The Treehugging Outdoorsman

Global Warming
January 19, 2009, 10:10 pm
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With all the talks about global warming recently, I wonder if many people are even aware of it or have any idea what’s it about. Well, if everybody’s view abut it is the same as an 8 years old’s understanding (melting of the ice in the north pole, Santa’s home specifically), then I think we’re gonna have a big problem. But what is global warming in the first place? According to experts (wikipedia expert), it is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-twentieth century. Mostly, greenhouse gases are responsible for this, a process by which absorption and emission of infrared radiation by atmospheric gases warm a planet’s lower atmosphere and surface.

In response to this phenomenon, environmental organizations, governments and other concerned people have implemented ways to mitigate the causes and effects of global warming. In most ways, this includes a change in people’s lifestyle and consumption such as the simple act of turning off and unplugging appliances when not in use. Climate experts have concluded that global warming is almost certainly human caused, so I guess, it is up to us if we want to save this world or not.