The Effects of Global Warming on the Planet

1158 Words Jun 20th, 2018 5 Pages
Global warming can be defined as the increase in the earth's sea level due to an increase in surface temperature. In decades past, there have been debates on what can be causing global warming. Greenhouse gasses and ozone depletion are one of the most important factors that geologists are facing in the fight against global warming. It presents a major problem for not only geologists, but also for policy makers, foresters, scientists, and most definitely the inhabitants of the Earth. Greenhouse effects consist of natural processes in which the temperature of the earth stays habitable. There are also many medical issues and health hazards that can harm humans, due to global warming and climate change. The ozone is also a major defense …show more content…
In areas such as Europe and the Americas, energy can be used in a more safer and less disruptive way by just driving less or carpooling. As stated by Clemmit, that passenger vehicles account for about 20% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions (Clemmit 2006). Unfortunately, these fossil fuels are used everyday, in order to meet our high powered, and fast paced lives. So there is no way to completely rid of them, and it greenhouse gasses are needed for the environment, even though some things in excess are never good. Another major cause towards global warming is deforestation. It has contributed to giving out high levels of greenhouse gasses, since mostly all plants, trees, and vegetation all naturally reduce carbon monoxide through a process called photosynthesis. With deforestation, the natural canopy created by trees to help keep the soil at the right temperature, and intercept solar energy, all is diminished. This causes major damage to the soil as well as to all plants and trees (Hennon 2012). Global warming, if it were to continue, would also disrupt the ecosystem and can lead to plenty of mortifying consequences. Due to the increase in temperature on the surface of the Earth, many ice caps and ice sheets in and around the arctic circle are beginning to melt. The ice sheets in just Greenland consist
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