The Problem of Global Warming Essay

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Global Warming is the increase of temperature on Earth which is caused by human activities and will have very serious consequences for life on Earth if humans don't start to do something about it now. Global Warming is caused when the Greenhouse Gases combines with the atmosphere and traps heat. It is strongly related to pre-human and pre- industrial global warming, it is also weakly related to depletion of ozone layer, which was caused by the CFC (Chlorofluorocarbons) gas. The effects of global warming on the environment are dangerous, such as: rising of sea level because polar caps melt, changes in the pattern of precipitation, floods, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes and tornadoes. These effects would take away life and…show more content…
For instance, Nitrous oxide is the major greenhouse gas and has 296 times the effect of carbon dioxide (www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrous_oxide, Feb, 2007). Human activities are the biggest contributor to global warming. Industrialization, transportation and forest burning releases gases that join the atmosphere and trap heat. Industrialization has been proved to release high amounts of carbon dioxide since the Industrial Revolution began in the early 19th century. The total amount of carbon dioxide has increased by one ? third of the usual amount in the atmosphere. Transportation uses fossil fuels to run and as a result, it produces gases such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Now, in the modern lifestyle, most of the people want and have private cars. This further increases the amount carbon dioxide released to the air by the means of transportation. The biggest cause of global warming is forest burning. This is because when we are burning forests, trees inside it, which usually absorb carbon dioxide, release lots amount of carbon dioxide. Besides this, the earth has also experienced natural global warming and ice ages several times before, which rises by up to 5 degree Celsius. A climatologist said that humans have contributed to Global Warming since 8,000 years ago, the year the amount of carbon dioxide started to increase. There are lots of negative effects on environment and

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