These activities have distorted the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases – primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide (EPA, The Climate). What is the cause of global warming and if it serious what is being done to end it. What will be the effects on earth if global warming continues, and last but not least what is occurring around us at this very moment from global warming? Many of these questions are being asked by scientist and are being researched to find more plausible answers and predictions for us. Global warming is found to be caused by the greenhouse effect.
Humans do things that create carbon dioxide which is one of the greenhouse gases that cause the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is when gases like carbon dioxide become trapped in the atmosphere and trap incoming solar energy. That solar energy is then redirected in all directions thus, warming the entire planet and causing what we know as global warming. Global warming is a heating up all parts of the planet causing global climate changes. “A major international assessment of climate change…provides conclusive new scientific evidence that human activities are causing unprecedented changes in the Earth’s climate.” (IPCC Confirms, 2013).
Assignment 3: Environmental Issues and the Industrial Revolution * Identify three of the most environmentally negative impacts of the Industrial Revolution and justify your choices. Air Pollution: According to the reading Hiwarale, 2015, said, “The pollution that has resulted from factories involves not only airborne emissions but land and water pollution as well. The primary issue resulting from pollution and carbon emissions is that of global warming. As the temperature rises, the glaciers are melting and oceans are rising. More animal species are becoming endangered or extinct as a result of global warming.” “The carbon emissions, pollution and human health problems that have resulted directly from the Industrial Revolution’s accomplishments have only been disastrous for the world environment.
stratospheric ozone). On the very long time scale tectonic activities which can cause changes in albedo are the key driver of climate change. The tectonics have had an impact on the levels of CO2 exchange between ocean, atmosphere and solid regions. Besides, volcanism often associated with tectonic processes has a big effect on climate change. Apart from emitting CO2, volcano erupts magma containing a large amount of SO2, which can create atmospheric H2SO4 aerosols.
The Globe is losing its Cool Global Warming Melissa Moran University of Phoenix Axia collage Professors name SCI 275 October 21, 2009 There are many reasons for the change in the climate. Climate change also known as global warming is the change in the average temperature of the earth surface, and the change in wind and precipitation. Global warming is caused by releasing fossil fuels into the atmosphere. Many factors such as human activity and greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming. Global warming also has natural causes though they are often down-played in the media.
These industrial activities have raised atmospheric gases such as carbon dioxide which contribute to greenhouse gases. The extra amount of these gases mean there is a thicker layer, meaning the gases absorb outgoing long-wave radiation which traps in too much heat. Increasing amounts of CO₂, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapour and ozone all contribute to this. The main cause in this rise is the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, natural gas and petrol. Since the industrial revolution the levels of atmospheric CO₂ have increased from 280 parts per million to 380ppm for the past 10,000.
Case study: Does human activity lead to animal extinction? By shamya Sylvester (Ms Bugtti) In this case study I will be answering the question, does human activity lead to animal extinction? I chose this question because I think that it is important that this topic is addressed and people are informed about the effects humans have on the planet. Extinction is the process or event that causes species to die out. There are many different reasons why extinction happens, some of these cause are natural but the majority of them are due to human activity such as deforestation and an increased amount of fossil fuels being used which then leads to global warming.
1.10) What is the effect of climate change on biodiversity in the oceans and on land? The link between climate change and biodiversity has been established a long time ago. Even though throughout the history of Earth, the climate has always changed and species and ecosystems have come and gone, rapid and abrupt climate change affects species’ ability to adapt and ecosystems and thus, biodiversity loss increases. There are a number of aquatic and land species that have been red flagged by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Some of them are: • South American Sea
Carbon dioxide is a heat trapping greenhouse gas. It gets “released through human activities such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels, as well as natural processes such as respiration and volcanic eruptions” (Global Climate Change: Key Indicators, 2014). An increase in carbon dioxide means more heat is trapped thereby raising the Earth’s temperature. Global surface temperature needs to also be monitored. Not just one area but globally!
It is very hazardous to breath in carbon dioxide. There are major changes in the world today that are needed to prevent the acts of global warming. Sometimes you can see in