Assignment Global Warming

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Running head: GLOBAL WARMINGGlobal Warming
GLOBAL WARMING2Global warmingGlobal warming (Dai et al., 2013) occurs when there is increase in the Earth’s averagesurface temperature. The reason for which is increase in the level of greenhouse gases such ascarbon dioxide (CO2), coming from burning of fossil fuels or from deforestation, this trapsheat the heat which would have escaped from earth in absence of these gases. This is knownas a type of ‘greenhouse effect’ (Samimi et al., 2012).The main greenhouse gas is water vapour which is not produced directly by human beings.Even little increase in levels of carbon dioxide can lead to increase in temperature. The basicreason for this is that, CO2remains in atmosphere for a very long time which could behundreds of years. And water vapour can get condensed easily and even evaporate dependingupon the local conditions.Currently, almost half of the amount of CO2which is released by the burning of fossil fuels isthere in the atmosphere and the rest is absorbed by the green cover on planet and the oceans.Scientists of Intergovernmental panel on Climate which are researching on the subject ofglobal warming have recently predicted that there could be increase in average globaltemperature which could be in between 1.4 and 5.8 degrees Celsius by the year 2100.Global warming has become representative of other issues in following ways: (Hardoy et al.,2014)-Prevalence of stormsThe increase in temperature of water especially sea water leads to formation of storms ofgreat intensity and frequency. For example- Haiyan a super typhoon which destroyed
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