Global Impact Of Climate Change Essay

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The Global Impact of Climate Change Psalm 95:5 states, “The sea is His, for He made it, and His hands formed the dry land.” (English Standard Version Bible, Psalm. 95.5). In this quote, the author David exhibits the importance of the earth, one that God himself has made, both land and sea. Such a gift should be treasured and nurtured, but most people do not know how the earth is being impacted by climate change, or most importantly how we can prevent its effects from escalating any further. Climate change is negatively impacting the world; economically, agriculturally, and geographically, and ways to prevent it include; establishing programs, enforcing organizations nationwide, and on a smaller scale, educating other on the concept, and personally …show more content… defines global warming as, “it refers only to the Earth’s rising surface temperature.” They also note that, “global warming is one symptom of the much larger problem of human-caused climate change.” (Kennedy and Lindsey). This quote concludes that global warming is specifically regards the earth’s surface temperature. NASA defines climate change as, “a change in the typical or average weather of a region or city. This could be a change in a region 's average annual rainfall, for example. Or it could be a change in a city 's average temperature for a given month or season.” (Dumbar, 16). From this quote, it is easily identified that climate change differs from global warming in the matter that climate change pertains to various factors, where global warming is refers to one specific variable Likewise, climate change can pertain to the many different factors of climate. The Climate Change Crisis by Justin Healy, generalizes climate change by stating that climate change attributes to any long-term trends or shifts in climate over a period of time, around which climate variability is palpable year to year (Healey, 14). These changes that both Healey and Dumbar point out are due to the greenhouse effect and the alteration of the sun’s magnetic field …show more content…
When large amounts of CO2 approach the sun, they can cause sun spots. In Sami K. Kolanski’s, The Jeffrey Lecture she correlates sun spots and a rise in the earth’s temperature. She also notes, that when a lack of sunspots is present, the average temperature drops significantly. The increase of CO2 in the atmosphere is undeniable. This increase of CO2 increases the Earth’s ingoing and outgoing radiation balance. Earth’s increased radiation is directly correlated to its increased overall temperature (NOAA). Aforementioned, humans contribute to climate change by the burning of fossil fuels. NASA claims that, “humans have increased atmospheric CO2 concentration by more than a third since the Industrial Revolution began.” (NASA). Scientists have also observed that before the industrial revolution, 280 ppm (parts per million) of carbon dioxide existed in the atmosphere. In the year 1958, the earth contained 315, and increased by 35 ppm only eighteen years later. According to these measurements, by the year 2030, the carbon dioxide concentration is set to hit 700 ppm in the year 2030 (Cohen,

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