Global Warming

A problem in the world of Today

Introduction

What is global Warming?
Global warming- is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants.
I believe that this is a serious problem that should be addressed and made well known throughout the whole world. If we do not attend to it, some of the coastline cities that exist today maybe not be here in the near future.


The Problem

Global warming will probably make life harder, not easier, for most people. This is mainly because we have already built enormous infrastructure based on the climate we now have.
People in some temperate zones may benefit from milder winters, more abundant rainfall, and expanding crop production zones. But people in other areas will suffer from increased heat waves, coastal erosion, rising sea level, more erratic rainfall, and droughts.
The crops, natural vegetation, and domesticated and wild animals (including seafood) that sustain people in a given area may be unable to adapt to local or regional changes in climate. The ranges of diseases and insect pests that are limited by temperature may expand, if other environmental conditions are also favorable.


Sea level Rise is accelerating. The number of large wildfires is growing. Dangerous heat waves are becoming more common. Extreme storm events are increasing in many areas. More severe droughts are occurring in others.
These are just some of the consequences of global warming, which we are already having signs of.

http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/

Things that help reduce Global Warming

Reduce Fossil Fuel Use-Burning fossil fuels increases the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. We can reduce this by using less energy, or use alternative, nonpolluting energy sources like solar and wind power.

Plant Trees-Because carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas, planting trees and other plants can slow or stop global warming.

Reduce Waste-The production of garbage contributes to global warming both directly and indirectly. Decomposing waste in landfills produces methane and other greenhouse gases. Reducing your consumption patterns and reusing items whenever possible minimizes your carbon footprint. Recycling metal, plastic, glass and paper lowers greenhouse gas emissions.

Conserve Water-Cities consume significant amounts of energy when purifying and distributing water, which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Saving water reduces the amount of energy used. At home, turn off water immediately whenever you're not using it.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/top-ways-stop-global-warming-78809.html


For additional ways to Reduce Global Warming

The Truth About Global Warming - Science & Distortion - Stephen Schneider