Scientists have correctly been showing that if we had no greenhouse effect the earth’s average temperature would be much colder and consequently human life would be impossible. In order to understand how people are able to influence these processes, a further illustration of the greenhouse effect can be useful. After reaching the earth surface the solar radiation is converted into heat and reflected to the universe. Because of the greenhouse gases which are able to absorb and to reflect a huge part of the thermal radiation back to earth, the global average temperature increases from -18 C up to 15 C. However the huge problem is that the human race is devastatingly intensifying this effect. During the past years people all over the world have experienced changes in precipitation and increases in temperature.
NOORDIYANA F MOHAMAD REACTION ESSAY Hurricane Sandy due to Global Warming In the article “Sandy: Act of God or Act of Man?” (Los Angeles Times, November 1st 2012) by editor of LA times claims that Global Warming may have caused Hurricane Sandy. There are debates and argues about the relationship of Global Warming and Hurricane Sandy. “Pundits and politicians were arguing about that even before the massive storm struck the Atlantic coast; now that it has moved on, after killing 50, flooding the New York subway system, ripping away chunks of New Jersey's coastline and causing myriad other damage that will place Sandy among the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history, it's a more pressing question.” (para. 1). The arguments involved myriad of people claiming whether or not Global Warming has anything to do with Hurricane Sandy.
The most deadly hurricane was on September 8th, 1900 in Galveston, Texas. Hurricane Katrina was the worst storm in the past decade to hit the U>S>, and caused lots of damage and got the people mad at the government. On August 23rd 2005 the hurricane started off as a tropical depression, but the next day it became a tropical storm. Its wind speed increased from 75mph, to 80mph, to 90mph, to 125mph in a few days’ time period. According to an article from NCDC “…Katrina reached maximum wind speeds on the morning of Sunday August 28th of over 170mph…”Since hurricanes form in warm waters some scientists have another reason for Hurricane Katrina’s power.
How do we affect each other and how responsible do we act within societies in which we live, when it comes to the phenomenon called global warming? As the ancient greek orator Polyneos said: “The smallest negligence made by one within a society, is becoming a cause of damage to many”. But to avoid those damages, we need knowledge. If everyone of us have had knowledge, then we might have treated nature more respectfully, and that way we would have taken care of the next generations of human kind. By every new discovery, a man achieves one part of the eternal desire to reconcile nature and his own needs.
2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami: Aftermath Problems On March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake in Japan’s history struck off the northeast coast of Japan. The epicenter was located about 80 miles from the shore of Tohoku, approximately 20 miles under water, and with a magnitude of 9.0, given by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It ranked second only to the Sumatra earthquake and the Indian Ocean Tsunami of magnitude 9.1 in 2004 (Hatake). The Tohoku earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves, which traveled well into the mainland, damaging many buildings and infrastructures, not to mention lives. Additionally, over five hundred aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 or greater have occurred since the initial quake (Ananda).
We all know some of the causes of global warming: aerosols, foam cups, fumes from cars; they’re all put into the category of CFCs. Most scientists believe that those CFCs are the causes of global warming. However there are some people who do not agree with that. Some people think that livestock and other things are means of global warming. Either way global warming is changing the climate and is a major reason for the deterioration of the reef.
First of all I will explain various viewpoints on climate change. The various viewpoints come from different parts of the world like the United States, China, Russia, and India. The viewpoint from the United States is one of the defining challenges of their time talking about how the science is clear and conclusive and the impacts no longer can be ignored. Here is a quote from President Barack Obama on July 9 at the G8 Summit on the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, L'Aquila” Ice sheets are melting. Sea levels are rising.
The issue of climate change has drastically affected many major economic problems due to global warming. Ethic framework both formally and informally, shapes and influences the decision people make through Catholic social teachings as well Consequentialism. The concepts of climate change will be exploring the human idea of the common good towards the contemporary ethical matters with the understandings of the Catholic church as well Catholic social teaching. Consequentially this brief explanation will identify the extent of the Catholic church through their methods and position compared to the concepts of consequentialism. Currently, the Catholic church established strong position towards protecting the environment which aligns with the ideology
Katrina revitalizes herself and re be Hurricane Katrina The drainage pumps were established in 1915 , 4 were installed to help drainage systems in the city, allowing residents to settle in areas that would usually be flooded The Hurricane season of 2005 broke all types of records, the most storms, and the highest cost. There was 26 names storms that included 13 hurricanes,(The human side of disaster) Some call it the “ The Worst Man made Disaster”. The fact that New Orleans has been sinking 3 ft every 100 years and is 8 feet below sea level and is bordered by the Mississippi River at one end and Lake Pontchartrain on the other, had caused concern.The system of levees and canals that were put in place to protect New Orleans have been weaken in condition for years. Several Analysis have been warning the city of their condition and waiting on action. Over the years the marshlands that served New Orleans against storm surge have been destroyed by off shore drilling.
Over the years, people have been exposed to air pollution which was brought by human’s lifestyle and activities. Most of these have also been causes of global warming. Global warming is when the earth heats up (the temperature rises). It happens when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrous oxide, and methane) trap the sun’s heat in the earth’s atmosphere, which increases the temperature. This hurts many people, animals, and plants.