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GSCE Global Warming A Global Issue 1 GSCE Global Warming A Global Issue 2

Jan 02, 2016

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  • CO2 EMISSIONSChina2236East Germany327France320Japan989Romania220UK559USA4804USSR3982West Germany669

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    Consequences Sea levels rising because of ice caps and glaciers melting. A rise of 0.5m in the next 100 years would flood 12% of Bangledesh. Other low lying countries such as Netherlands and Egypt are also at risk. Droughts Africa, South Asia and Oceania. Hurricanes in the east Pacific and Caribbean. Agriculture being affected by climatic change. Although global food production will remain much the same, densely populated, poor areas may suffer a 20% drop in harvests, further unbalancing food supplies and demands.

    Iceland glaciers yardsticks for climate change

    Tourism may also be affected. Snowfall may decrease in the Alps, devastating the winter ski industry. Wide beaches and coral reefs in LEDCs may also disappear eg Mauritius. Health problems: tropical diseases such as malaria could move into temperate latitudes.One third of the worlds forests could be at risk. Forest fires my also start, adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.The financial costs of global warming will be enormous, ranging from insurance for hurricane damage to irrigation for areas affected by drought.

    The Recent Carlisle Floods of 2005

    The Recent Carlisle Floods of 2005

    SolutionsGreater international co-operation eg all countries sign up to Kyoto Treaty Energy conservation. Homes can be better insulated so less heat is lost. This way less fossil fuels need to be burnt to provide energy. Cars should be made to consume less fuel and be more efficient eg new solar and hydrogen powered car Phasing out CFCs Promote the use of renewable energy such as solar or wind power. Putting a stop to deforestation in Amazon` Changing agricultural practices to reduce methane and nitrous oxide emissions.

    Alterative Energy Sources There are many Alterative Energy Sources that you can use one of these is wind power this is a good renewable energy sources it has few very important controversial points like the pollution not to the atmosphere but to the country side sight and noise pollution the windmills are huge to make profitable energy and there need to be a lot of the windmills to make any percentage of the countries coal finite resource so there is a large amount of noise

    Alterative Energy SourcesThere are other Alterative Energy Sources one of which is hydroelectric power this is constructed by pushing water though a turbine which generates power although there are consequences this creates a great amount of noise