Global Warming

The research from my gathered data suggests that carbon dioxide emissions are increasing and contributing to increasing green house gasses. From one part of my research, it suggests that companies and cars produce most of the emissions in our atmosphere. To counteract with this, companies have been suggested to place certain ‘rules’ to reduce the waste. Environmental management system is a way of managing companies to reduce pollution for our planet. Also by using this system, it saves the company money by recycling that paying other companies to get rid of their waste.

If we keep on polluting our planet with greenhouse gasses, it will change the climate, drastically! CFCs have been placed as an organic compound of concern and organisations have taken action to stop people from using them as it harms our hemisphere and causes holes in our atmosphere which can cause the globe to heat up. Therefore CFC’s have been banned. Other research suggests that every company has their own environmental management system. This is due to legislations being enforced towards the public and businesses. This is to protect the environment and people’s health without having a negative effect on the economy. The step forward would be to develop new methods and laws introducing more efficient and greener technologies. This is an advantage as it commits to producing less greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere, sustaining life in forests and the eco-system but will not negatively impact the whole society.

Even though there’s increasing temperature, the heat is also lost. Around 30% of the heat is lost through something called the ‘radiation window’. This allows the Infra Red to be emitted back out of the atmosphere but 70% does get emitted back down to the earth. If global warming isn’t ‘tackled’ it can cause serious consequences. The consequences are; icecaps melting, strange weather patterns, sea levels rising and much more. Not ‘tackling’ the problem will be adverse effects on agriculture, sea levels, ecosystems, water resources, human health and weather.

Bacteria also contribute to the greenhouse gasses. As soil temperature increases, the microbe activity increases therefore respiration increases. As respiration increases, more carbon dioxide is given off which is bad for our atmosphere. The only reason the soil could warm up is that the globe is warming up and the globe warms up due to humans producing CO2 emissions. Research has indicated that from 1990 to 1998, there was an increase of 3.5% of carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere. The temperature is predicted to increase between 1.5 to 2.5°C by the year 2100. This is changing the weather drastically. The extreme weather events are already happening. Even the cuts in carbon dioxide emissions proposed by the Climate Change Convention are not enough to prevent the changes predicted. Accepted research also suggests that if there is no attempt to decrease the amount of emissions released, the green house gasses would have doubled by 2100. If the rainforest die-back and increased microbe activity is taken into account, the values would be triple the values back in 2010.

It is thought that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would increase photosynthesis therefore decreasing the carbon dioxide within time. But new research suggests that increased temperatures cause increased carbon dioxide from respiration therefore the CO2 emissions would increase.

The United Nations Environment Project, UNEP, states in its July 1999 report that if no new policies are adopted to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the amount of fuel burnt will raise from 7 billion tonnes of carbon per year in 1990 to 20 billion tonnes of carbon per year in 2100.


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