Problems and Solutions to Catastrophic Global Warming

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Problems and Solutions to Catastrophic Global Warming Global warming is becoming a major problem for our environment. Global warming is causing the atmosphere to become warmer which causes many problems for the environment. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere allows sunlight to pass through, but it traps heat from escaping. This causes the earth to warm which keeps the earth from becoming a ball of frozen ice, but excess carbon dioxide causes global warming, which will affect the environment. There are many solutions to slowing or stopping the effects of global warming including planting trees, cutting carbon dioxide emissions, and using alternative fuels. “It is extremely likely (95-100%) that human influence has been the dominant cause of…show more content…
Nuclear power is a good short term solution to buy humans time to find a way to make energy without hurting our environment as much as fossil fuels. Humans could also increase the price of electricity or put a limit on how much you can use as this would make humans use electricity with responsibility. If humans do not act on global warming, there may be no future for earth. Global warming would affect the world so much the climate would be similar to Venus. On Venus there is so much greenhouse gas in the atmosphere that no heat escapes, but sunlight can still come through. This is similar to what will happen to earth’s climate if humans do not stop global warming. As the earth increases in temperature, the environment is changed in many ways. Ocean water warms causing small organisms to die off very quickly if the climate changes fast enough. As more greenhouse gas is put into the atmosphere, it will cause the acidification of water which can be catastrophic as small organisms will die off. Without plankton and other small organisms humans and other large organisms would not exist. Humans are taking a very dangerous path of waiting for the last minute to act upon global warming, which at that time it may be too late to act on global warming. Humans need to act now before earth becomes inhabitable. There is also another solution for humans; however it is very unlikely it would work. Humans could find another planet that

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