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Global Warming Causes and Impacts

Environmental degradation is a major cause of global warming. It is always connected to the carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, which comes from burning fuels such as coal, oil, and gas. Carbon dioxide traps heat in the Earth’s atmosphere and changes its temperature due to the greenhouse effect.

Carbon dioxide is released when plants use up oxygen during photosynthesis, where it binds with other gases such as nitrogen, hydrogen, and water vapors to create organic compounds that are used as food for living beings on our planet. Burning fossil fuels, especially coal and oil, releases carbon dioxide that was converted by plants during photosynthesis millions of years ago. When they are burnt to produce energy, the process produces additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

It is estimated that 70 percent of greenhouse gases come from burning fossil fuels like coal and oil. The other major source of greenhouse gases is the clearing of forests, either deliberately or as a result of farming activities. Clearing forests destroys habitats for many animals and reduces their ability to regulate the climate through oxygen production. This increases the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Global warming is not a new concept. In 1896, Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish chemist, postulated that the level of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere might rise due to pollution, which could lead to global warming.

Although scientists were not initially sure about this theory, they now believe that global warming is real due to the environmental degradation it causes.

Global warming is a complex phenomenon linked to major environmental issues like air pollution, deforestation, and overpopulation. The effects of global warming vary across the world due to climate zones or countries and are even dependent on different seasons, such as droughts or floods.

Air pollution leads to global warming through both direct and indirect routes. Air pollution in many cities comes from car use, which allows exhaust gases trapped in tailpipes to escape into the atmosphere. These gases can then be transported around the world by winds.

Good air quality, especially near busy roads, can curb global warming by reducing carbon dioxide levels.

The effect of increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is due to the greenhouse effect. This effect occurs when light rays are trapped inside gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane due to a chemical reaction in Earth’s atmosphere. The trapped light rays then allow the gases to absorb heat from the sun and warm up our planet by increasing its temperature.

The direct effect of increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is global warming or change. Global warming allows plants to grow faster, which produces more food for animals and humans. Increased levels of carbon dioxide also allow the oceans to absorb more heat, which has the effect of melting ice caps and can lead to storm surges that cause flooding and damage.

In the past global warming has been recorded in the past 10,000 years. The last time global temperatures were high enough to cause severe damage was between 75,000 and 100,000 years ago. The last time Earth experienced a similar warming event was between 40,000 and 70,000 years ago, when an ice age occurred.

Globally rising temperatures can lead to severe climate change that is not always welcomed by humans worldwide. Climate change can cause natural disasters and economic losses if not properly managed. As the climate changes, some regions may experience a better quality of life than others.

Although air pollution is a serious problem, it does not lead to global warming. This is due to the greenhouse effect’s indirect effects on Earth’s atmosphere that are less effective in reducing carbon dioxide levels than direct effects like air pollution.

The direct effect of increased carbon dioxide and methane levels in the atmosphere is global warming or change. Global warming leads to increased atmospheric concentrations of these gases and thus increases our planet’s temperature. Global warming can be dangerous for the Earth’s ecosystems due to increased global temperatures, which can melt ice caps, cause floods or cause storm surges.

Air pollution often leads to droughts and flooding in some regions, which is not great for humans. However, the indirect effects of air pollution on global warming are stronger than the direct effects. The indirect effect is the creation of carbon dioxide, which combines with other gases in our atmosphere to trap light rays and warm up the Earth’s surface.

The world is continually warming up due to the use of fossil fuels. When our natural environment is ravaged due to human actions, the only way to recover from this is to reduce global warming’s effects on our planet. This can be done by adapting to environmental changes instead of fighting them through renewable energy sources (wind, solar) and efficient transportation systems.

When not managed properly, global warming affects at least seven major areas of human lives, from human health to economic losses.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in 2007 that air pollution is estimated to kill over 3 million people yearly. The WHO also estimates that about 4 million people die yearly due to air pollution worldwide.

Air pollution is caused by emissions released from the tailpipes of vehicles and the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas. When these gases are released into the atmosphere, their chemical reactions with the air lead to various dangerous substances like ground-level ozone and carbon monoxide. These substances can cause indoor or outdoor air pollution, which is dangerous for the environment and humans.

Air pollution is said to be a cause of global warming. However, this is different from how it works. The direct effects of global warming come when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane) trap heat inside Earth’s atmosphere, causing our planet to warm up. These gases are released by burning fossil fuels and other means that contribute to air pollution.

Ground-level ozone, for example, is a gas produced when carbon monoxide reacts with other chemicals in the atmosphere. This is one of the causes of air pollution in many regions.