The Corruption Of The Atmosphere

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The Corruption of the Atmosphere Climate change has become one of the greatest issues facing our world. With the conclusion of the recent international climate summit, the climate has been one of the most talked about topics in the world. From any newspaper to television to presidential elections, it is always a relevant topic. Why has the climate though, of all things, gained so much attention and tension? Why is it bad that the climate is changing? The climate of the earth experiences cycles of warming and cooling. Since the Jurassic age, the climate has undergone these changes, which have had a substantial impact on the inhabitants of our planet. Humanity’s place in this cycle is the end of cooling which was the Ice Age and…show more content…
The temperature of the world is increasing and has caused “nine of the ten warmest years on a 134 year record have occurred since 2000” (“Global Climate Change”). Temperature changes have also been responsible for increasing “the occurrence of unusually hot summer nights” and for limiting “cooling off at night” (Climate Change Science). This indicates that not only are these temperatures unprecedented but their frequency is also increasing, which has the potential for serious harm. One of the ways that temperature could cause harm is how it affects precipitation along with other elements of climate change. “Satellite measurements, combined with balloon data and some in-situ ground measurements indicate generally positive trends in global water vapor” (Climate Change Science). This increase in water vapor has the potential to increase the frequency and intensity of storms, which will change current models and statistics used to predict how dangerous storms will be. Already “In recent years, a larger percentage of precipitation has come in the form of intense single-day events. Eight of the top 10 years for extreme one-day precipitation events have occurred since 1990” (Climate Change Science). Even though precipitation is increasing for storms, many places are now experiencing droughts due to the infrequency of regular rain. “Over the period from 2000 through 2014, roughly 20 to 70 percent of the U.S. land
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