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whats is global warming how they affects us?

how global warming affect to us how can we prevent?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Global Warming is defined as the increase of the average temperature on Earth. As the Earth is getting hotter, disasters like hurricanes, droughts and floods are getting more frequent.

    Global Warming effects

    Green house gases stay can stay in the atmosphere for an amount of years ranging from decades to hundreds and thousands of years. No matter what we do, global warming is going to have some effect on Earth. Here are the 5 deadliest effects of global warming.

    5. Spread of disease

    As northern countries warm, disease carrying insects migrate north, bringing plague and disease with them. Indeed some scientists believe that in some countries thanks to global warming, malaria has not been fully eradicated.

    4. Warmer waters and more hurricanes

    As the temperature of oceans rises, so will the probability of more frequent and stronger hurricanes. We saw in this in 2004 and 2005.

    3. Increased probability and intensity of droughts and heat waves

    Although some areas of Earth will become wetter due to global warming, other areas will suffer serious droughts and heat waves. Africa will receive the worst of it, with more severe droughts also expected in Europe. Water is already a dangerously rare commodity in Africa, and according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global warming will exacerbate the conditions and could lead to conflicts and war.

    2. Economic consequences

    Most of the effects of anthropogenic global warming won’t be good. And these effects spell one thing for the countries of the world: economic consequences. Hurricanes cause do billions of dollars in damage, diseases cost money to treat and control and conflicts exacerbate all of these.

    1. Polar ice caps melting

    The ice caps melting is a four-pronged danger.

    First, it will raise sea levels. There are 5,773,000 cubic miles of water in ice caps, glaciers, and permanent snow. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, if all glaciers melted today the seas would rise about 230 feet. Luckily, that’s not going to happen all in one go! But sea levels will rise.

    Second, melting ice caps will throw the global ecosystem out of balance. The ice caps are fresh water, and when they melt they will desalinate the ocean, or in plain English - make it less salty. The desalinization of the gulf current will "screw up" ocean currents, which regulate temperatures. The stream shutdown or irregularity would cool the area around north-east America and Western Europe. Luckily, that will slow some of the other effects of global warming in that area!

    Third, temperature rises and changing landscapes in the artic circle will endanger several species of animals. Only the most adaptable will survive.

    Fourth, global warming could snowball with the ice caps gone. Ice caps are white, and reflect sunlight, much of which is relected back into space, further cooling Earth. If the ice caps melt, the only reflector is the ocean. Darker colors absorb sunlight, further warming the Earth.

    Prevention for Global Warming:

    Drive less. Take bikes, walk or carpool whenever possible.

    Consider investing in a hybrid or electric vehicle to help prevent against further global warming.

    Replace all the lightbulbs in and around your home with energy-efficient fluorescents that use fewer watts for the same amount of light.

    Clean or replace your filters monthly.

    Choose energy-efficient appliances when it's time to buy new ones.

    Decrease your air travel.

    Wash clothes in cold water and line-dry whenever possible.

    Use a low-flow showerhead, which will lessen the hot water used but not drop your water pressure in the shower.

    Cut down on your garbage—buy fewer packaged materials to prevent further global warming.

    Unplug electronics when they are not in use, because they still take up energy. At the very least, turn items off when they’re not being used.

    Run the dishwasher and clothes washer only when you have a full load, and if available, use the energy-saving setting.

    Insulate your home better, and don’t forget to repair or replace worn caulking or weather-stripping. Insulate your water heater.

    Buy recycled paper products and recycle as much of your waste as possible.

    Bring your own reusable canvas grocery bags when grocery shopping.

    Plant a tree.

    Have an energy audit done on your home so you can find the trouble areas and fix them.

    Use nontoxic cleaning products.

    Shop locally for food. A farmer’s market is an excellent place to visit. And choose fresh food over frozen foods. Fresh takes less energy to produce.

    Keep your car tuned up, and check tire pressure often to save gas.

