a lot of evidence that climate change is man made, there are still people who deny it and say that it occurs
In the article, “ Climate Change is Here - And Worse Than We Thought” Hansen tells us about multiple effects of climate change. “The deadly european heatwave of 2003, the fiery Russian heatwave of 2010 and catastrophic droughts in Texas and Oklahoma last year can each be attributed to climate change.” He also mentions, “ The world that caused the 2003 heatwave in Europe that killed more than 50,000 people and the 2011 drought in Texas that caused more than $5 billion in damage.” Is also the result of climate change. In the same article Hansen says, “ The National Academy of Sciences, makes it clear that while average global temperature has been steadily rising due to a warming climate ( up to about 1.5 degrees fahrenheit in the past century), the extremes are actually becoming much more frequent and more intense worldwide.” It is important to know because our climate temperature is rising. If it keeps rising our land will dry up and we will be in drought, or cause wildfires, and animals that survive in the cold weather will be affected as
Rising temperatures are causing melting glaciers, which cause rising oceans. Rising oceans will envelop entire coastal cities, killing or displacing millions of people. Our food sources will dwindle; entire species of animals will become extinct as we destroy their homes to rebuild; and as our population skyrockets, an unimaginable number of humans will be left homeless, starving, and sick.
According to the statistic, average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit around the world since 1880, and the rate warming is still keeping increase. The 20th century’s last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, which is what people say global warming. Global warming not only influences the temperature but also have many bad impacts. In the article “Seafarming at the End of the World” by Peter Meehan, he mentioned that some of the ocean species are going to be driven extinct by climate change. Similarly, in the article “Global Warming Impacts” the writer shows that global warming will have bad influences in many different ways.
I should begin with addressing what global climate change is. Our environment is threatened to warm by 2 degrees Celsius and because of this our environment is warming itself faster than it can process and adapt. Due to the warming, our agriculture, weather, and even our human health are at risk. With the warming of our earth, it makes sense that we will begin to see changes in our weather. In fact, changes have already begun. Our storm surges are getting stronger meaning that hurricanes have intensified and are posing a threat to flood levels and to homes. There is an increase of sea levels due to the melting of glaciers which are causing more flooding than usual in places around the world. (McGrath 2014) Even though in some places we have flooding, we are experiencing droughts because of heat waves, and in turn, can cause wildfires. I personally remember when our winters used to be longer
After watching National Geographic’s videos on global warming and learning about it though other supplementary mediums provided I can certainly agree global warming is a growing problem, that needs to be seriously addressed. Although it may not be a threat at the current moment, global warming will become a serious problem that we as a planet will not be able to control or reduce if we do not act now. It truly terrifies me that future generations may not be able to enjoy everything this wonderful earth has to offer because of global warming. For example, on page 97 in “Intro to geophagy” by Dahlman Renwick it states how global warming will result in rising sea levels. “Rising sea level presents threats to low-lying coastal areas.” If sea levels
Overall, there are very justifiable stances on viewing global warming as either benefits of the world or drawbacks. As given by the article and seen as agreeable from a reader’s perspective one can conclude that global warming would have a negative connotation and stigma for as long as it’s a problem without a solution. The effects of global warming result in the rising of sea levels, spread of diseases, droughts and destruction of environments and living species in the environment. Global warming is not too far gone that it cannot be stopped. There are many solutions that we as a society can do that will improve the worlds global warming issues such as a decrease in the destruction of the forestland because forestland can increase the amount
In order for us to help the wildlife during global warming we need to decrease the amount of pollution we put in the air. We can do this by reducing the amount of energy we use and how many times we use our vehicles in a day. We could also
The warming of the Earth is not a good thing. If the ice caps on the mountaintops were to melt it would raise the ocean by eight feet and many lives
The Effects of Global Warming On Coral Reefs Graphs Missing Introduction: The effects of global warming touch every human, animal, plant, ocean, landmass, and atmosphere level on this planet. The numerous effects of global warming are mixes of "good" and "bad" results, depending on how your definition of "good" results and "bad" results are. A "good" effect, a person could say, would be for regions with normally cold temperatures to receive warmer temperatures for their normal. Yet, there are more "bad" effects that seem to out weight the "good" effects. Some of the effects would include increases of flooding, severe storm systems, and rising sea-levels. One major consequence would be an increase of temperature globally. This would
Global Warming Global warming is an increase in the temperature of the earth's weather. Global warming is also known as the green house effect. Global warming is a very serious world issue. Most humans are trying to do as much as they can to help stop global warming. Global warming has caused many problems to the earth in addition to the humans that live here on the earth. A problem caused by global warming is very hot summers. Some summers have had days that the temperature had reached 30*C. Another Problem that global warming has caused is the melting of polar ice caps. Global warming caused the polar ice caps to melt which will cause the ice to break free as well as melt in the sea, sea levels all over the world will rise. Lastly,