Global warming, climate change, temperatures increase, US, United States, carbon dioxide, human activities, weather trends, greenhouse gases
These are terms used to describe increased earth's temperatures. Human activities and natural occurrences are said to be the major contributors to this increase. Increase in greenhouse gases for example carbon dioxide result to the temperatures increase. The U.S. have been a major contributor to global warming and may suffer the more. This article seeks to explore how the warming planet results into climate change, its effects on the weather and how the U.S. could suffer the more from these.
[...] being a very rich country; it can afford to pay more to help in adapting to changes in climate and the rising levels of the sea. Poor countries may not get much rise in sea levels as discussed in this article but may find it difficult to deal with the consequences (Mooney 29). Works Cited Cook, John. Indicators of a Human Fingerprint on Climate Change.” Skeptical Science 2010. Mooney, Chris. U.S. Has Caused More Global Warming Than Any Other Country. Here's How The Earth Will Get Its Revenge.” Energy and Environment; The Washington Post. (2015). [...]
[...] is most responsible in contributing to global warming and hence the consequences (Mooney 7-9). The U.S. has over the decades been a great emitter of greenhouse gases. Though recent reports show that China has of late been a major emitter but this has not been over a very long time. A recent report by the World Resources Institute showed that the US has contributed over twenty seven percent of the world's emissions of carbon dioxide between 1850 and 2011. The US surpassed all other countries in the report. [...]
[...] Paragraph 1-30. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Carbon Cycle; The Human role.” Earth Observatory. Accessed June National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Indicators For a Warming World; Past Decade Warmest on Record According to Scientists in 48 Countries.” NOAA. 2010. [...]
[...] So, cold temperatures and heavy rains do not mean global warming has stopped. According to the IPCC's assessment report of 2013, there has been a slowdown in global surface temperatures but this is not comparable to the larger warming that happens in oceans. Most of the global warming happens in oceans and this is evidenced by the rapid defrost of the world's northern freezer, with much warm water flowing into the Arctic Ocean, the sea ice melts the more. The U.S. [...]
[...] According to Bamber and Jerry Mitrovica of Harvard University, the U.S. may get between twenty five to thirty five percent of the global rise in sea level. The U.S. is likely to get more rise because of the messed with geophysics. The Moving of the massive ice cover from the west Antarctica shifts the axis of earth's rotation slightly. And for this reason according to Bamber, the water would slosh to the direction in the east-west making America get more water than even Europe. [...]
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