    Eat less meat and more organic foods in your diet to do your part in preventing global warming.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    First and foremost global warming, if it is happening, is a natural phenomenon that has been going on for millions upon millions of years. Mans input into the cause of global warming is probably negligible if anything at all. Global warming has become for some people almost a new religion. Global warming for too many governments has become an excuse to increase taxation. Global warming for some people has become an opportunity to make money out of wind turbines(about as much use as a chocolate teapot) etc. etc. Global warming talk for some scientists and scientific groups has created a golden opportunity(you can get a lot of money for research and then tell people what they want to hear). Global warming may prove to be of great benefit. If we have global warming then we have global warming and we must get on and live with it and adapt as a human race. Of course some animals are going to suffer and may, perhaps, possibly, disappear but the animal kingdom can be pretty resilient just the same as the Earth and Mother Nature. We have a lot of knowledge about our world and we think we know a lot of the answers but I am afraid that at times that knowledge is used in the wrong way. Man is a mere pygmy on this planet so just leave it alone to sort itself out. Yes we must try and cut down on the use of fossil fuels and use other forms of energy generation if only to save ourselves from the rising prices and make time for other forms of energy generation to come on stream. Nuclear is probably the main way forward and the use of solar panels is another. Why not look into ways of energy generation from rubbish? All this can be done cleanly because where there is a will there is a way. There are times when I hear all this scaremongering about global warming that I feel like putting my carbon footprint up many backsides.

  • 4 years ago

    5. Spread of disease As northern countries warm, disease carrying insects migrate north, bringing plague and disease with them. Indeed some scientists believe that in some countries thanks to global warming, malaria has not been fully eradicated. 4. Warmer waters and more hurricanes As the temperature of oceans rises, so will the probability of more frequent and stronger hurricanes. We saw in this in 2004 and 2005. 3. Increased probability and intensity of droughts and heat waves Although some areas of Earth will become wetter due to global warming, other areas will suffer serious droughts and heat waves. Africa will receive the worst of it, with more severe droughts also expected in Europe. Water is already a dangerously rare commodity in Africa, and according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global warming will exacerbate the conditions and could lead to conflicts and war. 2. Economic consequences Most of the effects of anthropogenic global warming won’t be good. And these effects spell one thing for the countries of the world: economic consequences. Hurricanes cause do billions of dollars in damage, diseases cost money to treat and control and conflicts exacerbate all of these. 1. Polar ice caps melting The ice caps melting is a four-pronged danger. First, it will raise sea levels. There are 5,773,000 cubic miles of water in ice caps, glaciers, and permanent snow. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, if all glaciers melted today the seas would rise about 230 feet. Luckily, that’s not going to happen all in one go! But sea levels will rise. Second, melting ice caps will throw the global ecosystem out of balance. The ice caps are fresh water, and when they melt they will desalinate the ocean, or in plain English - make it less salty. The desalinization of the gulf current will “screw up” ocean currents, which regulate temperatures. The stream shutdown or irregularity would cool the area around north-east America and Western Europe. Luckily, that will slow some of the other effects of global warming in that area! Third, temperature rises and changing landscapes in the artic circle will endanger several species of animals. Only the most adaptable will survive. Fourth, global warming could snowball with the ice caps gone. Ice caps are white, and reflect sunlight, much of which is relected back into space, further cooling Earth. If the ice caps melt, the only reflector is the ocean. Darker colors absorb sunlight, further warming the Earth.

  • 10 years ago

    Global Warming effects

    Green house gases stay can stay in the atmosphere for an amount of years ranging from decades to hundreds and thousands of years. No matter what we do, global warming is going to have some effect on Earth. Here are the 5 deadliest effects of global warming.

    5. Spread of disease

    As northern countries warm, disease carrying insects migrate north, bringing plague and disease with them. Indeed some scientists believe that in some countries thanks to global warming, malaria has not been fully eradicated.

    4. Warmer waters and more hurricanes

    As the temperature of oceans rises, so will the probability of more frequent and stronger hurricanes. We saw in this in 2004 and 2005.

    3. Increased probability and intensity of droughts and heat waves

    Although some areas of Earth will become wetter due to global warming, other areas will suffer serious droughts and heat waves. Africa will receive the worst of it, with more severe droughts also expected in Europe. Water is already a dangerously rare commodity in Africa, and according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global warming will exacerbate the conditions and could lead to conflicts and war.

    2. Economic consequences

    Most of the effects of anthropogenic global warming won’t be good. And these effects spell one thing for the countries of the world: economic consequences. Hurricanes cause do billions of dollars in damage, diseases cost money to treat and control and conflicts exacerbate all of these.

    1. Polar ice caps melting

    The ice caps melting is a four-pronged danger.

    First, it will raise sea levels. There are 5,773,000 cubic miles of water in ice caps, glaciers, and permanent snow. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, if all glaciers melted today the seas would rise about 230 feet. Luckily, that’s not going to happen all in one go! But sea levels will rise.

    Second, melting ice caps will throw the global ecosystem out of balance. The ice caps are fresh water, and when they melt they will desalinate the ocean, or in plain English - make it less salty. The desalinization of the gulf current will "screw up" ocean currents, which regulate temperatures. The stream shutdown or irregularity would cool the area around north-east America and Western Europe. Luckily, that will slow some of the other effects of global warming in that area!

