Climate Change Essays

The Role of Human Activities in Causing Climate Change

To begin with, climate change is a tangible problem and its existence can no longer be denied. It would be self-deception to believe that humans had nothing to do with it. Human activities along with natural influences continuously alter the climate of the Earth. However, the fact that near-surface temperature has rapidly increased on the global scale in the past few decades can hardly be accounted for by natural processes. In reality global warming is to a great extent caused…

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Climate Change –

In the present-day society, the human race is advancing at a staggering rate. However, at the meantime, the environment has been polluting with the high-tech. The most obvious is climate warming. Therefore, we should protect the environment at once. In my opinion, the causes of the climate change are multiple. Firstly, some people have not the realized the environment which has been polluted, so they have not the awareness to protect the environment, and even damage the environment. And some…

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Global Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol

Pakistan has the fifth largest population country worldwide contributes only 0. 4% of world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Regardless of its low contribution, global climate change in Pakistan has resulted in irreversible destruction with remarkable environmental, social and economic effects including natural ecosystems and forest resources of the country. Kyoto protocol framework convention on global climate change was completed on December 11, 1997 and enforced on February 16, 2005. Ratification of the protocol was made to reduce emission of green house…

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Temperature Records

Assume that you have 100 years of continuous temperature records from your local weather service office. Discuss some of the difficulties you might have trying to determine whether average temperatures have increased during this period. Our book indicated that one of the difficulties is that reporting systems have changed so much over time. Other things to consider are things such as time of observation adjustments, adjustments for changing equipment, and adjustments for changing site locations. Understanding the slight differences in…

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Global Warming Challenge

One of the greatest challenges earth is facing is Global Warming. The global warming hypothesis orginated in 1896 when Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish chemist, developed the theory that carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels would cause global temperatures to rise by trapping excess heat in the earth’s atmosphere. The term “Global Warming” signifies the temperature of the earth’s neon- surface air. The change in climatic conditions is one of the impacts of global warming. It is directly…

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Global Warming

Discuss the challenges that global warming presents to both governments and business Introduction (250 word approx.) This essay discusses the challenges that global warming presents to both the government and also how they affect businesses. Many people think global warming is just the weather becoming warmer, but in fact this is not the case. Global warming makes the weather more unpredictable as some places become colder, some hotter, some more drier, some more wetter and so on. Global warming is…

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Climate Change as Environmental Challenge

Climate change is the most imperative environmental challenge facing the planet. Due to intensified reliance on fossil fuels for energy, greenhouse gases increase in the atmosphere and warms the Earth warts and all evident from the increasing ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising sea levels (http://www.pewtrusts.org). The warming observed in the past fifty years is very likely to have been caused by the increased greenhouse gases released by human activities like burning of fossil fuels, land…

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The Impact of Global Climate Change on the U.s Market

 “In the history of science, no subject has been as meticulously reviewed and debated as global warming” (Weart, Spencer cited in Doughton, Sandi 2005). Yes, it is true that climate change, commonly referred to in literatures as Global Warming has grown from an environmental issue, to moral and ethical one. Today, with the debate over the issue is continuously being placed on headlines in broadcast and print media, climate change heats up to a serious political issue and then as…

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The Earth Has a Fever

“The Earth has a fever, and the fever is rising… We are what is wrong, and we must make it right” (Al Gore, 2007). In the context of global warming, discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement. For the last 2.5 million years, global temperature has shifted between cold glacial periods that last for around 100 000 years, and warmer interglacial periods that last for around 10 000 years. Right now we are in an interglacial period….

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Climate Change Affect Plants

Historical climate change has had a profound effect on current biogeography, so we can expect our ongoing and rapid climate change, to have as great an effect. Climate change has important implications for nearly every aspect of life on Earth, and effects are already being felt. * Temperatureeffects–average, minimum or maximum can be important determinants of plant distribution For example the Palmae/Arecaceae are cold intolerant as their single meristem is susceptible to frost. Conversely, boundaries between vegetation types (e. g….

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Comparative Commentary on Global Warming

“Taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions” (“Text A”), an international newspaper advertisement from Exxon Mobil and “An Agenda for Climate Action” (Text B”), a speech by Eileen Claussen, the President of Pew Center on Global Climate Change were both written in 2006 with the focus on global warming. The author in both commentaries strives to bring out the message that as human beings, we must take action to stop the worsening of climate change. Text A is a published…

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Estimates of Future Sea Level Rise

The effects of global climate change have been strongly associated with the melting of glaciers and ice sheets, which in turn, cause a rise in the global sea level. However, there is a need to provide a quantitative description of the extent of increase in the sea level, in order to be more scientifically credible. The ocean, which is the basin of the global hydrological or water cycle, is characterized by two absolute quantitative measurements—global mass and volume. Any changes…

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Trees Are not the Answer to Climate Change

In Trees Are Not The Answer To Climate Change, the Environmental News Network notes that the results of a 20-year analysis of data from 30 monitoring stations located in northern regions ranging from Canada to Europe, Alaska to Siberia indicate that the ability of trees to absorb carbon dioxide is being hindered by global warming. This has become most evident in the altered climatological cycles which have resulted in later winters and earlier springs. Additionally, prolonged autumnal periods have plants…

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Government Regulation of Climate Change

For all nations, adapting to climate change has become a key issue. Governments are mandated to formulate policies aimed at safe guarding lives and livelihoods for their people and at the same time attain their development goals. As cities continue to grow, more people moving to urban centers, and nations working to become industrialized, climate change is here to stay, all that can be done is formulation of policies that will help reduce and adapt to the change. These regulations…

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Polar Bears Warming Up to Climate Change

The way the earth’s climate has been changing is a very hot topic among scientists today.  Some believe it to be caused by the earth’s natural geothermal development and part of the normal change that the planet should be undergoing. Others contradict these claims by saying that man’s own inventions and improper use of fossil fuels has been aggravating the natural thermal changes.  Environmentalists further urge the general public to act towards helping preserve earth because man’s activities are not…

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