Global Warming: The Causes And Effects Of The Earth's Climate Change

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The Earth’s climate is constantly changing, and unfortunately it’s not for the better. Our planet that everybody calls home has a complex environment engulfed with diversity. These complexities also differ among location, which result in warm and cold regions. There is an overall trend around the world that our climate is increasing in temperature. This increase should be concerning because of harmful problems such as this statement from the Times Herald, Seth Borenstein “The West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets have lost 5.5 trillion tons of ice [since 1997].” (Borenstein) There have been many studies conducted all around the world which found very strong evidence that global warming needs to be taken seriously, although it won’t be easy. From the New York Times, Justin Gillis begins his article by stating that, “. . . permitting a warming of [this] magnitude would actually be quite dangerous.” (Gillis) Overall in this essay, I will be examining …show more content…
First of all is the greenhouse effect, which is defined as “The phenomenon whereby the earth’s atmosphere traps solar radiation, caused by the presence in the atmosphere of gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane that allow incoming sunlight to pass through but absorb heat radiated back from the earth’s surface.” (ProQuest Staff) The ozone hole is also related to this and is defined as “An area of the ozone layer, such as the large area over Antarctica or the smaller area over the North Pole, that periodically becomes depleted of ozone.” (ProQuest Staff) The greenhouse effect is how our planet is continuously warming up and the ozone hole is one of many negative effects to the harmful emissions humans emit into our planet’s atmosphere. Although global warming is harmful, there are policies planning to be implemented to reduce climate emissions and thus remove further

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