Essay on Humans are Responsible for Global Warming
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This essay offers a defense to the position that humans are responsible for global warming.
What is Carbon Dioxide? Before attempting to answer any questions based on observations about carbon dioxide, taking a moment to identify the carbon dioxide helps to ensure a clear understanding of the element. According to Princeton University (n.d.), “carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide, is a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances”. This naturally occurring element is exists in the Earth’s atmosphere where it circulates between water, plants, soil and animals.
Current Carbon Dioxide Levels Knowledge of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere helps scientists understand how the…show more content…
Three sources that add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere include the use of fossil fuels, deforestation and industry. Burning fossil fuels including coal and oil based products releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere increasing carbon dioxide levels. “Burning of fossil fuel accounts for fifty-two to sixty five percent of the human-induced emissions” (Hilderman, 2011). It does not stop there.
Deforestation has two negative effects on the planet. It releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and removes a natural tool used to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Trees and other plants convert carbon dioxide to oxygen. Removing these from our ecosystem only help to tip the scales of carbon dioxide buildup in the wrong direction. “Deforestation accounts for twelve to twenty-five percent” (Hilderman, 2011) of the human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. Both the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation directly add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Industry adds carbon dioxide indirectly.
While industry does add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere directly primarily through the burning of fossil fuels, other industrial activities indirectly add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. “The production and consumption of mineral products such as cement, the production of metals such as iron and steel, and the production of chemicals” (EPA, 2013) produce carbon dioxide by way of chemical reactions not
Pros and Cons of Global Warming Essay
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Should we stop Global warming? The world is changing because of Global warming. People living on earth are responsible for global warming. Global Warming is a big change in climate caused by Pollution (Global Warming). To stop global warming we should stop polluting the air and water also growing trees is a very good way to stop global warming because global warming changes the temperature however, trees can balance the temperature by keeping the temperature cold. We must stop Global warming because global warming is causing problems on the earth and every creature living on it such as raising of water, climate change, and Aquatic animal danger however there are some good effects too. Global warming causes water level to raises up.…show more content…
Global warming does affect the climate and will cause a big problem on earth and very creature living on earth. Global warming also affects the animals living on the land, or in the water. Since climate change is happening so quickly because of global warming, the places animals use to migrate are not good anymore (Animals and global warming). Many birds fly to the south for the winter, lately, birds did not leave New York for a while because it was still warm. The birds were very confused. Polar animals are also in a very big danger because of global warming. They are in danger because of the environment they live on is getting destroyed (Aquatic animals). Polar animals live in the South Pole or either North Pole in Alaska. In those places there is ice and snow every where. If the ice melts than the animals will be floating there. Most of the polar animals have little holes in the ice and this is where they live if the ice melts than they will have no homes. It is true that global warming have many bad effects on the earth and every living creature in it however, there are some good effects like East Coast is enjoying due to the unseasonably warm weather, the North Face and Columbia, which make some of the trendiest and priciest winter gear, are selling about $20 cheaper at Dick's Sporting Goods (The good things about global warming). "Our savings are going to be substantial," said Tom