In today's society, environmental issues have an important impact on business and industrial decisions and are becoming part and parcel of economics. We live in scorching summers, the winters seem to be milder from year to year, and the seasons seem to have disappeared. Are these observations scientifically verified? What is the real impact of Man on these phenomena? Thus global warming becomes an inevitable topic and respect of the environment is today a major concern for our survival, fighting pollution has become a priority.
Global warming has increased the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans in recent decades. Most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is attributed to human activities. Nevertheless, only a small minority of climate scientists disagree with the fact that acts of humans have played a major role in recent warming.
The main cause of the human-induced component of warming is the increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrogen oxide, due to activities such as the burning of fossil fuels, land clearing, industrial and agricultural activities, pollution or the treatment of nuclear waste. An increase in global temperatures can, in turn, cause other changes, including a rising sea level and changes in the amount and pattern of precipitation. These changes may increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Other consequences include higher or lower agricultural yields, glacial retreat, reduced summer stream flows, species extinctions and increases in the ranges of disease vectors.
[...] The poles will melt much faster and increase global warming and ice cap melt much faster than expected. By regressive analysis we see that the earth is shown to be tilted on a different axis some 9,000 years ago. It is now acknowledged that the earth's axis rotates on a 22,000-year cycle. The difference in tilt of the axis with the south away from the sun saw the levels of precipitation increase in Africa. There was thus a higher incidence of fresh water lakes in Africa, Australia and elsewhere. [...]
[...] Thus, the instability introduced by induced global warming was making people in low-lying areas more concerned. His information was most helpful and we are thus in a position to put together a number of factors before we look at the prophetic picture. We might deduce from all this information that the oceans are warming faster than expected. This may be helped by movements of the currents out of the normal patterns. This is responsible for the destabilized patterns in Asia, Australasia and the Americas. [...]
[...] Revelation 16:10- And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty Behold, I come as a thief. [...]
[...] This is the active phase of what we might call the global warming activities and the wrath of God. The first series of trumpets are sounded and fire and hail is brought down on the earth and then the third part of the earth is burnt up, including the trees and all green grass. In other words, it becomes arid and the heat dries the grasslands and they are burnt. Revelation And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. [...]
[...] Sources Business and economics, Langues pour tous, 7ème édition Michel Marcheteau, File 7 “Environmental issues”, p.127-144 English lessons, L3 ESM-IAE Metz, Véronique Magista Le Républicain Lorrain, Edition d'Hayange, dimanche 4 Février 2007 http://en.wikipedia.org http://www.futura-sciences.com/comprendre/g/definition-protocole- kyoto_3540.php http://www.fondation-nicolas-hulot.org www.pacte-ecologique-2007.org http://www.lepoint.fr/dossiers_sciences/document.html?did=139579 http://www.pewclimate.org/global-warming-basics http://www.ecobridge.org/content/g_cse.htm http://www.net.org/warming/causing.vtml http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/sci_nat/04/climate_change/html http://www.nea.fr/html/ndd/climate/climate.html http://www.europhysicsnews.com/full/08/article4/article4.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tax_shift http://www.notre- planete.info/actualites/actu_840_froid_Europe_France_consommation_elect ricite.php Vocabulary Part and parcel: partie intégrante Scorching summers: étés caniculaires Global warming: réchauffement climatique Greenhouse gases: gaz à effet de serre Fossil fuels : combustibles fossiles Waste: déchets Flood: inondation Drought: sécheresse Heat waves: vagues de chaleur Sorting: tri Cardboard: carton Bulb: ampoule Exhaust fumes: gaz d'échappement To forsake: abandonner Community carpooling: covoiturage Havoc: dégât Telecommuting: télétravail Wild: sauvage Sustainable development: développement durable Restraint: contrainte Prune: élagage To unblock: désengorger To be reluctant to: être peu disposé à faire quelque chose Finite: limité Articles Christian Churches of God No Global Warming and Bible Prophecy (Edition 2.0 19970916-19990918) People speak about Global Warming as though it is a long term or far off problem. [...]
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