Essay on Global Warming : The Overall Temperature Of The Atmosphere

2011 Words Mar 17th, 2015 9 Pages
Global Warming; the general increase in the overall temperature of the atmosphere. But also a frequently debated subject that many consider to be a myth. This report will detail the seemingly inapparent effects of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the Earths atmosphere. Using arguments from scientific, political and even that of multimedia perspectives to highlight relative opinions on the topic of global warming.

Global Warming is assumed by leading experts in climate science to be caused by “Greenhouse Effect”. The Greenhouse effect is when particular gases such as water vapour (H20) a gas that acts as a feedback to the climate, it increases as the Earth warms. Nitrous Oxide(N2O) a gas that can be produced by the use of organic and commercial fertilizers and the burning of fossil fuels. Methane(CH4) a gas produced both naturally and human activities through the decomposition of vegetation, landfill and wastes and prominently through rice cultivation. And the last gas produced through natural activity such as respiration and volcanic eruption but also through human activity such as deforestation is Carbon Dioxide (CO2) the gas “forcing” climate change. These gases block heat from escaping the atmosphere “Forcing Global Warming”. They call it the Greenhouse effect because the atmosphere acts similar to a greenhouse by allowing light in and then reflects some of the escaping heat just like a greenhouse. This system allows the Earth to regulate temperature for life,…

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