Global Warming Effects
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Global Warming EffectsIntroduction
Currently, climate change is one of the major environmental crises to ever happen on the planet. The planets atmosphere is extremely loaded with warmth-trapping gases which threaten massive disruptions in climate with severe consequences. The green house gases which are mainly contributed by carbon dioxide formed a blanket-like layer that prevents effective emission of radiations back into the space. When such a layer is formed, there is too much heat on the planet, hence global warming. The discussion herein looks at some of the causes, challenges, impacts and possible solutions to the problem.
Global warming is the general increase in the temperatures in the planet due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the ozone layer. With ever increasing industrialization, greenhouse gases are released on a large scale manner to the atmosphere and formed a blanket like layer that prevents the sun’s rays from being reflected back into the space. Normally, when the rays hit the ground, they are supposed to be reflected back into the space. However, with the presence of a blanket-like layer, the rays are trapped and reflected back to earth leading to increase in temperatures.
Impacts of global warming
Global warming has brought with it numerous challenges in the lives of both humans and animals on earthy. There have been issues of climate change associated with extreme weather conditions. For example, today there are extreme rains that cause flooding and eventually cause destruction of property or even lead to loss of life. On the other hand, global warming has caused extreme droughts that may last for years. This culminates into poverty because there is lack of sufficient food for the people.
Various strategies have been put in place to control the negative effects arising out of global warming. For example, policies have been adopted by different organizations to ensure that there is minimal release of greenhouse gases....