Change: The Causes And Effects Of Global Warming

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As they say, “All good things come to an end”, and unfortunately the same can be said for this planet; one day it will end. As much as humans try to renounce this, we can’t really avoid or stop it. However, whether it will end due to human corruption or natural causes is out of our hands. But we are, without a doubt a contributing factor to the rapid decay of the Earth. Not only do we suck and waste a good sum of nonrenewable resources, but we also emit and excess amount of harmful gasses into the atmosphere. In response, the earth is warming up. Which may seem like a good thing for people that don’t like wearing jackets, but not for the actual earth and the other living things on it. Already, signs of global warming have been exhibited, and …show more content…
This is caused due to the interaction between the earth’s atmosphere and the radiation coming in from the sun. When solar radiation is radiated, it goes through the atmosphere, to the surface where is it absorbed and radiated again as heat. About ninety percent of gasses in the earth’s atmosphere is absorbed of heat of which is radiated back to the surface. This process is called the greenhouse effect. To continue, humans add a lot of extra gasses into the atmosphere, which warms up the whole place. The gasses mainly responsible for this include CO2( the main one), water vapor, methane and nitrous oxide. The gasses are natural, but too much of one thing is never a good thing. After the industrial revolution, carbon dioxide gas gone insane, so much of it is omitted into the atmosphere. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA), the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by 100% in comparison to the last ice age. Furthermore, because humans are so reliant when it comes to using things that are functioned through fossil fuels and made with factories, were …show more content…
One of the most prominent ones would be the melting of the ice caps. Other than the poor cute homeless polar bears, we have glaciers. And when they melt, they dilute the water, and makes it rise. Which disrupts the whole warm and cool water current cycle. And if that is disrupted the places that need warm water like Russia will get seriously messed up. A lot of animals will become extinct, and that will starve people and so many other things that will get messed up if those caps melt. In addition, there will be extreme weather. In India, it is very hot, soon it will be extremely hot. Eventually the temperatures could even reverse, which would mean that instead of getting heat strokes it’d be snowing. More importantly, the poor animals; their homes would be so messed they have to migrate. As Werne from the National Academy of Sciences states “They are not just moving north, they are moving from the equator toward the poles. They are quite simply following the range of comfortable temperatures, which is migrating to the poles as the global average temperature warms,". Shame on humans, that we’re doing this to

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