    Third, temperature rises and changing landscapes in the artic circle will endanger several species of animals. Only the most adaptable will survive.

    Fourth, global warming could snowball with the ice caps gone. Ice caps are white, and reflect sunlight, much of which is relected back into space, further cooling Earth. If the ice caps melt, the only reflector is the ocean. Darker colors absorb sunlight, further warming the Earth.

    So what is the solution? Are we just being negative? Are there any positive effects of global warming? What about all the stupid global warming solutions. We welcome your thoughts.

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  • mick t
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    Global climate is a dynamic process, and as such, is always in a state of change, always has been, always will be, the one thing it never is, is static. It is always getting hotter or colder, wetter or drier. Global warming is just one aspect of this process. We neither have the theoretical knowledge, nor the technical ability to stop the climate changing, it is a fundamental part of how our planet works.

    It is one of the lessons of life on this planet that environments change, species adapt, or die out. Rather than wasting huge resources in a futile attempt to stop the climate changing, we need to concentrate our attention in learning how to adapt to it.

    Edited to add note to Rachel & management Guru

    The observd decrease in radioactive c14 after the cessation of nuclear bomb tests in 1963 confirms that the half life of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is less than 10 years (ref: jpands 12, 79-90)

    The residence time of 5 years is much shorter that the decades to centuries assumed by the IPCC (ref: agu Geophysical Monographs 32, 5-59)

    Both these references come from peer reviewed mainstream scientific journals

    Source(s): A Masters in Ecology and 30 years professional experience
  • 10 years ago

    Global Warming is an overall increase in earths atmospheric temperature globally all over the world. It occurs due to greenhouse gases(CO 2, methane, CFCs,etc.) allows sun rays to enter into d earth's atmosphere but doesnt let the radiations go out back into the space which is reflected back by earth's surface hence results in the increasing of temperature of atmosphere all over the world.

    Prevent emission of greenhouse gases to prevent it.

    Source(s): Research and study for many years on earth climatic conditions and its impacts on its environment.
  • Bob
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Global warming is the natural effect of the earth coming out of a cold period.

    1. Huge temperature swings have occurred naturally over thousands of years, prior to any human CO2 emissions.

    2. The Modern warming increase (see pink arrow/dot on chart) since the bottom of the Little Ice Age (around 1840) has been minuscule versus all previous warming period temperature changes when compared to their respective cooling period trough that preceded.

    3. Over the 9,000 years, the average temperature increase from the trough of the preceding cooling period to the next temperature peak has exceeded 2.0°C. In contrast, the Modern warming has barely reached a 0.7°C increase since the Little Ice Age cooling trough.

    4. There have been nine significant warming trends leading to temperature peaks over last 9,000 years; and, all exceed the Modern warming trend in terms of absolute degree change (increase).

    5. There have been nine significant cooling periods over the same time span. Many cooling periods have seen temperatures decline by over 2.0°C.

    6. The average number of years between temperature warming peaks is approximately 990 years. Since the last peak around 1040 A.D., it has now been 970 years, which suggests the current warming period is close to peaking before the next natural cooling period dominates.

    7. All scientists agree that all extreme temperature changes prior to the 20th century were of natural origin. In contrast, it's only climate alarmist scientists who believe that the temperature change since the Little Ice Age is all man-made (see pink arrow/dot).

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Global warming is when the earth becomes warmer from polution. Example: The earth is becoming warmer because of pulution, WHY? because of the poluted air, there has been a whole in the o zone lair, right on top of Antarctica. That is why it is melting. Global warming affects us because it is becoming hotter and hotter, scientist even believe that if we dont take care of our earth, it may endup like Venus. We can prevent it by, recycling, telling people about global warming and tell them to prevent it, and manymore ways. Thank you, email me at jasmine1999808@yahoo.com

    Have a nice day.

  • 10 years ago

    my opionion on warming is the same as cooling enevitable. in steps evolution .

    this scare mongering generates whealth for someone.oil is like honey ....messy

    the gulf of mexico.....good mistake learn

    nuclear power built and run by local people good mistake learn

    a buisness trip at the planets expense bad

    Source(s): denosocks
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    hi dear friend....Global warming is when the earth heats up (the temperature rises). It happens when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrous oxide, and methane) trap heat and light from the sun in the earth’s atmosphere, which increases the temperature. This hurts many people, animals, and plants. Many cannot take the change, so they die.

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