Global warming is a definition generally used to designate a hypothetically dramatic increase in the yearly average global surface temperature of the Earth (Drake 1). Rising temperatures mean that stationary human populations will be exposed to higher levels of transmission of such diseases like malaria or any other disease for which the heat is an enabling the survival and propagation environment (Butler 73).
The consequences of worldwide climate change, especially global warming could be catastrophic. Recent studies show that the additional energy absorbed by black carbon is nearly half the total warming influence of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, second only to carbon dioxide in terms of its contribution to global warming. A great number of researchers all over the world are requesting for the firm acts by governments to control greenhouse gas discharges (DiMento and Doughman 33).
Efforts to counter greenhouse gas-fueled warming with aerosols would require massive, continual, and widespread emissions. Global warming embodies an ugly example of the conclusive swing towards both the strength and level of modern ecological issues and the accurate effects of global warming are hard to estimate.
Based on current trends, average global temperatures will rise by an additional 2 or 3 degrees Celsius over the next 50 years. In the next century, they might rise another 3 degrees (Steger 101). These significant increases in global temperatures have been leading to meltdowns of large chunks of the world’s major ice reserves. The thawing of the whole huge Greenland ice sheet would have the sea levels rise to the level of twenty-two feet.
However, even a much smaller sea-level rise would spell doom for many coastal regions around the world. Human-caused global warming is taking over (Nuccitelli 1). Over 90% of the energy trapped by the increased greenhouse effect goes into warming the oceans. It has been valued that the oceans have been creating the heat to an extent equivalent to four Hiroshima nuclear bomb explosions per second since the last decade of the 20th century.
That is more than two billion nuclear bomb detonations cooking up the heat in the oceans over the past two decades. As climates transform across previously harassed ecosystems, undoubtedly, the species will be distressed too, but to what degree and which will be most susceptible keep on being undefined. The relic record states that the majority of species kept it up through past climate transformation, however, predictions of future effects forecast extensive variety decrease and extermination. Numerous species have changed variety limits and phenotypes through the 20th-century climate alteration, but the answers are extremely inconstant (Moritz and Agudo 504).
The average world temperatures are on the constant rise. This long-term global warming trend will continue, making the world climate consensus way more critical in terms of restraining the consequent damages of the climate change we cope with. Temperature rise is scientifically confirmed and is no longer considered a myth that has been quite popular lately. One should also remember that the industrialization and human intervention in natural processes are also causing a significant impact on the current situation.
Taking into consideration all the elements of the climate change models described in the paper, a conclusion can be drawn – the projected heat increases and the potential consequences of global warming would be even worse than projected if no preventive measures are applied. Countries worldwide should join their forces to resist global warming and prevent the ominous consequences of this destructive phenomenon.
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