Global Warming: Cause And Effects Of The Greenhouse Effect

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The Greenhouse Effect

The greenhouse effect is a natural process in which the Earth experiences a rise in temperature. When the sun’s energy reaches the atmosphere of the Earth, some of the energy is reflected back to space and green house gases radiate the remainder. The energy, which is absorbed, allows life on earth by keeping the earth temperature at around 33 degrees Celsius warmer than it would be.
The green house gases include water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other artificial chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The primary gases involved in the green house effect are methane, water vapor (most import) and nitrous oxide.
Carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere through fossil fuels such as natural gas,
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Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and it’s oceans. Even slight increases in the average global temperature could cause huge affects. In 1990, a large group of climate Scientist’s called the International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) had summited their first report which stated that the increase of green house gases, which was caused by human activity, was the cause of global warming. The most concerning effect of global warming is the melting of the glaciers and icecaps faster than usual. The water then melts into the oceans resulting in higher sea levels resulting in many serious problems. Glaciers and icecaps cover 10 percent of the earth’s mass and if all that ice melted, 70 meters of the sea level would rise. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change the global sea level rose about 1.8 millimeters per year from 1961 to 1993 and then 3.1 millimeters per year since …show more content…
They think that when the temperature in other regions change, the diseases will then impact them. Another consequence of a warmer Earth is the change of the habitats for living things. Animals may become threatened as they adapt to certain climates. Humans may be affected when the climate changes because crops may not be able to be grown. The Clean Air Act of 1970 was set to emit any air pollutant that put any danger to the public’s health or welfare. As individuals we must try to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere. If we use public transportation, ride our bikes, walk or even carpool it would help. Cutting down on our electric use and using alternative energy sources that don’t burn fossil fuels. Also, eating less meat can help because cows are categorized as one of the biggest methane producers. Lastly, we can reduce, reuse and recycle. We cannot control the greenhouse effect as it is a natural process nor global warming but we can help to lessen the negative effects of them in our daily life. Trying to use less greenhouse gases is something, which we should all try to do. Also, we can plan ahead and be aware of the circumstances of global warming incase of future

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