In the article “Global Warming” it states, “Greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere hold heat to close to the surface which heats the earth to fast. This causes rising temperatures and life for all living things gets more difficult.In addition, The article “Global warming dangers” on expert space says, “As ocean water expands, due to global warming, the sea level rises drastically”. This rise in sea level causes houses by the coast to go and make it so we have to cut down more habitats. This is just two reasons why global warming is so bad.
Greenhouse gases that are trapping heat is the leading role of global warming. When we extract and burn fossil fuels such as coal or petroleum, we cause the release of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. This is a terrible effect because carbon dioxide can trap heat, and therefore makes it warmer. Though natural amounts of carbon dioxide have varied from 180 to 300 ppm, while today 's carbon dioxide levels are around 400 ppm. We also can tell that the additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere comes mainly from coal and oil because the chemical composition of it contains a unique fingerprint. Greenhouse gases plays a major role in global
“Preventing global warming from becoming a planetary catastrophe may take something even more drastic than renewable energy, superefficient urban design, and global carbon taxes” (Jamais Cascio, TED Talk). Global warming has been a highly controversial issue. Global warming is the everlasting rise in the standard temperature of earth due to widespread accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which ultimately forms a layer that traps heat and warms the planet. With the temperature rising, this causes the melting of the polar ice caps. Ultimately, this causes the sea levels to rise, which can threaten lives and the environment. According to Olutoyin Fashae and Olumide Onafeso, “global sea levels have been estimated to rise significantly.” The effect of sea level rising and ocean surge is causing major impacts of climate change to the urban Lagos in Nigeria.
There are many dangers to humankind due to the issue of climate change. These issues can have a long lasting effect on the world and can cause health risks for humans. Although climate change is a global issue, it doesn’t not affect each region the same. There are many ways that climate change can affect a particular region or sector. The affects could be an area having less rainfall than usual while another area could have a surprising high amount of rainfall. In addition to changes in rainfall consistency, there could potentially be a rapid increase in heat waves. This increase could lead to strokes, rashes, exhaustion, and cramps. According to some, “Heat waves can lead to heat stroke and dehydration, and are the most common cause of
Pollution is poisoning our air, destroying our world, killing our species and plants; Human activity is to blame. However, since 2012 Fox news has been reporting that global warming is fake and that it is not caused by human activity but rather by natural causes. Further, this global warming debate has been an ongoing battle between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. In 2012 during Obamas second run for presidency, the global warming debate went on full blast. That year Obama had announced a series of executive actions to reduce carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacted of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate change. This announcement made many republicans angry and lead them to try to debunk global warming. Further, conservative news channels particularly fox news started reporting that climate change was fake. Fox News reported in an interview with John Coleman weather channel co-founder, “there is no scientific proof that supports man-made climate change (John Coleman).” Saying otherwise climate change is fake. However, ninety-seven percent of climate scientists will disagree with that statement. According to NASA Global Climate Change “vital signs of the planet”, “ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities (vital signs of the planet).” Nevertheless, Fox news has been reporting that climate change is natural, wind farms
The date is 450 years into the future. The calendar reads March 1st, 2465. The world is much different than how it was 400, 500 years ago. Your know those warnings scientists have been crying out for years about global warming? Well, they were true, and their effects were much more severe than anticipated…
Everyone has their own thoughts about global warming, it’s not real or it’s too late for humans to fix the issue, the list goes on. The global warming debate would not be so heated if it didn 't involve politics and it just reverted back to simple science. With many people looking to blame someone or something it’s hard for politics and science not to collide. Below i will focus on how politics are lacking in effort to stop global warming between the huge oil companies having more influence over the government, to no laws being enforced.
The enhanced greenhouse gas effect is one of the many reasons why global warming is occurring. Heat that is being trapped by the Earth’s surface is known as the natural greenhouse effect. However, throughout the last decades since the Industrial Revolution, the natural greenhouse effect has been disrupted due to greenhouse gas trapping too much heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. The enhanced greenhouse gas effect is the extra heating of the Earth’s atmosphere caused by increased levels of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, in the atmosphere. According to Cheryl Jakabs, carbon dioxide levels are now 100 parts per million higher than the beginning of the 1800s. Furthermore, this increase of greenhouse gases may lead to an increase of natural disasters. The
As the issue of global warming becomes more popular, lots of eco-friendly vehicles have been introduced. Accordingly, the Government of Ontario also perceived the significance of it, and as such, they lunched a 3 year power assisted bicycle test project in 2006. (Hague) Now in 2016, we can see variety of power assisted vehicles such as pedelecs, e-scooters and self-balancing scooters which include Segways and Hover boards. While the reliance on these vehicles have been increasing, new types of vehicles have been released consecutively. However, there are no laws that deal with these kinds of vehicles in case of hit-and-run accidents.
