Global Warming Reflection Paper

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Throughout the semester the amount of information that has accumulated is pretty huge. The main aspects I wanted to focus on is the greenhouse effect aspects, carbon cycle, and what should be done about this thing called global warming. I believe that the issue of global warming is occurring but yet is not something that any of us should be intensely worrying about because it is a natural cycle of the earth. 650 million years ago the planet was a snowball and is referred to as an ice age. The albedo of earth was higher and no energy from the sun was being absorbed. This goes along with the fact that at this time there was nothing sitting in the atmosphere of earth except the particles necessary to keep earth the way it was. Earth was also …show more content…
Now, the first thing I wanted to bring up is the greenhouse effect. This is the process by which radiation from a planet 's atmosphere warms the planet 's surface to a temperature above what it would be in the absence of its atmosphere. Is global warming happening? Well, literally it is, but I think the earth goes through it because of the different components of the atmosphere. The atmosphere is composed of layers that include from the lowest to the highest, troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, and Thermosphere. Because of these layers greenhouse gases are trapped on earth, and when enough emissions build up in the atmosphere, things like aerosols start to create a cloud in the troposphere that is like a blanket that will either keep heat in or cause the sunrays to bounce off of the “blanket” creating a cooler atmosphere. Next, in the carbon cycle, carbon is exchanged, or "cycled" among Earth 's oceans, atmosphere, ecosystem, and geosphere. All living organisms are built of carbon compounds. It is the fundamental building block of life and an important component of many chemical processes. The carbon cycle has its name because in order for there to be any organism, it needs to be composed of …show more content…
The ocean is another example of what holds a lot of carbon dioxide emissions. In the past, scientists thought that the ocean would absorb all of the emissions. Now, since hot air rises, the carbon dioxide is more bound to be placed into the atmosphere. In fact, based on 50 years of direct observations of the atmosphere, it is clear that this trend continues and is accelerating. Now, what it all comes down to is one question, is Global warming even worth spending so much of our energy on? What I have explained is only the very beginning of the whole debate of the topic, but what I think is that the world was made to juggle a lot of problems in the way the atmosphere is composed. The earth can handle global warming and goes through various cycles of rejuvenation to make sure that it doesn’t get to an awful state. There will always be people saying that it is a real thing but I, personally, think it is happening but the world is going to correct itself. I am sure when the earth was made, it was made to be inhabitable by humans, so they could dwell. I am sure the creator was knowledgeable of the outcome and was sure something had to take care of the earth which are the natural effects and of

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