Global Warming

Global Warming is a worldwide phenomenon influencing climate and other variables within the environment in a grand scale. It describes the effect of human carbon dioxide buildup within the atmosphere that causes the exponential rise in warmth of the Earth, increasing temperatures to a higher range than what is assumed to be the norm. Global warming has become perhaps the most complicated issue facing the world. Warnings from the scientific community are becoming louder, as an new research and data point to rising dangers from the ongoing buildup of human-related greenhouse gases ??” produced mainly by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.

Because of this, it??™s become a rather heated topic in regards to human comfort and human industry. The technology and industrial growth that puts our lives at ease also increases the amount of carbon dioxide that is then put through the carbon cycle. However, a strange event during the post war economic boom caused the amount of carbon within the atmosphere lowered, even though the world??™s industries increased in production, which would in theory have increased the world??™s temperature.

The general consensus among climate scientists is that global warming is real, primarily caused by human activity, and a serious threat to our future. Yet media extremists, faulty scientific researchers, and special interest groups funded by fossil fuel and related industries continue to raise doubts in the minds of the public. Global warming can be monitored by the increase of global temperatures and the travel of the greenhouse gases that are blamed for its cause, CO2. Large amounts of CO2 have been collecting inside the carbon cycle, allowing it to not only affect the temperature of the world, but also the biological processes that the carbon builds up in. This, in turn affects the fauna higher up in the ecosystem, when the lower parts of the ecosystem are affected by the increase and influence of elements such as carbon.

Because of the widely spread information given out on the topic, many procedures have been taken out to slow down and try to reverse global warming, along with ways to lessen pollution and bring levels of greenhouse gases down to an acceptable level. Despite all of the movements against Global warming and the attempts to control the influence and release of pollution, there is little we can do in regards to what has already been affected. Even with these acts in place, there is also little support by big companies and human beings, along with large oppositions by Oil Companies and fuel processing.

The changing impact affects society in a number of ways, through human resources and natural cycles. This influential phenomena can increase or decrease rainfall as a whole, affect agricultural crop yields, affect human health, and serve to hasten the decline in our natural forests and the fauna that resides in them. Climate-related impacts are occurring across regions of the country and across many sectors of our economy. Many state and local governments are already preparing for the impacts of climate change through “adaptation,” which is planning for the changes that are expected to occur.

Adaptation to climate change is the acts to try and reduce the weakness of biological systems to climate change effects. Even if we are to successfully adapt, climate change and its effects will last many years and adaptation by then would have become necessary for human survival. In developing countries, adaption is necessary, as they are predicted to hold the brunt of the effects brought about by global warming.

As our pollution goes on, we inadvertently affect the future for our progeny. However, with the correct acts and ways of preservation, we may yet be able to hold a future where climate change is a thing of the past only. If we are all able to adapt and reduce our impact as a whole, we as a race can influence the world on a scale some may not even realize.

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