History and Scope of Global Warming. by Jennifer Choi, Jason Chou, Anna Movsheva, Nathalie Ng. Facts About Global Warming. Global warming describes the dramatic climate changes occurring throughout the world. Global Warming in the 1880s was only considered as a hypothesis.
History and Scope of Global Warming
by Jennifer Choi, Jason Chou,
Anna Movsheva, Nathalie Ng
Global warming describes the dramatic climate changes occurring throughout the world.
Global Warming in the 1880s was only considered as a hypothesis.
However, in the 1980s, global warming began gaining solid evidence and greater public awareness.
It also started being seen by politicians and citizens alike that it is a growing problem.
As humans continue to burn fossil fuels including coal, oil, and natural gas, the amounts of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere increases.
The greenhouse gases increase the average temperature within the Earth.
An increase in the average temperature would greatly influence the Earth's environment unnaturally.
Deforestation and industrial practices also contribute to the increasing emissions of greenhouse gases.
1800-First Industrial Revolution
1870-Second Industrial Revolution
1967-International Global Atmospheric Research Programme
1970-US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1978-National Climate Program Act
1980-World Climate Research Program
1992-UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
A lake in Chile that had magically disappeared in 2007, due to melting of glaciers."The lake had simply disappeared," Juan Jose Romero, head of Chile's National Forest Service."
The Chacaltaya glacier was once the world's highest ski run. However, due to global warming, all that is left today is small patches of snow.
Global Glacier Retreat
Countries by CO2 Emissions
Average annual temperature from 1860 to 2000
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