Greenhouse Effect. Micah Andujar
What is the issue? The problem we now face is that human activities â€“ particularly burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), agriculture and land clearing â€“ are increasing the concentrations of greenhouse gases. Yet, life on Earth evolved in a certain way because of how these gases regulate Earth's temperature.
What is the concern? Without its atmosphere and the greenhouse effect, the average temperature at the surface of the Earth would be zero degrees Fahrenheit. However, too many greenhouse gases can cause the temperature to increase out of control. You might hear people talking about the greenhouse effect as if it is a bad thing. It is not a bad thing, but people are concerned because Earth’s ‘greenhouse’ is warming up very rapidly.
What role do humans play/contribute? The pollution from papermills, and oter companies that display gases into the air definitely plays a roll in the greenhouse effect.
What can be done/prevented to solve this? Use less heat, use less hot water, Replace your lightbulbs, etc.. Minimal packaging will help to reduce waste. By recycling half of your household waste, you can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. Less driving means fewer emissions, saving gasoline.
How does this impact effect living in maine?
“Greenhouse Gases” trap heat in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide, emitted when we use fuels for energy, accounts. Lobstering and fishing is a big thing in maine and remain the “heart of the economy.”
What can you do as an individual to make a difference?
Work Cited Abel, David. "In Maine, scientists see signs of climate change." bostonglobe.com, Boston Globe, 21 Sept. 2014, www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/20/maine-climate-change-taking-toll/ P41vVDd9v3knTUeDH2U6SP/story.html. Accessed 14 June 2018.