Is global warming the beginning of the end for life on Earth?
It's possible. If we cannot stop global warming, then the earth will simply get hotter and hotter till no life can exist.
everywhere on earth. Another Answer First, global warming does not occur everywhere on Earth. Some areas are cooling. Second, even among those areas where it is warming, some are warming more than others. According to global warming models, global warming should be occurring in the troposphere more than at the surface of the Earth. However, in real life, the oppposite is true.
The earth is kept naturally warm by the greenhouse effect, supported by the water and carbon cycles that move these gases in and out of the atmosphere. This has been happening since life began on earth. The present global warming, that is, the unusual warming of the earth since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, when we began to burn fossil fuel, is not naturally occurring. This is happening because of human activities.
The process of global warming, that is the recent warming over the past 200 years since we began to seriously burn fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), is not crucial to earth. In fact it is extremely dangerous. The greenhouse effect, which has kept the earth warm enough for life for millions of years is crucial to earth. But the greenhouse effect is not the same as global warming.
Carbon dioxide is the pollutant that is causing global warming. In itself CO2 is relatively benign and is certainly necessary for life on earth. Half our bodies are made up of carbon. But the releasing of extra carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is creating global warming and the US EPA has classed it as a pollutant.
global warming is effecting our planet countries and earth because it is killing our animals and way of life, it is also setting major climate conditions like the north pole is beginning to melt because the amount of carbon dioxide in the air and its making the earth hotter when some places like Puerto Rico and Africa don't need to get any hotter
There are so many side effects to man kind from global warming. Here is the biggest side effect:;If global warming continues for a longer time, it could make the planet inhabitable and force all life to either become extinct, or if technology allows, move off of earth. Think of earth as a slow heating oven.
It may or may not because if the global warming is not so bad it will not effect plant and animal communities if global warming is bad it will effect plant and animal communities. If the plant life gets effected by global warming, some animals can be effected to because they eat the plants! Same thing for the plants that eat insects and stuff!
Global warming may have bad consequences for man and his society, and other species of Earth life. At the same time, it could promote or benefit certain living things. The basis for global warming is an increase in carbon dioxide, which will at least initially benefit most plant life on Earth. Another basis is an increase in temperature which will affect the climate. It may also turn some fertile lands into desert, causing famine.
No. The earth might undergo various negative effects, such as a huge temperature change leading to mass extinctions, but the earth will continue, as it has for millions of years. This is not to say that there is no threat from global warming. Global warming has potentially drastic effects on human civilisation. A: No. Global Warming will not destroy the earth. However, there will be terrible effects. At the current rate (in mid 2009) the…