Jess asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 10 years ago

What causes climate change?

Hi! i have this skool work that involves climate change and we are expected to answer all these questions. thanx a lot.>.<

What causes climate change?

who is responsible for climate change?

Which country is the most affected by Climate change?

which country is the least affected by climate change?

Does climate change cause death?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Best answer

    Through years of research by thousands and thousands of scientists around the world, everywhere from here in the U.S. to as far as Australia and Japan, it has been determined that human activities are the main contributing cause of global warming due to excessive amounts of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere and environment. This is the Greenhouse effect, and this is warming up the earth's temperatures very slowly over a gradual period of time.

    The earth's temperatures have been steadily rising for several decades. This has been confirmed by scientists via studying ocean and atmospheric temperatures. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide accumulate in the atmosphere and trap heat that normally would exit into outer space. This is dangerous for the environment and has severe long term consequences for all of us and our children's children, etc if we do not act to prevent this by cutting greenhouse gases and working towards achieving clean renewable energy sources such as wind farms, solar energy, geothermal energy and an alternative to oil ... which will eventually run out (that is an undisputed fact, oil eventually will run out regardless of what anyone thinks of global warming).

    So, in short, to specifically answer your questions ...

    What causes climate change? - See above.

    Who is responsible for climate change? - Humans, due to excess man-made pollution and carbon emissions that contribute to Greenhouse gases.

    Which country is the most affected by Climate change? - Every country on the planet.

    Which country is the least affected by climate change? - None.

    Does climate change cause death? - It can, yes. If we do not do enough to prevent greenhouse gases and the continued warming of the earth's planet, then there may eventually be severe changes in the earth's environment and weather systems as a result of changes in the environment. We're already seeing the polar ice caps melt, effecting the habitats of many animals such as Polar Bears -- which may soon become extinct because of climate change.

    Here is an excellent illustration that clearly shows how the Greenhouse effect works: http://www.global-greenhouse-warming.com/images/Gr...

    The very basics on global warming / climate change: http://environment.about.com/od/faqglobalwarming/f...

    NASA research and studies on climate change and how it is effecting our planet: http://climate.nasa.gov/

    Hopefully this helps. =]

    • Carlo4 years agoReport

      Earth's core internal rotation generates energy that's sent to the atmosphere by storms. Therefore the heat is coming from inside, and the storms restore the power loss of static electricity, drained by our power plants

  • 4 years ago

    YES!!!! Cars are evil!!!!! Don't you know? The Ice Age ended - know why? Cave men and their goddam SUVs that's why. The Mesopotamians drove cars, that's what caused the Holocene Maximum. The Roman chariots had internal combustion engines. And the Vikings, their ships actually ran on diesel. Had to be, otherwise how could warming have happened? OK all humor aside - it COULD be us this time, and the FACT that it has happened MANY times in the past, including within human history, with zero human involvement, does not necessarily mean that it's not us this time. But it DOES mean that you can't just INFER that it's us because of the very rough overlap between the industrial revolution and the present warming / warmth (hottest year on record was 1998, it's been 9 years, I think we're entitled to question whether it's even still warmING). And that inference, and our inability to prove that it's something else, is all the "proof" there is. Since the Industrial Revolution began we humans have added CO2 to the atmosphere. The total increase, human and non-human combined, is 1 / 11,000ths of the atmosphere. Whoop-de-damn do.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

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  • 10 years ago

    short answer. green house gases cause it, mainly CO2. Everyone is responsible for climate change. But the the U.S., China, many european countries have a bigger impact than 3rd world countries and developing countries since we use way more energy and produce way more waste. Everyone is affected as its global. Most and least affected is a really loaded crap question. Right now countries near the equator and getting hotter and thus dryer. Where further north and south are getting warmer to we are also experiencing way worse and more frequent storms because of the increased moisture in the air. But eventually "IF" the polar ice caps melt, the fresh water pours into the ocean and disrupts the ocean currents and cuts off warm are for europe putting them into an "ice age". At this point the equator will be a better place to be.

    Like I say thats loaded. You could probably just put developed countries as more affected and developing countries and less affected and be justified.

    Climate change does cause death. In short, warmer weather will aid in the spread of disease.

