Mans effect on global climate change


The Environmental Issue
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Within the last ten years, a global climate change issue has been introduced by Al Gore. This global climate change is also known as global warming. While many scientists back and support this theory, just as many don't. John Abraham of St. Thomas University in Minnesota strongly agreed with the idea of global climate change and even set up a "climate rapid response team." This team is dedicated to spreading the word about global warming and providing up to date, exclusive information about global warming. The theory of global warming implies that the world is slowly warming up dew to a series of different effects. A number of Greenhouse gases are being released into the atmosphere by humans and trapping air that would be released into space otherwise. Another effect might be the way the continents can cause global warming. The way the continents are a lined will change the wave patterns, and the wave patterns will change the temperature. The solar output also plays a part in global climate change. The sun only puts out as much as 70% of the energy it did years ago. The energy output of the sun has increased; the atmospheric composition has changed also. Orbital variations have changed. The way the sun orbits the sun has changed slightly from the past, the seasonal distribution of sunlight reaching the earth and being distributed across the globe. While many scientists support global warming, there are many who don’t believe it is true. NASA has put June pictures of the glaciers on the internet during December to make the ice look like it was melting. Some scientists believe that even if global warming is true, man has little to no effect.
Where the issue is taking place
Bitmap_in_Global_Warming_Monograph_1.jpgThe process of "Global warming,” suggests that the earth is warming across the planet. However the greatest increases in the temperature would occur over the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere. Mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering the West Arctic and Greenland. Global warming would occur quicker in areas where there is a large population. The burning of fossil fuels sets greenhouse gases into the air. Greenhouse gases are found closer to factories and large cities where carbon dioxide flows into the air. Out in the country and forests, the air is pure without lots of carbons and fossil fuels being released into the air. Global warming suggests it is taking place worldwide, but due to the stronger concentration of greenhouse gases, certain areas of the world would get warmer quicker.
What is the impact on the environment?
Global warming could having a great effect on the earth’s atmosphere as well as its physical environment. The warming would take place quickest on land. As global warming advances the sea levels are supposed to rise, the snow fall is supposed to decrease in the Northern Hemisphere. The ice would also begin to melt all around the world, especially at the poles. According to satellite altimetry, the sea levels have risen from 1.8 mm to 2.9-.3.4 in the last century. Spruce bark beetles have increased in number during the last twenty years. Moscow warned its citizens to be aware of brown bear attacks, because of the warm weather the bears can't hibernate and they become grouchy. Acid rain is associated with global warming, the acid rain is gradually destroying everything it hits. Part of global warming is pollution, witch is a big problem to society and the environment. By playing video games, watching television, using air conditioner, and riding a car people let off many greenhouse gases into the air. Every day you and so many people use a car, or watch tv, without even thinking of the effects. Everyday everybody makes garbage, the garbage that humans make is thrown into a trash can. Then a garbage truck takes it away, and we don't see it a again. After the garbage is taken away form us it is brought to a garbage transfer station, and then off to a land fill in a various state. Most land fills are to their max, because trash is just streaming in from everywhere. Its been reported that New York spends $1 billion per year on trash and recyclables collection.
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Current or Possible Solutions to the issue
As there is a possible solution for every problem in life, there too is a number of solutions for this problem as well. Global warming has many components adding to it. One thing we can do is adjust the cars we drive. Everyone that wants to help fix global warming does not have to buying a new car. But when someone who wants to help the problem needs a new car look for one with the best fuel economy in its class. This can not only save the environment but also thousands of dollars in gas. Each gallon of gas is responsible for 25 gallons of heat-trapping gases. Most energy in America is generated by coal-fired power plants. No one can live without energy, however in some states you can switch your electric company to one that uses 50-100% renewable energy. Another way to help out is with your appliances. Next time you need a new appliance look for one that has the the energy star sign on it. These types of appliances may cost more
initially but the cost of your electric bill would go down considerable and pay for itself in a couple of years. Let political leaders and business leaders know how you feel about this matter. Sign up for the Union of Concerned Scientists Action Network to ensure that you are heard and get your thoughts out to policymakers. One more very important way to make a change for your environment is in your light bulbs. Although light bulbs are small they can make a huge difference. Think of how many light bulbs are in each household, about ten to twenty. If just one light bulb in every house was converted to an energy saving light bulb it would reduce pollution by 90 billion pounds over the life of the bulbs; that is the equal as removing 6.3 million cars from the road. Replacing an old incandescent light bulb with new efficient fluorescent light bulb could make a big difference to the environment as well as your electric bill.
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Future Outlook for this Environmental issue
If global warming takes place as some believe it could, it could cause some serious issues for the environment, as well as the human race. Some believe that global warming will warm the earth within the next 50-100 years. Others however believe that global warming is slowing down and by 2015 it will have stopped. Global warming has many other hidden problems that most probably would not even think of happening. If the weather were to get warmer many disease could be spread. Bugs will migrate north carrying diseases that we do not yet have cures for. As global warming progresses change in precipitation patterns will begin. In some areas the land will be wetter, and other regions would see harsh droughts. The warm weather brings more storms, this means that we will experience bigger storms more frequently. The loss of glaciers in regions such as La Paz could be very vital for survival of the people living there. La Paz is in the mountains and they have little connection to the bigger cities or places were water is abundant. The people rely on the glaciers to freeze as ice during the wet seasons and then melt for their water supply in the dryer seasons. If the water does not turn into ice during the wet season then in the dry season they will not have as much water, they can lose around one third of their water supply from the water if it does not freeze. However global warming could stop if people begin to take action to stop this global crisis. In the case that the man made problems were put to rest, the earth would still take many years to recover to its original condition. The earth is capable of repairing itself, we just need to stop making the problem worse and adding to it. The problem can be fixed eventually and many people are all ready trying to stop it, the earth needs everyone to make a difference.


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