Uploaded by lawrence.kipkemoi

Global warming

advertisement
Running head: DOES GLOBAL WARMING EXIST?
DOES GLOBAL WARMING EXIST?
Student’s name
University affiliation
1
DOES GLOBAL WARMING EXIST?
2
Introduction
Global warming refers to a situation where the climatic conditions of various
geographical locations change over time. Global warming is an existing phenomenon which has
over time been demonstrated by weather patterns imbalances (Blaum, Griffin, Wiley, & Britt,
2017, p.310). In the recent meteorological reports, various parts of the world are experiencing
rising earth temperatures which are as a result of global warming.
Causes of global warming
Global warming exists because of various factors, with human activities being in front of
these causes. The nature of human activities has necessitated the use of fossil fuels in great
quantity (Knutson, 2016). Fossil fuels have been confirmed scientifically, to be emitting carbon
dioxide and nitrous oxides which increases the amount of greenhouse gases emitted to the
atmosphere. As a result, global warming arises.
Through the rising of the human population, there is a need for land expansion which
may lead to cutting down of trees to occupy the land. Trees play a very critical role in absorbing
carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Lack of trees will let these greenhouse gases into
the atmosphere, thus, causing global warming.
Poor waste management practices contribute greenhouse effect which eventually causes
global warming. Landfills as a method of waste management, emit toxic gases to the atmosphere,
water, and soil, and increase the greenhouse effect (Blaum, Griffin, Wiley, & Britt, 2017,p.310).
Overconsumption of natural resources is another factor which contributes to global warming.
DOES GLOBAL WARMING EXIST?
3
Conclusion
It is clear that human activities in a significant proportion cause global warming. Various
remedial measures need to be taken to avoid the phenomenon causing more harm to human lives.
Such measures could include; use of renewable sources of energy, using sustainable
infrastructure and transportation, and responsible consumption and recycling of waste products.
DOES GLOBAL WARMING EXIST?
4
References
Blaum, D., Griffin, T. D., Wiley, J., & Britt, M. A. (2017). Thinking about global warming:
effect of policy-related documents and prompts on learning about causes of climate
change. Discourse Processes, 54(4), 303-316.
Knutson, T. (2016). Early 20th Century Global Warming.
Download
Related flashcards
Climate change

26 Cards

Greenhouse gases

36 Cards

Global warming

15 Cards

Global warming

26 Cards

Create flashcards