Global Warming Affecting the world Global warming causing trouble to many people, to the environment, and the future

Glossary

Temperature- the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object, especially as expressed according to a comparative scale and shown by a thermometer or perceived by touch

Simulation- the action of pretending

Record- a thing constituting a piece of evidence about the past, especially an account of an act or occurrence kept in writing or some other permanent form

Global- relating to the whole world; worldwide

Environmental- relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition.

Modify- make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme.

Atmosphere- the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet

Carbon Dioxide- a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and organic compounds and by respiration. It is naturally present in air (about 0.03 percent) and is absorbed by plants in photosynthesis.

How many countries are affected by the increase in weather disaster and/or global warming?

As of now, everyone are affected by global warming differently than others. In some parts of the world, countries are experiencing record breaking heat waves without a reliable water source, while other countries are receiving plenty of flooding, according to (source 4). Many coastal people are affected by the increase in flooding but, not only are their properties are being destroyed, their food source are slowly disappearing. According to Bill Nye, the ocean’s acidity level has increased due to the increase of carbon dioxide. This would disturb the ocean’s food web because the ocean’s acidity would destroy the homes of many sea creatures. Over 1 billion people rely on the ocean for food. Currently, scientist are finding different ways of stopping global warming.

How can we stop global warming?

As of now, scientist haven’t been able to find a solution to would get rid of global warming completely, but they did find solutions that would slow down global warming based on simulations they have observed. One solution that they found was to have people build more solar panels and windmills in order to stop consuming fossil fuels (We ought not ignore climate). Another solution that experts have found can be done by everyone. According to Bill Nye, the Science Guy, stated that we can “recycle and reuse things, walk or use public transportation to get to work, turn off your electronics when you are not using them, eat less meat, while you are at it, eat more locally grown vegetable and foods” (“Changing Climate 101 with Bill Nye”). Although solutions are being made, many people don’t believe in global warming and that may affect earth down the road.

Why don’t people believe in global warming?

Many people are persuaded by political leaders, that they might change their way of thinking based on what political leaders might do/say. “[Donald Trump] has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who in the past has been a climate change denier. Equally worrisome, Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of the Interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), has claimed climate change is not “proven science” (The Opinion). Donald Trump and his colleagues are against global warming because there is no evidence to back it up. But, other people do believe in global warming but are not worry about it. According to (source 5), many people across the world (specifically in the U.S.) believe that temperature rise is just a natural cycle and that it will go away on its own. Scientist are trying to show people that global warming is real and how it can affect people in a negative way.

How are weather patterns affected by global warming?

Many weather storms are occurring before it is expected. All weather storms are created based on what the temperature is in the surrounding area. Hurricanes, for example, are formed based on the ocean’s temperature. Which is why, “hurricanes are confined to [early June and end of November] because they require warm sea surface temperatures to form… so it was unusual for [Hurricane Alex] to form so late out of season.” according to “Theses Graphics Show How Terrible Climate Change Was In 2016.” Due to global warming, ocean’s temperature has increased, thus causing Hurricane Alex to form. Not only are hurricanes impacted by the sudden increase in ocean’s temperature, rainstorms are also affected. According to “Climate change in 2016: the good, the bad, and the ugly,” the increase in temperature can cause large amounts of ocean water to evaporate into the sky. With the large amount of water vapor hovering over countries, it can cause heavy rainfalls that can last for days which can lead to flooding. Yet, the problem is not the heavy rainfall, the problem is the amount CO2 in the atmosphere.

Why are there large amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

As of now, carbon dioxide is being produced more than it can be recycle. Plants aren’t able to keep up with the amount of carbon dioxide being made. Ever since the 19th century, humans have been digging up carbon related materials and have been burning them for fuel (How the World Passed a Carbon Threshold and Why It Matters). Humans have been consuming fuel to power their everyday needs. Mark Brush, from Michigan Radio, said, “[Did you] burned a gallon of gas driving around? You just put around 20 pounds of CO2 into the air.” Many scientist believe that there can be an alternative energy source humans can use.

References

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Brush, Mark. “Can you really offset the carbon dioxide you put in the atmosphere.” 20 Sept. 2016, http://michiganradio.org/post/can-you-really-offset-carbon-dioxide-you-put-atmosphere. Accessed 20 Feb. 2017.

"Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye.” Youtube, uploaded by National Geographic, 2 Dec, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtW2rrLHs08&pbjreload=10. Accessed 1 Feb. 2017.

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Jones, Nicola.”How the World Passed a Carbon Threshold and Why It Matters.”, 26 Jan, 2017. http://e360.yale.edu/features/how-the-world-passed-a-carbon-threshold-400ppm-and-why-it-matters. Accessed 20 Feb. 2017.

Lyons, Gene. “Editorial: Climate Change a growing challenge for a new president.” 24 Jan. 2017, http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-climate-change-a-growing-challenge-for-a-new-president/. Accessed 25 Jan. 2017.

Warner, James. “These Graphics Show How Terrible Climate Change Was In 2016.” 30 Dec. 2016, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-2016_us_5863dcb5e4b0d9a59459b4e1. Accessed 26 Jan. 2017.

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