Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth's climate.
“Is Global Warming really happening?” This was a huge question a couple of years back until it became a real issue. Yes we still have our winters, with snow and freezing temperatures but that isn’t what we should be looking at. There has been a significant change in temperature throughout the Earth that has created a threat that is greater than anything humans have faced before.
The major cause of global warming is the greenhouse effect. A normal greenhouse is good for growing plants because the windows all around the area helps trap the heat inside. This is exactly what is happening with the earth, except for it’s not a good thing. With enormous amounts of pollution going on everywhere around the world, it all contributes to the amount of gasses in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide and methane. As a result of this world using significantly more energy, more of the Sun’s heat gets trapped inside the atmosphere and the planet warms up.
Here are some things that can help reduce global warming before it starts to become very dangerous for everyone:
· Clean or replace filters on your furnace and air conditioner
· Choose energy efficient appliances when making new purchases
· Don’t let heat escape from your house over a long period of time
· Don’t leave appliances on standby
There are so many things, no matter how small, that this society can do to change for the better and help the earth’s future generations!
Posted By Stephanie Aboody