Harrison Rostad Date: Jan 16, 2015 Climate Change Problems and Solutions Albedo Albedo at earth’s surface affects the amount of solar radiation that a region receives. Solar Radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun, particularly electromagnetic energy. It is important because it gives off natural energy. Deforestation also increases Albedo causing more solar radiation to be reflected back into space. If large stretches of Artic sea ice were to melt, for example, the Albedo in the Arctic would drop. To fix/reduce this problem as a student I would create a Stop Global Warming Group, and get enough people to convince the Government, and Logging companies to reduce cutting down trees. It would reduce the amount of solar radiation being affected by Albedo. Nitrous Oxide Nitrous oxide, is known for being a laughing gas, nitrous, nitro, or NOS is a chemical compound with the formula N 2O. Nitrous oxide works very rapidly. It can reach the brain within 20 seconds, and relaxation. Also pain-killing properties develop after 2 or 3 minutes (for medical problems). Nitrous Oxide can also create health problems for some people when they become exposed to it. Nitrous Oxide also has components of laughing gas witch some people will be affected by it. Nitrous Oxide isn’t for everyone. They should create something else that can do just as much or even more positive effects, but is okay for everyone to breathe in. Ozone Ozone is a colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerful oxidizing properties, formed from oxygen by electrical discharges or ultraviolet light. Man-made CFCs are the main cause of stratospheric ozone depletion. CFCs have a lifetime of about 20 to 100 years, and consequently one free chlorine atom from a CFC molecule can do a lot of damage, destroying ozone molecules for a long time. If ozone is high up in the air its good, if it down to where you can breathe it then it’s bad. Ozone is really important. So we as students can Wright a partition stating the important’s of ozone, and why/how it is affected by humans. Chlorofluorocarbons Chlorofluorocarbons also known as CFC’s is any of a class of compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, typically gases used in refrigerants and aerosol propellants. Harrison Rostad Date: Jan 16, 2015 Chlorofluorocarbons is affecting and destroying ozone and will continue to do so for many years. CFC’s are manmade as well. Another negative affect is that CFC’s threatens to accelerate the rate of global warming. The positive affect is that CFC’s benefit the earth’s climate because CFCs are also potent greenhouse gases. This can easily be controlled because CFC’s are made by humans. As a student we can at least ask to reduce the creation of CFC’s on earth by newspaper.