Mani is causing climate change

Millie HennickOctober 8, 2018 849 0

Man is causing climate change

The latest climate reports are even more gloomy than the previous projections. Man-made climate change is a constant menace. Global Warming is the term used to describe the rise in the average global temperatures above those temperatures predicted from data collected over the past years. The effect of global warming has a notable impact on everything from unpredictable weather patterns to the rapid melting of the polar ice caps which means global warming is disturbing the natural ecosystem of the planet. 97% of scientists agree that the earth’s biggest threat to global warming is an increased concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a direct result of burning fossil fuels. Scientists also agree that the use of renewable energy sources (including solar, wind and biomass) as an energy resource, is not the only cleaner for the planet with regards to most fossil fuel pollutants, but its continuous use represents a closed-loop and balanced carbon cycle with regards to the decline of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Dangerous effects of global warming

The most obvious effect of global warming is that the earth is getting warmer every day as the average temperature of the planet slowly rises. We have all seen on the news the melting of the polar ice caps as the temperature rises by about one degree each year. This melting of the polar ice caps deposits enormous quantities of water directly into the sea, expanding sea levels around the globe. Normally, snow and ice reflect most of the sunlight from its surface. Since polar ice caps are covered in snow and ice, they can reflect a very high percentage of the solar radiation that falls on its surface.

Global warming is changing the world

Most of the effects of global warming are a result of man burning fossil fuels. It may seem obvious that burning fossil fuels is causing global warming. But recent climatology studies have shown that the sun undergoes an 11-year sunspot cycle which can have a definite effect upon the global climate.

What about global warming?

Climate change creates variations in the earth’s atmosphere in which the average temperature of the earth rises, melting ice caps, increasing sea levels and has a negative effect on human activity. While the earth’s weather may appear to be unpredictable and constantly changing, from a climatic point of view, the earth’s weather patterns with regards to average temperature, days of sunlight, amount of rainfall, etc. are relatively stable and predictable throughout any given year.

The constant burning of petroleum oil, natural gas, coal, and other fossil fuel sources produces large amounts of toxic smoke which pollutes the air we breath resulting in the unwanted effects of global warming. One of these effects is the production of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gas is a gas, such as carbon dioxide or methane, that is introduced to the earth’s atmosphere by human actions. These gases trap heat and contribute to global warming.

The Kyoto Protocol, which is an agreement reached by many nations around the world,  for a reduction in the use and burning of fossil fuels intended to reduce the growth of CO2 global greenhouse gas emissions in order to prevent global warming.

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