Mar 132010

Global warming is when the temperature of the earth rises. Carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, and nitrous oxide (commonly known as greenhouse gases) trap the sun’s heat and light into the atmosphere. The temperature has nowhere to go but up. According to many books on the subject, the world is currently experiencing global warming.

According to many other books, the world is not experiencing this type of warming. There are differing evidences and thoughts about what’s going on.

Global warming is increasing. The last two decades of the twentieth century were recorded as the hottest in four hundred years. Likewise, within the past twelve years, eleven of them were among the warmest since the year 1850.

But with the warming of the earth it’s not merely that we feel hotter than our ancestors did. There’s much more that is affected by the raising temperatures. There are an overwhelming number of books and papers that back up this belief. And there are others that deny it.

In the Arctic the effects are mostly apparent. The temperatures in Alaska and parts of Canada and Russia have been shown to have risen at twice the average around the world. The ice is disappearing and it’s been estimated that the summer may be completely devoid of ice by the year 2040.

In 1910 Montana Glacier National Park had one hundred fifty glaciers. Currently it’s down to twenty seven. Thawing and freezing which come along with season changes is off kilter as well as a result of global warming.

These are just a few of the effects currently being seen as a result of global warming. Many of them can be found in global warming books. Many people have pointed their fingers at humans as being the culprit for global warming. There are thousands of scientists worldwide that have come to a consensus that, yes, humans have caused most of the warming of our planet.

If you find some detailed books, you can delve deeper into the issues and causes surrounding global warming. A short list of causes you can be prepared to read about include the following: pollution, industrialization, deforestation, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. I do have to point out though, that there are people on both sides of the fence. You’ll also find books in which people refute the claims of the issue. It’s interesting to compare and contrast to decide what you believe.

Steve Copes has been working for a long time on world green issues including current topics like homelessness, eradication of war, poverty and many other controversial subjects that are usually dropped by world management and politicians. Even though his initiatives haven’t been recognized nationally the job he has performed has been gratefully received by the individuals who matter for instance his work with the fishing industry and the impact on the seas and oceans due to global warming and the knock on effect that will have on people that currently live in poverty.

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