Consequences Of Global Warming

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Global Warming Global warming is changing the environment of Earth on a global scale. The world is continuing to get warmer and because there are many ramifications which can occur and the world must n. Due to many consequences which have ensued on Earth from the ozone layer depletion, to the melting polar ice caps, and the poles switching global warming has become more of a problem. Global warming, as a result of these human activities, can have many large-scale consequences.
The earth 's atmosphere is constituted to allow sunlight to stream in uninterrupted. After striking the earth 's surface, this solar energy is reflected as longer wavelength infrared radiation. Some of this radiation is subsequently trapped in the atmosphere by clouds
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Above Antarctica there is a hole in the ozone layer. The hole in the ozone layer is caused by the greenhouse gases and pollution in the air which can be attributed to humans according to Sigmond and Fyfe (2014). The ozone layer is a layer of the stratosphere on Earth, which is a mass of protective gases which cling to our planet (West & Evers, 2015). The burning of fossil fuels cause pollution and the greenhouse gases to destroy Earth’s ozone layer. Fossil fuels are used to power cars and machinery among many other things humans use (Rowlands, 1991). The world primarily uses fossil fuels for power, and the hole in the ozone layer is attributed to fossil fuel use (Gonzalez & Lucky, 2013). The hole in the ozone layer could also be caused by Antarctica constantly being hit by the sun’s rays (Boehm, 2010). Since there is a hole in the ozone layer, the radiation and heat from which the ozone layer would have protected Earth from are let in and cause the Earth to warm. The holes in our ozone layer are unprotected spots on Earth which expose us to the foreign substances of space. Antarctica is a large ice dome over land, and the ice is starting to melt because of the radiation and heat being let in by the hole in the ozone layer (Sigmond & Fyfe, …show more content…
An additional consequence of the melting of the polar ice caps is the Earth’s North and South Poles are shifting. The fact the poles are shifting is a significant effect on Earth. The Earth’s gravity field is changing. Observations have shown since 1899 that the North Pole is shifting southward at a rate of 10 centimeters per year. The poles control many things--from the migration of the birds, to holding the Earth together; which have effects on climate zones, and control currents and waves in the ocean. The poles are important to the Earth. The polar ice caps are melting and the world is changing rapidly into what might eventually be an uninhabitable climate for the living organisms which are already on the planet (Ananthaswamy,

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