What You Need to Know About Global Warming

Global warming is a topic that has been talked about for decades but we still don’t know much about it. We all hear about the effects of global warming and how horrible it is but what really causes it? In this blog, we will be going into depth about global warming and the science behind.

One of the main causes for global warming is the natural occurrence called the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is when certain greenhouses gases (water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) absorb heat from the atmosphere or sun and release it back in different directions to keep earth warm enough to sustain life. Although the greenhouse effect is a natural occurrence, human activities have intensified its effects on earth by increasing the amount of harmful gases being released into our atmosphere. Some of these human activities include burning fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal), deforestation (cutting down trees), agriculture, livestock farming, and many more. The increased amount of harmful gases in our atmosphere means more heat being trapped on earth which causes global warming.

The greenhouse gases that cause global warming are so harmful because they trap heat from the atmosphere or sun and release it back in different directions keeping Earth warm enough to sustain life. Without any greenhouse gases, Earth would be too cold to live on

Global warming is a term that refers to the Earth’s rising surface temperature. It’s a serious issue and the main reason is the steadily increasing of greenhouse gases which are released into the atmosphere. As a result, the earth’s heat is trapped within the atmosphere and creates a domino effect on the global climate.

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From the perspective of a rational, non-hysterical person, the statement “97% of climate scientists agree” is trivially true. Climate scientists are humans and humans tend to think similarly about certain topics like evolution, gravity, quantum mechanics, etc. So it’s not surprising that 97% of climate scientists believe in global warming.

It only becomes interesting when you figure out what this 97% of climate scientists agree about. Is it something trivial? Or something that may have serious consequences?

In a 2012 paper Cook et al. found that 97% of climate scientists agreed that “climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.” This is a very different thing from saying that global warming exists or that global warming is dangerous. Global warming could exist and be completely harmless to humans. For example, if temperatures were to rise by 1C by 2100 and this was caused by CO2 emissions then this would probably be harmless for humans because we can adapt to 1C temperature rises easily (e.g. we would just wear lighter clothes). On the other hand, if temperatures were to rise by 10C then this would probably be catastrophic for humans (e.g., most coastal cities would be flooded).

Cook et al.’s claim

Every year, the earth’s temperature rises a little bit more. This phenomenon is known as global warming. Global warming does not refer to the day-to-day changes in temperature due to seasonal changes. Rather, it refers to an increase in the earth’s average surface temperature over time.

The earth’s average surface temperature has risen by about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius) since the late 1800s, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Scientists attribute the rise primarily to increased levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere caused by human activity, such as burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests.

Greenhouse gases act like a blanket around the earth, trapping heat and causing the planet to warm up.

Global warming can have many effects on our planet, including rising sea levels; loss of ice caps, glaciers and snow; more frequent droughts; heavier rainstorms; more powerful hurricanes; warmer oceans; loss of arctic habitats for polar bears and seals; loss of mountain habitats for birds, fish and plants; coral bleaching and death of coral reefs worldwide; ocean acidification; spread of infectious diseases into new areas (such as malaria); increased pollen production that can trigger more asthma attacks;

In a nutshell, global warming refers to the gradual increase in the temperature of Earth’s surface, oceans and atmosphere. The phenomenon has been observed for many decades now and is expected to continue into the foreseeable future.

Global warming is caused by human activities such as burning fossil fuels (e.g. coal, natural gas and oil), deforestation, livestock farming and industrial processes that involve the release of greenhouse gases like methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

These gases trap heat from escaping from Earth. This leads to an overall increase in temperature of the planet over time.

In addition to this, some gases have been linked with ozone depletion, another effect that could change our climate over time.

The balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate.

Global climate is projected to continue to change over this century and beyond. The magnitude of climate change beyond the next few decades will depend primarily on the amount of heat-trapping gases emitted globally, and how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to those emissions.

The long-term warming trend is expected to continue through this century and beyond. Because human-induced warming is superimposed on a naturally varying climate, the temperature rise has not been, and will not be, uniform or smooth across the country or over time.

Average precipitation will probably increase during the 21st century in northern areas and possibly in central areas as well; it will probably decrease in most southern areas. Heavy downpours will very likely continue to become more frequent, especially in the Northeast and Midwest. Droughts are expected to intensify in many regions, particularly in the Southwest.

Average sea level along U.S. coasts is anticipated to rise by about 2 feet by 2100; however, sea level along some coasts could rise even more due to local factors such as subsidence or land sinking into the ocean (or uplift).

For decades, the dominant narrative of global warming has been that it’s our fault. We’re the ones burning fossil fuels, and we’re the ones that will have to stop if we want to prevent the planet from turning into a cauldron. In this view, individual action can make a difference, but government action is necessary to get us there.

The question is whether this narrative is true — and whether it matters if it isn’t. Most of the time, narratives are true enough; they serve as useful models for understanding how society works. But occasionally, narratives are so wrong that they can lead people astray. And climate change might be such an instance.

For most of human history, we lived in a world where individual actions didn’t matter all that much. Your actions were constrained by geography; you mostly traded with people nearby. Even if you managed to build a global empire like the British did in the 1700s and 1800s, it was hard for individuals in one part of that empire to affect people thousands of miles away. If you wanted to communicate with someone across the world, you had to send them a letter by ship — which could take months or even years to arrive.

But then something happened

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