The rapid industrialization in the past few centuries has had many negative impacts on the environment. Vehicles that were non existent in the past have flooded the roads in almost every part of the world. They…
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The increase in carbon content in the air has increased the global temperature which has caused glaciers to melt (Kayne). The resulting increase in the sea level is the main cause of hurricanes and cyclones which have endangered life on Earth.
The enormous increase of temperature can greatly affect many ecosystems. Most importantly, ice is melting away. The following figure depicts fluctuations in the sea level along with the temperature variations over the last 450,000 years:
From the figure, it can be seen that the content of carbon dioxide in the Miocene caused the sea levels to become 25 ft higher as compared to the present day level. The increase in the content of carbon dioxide in the air in the recent years has been so enormous that the global temperature and sea levels did not get sufficient time to increase, and so they could not increase as much as they would have, had the increase of carbon dioxide taken longer.
It is noteworthy here that it is not the phenomenon of melting away of the pack ice that causes any rise in the level of sea. Ice that floats in an ocean is lesser in density as compared to water. When it melts, the additional water that goes into the sea is no more than the volume of ice that was originally above the water line. Nonetheless, ice which is on the land does play a big role in adding to the sea level upon melting. Many researches in the past have spoken of a consistent rise in the level of sea. Presently, rate of increase of sea level is about 1.8 ± 0.3 mm per annum which makes about 7.4 inches per 100 years (White et al. cited in Deem). The present rate of increase of sea level is dangerous and if the trend sustains over some period of time, sea levels would increase enough to cause damage to the life on land. Many islands particularly the ones which are in the Pacific are greatly endangered by the
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Some issues that are becoming very popular in regards to climate change are global warming, animal habitats and natural disasters. The occurring of these natural disasters has created media and political acknowledgment. Climate change is becoming a more widely known topic and is important in lessening the effects of climate change.
While the effects of global warming are slowly but surely making themselves known, scientists have proven that these effects are quickening the longer we brush off the threat that global warming presents. By continuing to ignore the threats that come with global warming, we are not only putting the world at risk of destruction, but the human race as well.
This phenomenon is occurring because of a rise in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases include but are not limited to methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), and carbon monoxide (CO). A vast majority of the greenhouse gases are rich in carbon content.
Green land has a substantial effect to the world since its ice cap holds almost 10% of the whole world’s fresh water. This implies that the rate at which the ice cap melts affects the amount of fresh water in the sea as well as the amount of water there is in total.
In context of the geographical changes, over the past many years the extent of Arctic sea ice has reportedly been declining and millions of square kilometers of sea ice have been lost due to increasing temperatures. Such disrupted Arctic climate patterns have significant consequences as the shrinking sea ice has led to increased wastage of the sun’s energy which normally has to be recycled back towards space.
The process will be a slow and torturous one.
The greenhouse effect is a term that describes an increase of the average global temperature and is often associated with global warming which is the subject of great debate and concern worldwide.
Crops which are already under high temperatures or require substantial quantities of water, may also suffer due to further warming. There is greater possibility of large-scale destruction of landscape, impact