The industrial revolution Increased production and consumption, but it also increased risk to the environment of the world, making the climate change, which is affecting everything/everyone that lives on it.
Climate Change has been around this world for thousands of years. Most of it has been natural until people started advancing in technology. Ever since the Industrial Revolution, technology has has helped people live better and longer lives. Better living environments made the world an easier place to live in. Advancements in technology made lots of dangers and hazards to the world itself. We have increased something called Greenhouse gasses. These greenhouse gas emissions have increased what’s called the ¨greenhouse effect¨ and caused Earth’s temperature to rise. The Industrial Revolution marked a huge turning point in our world’s climate, ecology, and humans’ relationship with their environment.The Industrial Revolution has impacted every human’s life for the last 200+ years, technology wise, and ever since this period in time, the world’s climate has changed dramatically. The world is getting hotter which is causing the north and south poles to melt. If all the glaciers and ice sheets where to melt to at least 50%, it would cause world wide flooding. If we keep this up and don’t do anything about our planet’s climate, then this can happen quicker than we think.
I have gathered evidence to support my claim that the industrial revolution sparked another great climate change, and convince you that “global warming” is happening right now.
1# Above is a graph that shows ppm levels of carbon dioxide (or parts per million) and how it has increased over hundreds of years. As you can see at about the time the industrial revolution hit carbon dioxide emissions increased by hundreds of millions.
#2 This graph shows us the Co2 emissions by each fuel source from 1751 – 2007. It clearly depicts that humans have increased the amount of Co2 in the air by a significant amount.
#3 As the earth warmed and cooled over the past hundreds of years it has never exceeded about 280 parts per million. Now here is the kicker, current Co2 levels are roughly 390 parts per million, that is 110 million more, that is crazy!
#4 The earth keeps us from freezing by keeping some gasses inside the planet. It also keeps us from boiling by releasing some gasses into space.The increase in Co2 (which i have talked about above) has created a layer of of Co2 which is keeping other gasses inside the planet which in turn is not letting heat dissipate into space and is rather keeping it inside the planet, hence „global warming“.
#5 Currently there is a effort to cut back on Co2 emissions between two large Co2 emitters, The united states of america and china. However countries like India refuse to cut back on their Co2 emissions because they state it would hurt their economy. This is bad, India is a country that has, rather recently, become industrialized so they are only going to add to Co2 emissions which means that everyone has work harder to reduce Co2 emissions.
I hope that this has convinced you that global warming is real. Now go out and ride a bike instead of driving your car, recycle instead of just throwing stuff in the trash, and do your part in reducing carbon emissions!
#1 http://bit.ly/2ceuSub #2 http://wondergressive.com/90-companies-caused-climate-change/ #3 https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/greenhousegases/industrialrevolution.html #4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/changes_in_environment/revision/6/ #5 http://www.npr.org/2011/12/07/143302823/what-countries-are-doing-to-tackle-climate-change