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Activity Discussion Environment Global warming

  • Glenda

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    June 26, 2024 at 3:14 pm
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    Global warming is the observed increase in the Earth’s average surface temperature over recent decades, primarily due to human activities that release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, trap heat from the sun and prevent it from escaping back into space, causing the planet to warm.<div>

    Causes of Global Warming: The primary causes of global warming are:

    1. Burning of Fossil Fuels: The combustion of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas for energy production, transportation, and industrial processes releases large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

    2. Deforestation and Land-Use Changes: Cutting down forests and converting land for agriculture, urbanization, and other human activities reduces the number of trees and plants that can absorb and store carbon dioxide.

    3. Agricultural Practices: Certain agricultural practices, such as livestock farming and the use of fertilizers, contribute to the release of methane and nitrous oxide, which are potent greenhouse gases.

    Impacts of Global Warming: The consequences of global warming are far-reaching and include:

    • Rising sea levels and coastal flooding
    • Melting glaciers and ice caps
    • More frequent and severe weather events like heatwaves, droughts, and hurricanes
    • Disruption of ecosystems and biodiversity loss
    • Impacts on agriculture and food security
    • Increased risk of human health problems

    Addressing Global Warming: Addressing global warming requires a multi-pronged approach, including:

    • Transitioning to renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and hydropower
    • Improving energy efficiency in buildings, transportation, and industry
    • Protecting and restoring forests and other natural carbon sinks
    • Adopting sustainable agricultural practices
    • Implementing policies and regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    By taking action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of global warming, we can work towards a more sustainable and resilient future for our planet.</div>

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