Climate change is a complex global problem. Climate change can be defined as a change in weather patterns whether it is globally or regionally. Climate change was apparent from the mid to late 20th century when increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere produced by the use of fossil fuels. The use of fossil fuels is the main cause of climate change because of increased population and modernisation led to the development of industries to support the increasing demographic. Although the standard of living has seen much improvement it has led to increased environmental pollution.
The most abundant greenhouse gas, but importantly, it acts as a feedback to the climate. Water vapour increases as the earth’s atmosphere warms , but so does the possibility of clouds and precipitation , making these some of the most important feedback mechanisms to the greenhouse effect. Carbon dioxide. A minor but very important component of the atmosphere , carbon dioxide is released through natural processes such as respiration and volcano eruptions and through human activities such as deforestation, land use changes, and burning of fossil fuels. Humans have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration since the industrial revolution began.
People are experiencing the significant impact of climate change which includes changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change and continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. Without action the worlds average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century. Some areas of the world are expected to warm even more.
Within the past year, several violent hurricanes have swept through the United States’ east coast. Hurricanes have been begun to not only become increasingly larger in size and strength, but also more frequent within the last one-hundred years. Why is this happening? These monstrous storms occur due to increasing amounts of carbon dioxide being trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere; what scientists refer to as climate change. Climate change is defined as the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth.
Global warming also bring extreme weather events, causes sea level to rise, increases ocean acidification and causes lakes and oceans to warm rapidly than surrounding environment. All of which reasons have the gigantic impact on the environment. INTRODUCTION Global warming is the increasing temperature of the earth’s atmosphere due to the greenhouse effect.
According to Flottum, climate change has been termed as the increase in average surface temperatures on earth. There is massive depletion of the ozone layer, resulting in much heat reaching the surface of the earth, instead of it such heat being reflected back by the ozone layer, back into space. The core causes of climate change are wide. As aforementioned, industrialization has taken place at an accelerating rate in this new era. The burning of fossil fuels for instance coal and oil emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Global warming is rapidly tuning into a strong concern for the citizens of the world. Science believes that the production of greenhouse gases is having a large heating effect on the atmosphere, and this could be very dangerous for human life and the environment. There are many causes of the global warming, some are natural causes and some are human made causes. Unfortunately, humans produce a lot of greenhouse gases through cars, landfills, and livestock cultivation. Deforestation and industrial emissions result to an of increase greenhouse gases around the Earth’s atmosphere.
Lincoln states the following: Fossil fuel-sourced energy is the major cause of global warming and detrimental climate change. Since the beginning of the industrial age … Most of this rise is attributed to increasing anthropogenic CO² levels … It is anticipated that this will accelerate sea level and climate changes well beyond those arising from natural causes and will result in inundations of low/lying coastal areas, global changes in agricultural productivity and disease patterns (621). Moreover, the humans emit these gases to the ozone layer jeopardizing the life planet for use of combustibles in factories, production electricity and transportation. For this reason, the fossil fuel and its derivatives should be avoided, for holding the balance at our ecosystem and conserve our environment
These byproducts are basis for a lot of pollution and have significantly contribution in global warming. The augmented carbon emissions brought out by coal fired plants has lead to extra global warming which directly results in climate changes. Mining destruction: Destruction of scenery and habitat results from coal mining activities. Furthermore, it displaces humans to. In many countries, many people are forced to displace in huge numbers by underground mining where coal is mined actively due to the pitting of the earth.
An increase in the earth’s average temperature is called global warming. It is an adaptation that is believed to be permanently changing the earth's climate. Many scientists are trying to prove that how and why there is an increase in the earth’s temperature. Many greenhouse gases and other human activities are considered to be the foremost cause of global warming. It is really clear that we are not taking a good care of our nature, on which we are dependent.