The evidence is clear: global warming is happening. In the past, when temperatures were higher than they are now, the planet was not as warm as it is now. But, as temperatures rise, the world will inevitably continue to get warmer.
It Gets Warmer
Global warming is one of the biggest problems facing the world today, and we need to do something about it. It is caused by the use of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are the burning of various types of fuel, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. This is a very serious issue, and it affects everyone on the planet. Not only has climate change slowly affected the weather patterns of the world, but it has also caused more severe droughts and floods.
It is often said that ‘the planet is warming, but not all that fast.’ However, this is not true. The Earth is warming, but it is also getting colder. The only way to tell for sure is to look at the Earth’s history and look at the current temperatures at specific locations on the Earth’s surface.
Since the year 2000, we have found evidence that the Earth’s atmosphere is warming. This warming is caused by the release of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal. The Earth’s temperature has been rising since 1850, with the most noticeable warming taking place since the 1970s. The Earth’s temperature has risen by about 0.8 degrees Celsius over the last 100 years, which is consistent with the predictions of computer simulations of global warming.
The average temperature of the world’s oceans has risen by about 0.9 degrees Celsius over the past 60 years. This increase in temperature has led to the Greenland ice cap melting approximately 10%, which has raised sea levels about 4 inches each decade since the mid-1940s. In addition to the increase in sea level, the melting of the Greenland ice has caused the ocean surface to expand, which has resulted in a larger volume of water being added to the world’s oceans. Since the early 1990s, the Greenland ice sheet has lost approximately 150 billion tons of ice each year.
The rise in global temperatures in recent years can be seen in the Arctic ice cap shrinking to a record low. Temperatures are rising all across the globe, and the IPCC has predicted that global warming will continue to increase over the next century. Many scientists argue that global warming is the greatest threat that the human race is facing and that a continued rise in temperatures will lead to more dangerous storms, extreme weather events, and increased competition for food between the human race and other animals.
Knowing the Other Risks
As the world heats up, some predict that it could lead to severe droughts, increased food, and water shortages, increased poverty and starvation, as well as disease outbreaks. Others say the opposite—that the warming of the planet will be good for agriculture and the environment. Some say that the end is near and we must not waste time. Others say it isn’t that bad—yet. The problems facing the Earth in the next generation may be much greater than you think.
As the Earth’s surroundings warm, we will likely see more extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and melting glaciers. While it is not as simple as “global warming = bad,” our interconnectedness with the planet is undeniable. And despite some people’s denial of climate change, the facts are in: manmade global warming is something we need to prepare for and adapt to.
Global warming is a highly controversial topic. Skeptics wonder whether warming trends could actually be caused by natural factors other than humans, while climate change advocates claim that global warming is a real and present danger. But what are the risks of global warming? Who should take responsibility for its effects? What should we do about it? I hope this primer helps you understand these issues and the global warming debate in general—it’ll be the best way to figure out where you stand.
Is It Already Too Late, or There’s Still a Way That We Can Do?
Many people are concerned about global warming, which is the long-term trend of increasing average temperatures on Earth and the widespread melting of the polar ice caps. Global warming is most likely caused by human activities, which result in greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions lead to a warming of our atmosphere. We know the consequences of a warmer planet, and we need to take action to alleviate the risk and protect our future.