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Climate Change Today
You've heard about it, read about it, but you've always had mixed feeling about it. Whether or not it was real, whether or not people were just exaggerating, but you never quite new for certain. Well, let me put your mind at ease... While there is much controversy about Global Warming/Climate Change, it is for certain that there is something different happening to our planet Earth, and no, not everyone is exaggerating about it. You also may be wondering, "Well why is this happening all of a sudden?" The answer is this, burning of fossil fuels. Burning of fossil fuels are examples of  burning petroleum for easy transportation or the burning of natural gases for heating your home, also cooking from electricity production. Coal and oil are also used for helping to make our daily lives easier as well... but will our lives be helped by these nonrenewable energy sources forever? The answer is not likely! You will understand after reading this paper about the affects of climate change today, how much the change has increased through time, nonrenewable resources, the burning of fossil fuels, and impacts that ourselves will be facing.
Nonrenewable resources are energy sources such as coal, oil, petroleum, and natural gas that is not sustainable because their formation takes billions of years. Also, the fact that 93 percent of the world's energy resources are being supplied by non-renewable energy sources. Taking that in... do you think we have enough of these non-renewable energy sources to last us for generations, considering that oil, coal and natural gas supply nearly 88 percent of the world’s energy needs? We destroy our ecosystem by mining in it and using it, how is that fair to our ecosystem, when it gives us so much in return. Well, by the new changes in our ecosystem today, I think it's safe to say that our ecosystem has had enough.

Burning fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide, the number one greenhouse gas causing Global Warming. Today, there is about 0.04 percent carbon dioxide

contained in the Earth. Some people may not agree and say that the changes in our ecosystem are a pattern through millions and billions of years that are just arising once again. The warming in the atmosphere though, has had many drastic

affects... like in the Arctic tori 2 and Antarctic. The rising in temperatures in the Arctic and Antarctic are causing the melting of the ice, increasing sea level and its composition.
This graph shows the CO2 levels over time.
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When carbon dioxide CO2 is absorbed by seawater, chemical reactions occur that reduce seawater pH, these chemical reactions are called ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is expected to impact various marine species various degrees. Studies have shown that a more acidic environment has a dramatic effect on some calcifying species, including oysters, clams, sea urchins, shallow water corals, deep sea corals, and calcareous plankton. This could affect our intake on these types of foods like oysters and clams since more than a billion people around the world survive on food from the ocean as their primary source of protein. tori4445

Carbon dioxide varies from 1 percent to 50 percent in different types of volcanic eruptions but due to most scientific research it is hypothesized that volcanic eruptions occur due to sulfur aerosols (the cooling of the Earth). It is said on USGS: Volcano Hazards Program that "the carbon dioxide released in contemporary volcanic eruptions has never caused detectable global warming of the atmosphere." So no need to buy goggles and air masks my friends, scientific research says you're safe!

Now you might be safe when it comes to volcanoes and climate change, but is it the same for tornadoes? The extreme weather, including the notable outbreaks in El Reno, Okla.; Moore, Okla.; and Washington, Ind.; last year forced the debate of the impact of climate change on severe weather to resurface. Some say that there are still no signs of strong evidence that supports severe weather becoming stronger, more frequent, or more widespread through the past 50 years in the United States.  

It is said that we possibly just don’t track the weather pattern that well at the moment but hopefully we will "advance in the future, before it gets out of hand"…. but hasn’t it already?
Now hopefully you have a better understanding and answers to your questions about what is going on in your Earth's ecosystem and hopefully you can be a part of helping and/or fixing our planet and renew it to its beautiful self once more. No matter what everyone says and wrights on the internet... there is something happening in our ecosystem today, something that can have dangerous affects on us humans. Remember, fossil fuels are going fast, and they won't be coming back any time soon. So ask yourself, "What will happen to us when there is no more coal or oil, when there is no more petroleum for easy transportation or natural gases for heating and cooking... will you be prepared then? Or will you suffer the consequences of our planet Earth.


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