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Climate change by definition is “a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.”

Climate change, according to scientists, is causing major drought, major loss of ice caps, rising sea levels, extinction of species, mass flooding, more storms, land loss, and famine. This 1 degree celsius rise in temperature is the cause for all of this damage.

“Climate change is something that has been denied by the government and people of politics for generations.” – says many citizens of the United States

According to BBC News, on October 8, 2018, scientist are already predicting the major downfall in and of the world if we don’t stop the planet from rising another degree in heat.  

“If we can keep global temperatures from rising no more than half a degree more, by the end of the century, then it’s going to be better for us. For the planet, and everything on it.”- BBC News and the Scientists they talked to

Climate change is caused by the waste the people of the planet put into it. One major cause that people at NASA have discovered is the expansion of the Greenhouse Effect.

The Greenhouse effect is warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. This has gas molecules that heat from the sun latches onto when it’s rays of heat hit the atmosphere. Thus warming the earth’s surface and lower atmosphere.

The earth has many gases that it doesn’t allow to leave.  The Greenhouse has a few that it is based around. Those are water vapor (H2O), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and  Methane (CH4).

Water vapor(H20) is most the most abundant greenhouse gas and acts as a feedback to climate. It is the most important mechanism in the greenhouse effect. When water vapor increases it warms the the earth, along with the possibility of clouds and precipitation.

Nitrous Oxide(N2O) is a power filled gas caused by soil cultivation experimentation or practices. This gas is used in biomass burning along with some other natural fertilizers.

Methane(CH4) is a hydrocarbon gas that is produced by human actions, daily activities. Along with those it involves the decomposition of wastes in landfills, agriculture, and especially rice cultivation. Landfills are one of which the planet is currently running out of.

Landfills are humans ways to virtually get rid of the mass of trash that is collected once a week across the globe. The push of recycling would be a major protector from having to dig up more earth for trash, most of which never decomposes.  

The flush of plastic forks, straws, spoons, plates, bowls, bags, covering, and so much more is damaging the planet you walk on. Many speak on the change to biodegradable plastic everything.

These two things are a endless cycle for building methane. Waste and plastic go to a landfill and sit and build methane which is a gas in the greenhouse effect that is causing the earth to change in climate.

The Greenhouses are a very good thing but too many can cause the earth to burn and too little can cause the earth to freeze. There is a way to solve this Greenhouse issue it’s just up to the government to decide if now is the time they want to fix it.

There are endless options of things you can do to help save the planet and today’s news is just a particular   insight on the damage that is going on right in front of our eyes.

 

 

Sources

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45775309

https://climate.nasa.gov/causes/

https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/rice-growing-more-methane-climate-warms.html

https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

 

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