Arctic Ice: The Effects Of Global Warming

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The continuing loss of the Arctic ice has been a prime example of the effects of global warming happening. Overall through the 1970’s to the present there has been an overall 40% decrease in the Arctic ice (Singh 5). A study was conducted from the 1970’s to 2014 to determine actually how much in numbers we have lost from past to present, and the numbers prove to show negative effects that have allowed for more loss of the ice. Scientists have said that during the 1970’s, the average amount of sea ice in the Arctic was 8 million kilometers, compared to the Summer of 2012 which left the sea to less than 3.5 million kilometers of ice (Singh 3). The 2012 findings have shown that the amount of sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to the smallest amount…show more content…
Carbon dioxide which is a strong gas releaser has caused changing conditions in the atmosphere that we live in. To show the great dangers that humans have had on the atmospheric gases the 7.3 billion people on Earth pull in twice the amount of carbon dioxide produced by trees and oceans (Gonzalez 2). The carbon dioxide emissions in the Earth’s atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for a monthly average in Spring 2013 (Fleur 1). The conditions of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the amount that is consuming the air we breathe , doesn’t look like it will be stopping anytime soon. In 2014, the average amount of global carbon dioxide rose to 397.7 parts per million, and comparing that to the emissions of the year 1750 which was 278 million parts per million (Fleur 2). They are expecting the average amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to surpass 400 million parts per million by 2016, which is less than a year away ( Fleur 1). Which if carbon dioxide reaches 560 parts per million it would cause water vapor and clouds in the atmosphere (Fleur 2). The amount of carbon dioxide does not just leave the atmosphere after being emitted into the air but about 900 parts per million will still be in the air after 100 years (Mooney 2). Now not only has carbon dioxide caused major problems in the atmosphere but also gases such as nitrous oxide, methane, greenhouse gases, and…show more content…
If people do not take action and try to lower the amount of global warming in the atmosphere then we lose nature’s most wonderful gifts. Once they are gone, there’s no turning back the effects the Earth will have on the global warming could make more and more extinction. Global warming is nothing but negative effects, so why cause it? If scientists and researchers can find simpler ways of giving people’s needs, without hurting mother nature, then that’s the key to making the world happy for all. So as the world continues to boom of more production, more people, and less and less nature. What will the world end up doing to balance the needs of both? If we don’t stop this soon enough, the long term effects would greatly effect that we live, and

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