The Effects Of Global Warming On The Environment

1959 Words Oct 19th, 2015 8 Pages
Global Warming has been such a highly controversial topic over the past 4 decades, being the cause of many debates between both scientific and political parties. Being a student with a very strong passion for chemistry as a subject and the chemical side behind large scale environmental issues, I believe there is sufficient evidence to suggest that human activity has had a negative effect on Greenhouse Gas emissions and has become the leading cause of the increased rate in which climate change is occurring.
Global warming, also called Climate change was a term first put into action in the late 1970’s and as defined by dictionary as ‘an increase in the earth 's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.’
The Greenhouse effect is a naturally occurring process in which ‘Greenhouse Gases’ such as; CO2 (Carbon dioxide), CH4 (methane) and N2O (Nitrous oxide) are naturally exist with our atmosphere, where they form a layer that allows solar radiation to pass through, but once reflected from the earth’s surface then further reflects a portion back onto the earth, keeping the earth at a stable temperature to sustain life.
The ‘Enhanced Greenhouse Effect’ is the process that occurs when human activity helps to emit these gases in excess into the atmosphere. These excess emissions are said to be caused by; Industry pollution, deforestation, burning of fossil fuels and mass beef farming, When these…
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