The Effects Of Global Warming On The Earth Essay

728 Words Nov 29th, 2016 3 Pages
It is said that the last Ice Age that occurred happened about 1.8 million years ago and it last for roughly 11,700 years; since then our planet has seen a drastic change in the glaciers that once covered huge parts of the land. Global warming should no longer be a debatable topic, about whether it is really happening, or if humans are the reason as to why, but instead we need to discuss the scientific evidences that have shown the effects Global Warming has caused. The Earth naturally keeps its temperature within a suitable range for all living species, so they are able to adapt and survive. This happens by the Earth trapping some infrared waves in its atmosphere. This is needed in order for the Earth to be able to keep the temperature at its suitable level, consequently too much accumulation of greenhouse gases and CO₂ causes the Earth to trap more infrared waves than that needed. The increase of these greenhouse gases and CO₂ can be linked to human actions.
From the start of the Industrial Age, it has been recorded that the rate at which the Earth is warming up has increased, because of the burning of fossil fuels. The level at which CO₂ currently is-is the highest it has ever been in the last 650,000 years. The level is at 380ppm; the highest it has been since the modern human as a species has been around. Many people either do not recognize the actions that we humans do to contribute to Global Warming, or they do not accept the fact that it is us humans.
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