This situation occurred when the atmosphere that contain carbon dioxide (CO2) in which are then being absorb by the ocean in order to preserve human from exposed to the harmful emission. The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmospheric is too huge lead to the greatest impact in building up the corals for the reef as it being absorbed by the ocean. Earth’s atmospheric concentration CO2 is now higher than it has been for more than 800000 years (Luthi et al., 2008), and the amount is expected to keep on climb up at an accelerating rate in which lead to the rising up of the temperature. Furthermore, Reef could not exist without the existence of corals. Their rate of growth is getting slower and if it is being left unchecked, it is surely will be erode away since it soon will stop
An increase in temperature and rainfall also lead to the change in sea temperature and sea levels. Jennifer (2006) notes that, ‘Sea surface temperatures in many tropical regions have increased by almost 1°C over the past 100 years (some tropical seas up to 2°C) and are currently increasing ~1–2°C per century. In the Great Barrier Reef, sea surface temperatures have increased 0.46°C per century in the north to 2.59°C per century in the waters off Townsville. Sea surface temperatures on the Great Barrier Reef in early 1998 were the warmest in the past 95 years of instrumental record and were associated with significant coral bleaching.’ The annual sea temperature is rising and it will result in many wild animals died in the Great Barrier Reef. The average sea level has risen by approximately 8 centimeters per decade.
According to the Energy Information Administration (solar vs coal 2), 15 years ago, the electricity industry made a huge shift towards renewable sources of energy because of its cheap availability and increasing popularity. The author also compared the coal and the solar energy of at this time as a new electricity generation. Both solar and coal produce energy, but solar energy is more beneficial because of its efficiency, construction cost, and is environmentally safe and healthy. Everyone needs energy for various purposes. The first thing to consider while choosing the energy for us is its efficiency.
In the article Humans Pollution: Environment it states, “Population growth and distribution have always been linked to the availability of freshwater and the sustainability of renewable water resources. The demand for water has grown significantly over the last 50 years not only because of population growth, but also because of an increase in the uses of water for households, agriculture, and industrial production.” In the past 50 years there has been a growth with how much water has been used daily. This is causing more water sources to get more water drain. In Humans Pollution: Environment it also says, “A significant number of the world's population lack access to an adequate supply of safe water for household use. In certain less developed countries, more than one-half of the population is without access to safe water.” All those people who are homeless or live in a place where it doesn’t rain a lot don’t have as much water.
For example, European oil firms such as BP and Shell expressed their support last year for the tax, stating that it was their “mission to provide the greatest number of people with access to sustainable and secure energy” and that “we stand ready to play our part…to meet [a] greater energy demand” (Unger 1). However, the reason they want to switch is more likely due to wanting to overcome recent high-profile environmental incidents, reach cheaper oil prices immediately not thinking of future possibilities, and wishing to spend less time and money navigating carbon prices says Unger. This correlates then with American firms who also expressed last year that they choose not to lose money on purpose thus removing them from the statement. There is not much interest in the people there as one can
Humanity had never seen a more compatible source in which came a higher demand for oil. As the public has urged to generate more oil, scientists theorized that fossil fuels will eventually run out, making way for a renewable energy route in the future (Mason). Although the scientists in the 1900s had warned the world about the shortage, many people still refuse to accept the idea that they will eventually be eventually using solar power as the only option. And each year, the debt from the consumer rate increases for every electricity company. For instance, as
This overproduction is heating the planet and the coral reefs have experienced major bleaching because of the rising temperatures. Since 1955, 90% of the atmosphere’s excess heat has been absorbed by the oceans. The annual maximum and minimum temperatures of the oceans surrounding the coral reefs are rising rapidly. It’s increasing with 0.09-0.12°C per decade and is expected to increase with 1-4°C around year 2100. If the temperatures rise to more than 2°C all coral-dominated reef systems will be gone.
With continuous Ocean and atmospheric warming, sea levels will continue to rise at a higher rates than currently recorded this year. According to the NOAA tide data the sea rises Between 0.8 to 3.3 mm Per year with an average rate of 1.8 per year. Greenland and Antarctica together hold enough ice, that if it all melted sea levels would rise more than 80 meters. Rising tide data published by NOAA has suggested that low lying coastal areas will be affected the most by this problem. Places Like the low lying parts of the Netherlands, Brazil, Egypt, America, Japan, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and