What is Global Warming?
Global warming refers to the rising average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans, which started to increase in the late 19th century and is projected to keep going up. Since the early 20th century, Earth’s average surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C (1.4 °F), with about two thirds of the increase occurring since 1980. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and scientists are more than 90% certain that most of it is caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels. These findings are recognized by the national science academies of all the major industrialized nations.
Global Warming Impacts:
Due to the increase of global temperature
Rising Seas –> Tsunami, low-lying cities and islands with seawater.Changes in rainfall patterns -> frequent extreme Weather, Heavy Rainfall with Floods & Drought.Change in Crop Yields, Species Extensions,cyclone, etc.If global mean temperature increases to 4 °C (7.2 °F) above preindustrial levels, the limits for human adaptation are likely to be exceeded in many parts of the world.Widespread vanishing of animal populations —> following widespread habitat loss.Spread of disease —> migration of diseases such as malaria to new, now warmer, regions.Bleaching of Coral Reefs due to warming seas and acidification due to carbonic acid formation — One third of coral reefs now appear to have been severely damaged by warming seas.
Does solar energy help global warming?
Solar Energy does actually prevent global warming because it produces electricity without going through the process of burning fossil fuels (which is the most common reason for global warming). Not only does it generate electricity, it also:
Cooks Tells time &
So all these everyday-actions can be done without burning any fossil fuel.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations released a report confirming global warming is upon us and attributing the growing threat to the man-made burning of fossil fuels.
One of the proposed alternative energy sources for decreasing the effects of global warming (climate change) is solar power. This clean energy source shows promise in combating the harmful emissions of fossil fuels.
Solar energy has the power to reduce greenhouse gases and provide increased energy efficiency.Currently, between 80 percent and 85 percent of our energy comes from fossil fuels. However, Fossil fuel resources are of finite extent and are distributed unevenly beneath Earth’s surface. When fossil fuel is turned into useful energy through combustion, it often produces environmental pollutants that are harmful to human health and greenhouse gases that threaten the global climate. In contrast, solar resources are widely available and have a caring effect on the environment and climate, making it an appealing alternative energy source.