Essay by kulkarniUniversity, Master'sA, June 2012

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Global warming is a major issue discussed over Medias and governments all over the world. It is a problem that threatens the whole world because of the destructive impacts it can have on us humans, the animals, plants and the environment. Global warming is one of the biggest threats to human kind. It is caused by the raising of earth's temperature in the lower atmosphere. Since the industrial revolution the temperature has gone up by 1 degree Fahrenheit of what it has averaged to be for centuries. Doesn't sound like much and you are right, but for every degree it goes up 500 feet of snow won't fall.

The atmosphere is something that is around us every day, but do we really think about the changes that occur in it. It isn't that we just aren't paying attention, but more of the fact that it is hard to notice slight changes over long periods of time.

Everyday gases are released into the air by all living material. Since the planet was first formed, earth's climate has constantly changed and evolved, and temperatures have varied widely. Throughout the period of human civilization, however, the world has been enjoying a warm, temperate, and relatively stable climate. This stability has allowed human civilizations, along with countless other species of animals and plants, to proliferate and flourish in recent centuries. The release of carbon and other gases from the burning of fossil fuels in the last hundred years however may be causing a dramatic spike in global temperatures. Scientists have been studying this phenomenon since the 1950s, but only recently has a consensus emerged - the earth is getting warmer due to human activities.

Global warming is often referred to as the gradual rise of the earths near surface temperature as a...