Environmental Effects Of Global Warming

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Global warming is a situation that causes the temperatures around the world to rise significantly. People living before 1950 hardly felt any effects of climate change. However, the weather patterns in the last fifty years have been subjected to significant changes on a daily basis coupled with the increase in atmospheric temperature and weather vagaries. The term ‘global warming’ was first used by Wallace Broecker in 1975 ‘Climate Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?’ (Wallace-Wells, 2017). The most significant contributors to the phenomenon include war, industrialization, agriculture, and modern transport systems. The effects of global warming are extremely destructive and have resulted in the melting of snowcaps, rise in the sea level, increased the rate of desertification and caused many other changes in the biosphere, which are deleterious for life forms. Industrialization is one of the most dominant contributors to climate change. Global warming is caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which prevents the efficient radiation of the heat into space from the earth. Industrial and domestic energy needs have continued to rise over the years. At present, all of these requirements are met by non-renewable sources of energy. Oil is the most-consumed followed by coal, and gas, all of which constitute over 80% of the world’s total energy production (World energy consumption, 2017). Nuclear power provides an alternative source of
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