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Effects Of Global Warming On Earth

by Sanjukta Singh Earth Care Awards
Global Warming is something whose affect can be seen on climate leading to climate change. The ways to mitigate the issue of global warming are effective risk management which would require dedicated resources and efforts of people to put their thinking towards this matter. The predicted effects of global warming are many and various, both for the environment and for human life. The effects of global warming are large in numbers and affects different living beings – be it humans, animals or environment, some more than other.

There is an ongoing investigation which suggests that with slowing down thermohaline circulation, global warming has triggered localized cooling in Northern part of Atlantic and lead to lesser warming and more cooling in that region. North Atlantic Drift, the Gulf Stream’s northern branch, comes under the thermohaline circulation, transports warmth to North Atlantic, where the warming effect affects Europe’s temperature and making it rise. The known effect of this increase in temperature leads to substantial raise in precipitation. Though it is unknown whether it affects the storms.

Industrial processes accelerate the making of greenhouse gases, the gases which are known to prevent warmer air from escaping the Earth and keep the planet warm.  The other crucial component that causes greenhouse gases such as CO2, Methane, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), and Nitrous Oxide to be released into the atmosphere is human activity.

There are other numerous activities of humans which add to this effect like fossil fuels burning, increase in deforestation leads to release of Carbon Dioxide in the environment Fossil fuel (like non-renewable resources such as coal, oil and natural gas) adds to the adverse warming effect to the atmosphere.  The heavy use of power plants, cars, airplanes, buildings, and other man-made structures release CO2 into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming.

In the normal process heat enters the environment smoothly via short-wave radiation. When the temperature raises the surface’s heat, it escapes the earth in the form of long wave radiations, which are generally hard to pass through the atmosphere. The presence of these greenhouse  gases causes increase in these long-wave radiation. This results in trapping of heat and effect which is known as global warming. 

That and things like cars, power plants, industrial buildings also release CO2 in the air and adds to the global warming. The use of fertilizers, nitric acid & nylon production, burning of organic matter etc. releases Nitrous Oxide – one of the greenhouse gases. These processes are known to have increased the effect of Global Warming since the mid-twentieth century.


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