The World Of Global Warming

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The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon once said, “The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution” ("Ban Ki-moon"). Collectively, we burn fossil fuels without recognition of the repercussions it has on the environment and our well-being. Air pollution causes climate change, shown through the increase in greenhouse gases, and environmental and health effects. Although global warming is a relatively newly found epidemic, it has the support of science and should no longer be a topic of debate.
Svante Arrhenius warned the world of
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Although Keeling’s research was conducted on carbon-dioxide levels, other greenhouse gases have seen a large increase since the industrial revolution. Water vapor is the most copious greenhouse gas. Water vapor is only termed as a greenhouse gas for its strong correlation with the average worldwide temperature. Similar to Earth’s temperature, water vapor levels have gradually been increasing, leading to an increase in precipitation. Another greenhouse gas is methane, a hydrocarbon gas. Methane levels are heavily influenced by human activities, such as rice cultivation and manure management. Methane is a deadlier gas to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide is, but carbon dioxide is more abundant in the atmosphere (“Global Climate Change”). As these greenhouse gases continue to permeate the atmosphere, they absorb heat normally radiated back toward space and release this heat to the surface of the Earth.
Air pollution creates a variety of different effects on the environment. Many of air pollution’s effects are visible: the loss of ice on ice caps and the premature flowering of plants and trees. Air pollution has a great effect on the weather forecast. As stated earlier, the warmer the Earth’s surface becomes the more water vapor is released into the atmosphere, this causes a variation of extreme weather changes. Climate change affects every region
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