The issue of global warming should be on the list of our top priorities. Studies show that the average of global temperatures have risen since the Industrial Revolution began. Since the Industrial Revolution, human emissions has quadrupled the frequency of certain heat extremes and many scientists have warned that a failure to bring greenhouse gases under control could eventually lead to a 62-fold increase in extreme heat blasts (Gillis Justin A17). Most of the increase is due to human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. These activities contribute to a build-up in carbon dioxide and other gases in Earth’s atmosphere. The Earth’s atmosphere is made of gases like nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen. These gases act as a blanket that covers and gives us warmth, but once these gases such as carbon dioxide absorbs heat, but does not release it back into space in which causes the increase in global temperature. This is called the greenhouse effect because it only traps heat but does not release it.
There is a serious situation is occurring on planet Earth that is causing a significant and harmful effect on communities, health, and the climate. It is Global Warming which can be defined as the constant heating of Earth 's surface, oceans and atmosphere. In order to understand global warming, the most important basic is to figure out how the of greenhouse effect plays an important part in its development. The greenhouse effect is caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) that trap heat in the atmosphere that keeps the Earth warm. The information this text will discuss is the meaning of global warming, the causes, and most importantly how citizens can help to rectify the situation. Humanity must tickle this problem immediately before the consequences increase and affect the entire planet.
We are paying the consequences from past generation’s inability to make the right but hard choices, in order to protect and preserve our environment. The NRDC website lists the top global warming symptoms as melting glaciers, rising sea levels, severe weather patterns, the human health, and wildlife. (Consequences of Global Warming). Drilling in ANWR would cause horrifying situations for the wildlife ecosystem and inescapable affects on life in America and around the world, as we know it. In the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s annual report and recommendations to the US Congress, they revealed the astounding fact that, “The Artic Refuge is the only conservation system unit that protects, in an undisturbed condition, a complete
A social issue is defined as an area of conflict in a social setting that influences different people and is often out of reach of the control of an individual or local geographical authority (Weart 73). Some social problems, however, are not perceived universally as such, resulting in a difference in opinion between different groups. Other social issues are universally recognized as justifiable and, therefore, are addressed by everyone. Global warming is a social issue that traverses national borders, making it an international concern. It is a social problem because many diverse social groups from all over the globe have viewed it as a cause for concern (Weart 74). Nations have come together and tried to fight
With the rising global temperatures, the global warming has become more and more popular. In fact, it is a natural phenomenon, which has developed in recent decades due to human?s activities, such as burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. These actions will produce large amounts of greenhouse gas, which would cause the Earth 's temperature go up so that the climate will change. More importantly, the Global warming melt all the world 's glaciers and permafrost so that the level of the sea will go up. As a result, human and natural ecosystems will suffer from great harm. There are many reasons why the global climate is changing. Among those, there are two main reasons, the surge of population and serious environmental pollution. Unfortunately, those two reasons are caused by our human?s activities. This essay will analyse the cause of this problem and list two solutions on global warming. The first one is to promote clean energy and reduce the use of fossil fuels. The second one is to call for people to eat meat.
One of the biggest problems facing in today 's world is global warming. It is affecting the earth from climate changes, storms becoming worse over time creating damage to peoples homes, species dying because they can’t adapt rapidly to the changes, animal 's population is shrinking and new diseases being created. Thankfully through time we have developed new technology to reduce the effect of global warming. However since we have dealt with global warming for so long for many years, we have double these years with using green energy to help reduce global warming; however it is not going to be possible if not everyone pitch in the do so. As of today we know carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are part of global warming, and the heating effect is heating up the atmosphere. So soon through time if we as humans don’t change our ways then the heat can be dangerous for human life. During this essay I will discuss the problems of some global warming events that can occur and ways of solving the problem using solar. The planet earth we live on can become a healthier planet through time and stay that way.