How does global warming affect the weather? Global warming is when the heat-trapping gases which is known as the greenhouse gases are release. These gases will keep the heat from escaping the Earth’s atmosphere, but will allow light to go through. Each day the green house gases levels are increasing. Process of Global Warming First the light from the sun shines into the Earth’s surface, which is where light is absorbed and then radiated back into the atmosphere as heat.
The most significant effect of global warming is temperature change. Global warming causes the climate system become warmer. The rise of temperature in global average air and ocean temperature, large amount of snow and ice have melted, and the increases level of sea water are the evidences of warmer climate system. According to Haldar (2011), temperatures on land increased twice faster than the ocean temperatures this shows that different part of the global temperature changes differently. The temperature on land increase faster than the ocean due to the high heat capacity of the sea water in addition of the process of evaporation occurs on the ocean surface help to reduce the
The issue of climate change has provoked much controversy lately. While some people believed that climate change is simply the natural warming and cooling variations in climate system, it seems that human activity is contributable to that phenomenon, especially to the extent of greenhouse effect. Greenhouse effect is known as a naturally occurring process that aids in heating the Earth's surface and atmosphere. In actuality, it is undeniable that the enhanced greenhouse effect is mainly caused by human activities, including the combustion of fossil fuels and deforestation. The first problem to be elaborated is that the combustion of fossil fuels in industrial activities and transportation directly leads to the increased greenhouse effect.
With excessive deforestation, sometimes burning rainforest, more carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere with fewer trees present to absorb the emissions. Car exhausts especially during traffic and nitrogen fertilisers used on farm beside rivers, producing nitrous oxide. Not only affecting the air but also the water and its species. CFCs found in fridges, air conditioning and in manufacture of aerosols creates holes in the ozone layer as it remains in the stratosphere hence, allowing harmful sunlight’s UV rays to penetrate the atmosphere. Increasing industrialisation especially the testing of bombs has measurably enlarged the amount of greenhouse gases.
“Land changes use is also source of green-house gas emission such as deforestation resulting carbon dioxide (on trees or soils)” (11) • Forests help maintain the nature balanced absorbing the excess carbon dioxide in the air meaning that deforestation increase carbon dioxide levels and enhance green-house effect. • Green-house effect can be released from burning fossil fuels such as oil, coal, materials used in industries (i.e. Cement manufacturing) and gases in the atmosphere. • Another example of man-made causes of green-house effect is its gases emissions electrical industries such as chlorofluorocarbons (in electronic industry). • Population growth (needs, goods, wants) require deforestation, manufacturing or industry process (which spew industrial gas and catalyse green-house effect) is an indirect contributor too (12).
Therefore large amounts of carbon dioxide are left in the air, and there is less oxygen. Global warming is greatly affected by deforestation due to the increase in green house gases it causes. Millions of trees are being cut down each day. When these trees have fallen or have been burned carbon dioxide enters the air. Because of the recent facts you’ve heard deforestation is the second major problem that causes global warming.
Climate change effects the earth in many ways. Since human activities have made the greenhouse effect stronger, this causes more energy from the sun to be trapped within our atmosphere instead of getting released back into space. The effects are shrinking of the glaciers, the ice that is in lakes and rivers is breaking up more easily, and plants and flowers are shifting their natural growth patterns, which causes them to bloom sooner than
The main driver of today’s warming is the combustion of fossil fuels. These are hydrocarbons that heat up the planet; this is known as the greenhouse effect which is caused by the interaction between the earth’s atmospheres and the radiation from the
The consequences of global warming are extremely harsh seasons, untimely rains, extended summers and floods that results in human deaths, destruction of flora and fauna in addition to the huge economical losses. Although not much can be done to emission of GHGs from natural sources, but emission through human activities can be evaluated and corrective measures can be suggested so as to minimize them. Carbon footprinting is the measure