Global Warming Caused By Humans Essay

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Global Warming: Caused By Humans Earth is a sacred place. One single planet to house seven billion individuals, and that number is constantly growing. If the planet is damaged then there is no way of getting a new one. Elisabeth Corrall’s article “Global Warming is Happening Now” states that Earth’s average temperature has risen one and a half degrees fahrenheit over the past century, and it is estimated to rise another half to eight and a half degrees fahrenheit in the next one hundred years (Corrall). These small changes in the temperature can result in large and potentially dangerous shifts in the Earth’s climate. Multiple places around the world have seen a major change in rainfall over the years, resulting in more floods, droughts, intense …show more content…
The harmful chemicals put into the earth’s atmosphere are not only damaging the ozone layer, but they are also harming the air that humans, animals, and many other things in nature take in every single day. In an article by Jennifer Bergman titled “Air Pollution” she states that air pollution can range from many things including, smog and acid rain. Smog is a fog or haze that is combined with smoke and other atmospheric pollutants. Smog makes it harder to see, and it also makes the air harder to breath. Acid rain is rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution. It causes environmental harm typically to forests and lakes. The main cause of acid rain is the industrial burning of coal and other fossil fuels, the waste gases from which contain sulfur and nitrogen oxides, which combine with atmospheric water to form acids. Air pollution is not new to the world. People started complaining about coal dust, and soot in the air as far back as the thirteenth century. Not only is air pollution ugly to the eyes, but it can also result in illness, and eventually death. Air pollution can damage buildings, crops, and wildlife. The worst case of air pollution was recorded in London when a dense smog formed in December 1952, and lasted until March of 1953. Four thousand people were reported dead in one week, and eight thousand died within six months (Bergman). Air pollution can either be primary or secondary. Primary …show more content…
The burning of trash and leaves results in the pollution of the air due to unfiltered smoke. When burning certain things, such as tires or rubber, the burnt product produces a large amount of black smoke. Smoke is harmful to the lungs and it also plays a role in the damaging of trees. Not only is burning trash and leaves bad, but also burning cigarettes. There are many harmful chemicals put into each and every single cigarette that is produced. When a smoker smokes a cigarette, those harmful chemicals are being put into the atmosphere and the air that is breathed. Also, when a smoker is done smoking a cigarette they tend to flick the butt of the cigarette on the ground. This results in ground

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