In these industries, goods are produced in factories, these companies and industries are primary contributors to global warming. As these factories or manufacturers use a significant amount of burning of fossil fuels. This burning of fossil fuels produces Sulfur Dioxide and other harmful gasses that can severely contribute to our predicament Global Warming. If we use an alternative solution for the fossil fuels, we would probably end up having to face many political and economic issues. Even though we have much alternative energy, like solar panels and wind turbines, fossil fuels are the primary lead in the economy.
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
Climate change and global warming is the changes in the earth’s weather, wind patterns and rainfall. These changes are the result of increase in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere which is caused by the increase of particular gases, especially carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a vital gas for plant life on earth and is formed during respiration. Although there are two types of carbon sinks- man-made and natural, in this essay, I will focus on one natural carbon sink- forests, however, I will give a brief insight into another carbon sink. Firstly, I will introduce and discuss forest as my chosen carbon sink, how it works in relation to soaking up carbon dioxide and how it benefits the environment.
The excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is related to climate change; this affects the environment through increased temperatures, extreme events such as droughts and floods as well as a rise in sea levels (Lebon, 2009). When volcanic gas enters the atmosphere, the water droplets formed become contaminated with that substance and when it rains, the rain that falls is acidic. Acid rain causes negative effects to surrounding plant life as it is corrosive making it useless to animal species that rely on it as a food source (Lebon, 2009). Other environmental impacts associated with tectonic movements are earthquakes. This kind of deformation is classified as natural disasters and causes destruction through flooding, rifts and collapsing of large buildings in cities.
If, in case it’s absorbed, then some of the energy, in the form of heat is released back into the atmosphere. The severity of sun rays can cause either extreme cooling or extreme heating, as the level of intensity is affected by changes taking place in the sun itself. All of these changes are originally caused by mankind, as our population tends to increase immensely, our need for oxygen elevates as well, on the other hand, we also need land for settlement, fields for agriculture, especially in Less Economically Developed Countries and lead them to chop trees. Therefore destroy many habitats, affecting the eco-system. In Bangladesh, climate change is affecting most because the country is highly populated and is low-land and more prone to flooding.
Air pollution supports global warming which is a dangerous problem that is getting worse. Besides the effects that offshore drilling has on wildlife it also immensely affects global warming and the gases that are released from the rigs goes into the air that we breathe. Lombardo states, “No matter what personal stance on global warming may be, there is no denying that an offshore drilling rig produces an enormous amount of air pollution that can affect the shorelines” (n. pag.). Not only does do offshore drilling rigs pollute the air but they also pollute the oceans and create a deadly environment for marine life and reefs.
All around the world, “heat waves [are] projected to become more intense,” causing multiple issues such as intense droughts, little to no resources for those in drought areas, possible forced migration to escape the devastation that the heat waves can cause, and extinction of certain species that cannot make it through the intense heat (“Global Climate”). Furthermore, “summer temperatures are projected to continue rising,” which in turn only causes the chances for intense droughts to devastate the Earth (“Global Climate”). Moreover, the “reduction of soil moisture” caused by droughts will cause damage in agriculture, and potentially lead to shortages of resources that will be essential to get through resulting heat waves and droughts (“Global Climate”). These disastrous issues are direct results of climate change, and is something that near future generations will have as a reality if the progression of global warming is not ceased or
result of human activity. The intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) says that human activity is the main cause of the changes seen in climate. This it does through activities that cause emissions of greenhouse gases (mainly consist of carbon dioxide, water vapour, methane and nitrous oxide). Studies of long-termed climate change have discovered a connection between the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and mean global temperature. Carbon dioxide is one of the more important gases responsible for the green house effect.
Commercial logging will affect the climate through the release of carbon from the vehicles and machines used to bring down trees. Fire used to clear lands releases carbon from the combustion process. Fire in the rainforest will generate a huge amount of carbon dioxide and huge volume of smoke causing the temperature to increase and expose humans to polluted smoke such as haze (Gorte.RW, 2010). This shows that carbon is released from every single process in the deforestation phase. As a conclusion, deforestation does indeed cause the temperature of the Earth to rise due to the heat from the burning and also carbon dioxide which will increase the greenhouse gases rapidly.
Acid Rain is a big problem especially in the big cities that have big industries like for example: São Paulo, Shanghai, New York etc. This document has interesting facts and explanations about what acid rain consists and affects in our society. Acid rain contains elevated concentrations of sulphuric and nitric acid. It can encompass big precipitation with the presence of this two acids, this acids can also be found in snow, dried materials particles and in the fog. The green surface or also called “world’s lung” and the eruptions of the volcanoes they release some chemicals into the atmosphere, but the one who most affects the human society is the Acid Rain.