One of the more pressing issues over the course of the past century has been that of climate change. We have been quite aware of the effects climate change has had throughout our environment, however, one place in particular where it has been affected the most has been in the Arctic. In 2012, it had been noted that the melting of the polar ice sheets was responsible for a rise of approximately 11mm to global sea levels in the two decades prior (Shukman, 2012). Unfortunately, this is not where it ended. The continued melting of the ice caps across time has led to a significant increase in global sea levels which continues to have an impact on our environment.
Case Study: Are Humans to blame for Global Warming? Global Warming: What is it? For the past couple of years, we have been hearing about Global Warming everywhere; on the news, on the radio, and in all of our classes, but what is it really? Global warming is the advanced version of the Greenhouse Effect. Greenhouse gases keep our planet warm.
We then, can assume the reason for the increasing temperature was resulted from industries, over-powering energy with coal during that specified time period. Manufacturing produces massive amounts of carbon dioxide along with other greenhouse gases, resulting in warming the whole planet, hene causes climate changes. Thus, it can be concluded that humans have a strong correlation with the increasing temperature and climate changes that are happening
What are the pros and cons of the Kyoto Protocol? Do you think it should be followed? Why, or why not? Since the early 20th century the Earth average surface temperature has increased by 0.8°C and about two-thirds of the increase has been occurring since 1980. The danger of global warming has become the most complicated issue among scientific communities and world leaders.
Climate change is a wide and broad topic. Each human being is affected or contributes to climate change. Over the years we have seen a major development in climate change, with the fluctuating temperatures especially in Western Canada. We have seen drier and hotter summers; mild and warmer winters as years go by. In this paper we will be exploring the contributing factors to this development and what the different causes are to climate change.
In this essay it would be compared and contrasted the viewpoints on global warming, and discuss about the different issues that people say cause the global warming as well as the defensive points of those supposed causes that affect the environment and cause this effect. It is true that throughout the years the global warming has increased a lot, and everyone can be a witness of that by watching how the weather has changed through the years and it is clear that it’s not the same weather as years ago. It’s clear that humans have caused this during the past century as we create new things and pollute more each time the environment, but also due to those technological advances we have a lot of new things and due to those advances we have made conscience of this, in the past years it is said that the ozone layer has started to regenerate which is a start. Most people blame the global warming on scientists and industries, but it’s not just them who affect it’s everyone and everything causes global warming, today people can’t go a day without causing global warming. This is a very important issue that has been more noticed everyday, people are trying to change their daily routines to help but it is still of great concern that we should start doing something extreme to help with this issue.
There are many threats to global supplies. Explain the problem, identify possible solutions, and assess the implications of implementing these solutions. Recent decades have witnessed an obvious trend that the number of people in the world inched up. Black (2010) state that world population is forecast to stabilize at 9 billion by 2050. Because of global warming, the earth's climate is also undergoing profound changes.
Human progress caused global warming; human progress should be used to counteract it and its continually devastating effects. There are three crucial elements linked to the rise in sea levels, and all are results of global climate change (National Geographic). According to recent data, the three main contributors that are responsible, in order of importance, include the melting of the West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, thermal expansion of the oceans, and mountain glacier melting (Pilkey, Young, 2008). Thermal expansion occurs when the Earth’s water heats up and it begins to expand. Reports have shown that since the year 1960, thermal expansion alone was responsible for about 25%
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.
Nature had given to homo-sapiens an authority to dominate and control the earth but homo-sapiens have abused this authority by harming nature itself. Therefore, we should change our relation with nature and civilization; we need to change our mentality by living in ecocentric world, not in anthropocentric civilization any longer. Anthropocentric worldview causes many problems also living with this mentality has many bad results and one of these results is global warming. Because of global warming temperature of oceans has increased four times that it had in 1900s. (http://www.ghf-ge.org/human-impact-report.pdf).