    Source(s): Environmental Science master's student
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  • 10 years ago

    i like your last question. because..

    climate change - as such might not take lives - when its a gradual change - but when the change is sudden - or much - as in the case of global warming - well - it DOES. you wont know of it - if you're in a cold or temeperate climate. in countries falling within the tropical belt - suffer the most - and lots of people (esp the old and the infants) DIE due to the scorching heat of the sun - and millions fall sick.

  • 10 years ago

    Well climate change is basically global warming. It is caused by the average teperature of the Earth varying and this temperature can change according to green house gas. Green house gas and carbon emitions are made of car exhaust, smoke, and factories make up at least half the Earth's green house gas. So all of this smoke and gas floats up into the air. Most people just think " oh it won't do any harm because it just dissolves into the air" but that is not true because it keeps on floating up and up until it hits the ozone layer. The ozone layer is like a bubble around Earth keeping Earth safe from all of the suns harmful UV rays. but when all this green house gas floats up to the ozone layer, it slowly dissolves the ozone causing more of the UV to get to Earth. UV is what causes global warming. China makes up a decent amount of the gasses and so China is particually responsible. That is why the Government of Australia made carbon trading where factories in Australia have to pay for the amount of Carbon Emitions they let into the air.The whole of Earth is ffected by Climate change. No climate change does not cause death UNLESS there gets to a point ( atleast 1000 years) where the ozone layer has dissolved to muh and lots of UV can get to Earth than it can be harmful. Hope this helped!

    Source(s): www.climatechange.vic.gov.au
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    What causes climate change?

    Variation in solar activity (sunspots)

    who is responsible for climate change?

    The Sun!

    Which country is the most affected by Climate change?

    All!

    which country is the least affected by climate change?

    None

    Does climate change cause death?

    No!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:0Master_Past_200...

    http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/global_warming.h...

    http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/greenhouse_data....

  • 10 years ago

    Okay, back to basic climate change aka man made global warming is only a theory and some good people said it was a Hoax based on junk science.

    Imagine a man who has spent the better part of the past 25 years toiling to convince the world of CO2-forced 20th-century warming now admitting that the difference in warming rates for the periods 1860-1880, 1910-40 and 1975-2009 is statistically insignificant. Jones even acceded that there has been no statistically-significant global warming since 1995; that in fact, global temperatures have been trending to the downside since January of 2002, although he denied the statistical significance of the -0.12C per decade decline.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I do not accept that global warming is man caused. I also do not accept that CO2 is a main greenhouse gas. Moreover, roughly 95% of the greenhouse effect is from water vapor, common knowledge among climatologists. A fact that is under-emphasized or just ignored altogether by special interests, certain governmental groups, and news reporters.

    Former Vice President Albert Arnold Gore Jr., inventor of the internet and the father of the great global warming hoax, is having a serious problem with Mother Nature. She is refusing to cooperate with his global warming campaign of trying to convince the world that our planet is going to roast from the heat produced from carbon dioxide (the dreaded CO2).

    Gore's problem with the climate is it won't do what he says it should be doing. Instead of raising the planet's thermostat to heat, it's turning on the air conditioning to cooling. In summer!

    We can not predict the weather from day to day with any real accuracy, yet we are to believe that Al Gore and his whacked out liberal followers can predict global warming YEARS from now.

    If global warming were a real threat, which it isn't, it would be the end of the current ice age. An ice age we have been in for about 2.5 to 3 million years. This ice age will end eventually and we will enter a new warming period. However, no one knows when.

    Effect of a new warming period would depend on where you are geographically. However, because of the advancements in technology like desalination technologies, many of the warm globe risks have already been mitigated.

    Some of the benefits to a warmer globe would be a reduction in energy needs, an increased growing and production season in agriculture.

    There are many benefits I could list, but then so could you if you just sat down and thought about it a little.

    Instead of vilifying and worrying about the human impact on the planet. We should try to clean up after ourselves but we should also be making contingency plans for those incidents about which we can do nothing.

    The countries least affected by global warming or climate change are those countries prepared to mitigate the problems and adapt. All drastic climate changes would have some adverse effects while global adaptation is in progress (survival of the fittest).

  • 10 years ago

    Only part of Global climate change is Manmade, the Earth goes through cycles over the centuries, warming then Ice age, and the Suns activity also affects it, the Earths magnetic field is also getting much weaker and the Oceans prevailing currents are getting weaker also, all of that affects us, IDK that much else, but try to Google all that and find out more info

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