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What impacts has global warming had upon our planet? Global warming, professionally also called the climate change represents nowadays a critical global issue

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What impacts has global warming had upon our planet? Global warming, professionally also called the climate change represents nowadays a critical global issue posing a serious potential threat. This simply means that the average temperature of our planet is slowly rising. This however is not due to the natural causes as it was in the past but due to people and their activities, which permit the so-called greenhouse gases to be emitted into the atmosphere. This has already taken its toll in terms of altering the weather and subsequently the conditions of the whole planet and might also have consequences for the future. ...read more.

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A further contribution to problems is also a refusal of certain countries to ratify Kyoto agreement, an agreement to reduce emissions. As a result, gases gathered in the atmosphere form a layer around our planet which functions as a greenhouse thus warming the planet. There are several implications emanating from this. First of all, the temperatures rise considerably. According to statistics in last two hundred years the temperatures increased by 0.6 degrees (Velhora, 2004). This led to a further series of interlocked issues e.g. melting and retreating glaciers and rising sea levels. Large areas of ice help to control the world's temperature by reflecting the sun's rays. ...read more.

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Considering what further effects a global warming might have it is crucial to take appropriate actions to improve the current state. These should involve informing the wide public about the potential climate change and describing how even an individual can contribute towards improvement by avoiding the misuse of energy in the households and recycling. Extremely beneficial would also be use of renewable energy, such as solar, geothermal, tidal or wind power. However, it needs to be carefully considered what ways of obtaining energy would be appropriate for certain parts of world. To achieve the best results it also essential that every country will follow the Kyoto agreement to regulate the further emissions. ...read more.

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