Seriousness of Global Warming

Global warming has been taking place for several decades that it has reached alarming levels, which has necessitated companies to be urged to reduce carbon emissions. Global warming results because of pollution and carbon dioxide mitigation of the atmosphere though its greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect on global temperatures has escalated that now particulate is engrossed in circulation around the globe. Thus, many countries have noticed the effects of global warming and reduced levels of global warming, which has taken place for the last ten years. However, two countries, which are China and India, have not lessened pollution significantly. Particulate plays a significant role in global warming and influences the shifts in temperatures; thus, it facilitates explanation regarding the severity of global warming. This paper illustrates the seriousness of global warming.

Firstly, to understand the severity of global warming, it is necessary to explore the question that baffles many scientists, which involves the factor that contributes to the slowing down of global warming. Particulate has been identified as playing a significant role in the reduction of the amount of heat that reaches the earth; thus, it slows down global warming. However, particulate at the same time prevents Equatorial regions from receiving the energy that it used to receive more than 40 years ago. In addition, Oxlade (2002) asserts that particulate has resulted in failing rain periods in the Sahal region, which is found in Africa. The failing rainfall has an impact on that area, which includes famine. In the 1970s through to the 80s, Ethiopia also suffered immensely from famine, which was necessitated by global warming (Oxlade, 2002).

It is an intriguing factor regarding the trend that global warming has adopted. It should be noted that in the event the industrialized nations reduce particulates and pollution, the cooling balance would be affected, which would escalate the rate of global warming (Army War College (U.S.), 2008). For a clear understanding of this point, it is necessary to note that there would be melting of the Greenland ice shield, ocean levels would rise and this will cause flooding in major cities such as New York and Florida. In addition, there would be a firm isolation of methane on the ocean floors, which will result in a higher warming factor after they enter the atmosphere. It should be noted that currently as the methane is still stable, it consists of millions of tons on the ocean floors.

The Army War College (U.S.) (2008) indicates that there is a possibility of the burning and drying out of the Amazon basin. The severity associated with this speculation is that the burn out basin will emit oxygen that has force; thus, resulting in more quantities of carbon in the atmosphere. This will have an immense effect on the coming generations.

In conclusion, global warming is a factor that has contributed to the erosion of the earth for several decades. However, its effects continue to be felt, and its severity is speculated depending on the levels of particulate in the atmosphere. It should be noted that particulate contributes to slowing down of global warming while, at the same time, it has severed the situation for some areas. For instance, the Sahal region which has experienced famine for several years. Ethiopia also suffered the effects of global warming in the 1970s and 80s. On the contrary, it is indicated that when particulates levels and pollution decrease, the cooling balance would be affected, which will result in heavy snowing in the Greenland ice shield and flooding in areas such as New York and Florida because of the rise in the ocean levels.