Humans are the main cause of global warming, but at the same time we are the only ones who can stop it. For centuries, atmospheric carbon dioxide has never been higher than it is now. It has been increasing since the industrial revolution. The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Many have tried to come up with solutions to fix this controversial issue but climate change is still a major issue and affecting millions of lives.
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).
An ice age is a time of colder worldwide temperatures and repeating icy extension equipped for enduring a huge number of years. On account of the endeavors of geologist Louis Agassiz and mathematician Milutin Milankovitch, researchers have verified that varieties in the World's circle and moving plate tectonics goad the waxing and winding down of these periods. There have been no less than five critical ice ages in Earth's history, with roughly twelve ages of chilly development happening in the previous 1 million
Climate change is a change in global or provincial climate that changes over a time span of many years. Weather can change in just a few hours, But Climate change takes hundreds or even millions of years to change. Climate change is happening all around us. Whether it is the global temperature rise or the melting of the polar ice caps, it is happening. Climate Change is the second biggest environmental Problem the world has faced in the 21st Century.
The first Snowball episode began around 715 million years ago and the second Snowball event is believed to have begun 630 million years ago. There are several theories that explain how these events occurred. Some of these theories include a rapid decrease in greenhouse gases due to uplift and weathering, the release of aerosols into the atmosphere and a decrease in solar output. Once the ice reaches a certain latitude, it continues to spread and increases the likelihood that glacial ice will cover the equator.
Burning of fossil fuels and using gases that get trapped into the atmosphere has had adverse effects on earth and its habitants. Case analysis Global perspectives Causes: Countries like Bangladesh, Sudan and Tuvalu face the most adverse effects of climate change even though they do did not contribute to it like other countries. Countries like China and India where industrialization is high are the ones who contribute to global warming. Both of these countries release millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere but the effects are felt internationally. The rising temperature of earth has caused the polar ice caps to melt which led to many floods in Bangladesh, rise in sea level in Tuvalu and droughts in Sudan IMPACTS BANGLADESH Bangladesh experiences different types of Natural Disasters almost every year because of the Global Warming as well as Climate Change impacts, these are: Floods / Flash Floods (Almost 80% of the total area of the country is prone to
Within the past year, several violent hurricanes have swept through the United States’ coastlines. Hurricanes are becoming increasingly larger in size and strength over the past one-hundred years. Why is this happening? These monstrous storms occur due to burgeoning amounts of carbon dioxide being trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere; what scientists refer to as climate change. Climate change has caused the Earth’s average temperatures to rise over the past several years.
Natural sources include decomposition, ocean release and respiration. Human sources come from activities like cement production, deforestation as well as the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. In 2013, CO2 accounted for about 82% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Unfortunately human activities are having a substantial impact on altering the carbon cycle, both by adding more CO2 to the atmosphere and by affecting the ability of natural sinks, such as forests, to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. While CO2 emissions come from a variety of natural sources, human-related emissions are responsible for the increase that has occurred in the atmosphere since the industrial revolution.
The first thing and also the most significant thing is that the planet is warming. Over the last century, the planets temperature has risen by around 0.6 of a degree celsius. Carbon pollution has driven up the global average temperature for more than a century. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the 10 hottest years ever recorded have all occurred since 1998. The hottest year on record is 2016.
They are terrible for animals, humans, and the atmosphere alike. The debate on climate change has impacted the environmental activist community heavily. They believe the toxins released into the atmosphere by fossil fuels are warming the earth incrementally, which is consequently melting the polar ice caps. When temperatures rise and ice melts, the oceans’ water levels increase, which is happening more rapidly than ever before (Glick 1). Our planet could potentially flood if this trend does not stop.