Ashaunti Pickett English 111 Mrs. Johnson June 30, 2022 Global Warming Introduction

Ashaunti Pickett
English 111Mrs. Johnson
June 30, 2022
Global Warming
Introduction
Modern society is confronted with the challenge of global warming, which is defined as an increase in Earth’s average temperature within oceans and the air. When it comes to solar radiation, some greenhouse gases in space have the same effect as greenhouse windows; that is, they allow sunlight into the planet’s surface but also prevent heat from escaping back into space. Global warming is directly linked to the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (Al-Ghussain). Climate change is significant to global warming because it is a sudden shift in the weather, caused by human activity. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Earth’s climate has gradually shifted toward warmer temperatures. Scientists are still debating whether human activities or natural processes are to blame for global warming. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, human activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation are the primary causes of the rise in greenhouse gas concentrations (Al-Ghussain). However, some sources claim that nature is responsible for the real impacts of climate change caused by gas emissions. The phenomenon of global warming, as well as its causality factors, will be discussed extensively in this paper.
Background
Climate change is an issue that has been debated for decades, with both proponents and detractors making persuasive arguments. In order to defend their views, they use the limitations of scientific study. As an example, those who deny the existence of man-made climate change point to faults in weather surveillance and simulation methods, as well as the lack of empirical facts to support their claims. Three critical pieces of evidence supports the conclusion that global warming is occurring: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and melting glaciers. In other words, a person’s actions have an impact on all three of these processes. Experts have shown, by 2100, the average global temperature will be 1.77 °C above the 1861-1880 average, according to the most advanced climate models and the most comprehensive data. What is more disturbing than rising temperatures is an increase in sea level of approximately 2 to 2.8 millimeters during the past 20 years (Cline & William). Global warming’s impact on the earth’s ecosystems and earth’s natural water balance is demonstrated through glacier melting. Based on these findings, scientists worldwide have concluded that man-made global warming is occurring. According to many, climate change is the primary driver of global warming. Climate change is being blamed for population growth, pollution, and industrialization. One of the dangers of global warming is that the planet’s ecosystem will be disrupted. As a result of this occurrence, there are floods, famines, storms, and other natural disasters (Cline & William). Many factors contribute to global warming, but the major factor is that it threatens all life on Earth. Every living species is already being affected by a variety of natural occurrences taking place around the world. For instance, hurricanes are the poster child for global warming and experts agree that global warming is the main culprit. This evidence shows that climate change has already been taking place and should not be disregarded as just an incident that happens every now and then.
Global Warming Casualty
The greenhouse effect is something that is primarily the cause of global warming. One of the essential components of our planet’s atmosphere is a mixture of oxygen, nitrogen, and argon (0.93 percent). There is a high rate of absorption of these gasses, where these devices allow a limited amount of energy to reach the Earth. Methane, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, chlorofluorocarbons, and ozone are some of the rare gases that have the most significant impact on our environment. Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide are all examples of these trace gases (RITS). As a result, these gasses shift the atmosphere’s normal gas concentrations. Radiated heat from the sun can pass through RITS, while emitted heat can be trapped. Because of the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations, the atmosphere’s heat absorption and radiation rate have been reduced, allowing most light to reach the ground instead.
Human activity has been entirely blamed for the greenhouse gas effect on the home. There are so much changes that us humans can do to change the effects of greenhouse gas. Greenhouse gas is a green gas that warms the atmosphere, with Carbon dioxide being one of them. According to research, carbon dioxide gas concentrations have been increasing since pre-industrial times. An increase of 280 to 380 parts per million was predicted (ppm). According to numerous sources, human activity, including the use of fossil fuel in personal and industrial use, as well as the cutting down of trees, are the main cause of global warming. To create usable land, deforestation is carried out and is that which is harmful to society. Urbanization, settlements, and agricultural practices such as wetland rice cultivation, livestock rearing, artificial fertilization of nitrogenous waste, and solid waste landfilling all contribute to deforestation. Other evidence suggests that human activity is not the sole cause. Carbon dioxide may come from various natural sources, including volcanoes and animal exhalations. Natural processes also emit carbon dioxide. The removal rate, on the other hand, is nearly identical. Rare gases like methane also have a significant impact on the climate. These gases occur because of an alteration in the typical gas levels that are found in the atmosphere. Solar radiation penetrates through rare gases, which also trap heat released by humans. Thus, more light can enter the Earth’s surface due to a reduction in atmospheric heat absorption and radiation caused by a rise in greenhouse gas concentrations.
Potential Ways of Mitigating Global Warming
Efforts to reduce the risk of global warming can be tailored to each individual, or the government can implement them. Everyone has a responsibility to ensure that global warming is prevented because different sectors contribute to it, including how we use and dispose of waste materials and energy. There are industrial effluents that demand government intervention.
Personalized interventions will help in addressing the global warming problem. People are urged to adopt ways of living that result in lower levels of emissions of greenhouse gases (Al-Ghussain). The use of compact fluorescent light bulbs, recycling rubbish from the house, such as reusable shopping bags, and even carpooling to reduce emissions are all examples of things that can be done at home.
Government efforts are another significant intervention needed to address the global warming issue. Many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have sprouted up in different parts of the world in response to the threat posed by global warming (Al-Ghussain). These organizations have enacted regulations that member states must follow to curb emissions of trace gases. They have also included characteristics of carbon trading and carbon taxes, which make it possible for governments to trade carbon units and allow for the imposition of fines on nations that defy existing laws. In other words, if everyone played their significant part in reducing greenhouse gases, we could reverse the effects of global warming.
Refutation of Opposing Argument
According to the climate change theory, human activities and greenhouse gases are not the only ones to blame for global warming. The globe has its own natural greenhouse effect and has acknowledged, and it posits that a modification in the composition of the atmosphere could cause global warming by changing the temperature. Volcanic eruptions and the exhalation of other animals could also contribute to global warming (Kovalyov). Natural processes unquestionably release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. According to these sources, there is no need for individual or governmental initiatives to minimize global warming because the rate at which natural sources add and remove global heat is roughly similar.
Conclusion
Indisputable evidence reveals that human activity and greenhouse gas emissions are the primary contributors to global warming. Technological and industrial advancements have accelerated the already-existing devastation to our world. These include water scarcity, agricultural productivity, health effects, and civil wars. Volcanoes and other natural sources of carbon IV oxide can alter the surrounding environment, leading to climate change and global warming.
Work Cited
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Cline, William R. “Economics of Global Warming, the, Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 39, 1 July 1992.
Mohajan, Haradhan (2011): Greenhouse gas emissions increase global warming. Published in: International Journal of Economic and Political Integration, Vol. 1, No 2, 31 (December2011): pp.21-34. National Institute of Environmental Health
Kovalyov, Mikhail. “On The Natural Causes of Global Warming”. International Journal of Environment And Climate Change, 2022, pp. 329-355. Science domain International, https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2022/v12i930803.