Since we have the attention of everyone, now is the best time to take action against global warming. Due to the increasing temperatures every year our public health and our agriculture/food supply is at high risk for new and worse diseases due to global warming; we need to change our climate control policies to protect ourselves. Gases are being trapped inside of earth’s atmosphere like a soda can, and are gradually increasing Earth’s temperatures that ice will start melting and there will be flooding due to rising sea levels; plants and animals will start becoming endangered (as cited in Cooper, 2001). We have already seen coastal flooding in parts of Central America and Bermuda’s forests are now endangered due to flooding (as cited in Clemmitt, 2006). Global warming has been an issue since factories were introduced to this world; gases and toxins are being highly exposed into our atmosphere causing a tremendous reaction to the balance of nature.
These gases increase around the time of an eruption. This is a feature of volcanic events but becomes a hazard when this affects the people around the area- for example the events of Lake Nyos. In 1985, Lake Nyos in Cameroon emitted large amounts of carbon dioxide in a short amount of time and suffocated around 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock overnight. This is an LEDC and it could be argued that if the area was wealthier, warnings could have been given to the local area and allow people enough time to evacuate; Therefore having a greater negative impact on the poorer people of Cameroon than an MEDC may suffer. Secondary effects include flooding, lahars and in severe cases- climate change.
The Colorado Compact was created in 1922 to establish rights between states. However the period of time in which the agreements were made was during a time of greater rainfall and water surplus. Present environmental conditions and human activity has lead to a decrease in available water which is causing conflict between a wide range of stakeholders in many regions of America – especially Mexico, and lower basin states such as California. One group of stakeholders already suffering are farmers. Agriculture receives 80% of the Colorado River supply, and much of this is wasted in inappropriate crop choices, e.g.
* Even though certain species are beneficial from global warming, a lot of more species are threatened by it. Conclusion: * Climate change will more likely to result in extinction of species, but through long periods of time. [ 1-8 ] References 1. Adams, R. A. Bat reproduction declines when conditions mimic climate change projections for western North America.
As centuries came and went health problems increased. The Earth’s natural resources were diminishing. Some believed the causes were natural; however, studies concluded that the steady increase in population is a co-conspirator. In the 1960s when noticeable natural disasters were occurring, the environmental movement became forefront. The oil spills in California and Massachusetts raised serious issues warranting an environmental conference to prompt international awareness of environmental concerns.
Calvin has written many other books, such as “How Brains Think” and “The Cerebral Code.” Throughout the article “The Great Climate Flip-Flop” by William H. Calvin, explains to you about global warming and the different effects that follow with it. Calvin says that we are currently in a warm period at this very moment that has started around two hundreds years or it could be older. Going back to the ice age is now a fear. Fearing this could mean the end of the human civilization. It is
Content Map General Purpose: To Persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to conserve water Thesis: With California in the most severe droughts on record, it is important that we conserve water. INTRODUCTION Attention-Getter: When Out-of-towners think of California: Never-ending summer. Reality: 99.8% of the state is in a severe drought. Link To Thesis: According to buzzfeed.com, the California Drought will affect us economically, socially, and environmentally. Justification: The Drought will cause an increase in price of some of our favorite food and drinks, jobs will be lost, more earthquakes could occur,wildfire season will be extended, animals will die, air quality will get worse and sicknesses will be more severe.
The high content of carbon causes global warming and global warming causes climate change. These changes are destroying our blue planet and making the ecosystem become sicker. Unfortunately, all the high content of carbon was released by human activities. We must reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions in the next two to three years, or we will lose our natural environment that we depend upon for survival. The 11th Hour shows us the consequences of irreversible global warming that have already begun to affect our life and environment.
Since their is a loss of trees when it rains, their is nothing to stop the rain, and so it quickly moves down hill and affects the soil since the nutrients are all being washed down, and it will be faster to cause floods. This issue is causing Haiti to be hit by storms harder then they should. Like the tropical storm of Jeanne, that hit the north, and the four storms that hit in between August, and September. The affects of these storms could have easily been reduced if the forests were still there. Another big effect of deforestation is the fact that it causes soil erosion.
(Wikipedia, 2012). The second theory is that the overpopulation caused deforestation (Tom Sever, NASA Archeologist) and then a drought made it hard to sustain life. The second theory has more evidence to support the theory, in fact decades of research has shown that “the Maya had completely transformed the land they lived by turning jungles into vast area of plains, filled with cities, farms and an ever growing