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Science 101 Week 1

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Running head: Global Warming 1 Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation Tytiana N. Williams Professor Jack Crawford Science 110: Introduction to Physical Science Friday, March 4, 2016 Running head: Global Warming 2 Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation We often think about our future and what we want to accomplish in it. We consider  things that will heavily impact our personal and professional lives. Things that make us who we  are. Few of us, though, think about what is happening in our environment right now. Our  environment is important and is what keeps us alive. It is why we breathe fresh air and why we  drink fresh water. However, climate change is affecting the one thing we depend on, our  environment. Climate change, also known as, Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in  Earth’s average surface temperature. The cause of global warming lies in one location and the  effect in another. Undoubtedly, climate change is a global issue that requires the help of the  entire human race. Anthropogenic climate change has affected the Earth by distributing substantial amounts  of Carbon Dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere. It is known that Carbon Dioxide can exist  in the atmosphere for many centuries. With that, it puts the Earth at great risk for irreversible  change if it continues to invade the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases, which are gases that absorbs  infrared radiation, have increased the greenhouse effect and caused Earth’s temperature to rise.  Some scientists have speculated that greenhouse gases are the reason for the rapid increase in  temperature, but other believe that it’s a natural climatic cycle. The Greenhouse Effect is  important to our climate. As light waves penetrate through the atmosphere, the air warms up the  surface causing the Earth to continually heat. Some areas will accept the warmer climate, but  other not so much. The warmer conditions involving the Earth may lead to an increase in  evaporation and precipitation. Ultimately, the Earth will begin to see a shift in climate patterns  that can change the course of the Environment.  Running head: Global Warming 3 Fossil Fuels are America’s primary source of energy. According to the Union of  Concerned Scientists, coal, oil, and natural gas accounts for 85 percent of current US fuel use.  The costs of using these fuels are evident but others cost are not. Things such as environmental  degradation, acidic rain, and water pollution may occur due to global warming. These costs are  difficult to determine; thus society has to pay for it in the long run. Before the Industrial Revolution, the climate changed due to natural causes with little  influence from human activity. A natural climatic change can, in fact, warm the Earth without  human interference. Open source systems states that “For the past million years’ natural climate  change has occurred over and over again at approximately 100,000 year intervals.” However, the natural influence to global warming is far too minimal to explain rapid warming. Sun variations  have played a significant role in the natural cycle. As a result, there has been fluctuation in the  amount of solar energy reaching earth. Over the years, oceans and glaciers have experienced  some natural climate changes. Due to rapid warming, oceans are getting warmer and more acidic while glaciers are melting. As climate changes occur, the planet will become more susceptible to  societal and environmental damage.  Case Study Thailand, a country on Southeast Asia’s Indochina peninsula, is home to 65 million  people, the majority of whom live in rural, agricultural areas. It is the world’s largest exporter of  rice. Recently, climate change has threatened Thailand’s economy affecting agriculture and  trade. Thailand produces 0.8% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. When the country’s  carbon dioxide emissions doubled within 10 years, the government began to recognize their  contribution to global warming. Ultimately, the effects of climate change have put Thailand’s  Running head: Global Warming 4 rice crops at serious risk. There have been higher surface temperatures, floods, droughts, and an  increase in sea levels. The damages that climate change has placed on Thailand will forever  effect their economic and environmental well­being. With a single degree of warming, crops can  be destroyed. On the other hand, if sea levels rise, it will submerge the capital city. Thailand’s  future is unknown because climate change is subject to occur at any given moment. Although  Thailand faces risk, they continue to reduce greenhouse gases and work hard to prevent damage  from storms. A few changes in agricultural techniques could allow them to maintain its economy and environmental structure. In turn, this will help Thailand survive in a changing climate. As temperatures rise, severe heat waves will result in heat­related deaths, smog pollution that  will intensify health related issues, and widespread outbreaks of infections such as malaria. The  Natural Resources Defense Council reported that “In 2003, extreme heat waves claimed as many as 70,000 lives in Europe.” The NRDC went on to state that “In France alone, nearly 15,000  people died during two weeks of soaring temperatures, which reached as high as 104 degrees  Fahrenheit.” This information shows that efforts should be made to minimize Global Warming  especially when it threatens the lives of individuals.  Although governments across the planet must take responsibility for reducing climate  change, individual people should take part in the effort as well. To alleviate the current global  conditions, everyone can consider recycling things that are used daily. In doing so, the planet can reduce carbon dioxide that is emitted into the atmosphere. Reducing Global Warming means that the planet has to consider all options for limiting carbon emissions. Electricity is the largest  source of carbon emissions in the world. However, to limit the worst effects of climate change  the government may have to utilize nuclear power, an energy source that is limited by its high  Running head: Global Warming 5 cost. Moreover, political leaders should also expect to deploy other sources of energy such as  wind and solar power to create a safer environment. They would have to make sure that these  sources of energy our properly funded by the government so that other less effective sources are  eliminated. Individuals could help by insulating their homes with solar panels so that less energy  is used. As a result, it would limit the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere and reduce  the Greenhouse effect. Today, there are several mitigation strategies that are put in place for global warming.  One strategy that is often utilized is Carbon sequestration. It is the capturing and storage of  carbon. Most often, this process occurs during the photosynthesis process of trees. The trees  intake the carbon that would otherwise rise and trap heat into the atmosphere thus making them  significant in eliminating global warming. Clean coal technologies are also used in the global  warming crisis. Coal cleaning has been adopted for quite some time as a means of reducing  emissions of ash and sulfur dioxide. The use of clean coal technology is inexpensive which  explains its popular history and mature infrastructure.   In order to stabilize global climate, I would enforce Organic Agriculture. Organic  Agriculture refers to production that does not use genetically modified seeds and/or synthetic  fertilizers. It can significantly reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere. It introduces  permanent cropping systems with sustained productivity. Organic Agriculture uses less fossil  fuels which is beneficial to the environment.  It can be concluded that Earth will continue to encounter global warming. There is not  any evidence of it slowing down anytime soon. With efforts at the global level, our planet can  sustain the negative impacts of climate change. Building flood defenses and drought resistant  Running head: Global Warming 6 crops may be a start to a newly developed environment for all. As a society, we have a huge role  in global warming and should fully commit in tackling it head on. Causes of Climate Change. Retrieved from Global Warming. (n.d.). In Encyclopædia Britannica online. Retrieved from­warming/Land­use­change  Gore, A. (2006). An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming  and What We Can Do About It. Pennsylvania: Rodale, Inc. Herath, A., (2011). The Climate Change Debate: Man vs. Nature. Retrieved from­climate­change­debate­man­nature.html Kisner, C., (2008). Climate Institute. Climate Change in Thailand: Impacts and  Adaptation Strategies. [Case Study] Nuclear Power & Global Warming. Retrieved from­power­and­global­ warming#.VtxhjpwrLIV Organic Agriculture and Climate Change. Retrieved from­specialfeatures/oa­climatechange/en/  Running head: Global Warming 7 Upton, J., (2016). Earth is Experiencing a Global Warming Spurt. Retrieved from­experiences­global­warming­spurt­ 19877 What is mitigation? Retrieved from­mitigation


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