While we’ve known about climate change for years now, it still seems as though it’s something new. Most people don’t seem to know or understand the full effects that global warming will have on our future if we take no precautions to stop it. Between all of these articles there is a lot of specific and useful information on global warming. In knowing a substantial amount about global warming, I still learned some new things on the topic.
One piece of new information that I found interesting was the fact that water vapor plays into the greenhouse effect, I had never thought about how water vapor in the atmosphere could help the Earth retain heat. According to the article, “when a small amount of a long-lived greenhouse gas like CO2 warms the atmosphere a little, additional water vapor enters the atmosphere and effectively doubles the amount of warming” (Science FAQs).
In the past year, I believe people have paid more attention to the green movement. But, until there are more people “on board” with it I do not believe much will happen. One part of the green movement, that some people are moving along with, seems to be organic agriculture. According to an article, organic agriculture could substantially help to reverse some of the negative effects of global warming because “organic agriculture can remove from the air and sequester 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per acre per year” (Dunn 6 Ways). I think this is some great news because that means that as a planet there is a chance to counteract the negative effects that have already started happening. This is an opportunity for us to make up for the mistakes we have made in the past.
Amongst these articles, there is a substantial amount of information on global warming and its effects. I think this shows that these should be the scientific articles people read when they are looking to find info on the topic of global warming. If that was the case, a lot more people would have a better understanding of global warming and it’s effects.
“Science FAQs.” Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. June 2011. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.
Dunn, Colin. “6 Ways Agriculture Impacts Global Warming” Treehugger. 9 Nov. 2009. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.