The Devastating Effects of Global Warming Essays

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What is global warming and what does it mean. Global warming is any substantial change in Earth’s climate. Global warming refers to climate change that causes an increase in the average temperature of the lower atmosphere. Global warming can have many different causes, but it is most commonly associated with human interference, specifically the release of excessive amounts of greenhouse gases. Global warming is also known as the greenhouse effects. The increase of human population has affected the world. The growth of our population has increased our use of fuel, land and manufacturing. All of these are causing an increase of emissions to go into the Earth’s atmosphere, which is causing global warming. I did a questionnaire on global…show more content…
The Antarctic holds enough ice that if it melts into the sea, sea levels can rise up to more than 215 ft. According to Bill Chameides, chief scientist for the advocacy group Environmental Defense and a former professor of atmospheric chemistry “Things are happening a lot faster than anyone predicted”. Yes! The prediction that we was told was off everything is happening faster than we see it. We have glaciers melting, lakes dried up and not much land to farm on. Global warming known as the greenhouse effect is not a new problem to us. Change in natural greenhouse effect has affected temperatures through the past few decades. Increase of storms is cause by changes in weather patterns. Global temperatures are projected to increase higher. The rate of temperature changing averaged over the last 50 years is nearly twice that for the last 100 years. “The biggest ever study of climate change reported that it could prove to be twice as catastrophic as the IPPC’s worst predictions. We could reach the point of no return, the extinction of human kind” (Brown). Earth’s atmospheres collect heat and light from the sun which causes greenhouse gasses. With too many greenhouse gasses in the air, the earth’s atmosphere will trap too much heat and the earth will get too hot. The burning of solid waste wood and fossil causes carbon dioxide to release into the atmosphere. “Carbon dioxide has contributed about
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