Essay The Effects Of Climate Change On The Environment

1315 Words Oct 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Anthropogenic climate change is a major issue in the world today, there are detrimental physical risks that will happen around the world if control is not taken by our citizens. Changes in our world such as sea level rising as a result of ice sheets melting, intense and extreme weather, destruction of marine food, changes in precipitation patterns, changes in ocean’s circulation and acidification. Climate change will also impact the water and energy scarcities and destroy living organisms, such as plants and animals and even human life. In order to understand the magnitude of the problem, we first have to understand what is anthropogenic climate change. Anthropogenic climate change occurs when the energy from the sun travels in form of short-wave intra-red radiation, where most of the waves is absorbed by lands and oceans, resulting for them to heat up, it is then where the air re-radiates back into the atmosphere in form of long wave infra-red radiations, it is here where gases in the atmosphere, called green house gases traps some of the radiation, and plays the role of an invisible insulation blanket around the air. If we wouldn’t have these green house gases to trap this radiation, temperatures would be 20 to 30 C degrees colder than now, making impossible for life to survive. In order for this insulation to happen a balance of how much energy reaches the air and how much is return into the space must be kept, if this balance is deranged it can result of catastrophic…

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