Global warming is speeding up. All around the world records for highest temperatures are being broken each year. In Venice, Italy the last year temperature records have been shattered. In November 2019, Australia temperatures hit a staggering 42 degrees beating the record twice since records began. Humankind’s activities are risking failure to meet the Paris Accord. Use of CFC’s and other global warming substances continues at alarming rates.
Essay on Global Warming
The average temperature for Florida in May 2019 was 78.8 Fahrenheit (26 Celsius), the highest monthly average since records began in 1895, according to data form the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That beat the previous record of 75.1 F, set first in 1928 then again in 1940, by a large 3.7 Fahrenheit.
In this essay let us cover the reasons of global warming and the consequences.
According to Nat Geo the world heated up o.8 degrees over the last century. It doesn’t sound much. The problem lies with the rate of acceleration and the consequences to humankind and the environment of the rapid heat rise. In this essay let us cover the reasons of global warming and the consequences.
According to Reuters.com:
Flood-tides in Venice hit their highest level in more than 50 years this week, inundating parts of the lagoon city under almost two meters of water and raising fears of irreparable damage to historic treasures including Saint Mark’s Basilica.
They say that climate change is to blame for the continued floods. Sea levels are estimated to be 20 cm’s higher than a century ago. Meteorologists claim a greater number of the most severe category four and five storms in the pacific are caused by global warming and rising sea levels. These are impacting tidal streams in turn affecting weather in Europe. Venice is very susceptible to this type of change.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the pace of change has been an additional 0.13 degrees F (0.07 degrees C) per decade, with the land surface warming faster than the ocean surface — 0.18 degrees. The Paris Climate accord signed by 159 nations aims to halt warming 2.7 degrees F (1.5 degrees C) above Earth’s average temperature during preindustrial times. A notable absentee of the deal was The United States of America who is currently the number 2 largest emitter of CO2 and is number 4 at emitting deadly methane from fracking and natural gas according to US today.
However, China whom have grown by a staggering 400,000 million people since 1990 are by far the highest emitters of CO2. Coal production has tripled since 2000 to nearly 4,000 million metric tons – approximately half of all global coal production. The bad news is it is set to rise by a staggering 30% over the next few decades.
An important question is why does CO2 cause global warming? NASA tells us the answer.
Scientists attribute the global warming trend observed since the mid-20th century to the human expansion of the “greenhouse effect”warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space.