Benefits of Recycling.com is presenting this series of pages on global warming becaue we believe there is evidence to support it is real. Even so, we are open to be proven wrong, which is why there are pages on why it is not real. Fair is fair.
The truth is we just want people to be aware that human activities have the possibility of creating adverse effects in the US, Antarctica, Greenland, and throughout the world.
Whether you believe global warming is real or not, we invite you to read what we have uncovered on the many pages of this site… and beyond. Remember, knowledge is power.
Natural Causes of Global Warming / Human vs Nature
The issue of global warming is most often blamed on human beings’ ecologically irresponsible practices and technologies. In fact, global warming is quite a complex phenomena brought about not only by us but also by nature itself.
The significant causes of global warming are neither solely our fault nor that of nature. Most of the time, such causes arise out of the interaction between the two.
Natural Causes of Global Warming / Forest Fires
Among the most common and most significant contributors to global warming is deforestation caused by forest fires. Fires are natural occurrences in many forests as it is nature’s way to clear up old growth to encourage new ones.
It also helps fertilize sprouting and existing trees and plants. However, new trees take much time to grow large enough to absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide and produce sufficient oxygen.
The fires also cause much carbon-filled smoke to rise from the forests to the atmosphere. Both results have dramatic effects on the rate at which global warming is currently occurring. Forest fires started by man, whether intentionally or not, pose even greater dangers to the atmosphere.
Natural Causes of Global Warming / Oceans
Oceans are also significant contributors to global warming as it naturally contains much polluting carbon due to the ecosystems they support.
Studies have also shown that the top layers of oceans contain more pollution than the Earth’s atmosphere and much of that pollution rises. The amount of pollution and number of pollutants are also worsened by man, making oceans even greater contributors to global warming.
Natural Causes of Global Warming / The North and South Poles
Both the North and South Poles also contribute a lot to global warming. It is in those areas where permafrost contains large amounts of carbon that have frozen over time. Disturbances to these areas cause the permafrost to melt and release the pollutants into the atmosphere.
Keep in mind that the carbon held within these lands have been out of the carbon cycle for thousands of years and so releasing them would cause an imbalance to natural processes. Gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, are suddenly released at volumes nature isn’t prepared for.
Natural Causes of Global Warming / Responsibility
Man’s existence and irresponsibility is not the sole cause of global warming. However, we must realize that there is a delicate balance between the interactions of man and nature.
It is up to us to take responsive action not only to restore the natural balance of the environment but also to become more insignificant contributors to global warming. This can be done by lowering our own carbon emissions, protecting our forests, and avoiding permafrost disturbances.
Natural Causes of Global Warming / Sources
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