Global Climate Change

Kaley Farmer

Global Climate Change

What is causing Global Climate Change is that the carbon dioxide is becoming trapped in the atmosphere, as a result with more carbon dioxide the earth will become warmer, therefore Global Climate Change is present. I now understand what the cause is and how it works because of the tag and the Greenhouse Effect paper. Also, I have read many articles talking about Global Climate Change on EPA.

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The evidence that Global Climate Change is current is the increasing/decreasing temperatures at a rapid rate and sadly, most of the change is because of human beings from emissions and polluting. Some things that are being observed today is that Arctic ice has gone down about 13.4 km cubed each decade and that between the years of 1958-2012 scientists have seen that the Northeast has had about a 70% increase on the rainfall measured.
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Some consequences of Global Climate Change is that most places are getting warmer, as a result, mosquitoes like warm weather, there will be more mosquitoes, black flies, etc.. Also, the past 15 years have been the warmest years on record. When I visited the EPA website researchers said that North Dakota's average temperature has increased faster than any other state in the United States and the number of days with temperatures over 100°F is calculated to almost double in the Northern Plains by about 2050. The different regions in the world are impacted because researchers say that by 2050 people will be stressed to find water… at an estimate of 350-600 million people will experience this internationally and that Greenland had lost about 150-250 cubic kilometers of ice per year from 2002 to 2006.


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What we can do about this is to cut down on emissions, we need to reduce the amount of emissions in this world because it is not good to breathe, it is not good for the earth, or the atmosphere. There are actions that the governments are doing about it but that is still not enough and they are not “buckling down” on this and they need too. What we can do is use less gas, ride a bike more often or run to work, we shouldn’t use as much oil as we do, and lastly, the power plants should not be used as often as they are.
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Some Facts

  • As the years go on the temperature is mostly increasing about .153* Celsius

  • The temperature is going up rapidly, scientists think that by the year 2020 the temperature is supposed to go up by .87* celsius

  • The past 15 years have been the warmest years on record

  • This winter has been the warmest winter ever on record

  • Between the years of 1958-2012 scientists have seen that the Northeast has had about a 70% increase on the rainfall measured

  • Researchers say that by 2050 people will be stressed to find water… about 350-600 million people will experience this internationally

  • Earth’s temperature is about .87* celsius over the last 100 years

  • Sea level is increased about 6.7 inches over the last 100 years

  • ^ From 1870 it has grown about 8 inches

  • Greenland lost about 150-250 cubic kilometers of ice per year 2002-2006

  • Greenland has about 36-60 cubic miles of ice

  • Arctic ice has gone down about 13.4 km cubed each decade

  • North Dakota's average temperature has increased faster than any other state in the United States, and the number of days with temperatures over 100°F is calculated to double in the Northern Plains by 2050

  • Around the coastal part of Louisiana has seen the sea level rise by eight inches or more in the last 50 years

  • Researchers say that the sea level will rise around New York City could be flooded by several feet if there are big storms.

  • Higher sea surface temperatures and ocean acidification would increase the risks of coral bleaching events that can lead to the loss of many habitats

  • As the temperatures rise there will be more heat waves which leads to many more deaths and illnesses

  • Mosquitoes like warm weather, which means as the temperatures rise there will be more mosquitoes

  • About 8,080 facilities in 9 reported direct emissions

  • 957 suppliers reported

  • About 92 facilities reported injecting CO2 underground

  • Power plants number reporting facilities in NH: 6