• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Global Warming - Solutions

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

There are many solutions to reduce the amount of green house gases in the atmosphere, which causes Global Warming. A main culprit for global warming is the use of CFC's (chlorofluorocarbons). If the use of CFC's was reduced, the number of greenhouse gases will be reduced by a great deal (however there are many other thing that cause dramatic amounts of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide). The items that contain CFC's are regular house hold items, but they can have a devastating effect on the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. They are found in aerosols, plastic foam and fridges. However now that the scientists have a greater knowledge on the effect of CFC's the government had banned the selling of objects with CFC's in; and also great care is needed when disposing of older items containing CFC's e.g. ...read more.

Middle

However this may cause problems such as Brazil wanting money from logging and mining etc. therefore trees will need to be cut down. To overcome this problem though sustainable forestry could be taken into consideration, where for every tree cut down one or even two new trees are planted. The best way of reducing the output of carbon dioxide is to reduce the amount of fuel which being burnt, by exploring other ways of producing energy such as using wind turbines or solar panels. Encouraging people to become more energy efficient helps too, by buying washing machines, refrigerators and other machines that are more energy efficient. Newer washing machines consume a third of the amount of energy compared to the models made 15 years ago. ...read more.

Conclusion

There should be more emphasis on the dangers of Global warming and how devastating it could eventually be. CFC's are the most effective of all the greenhouse gases and products contain it need to be abolished. Britain has introduced a law stating that the selling of CFC products is illegal; this idea should be introduced world wide though. For example large LEDC counties like China and India need to be educated and persuaded by financial incentive to adopt the measures used in Britain to reduce Global Warming. If all the solutions that I have mentioned were taken into consideration the amount of greenhouse gases will reduce by a vast amount. This responsibility is down to the governments of the world and international governments like the UN, who can make countries lower their emission of greenhouse gases and help to stop Global Warming. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Physical Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Physical Geography essays

  1. Deforestation in the Amazon.

    A lot of new roads have been built in the rainforest for transport and commuting. The longest is the Trans-Amazonian Highway, a 5300km (3300miles) long road, built across Brazil from east to west. Other major highways, which were built, are the Belém-Brasília Highway (from Brasília to Belém)

  2. Cliff erosion in East Sussex - the processes, problems and solutions.

    In addition, house prices will fall dramatically because no-one would want to buy a house that will most likely fall victim to cliff retreat in the near future. And in the worst case scenario, a home-owner may lose their house; this is not a rare occurrence.

  1. Deforestation: Causes and Solutions.

    Already the scale of biodiversity caused by the present generation of human activities ranks with the great prehistoric extinctions. Recovery from this level of disturbance will require tens of millions of years. At the close of the twentieth century, the world finds itself undergoing the most rapid and complete deforestation it has ever expierenced under the human hand.

  2. Free essay

    Notes on Solar power.

    And if one of those hit you in the head, you would be in great danger of dying. That is why the majority of these are placed out in sea. First to keep hem away from us, and if they are out in sea they can catch more wind and therefore generate more energy.

  1. Global Warming Newspaper

    CO2 Fertilization Because plants require CO2, rising levels may actually help plant growth. However, the increased plant growth requires adequate water supply and other fertilization, such as nitrates. Experiments in which crops are grown in CO2-rich air show that the CO2 fertilization effect could become small after a few years.

  2. Environmentalism - There is currently a vast political, cultural and moral debate going on ...

    He believes that there should be mandatory cuts introduced in greenhouse gas emissions and that no where near enough is being done to reduce the release of carbon dioxide (C02) into the atmosphere. In contrast to Caruba he believes that the emission of CO2 chemicals into the air is causing Earth to warm up at an alarming rate.

  1. An Essay Upon Global Warming

    The loss of the ice caps would quite possibly lower temperatures in many parts of the world, as, for instance, if the Gulf Stream were to stop flowing, Northern Europe would lose much of the warm air it receives from the Gulf Stream.

  2. Global warming

    This can be used to compare the amount of carbon dioxide from the past to present day. Fossil fuels were created mainly by the decay of plants from millions of years ago; we use coal, oil and natural gas to power our lives.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work