In order to understand climate change, it is important to understand why the Earth is warm in the first place. When the sun’s energy reaches the Earth’s atmosphere some of it is reflected back to space (1). The rest of the sun’s energy comes through the atmosphere and is either absorbed by the land and the ocean or reflected back towards the atmosphere. The light that is absorbed by the land creates heat. The heat is radiated back towards space, with some of it escaping into space and the remainder being trapped by the atmosphere, which keeps the Earth warm (1). This is like wearing a jacket during the cool season to prevent heat from escaping your body. The earth is warming because there is an increase in gases in the atmosphere like carbon dioxide, which are produced when we burn charcoal, run machines and fly planes. When the gas rises it thickens the atmosphere, trapping more heat and causing the Earth’s temperature to rise. It’s like wearing a heavier jacket during the cool season.
Some of the things that are affecting the Earth as it is warming up are: High temperatures and extreme precipitation are increasing the snow cover and are shrinking(1and 2). What is really warming the Earth 1: Human activities example cutting down of trees.(1) Exchange of heat from the ocean into the Earth surface(2).And alternate force of hypothesis(3).
We are going to look at how temperatures and precipitation changes are affecting the world. Increase in temperature changes precipitation patterns(2). Change in precipitation suggests a change in co2 concentration(1). Areas expecting decrease in precipitation will experience more drought conditions(3). As temperatures change species move southwards in such a better temperature(1). As temperatures increase the ice melts which cause oceans to rise(2). Rising temperatures are affecting wildlife and habitat, the animals lack food to eat and lack water to drink(3). With warmer surface temperature more water evaporates leading to drought conditions(1). Heavy precipitation has resulted in more flooding and causing death of people and animals(2).