The Greenhouse Effect
The greenhouse effect occurs when gases
such as methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and CFCs trap heat in the
atmosphere by acting as a pane of glass in a car. The glass lets
the sunlight in to make heat, but when the heat tries to get out the gases
absorb the heat. Holding this heat in causes heat waves, droughts,
and climate changes which could alter our way of living.
The main gases that cause the greenhouse
effect are water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane, which comes
mainly from animal manure. Other gases like nitrogen oxide and chloroflurocarbons,
man made gases, get caught in the atmosphere as well. The decay of
animals and respiration are two main natural sources of carbon dioxide.
In my opinion, we the people of the world should try to slow down the emission
of greenhouse gases and/or find ways to balance the gases so the climate
doesn't change so rapidly.
If it did, we would be forced to adapt
to the new climate that we brought upon ourselves. If we had an international
cooperation to put a damper on the production of chloroflurocarbons and
slowed down the use of fossil fuels it would dramatically slow done the
process of 'global warming'. Carbon dioxide pollution from the increase
of industry and transportation is a major cause of global warming.
These two causes are connected with the growth in the world population.
As the population grows the necessity for food and other products increase,
therefore industry must grow to keep up with the demand. The increase
in transportation is directly due to the growing population and the need
for jobs and the growing congestion on our highways. Another cause
in global warming is deforestation. Trees remove carbon dioxide from
the air as they...