The Effects Of Global Warming On The Environment

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It is a proven fact that when many people think about their future, they are most likely strictly considering things that will effect or benefit them or people close to them. Things such as the city that they will live or if they will have the same job five years down the road. Very few people think about what may be going on in the environment around them. Global warming, (which is also known as the greenhouse effect) is a rise in the entire temperature of the earth’s atmosphere. It has been receiving a lot of attention from scientists in the past few years. For the last 10,000 years, the Earth 's climate has been extraordinarily beneficial to mankind. "Humans have prospered tremendously well under a benign atmosphere," (Bates 28).…show more content…
First off "Global" means above borders or international. Secondly "Warming" means an alarm that something bad will happen. For years, global warming was a scientific theory that was overlooked and disregarded by many except scientists that studied the subject. Since the 1970s, scientists discovered the earths temperature is steadily increasing, which will eventually lead to the earth facing numerous problems. The fear of these future problems were brought to the attention of the government, which led them to a sit down with scientists to try and find a way to solve this issue. The media has paid great attention to this by airing special programs about it and interviewing experts specialized in this field particularly to inform people that we as humans will all face the same consequences if we don’t do something about it. Society has begun to consider it a significant issue that may put our environment as well as our lives at risk. The recognition of Global warming set scientists on a mission to find out what causes this phenomena. Some of the main causes of Global Warming include air pollution, deforestation, and human activities. Scientists also discovered The Greenhouse Theory, which is known to cause an increase in the earth 's temperature. The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet 's atmosphere warms the planet 's surface to a temperature above what it would be without it’s atmosphere. If a
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