Climate Change : A Global Warming Essay

1223 Words Jan 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Climate change poses a risk to all people especially in developing countries, this puts their right to food, water, and health on the line. Climate change is real, and is happening now, if we continue our current path of allowing emissions to rise year after year climate change will change everything about our world. NASA has states that average surface temperatures could rise between 2°C and 6°C by the end of the 21st century. This marked by extreme weather events, heat waves, declining global food stock, loss of ecosystems, biodiversity, and sea-level rise. These events will be catastrophic to our universe and if we don’t cut down and reserve greenhouse gas emissions global temperatures will rise by 2° Celsius by the year 2050.
Greenhouse gases from humans are the most significant driver of climate change. As greenhouse gases build up in the atmosphere they warm the climate leading to many other changes around the world, such as in the atmosphere, on land, and in the oceans. Many of the major greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide can remain in the atmosphere for tens to hundreds of years after they are released and then become globally mixed in the lower atmosphere. With this happening average global surface temperatures have warmed 0.8° Celsius in the past century and 0.6° Celsius in the past three decades. The Intergovernmental Panel on climate change concluded that atmospheric concentration of CO2 has increased 31 percent since 1750 and…

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