The Effects Of Global Warming On The World

1333 Words May 13th, 2015 6 Pages
Ever since the Earth was made approximately four and a half billion years ago, the formation of fossil fuels from decayed plants and animals have been a burden upon the planet. Coal, for example, was the first fossil fuel to become the main energy source in the United States to replace the low-energy firewood during the second half of the nineteenth century. Although coal was beneficial for the industrial age of the United States, it had its drawbacks. These drawbacks included the emissions of Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrous Oxide, Sulfur Oxide, Particulate Matter, and Volatile Organic Compounds. With the significant increase of fossil fuel emissions in the atmosphere, the Earth started to experience an increase in global temperature due to the Greenhouse Effect. As countries around the world shifted from pre-industrial to transitional to post-industrial phases, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels increased by an unthinkable amount. Greenhouse gases negatively impact the world environment because it can cause smog pollution, acid deposition, water contamination, habitat destruction, and the loss of biodiversity. As of today, fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas continue to negatively impact the world environment and its ecosystems.
However, world governments have started to shift away from the regular use of nonrenewable energy sources to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal. As the…
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