The Warming Of The Arctic Antarctic And Greenland Ice Sheets Have Lost 5.5 Trillion Tons Of Ice
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Have you noticed an unusual trend that wherever you are living it feels hotter than before or it began to feel warm slightly earlier? If so, you’re not the only one. The Earth’s climate is constantly changing, and unfortunately it’s not for the better. Our planet that everybody calls home has a complex environment engulfed with diversity. These complexities also differ among location, which result in warm and cold regions. The regions also shift temperatures according to the location of our planet orbiting our sun. There is definitely an overall trend around the world that our climate is increasing in temperature. Even if it’s too slight to be noticeable, it’s there. This increase should be concerning to us because of harmful problems such…show more content… Before stating the important issues and effects, there’s some background information that will be helpful to keep in mind. First of all is the greenhouse effect, which is defined as “The phenomenon whereby the earth’s atmosphere traps solar radiation, caused by the presence in the atmosphere of gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane that allow incoming sunlight to pass through but absorb heat radiated back from the earth’s surface.” (ProQuest Staff) In basic terms, it’s like putting on a winter coat so that we will insulate our bodies from the outside. Our body would be the earth and the winter coat would be atmospheric gasses. Another vocabulary word to define which is also an effect from global warming is the ozone hole. This is defined as “An area of the ozone layer, such as the large area over Antarctica or the smaller area over the North Pole, that periodically becomes depleted of ozone.” (ProQuest Staff) The greenhouse effect is how our planet is continuously warming up and the ozone hole is one of many negative effects caused by the harmful emissions that mostly humans emit into our planet’s atmosphere. Although global warming is harmful, there are policies being implemented to reduce climate emissions and pollutants, which will attempt to remove further problems.
The first policy to counteract global warming targeted the ozone hole. NOAA News reported that, “The ozone hole. . . was first detected in the 1980’s.”