This essay clarifies several parts: how human activity influences the climate change, the role of human activity, the impact of natural events. Human activity that is most likely to have a strong impact on the climate change is the burning of the fossil fuels and deforestation. An example of this is the carbon dioxide emissions. A recent report (UNEPWMO, 2004, P10) stated, a great number of carbon dioxide emissions are the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas which used for transportation, manufacture, industrial uses as well as electricity generation. Owing to the development of industry and the use of fossil fuels, the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere has produced and the average global temperature seems to have risen.
Unfortunately, the activity of burning or combusting fossil fuels releases various kinds of hazardous substances and pollutants which eventually leads to changes in the environment; such as climate change, global warming, and changes in environmental health. Let us start with the change in climate or climate change. For over the past 150 years, the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil have caused the concentrations of heat-trapping "greenhouse gases" to increase significantly in our atmosphere. These gases prevent heat from escaping to space, somewhat like the glass panels of a greenhouse. It would change our climate, but it would not bring us close to the level of uninhabitable Venus.
In this food chain of climate change, the major sub category is the constant temperatures change. It begins from Global Warming, which is a result of pollution. Where is all this pollution coming from? The answer is the human race. Driving cars that release off fumes, the burning of coal, and fossil fuels, people who don’t recycle.
There are many environmental ethical issues being studied today. One of the major issues is global warming. Global warming is said to have many negative effects on the environment. Global warming has been studied for a while now. I will be covering the aspects, causes and effects of Global Warming.
The 11th Hour shows us the consequences of irreversible global warming that have already begun to affect our life and environment. The film cites many recent climate change and natural disasters. Throughout the facts, we see that human life must depend on the natural environment. According to Thom Hartmann, “We are a part of nature. We can’t separate from nature.” As DiCaprio tells us we cannot survive without nature.
(United States Environmental Protection Agency). Similar to the Volatile organic compound use polluting the indoor air quality, the use of the similar chemicals, is cause atmospheric issues as well. Take the Ozone Depletion issue, the ozone layer is a layer of naturally occurring ozone gases that sits 9.3 to 18.6 miles above the earth and serves as our shield from the harmful rays of ultraviolet B radiation that is emitted from the sun (1996-2013 National Geographic Society). There is a concern that the ozone layer is deteriorating due to the release of pollution containing chemical like chlorine and bromine (1996-2013 National Geographic Society). Also chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals found mainly in spray aerosols heavily used by industrialized nations for much of the past 50 years, are the primary culprits in ozone layer breakdown (1996-2013 National Geographic Society).
The Affects on Human’s and the Environment Katrina Doughty Everest University September 2011 Air pollution consists of gases and fine particles. Each type of air pollution has different effects upon the environment and human health. Air pollution affects are many, and they may be really harmful. Three factors determine the levels of air pollution are the amount of pollutants entering the air, the amount of space into which the pollutants are dispersed, and the mechanisms that remove pollutants from the air. Sulfur dioxide is a noticeable component in the atmosphere.
Because they reflect solar energy back into space they have a cooling effect on the world. The greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide is also produced however the CO2 produced is insignificant when compared to emissions created by humans. (see also featured article - Do Volcanoes cause climate change) Ocean current - The oceans are a major component of the climate system. Ocean currents move vast amounts of heat across the planet. Winds push horizontally against the sea surface and drive ocean current patterns.
Should we support these environmentalists? Or could it be that the human race does not have a participating role in this climate change. Our climate is a combination of numerous weather conditions and meteorological factors. Next to these primary factors, many scientists believe that this model is also influenced by the humans. This human influence on the global temperature is linked with the “ozone depletion” and the “greenhouse effect”.
Oil spills have a number of effects on the environment and economy. On a basic level, oil will damage waterways, marine life and plants and animals on the land. An oil spill can also ruin the infrastructure and economy of a particular area with the long-term effects being felt for generations. Cleaning an oil spill is very expensive and the costs get spread to government agencies, non-profits, and the oil transport company itself. There is no set science for an oil spill clean-up.