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The Causes and Future Effects of Global Warming

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Industrial activities are contributing to carbon dioxide accumulation as well. Methane mostly emanates from manure management, waste in landfills and other agricultural activities. CFCs normally come from industrial processes that create synthetic compounds (Zsamboky et. al., 2011).
In the near future, a warmer climate will lead to the melting of glaciers and other sources of ice. This will contribute towards greater expansion of ocean waters and hence an increase in sea level. Diminished levels of ice can lead to more heatwaves across cities in North America and more flash floods in places like Europe. Some parts of the world will start experiencing reduced water availability for various applications like personal consumption, energy or even agriculture. Long term implications of global warming include reduced tropical forests and loss of species in many of these areas. It is also likely that climate change will cause fewer resources to be available for the food needs of individuals concerned.
The strongest case for non-polluting energy sources is that the polluting ones are usually finite. If the human population continues to use it at the same rate, it will wind up with no more resources or fuels that are too costly to consumers. Shifting to renewable platforms is more effective because it is sustainable. The infrastructure needed to power man’s energy needs cannot simply be removed and replaced with renewable energy when polluting sources run out. This explains why a long-term transition is necessary.
Non polluting sources like wind and solar energy produce zero emissions into the atmosphere, so they will not accelerate the global warming phenomenon. Some say that the life cycle needed to produce machinery for nonpolluting sources is reliant on fossil fuels thus minimizing its environmental benefits. However, this fact illustrates why it is imperative to transition to renewable energy sources for consumption and manufacturing purposes as well.