Climate Change is something that we have caused because of our choices to burn fossil fuels, at some point we have to face the problems that we have created. The consequences of Climate Change are horrific and Climate Change could end our existence as a species, most people do take action against Climate Change except, The Government of the United States of America, refuses to accept the serious dangers of climate change and continues releasing propaganda on Climate Change, claiming its effects are minimal and that we are not causing it. Peculiar how almost every other government in the world thinks otherwise. The reasons we are heading in the wrong direction is because the actions of humans are causing Climate Change, and almost all scientists agree on this matter. Another reason is the that the government isn’t trustworthy in what they say about Climate Change, meaning what they say about Climate Change is wrong, and we should change our policy on Climate Change.
Polar bears were the biggest and most feared predator in the North Atlantic, until recently. This paper will explain what is happening to the polar bears due to the melting ice caps, what the result of this is and how that is going to change the entire region. It will focus on primarily three factors; climate change and CO2 production, the invasion of killer whales (Orcinus Orca), and how the invasion into the north will effect human civilizations. Introduction The world’s climate is changing rapidly. Humans are pumping more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere than any time in history.
This documentary focuses on the main contributors of global climate change in three parts. In part one, the documentary deals with coal and electricity. It shows how mountain-top removal is ruining the mountains in West Virginia and how it affects the health of residents in the area. In this section, the documentary also addresses the issues of coal mining in China, including large emissions of greenhouse gases and smog. In part two, the documentary concentrates on oil and cars.
Since the Industrial Age and the Industrial Revolution until now, we have poured endless amounts of smoke, trash … into the air. That much toxic waste has now accumulated enough to change the entire world, forcing it to readjust. This not only affects us, but millions of other species as well, threatening life as we know it to end. Effects of climate change You might think that the weather changing is just a normal thing, but climate change is much worst. Animal to this day have adapted to its surroundings; for example, tropical birds have evolved to live in tropical forests.
Good morning chairperson, timekeeper, opposing team and audience. The topic of today 's debate is South Africa should stop using coal to generate electricity and start using alternative energy sources. We on the positive team agree with the definition given that South Africa should stop using coal to generate electricity because coal is a flammable black hard rock thats contains 65% carbon dioxide.This means that when burning this rock, it releases all the carbon dioxide into the environment.Using coal energy is bad because the impact of this fossil fuel on our health and our atmosphere is one dirty, expensive proposition. Coal emits more carbon per unit of energy than oil, and 80 percent more than natural gas. It accounts for 43 percent of global emissions.
Greg Deemer, a ph from the National Snow and Ice Data Center said, “The act of drilling for oil … contributes to atmospheric greenhouse gas production the same way your automobile does. This is through the combustion of fossil fuels in vehicles / machinery that are used for resource extraction. The secondary effect of oil production in the Arctic region is that this oil will be consumed by customers across the world, emitting trace gases as a result of burning the resource for energy.” Scientists at Environment America found that burning the world’s remaining oil, gas and coal would melt the entire Antarctic ice sheet (Alt et al.). This could cause seas to rise high enough to, “put Miami, New Orleans, New York, Washington and other cities under water.” More water would be exposed to sunlight if there were no more ice caps. Ice reflects 85 percent of sunlight and open water reflects just seven per cent”(Evans et al.).
If having disgusting matter in the water was not bad enough, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions are just as bad. According to a source, most of the gas emissions come from the electricity that it requires to run a slaughterhouse. “The main source of these emissions is from the electricity used to run the slaughterhouses and to get rid of the previously mentioned wastewater as well as packing, cooling and transporting the dead animals” (Farr). The reason why greenhouse gases are dangerous to the environment is because they have been connected to global warming. Two of the most common pollutants from slaughterhouses are carbon dioxide and methane.
This issue that I have chosen is the impact of global warming on polar bears. A polar bear major/main threat is due to global warming is the loss of sea ice habitant. These polar bears are marine mammals, which mean they spend most of their time in the sea than on land. The polar bears make their living on the arctic ice. Global warming also has an impact on the population of polar bears (population size decreasing), the sea ice platforms are moving farther apart; which is making swimming conditions more dangerous for the polar bears, it is impacting on their hunting opportunities (fewer), and increased scarcity of food.
Global climate change constitutes arguably the single most important threat to mankind. From the onset of the industrial revolution, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), including carbon dioxide (CO2) have increasingly built up in the atmosphere, causing the climate to warm up slowly but steadily (IPCC, 2014). NASA predicts that 2016 will mark the hottest year on record. The effects of global warming are ubiquitous: Greenland’s glacier and the Arctic ice cap are melting, ocean levels are rising, occurrences of extreme weather are increasing, including hurricanes and areas of either intense drought or flooding. Collectively, these changes and their direct consequences are an imminent danger and they directly affect other urgent issues humanity is
Refineries that turn crude oil into vehicle fuel add to pollution and use even more energy. There are alternative fuels, such as electricity. But these vehicles powered by electricity also have an environmental impact. Large amounts of electricity to charge all-electric cars originate from coal-burning power plants. This produces harmful carbon emissions, and also uses a nonrenewable fuel source to make electricity.