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What is Global Warming?

by Okoth Okoth | 18-02-2020 20:52 recommendations 0 recommendations

What is Global Warming? 

Global Warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth. This is a type of greenhouse effect.

The Earth is wrapped in a blanket of air called the 'atmosphere', which is made up of several layers of gases. The sun is much hotter than the Earth and it gives off rays of heat (radiation) that travel through the atmosphere and reach the Earth. The rays of the sun warm the Earth, and heat from the Earth then travels back into the atmosphere. The gases in the atmosphere stop some of the heat from escaping into space. These gases are called greenhouse gases and the natural process between the sun, the atmosphere and the Earth is called the 'Greenhouse Effect', because it works the same way as a greenhouse. The windows of a greenhouse play the same role as the gases in the atmosphere, keeping some of the heat inside the greenhouse.
The natural greenhouse effect
The atmosphere has a number of gases, often in tiny amounts, which trap the heat given out by the Earth.
To make sure that the Earth's temperature remains constant, the balance of these gases in the atmosphere must not be upset.

The greenhouse gases are very important and are mainly:
  water vapour: occurs naturally in the atmosphere.
  carbon dioxide: produced naturally when people and animals breathe. Plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide to live. Volcanoes also produce this gas. Carbon dioxide is not the same as carbon monoxide 
  methane: comes from cattle as they digest their food. The gas also comes from fields where rice is grown in paddy fields.
  nitrous oxide: when plants die and rot, nitrous oxide is produced. 
  ozone:occurs naturally in the atmosphere.

 

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8 Comments

Pawan Lamichhane

  • Pawan Lamichhane says :
    Hello Okoth
    I hope you are doing well. Keep shining

    Thank you so much for this report
    Regards
    Pawan
    Posted 09-03-2020 22:59

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Today's burning issue is global warming and I am glad to read this report that seeks the attention of everyone over here..
    Thank you so much for sharing your report!

    Green cheers
    Regards
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 27-02-2020 00:57

Rachu Khanal

  • Rachu Khanal says :
    Thank you for the report
    Posted 22-02-2020 19:40

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Okoth

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about What is Global Warming?

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 21-02-2020 10:43

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Okoth

    Thank you for the detailed explanation about what the global warming is.
    Nowadays many people are aware that global warming is a serious threat to the earth, but I think not many people are aware of what is it exactly and what caused this phenomenon. Your report can help people learn about some information about global warming, and it will certainly motivate them to put some effort to delay it.

    Thank you for the great report!
    Posted 20-02-2020 21:40

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Okoth!
    It's Lisa your mentor.

    Ah, one of the classic topics you are dealing with here!
    Global warming is indeed one of the oldest agendas of climate issues and yet, I feel like nothing's really getting better. This is why it's important to keep learning about it more. I can see that you have a clear understanding of what it is:)
    Thanks for giving some basic information about the topic!

    Great work:)
    Posted 19-02-2020 00:52

Mildred Nyangena

Aman  Roy

  • Aman Roy says :
    Hello Okoth ,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    Thanks for your insightful report on Global Warming .
    Posted 19-02-2020 00:25

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