Global Warming from human activity has affected many species of organisms. It has also changed the environment in several ways.
For example, glaciers have been melting from Earth's warmer atmosphere. Even though melting glaciers does not sound like a major problem for humans, it affects several species who live in cold climates.
Species such as polar bears, birds, snow leopards, narwhals, and walruses are being affected badly. This is especially harmful to polar bears and narwhals because they are a threatened species. Scientists have even discovered that by 2100 polar bears could face starvation and reproductive failure.
Deforestation also contributes to global warming as well. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, 32 million acres of tropical rainforests were cut down each year between 2000 and 2009. Cutting down trees releases the carbon they store into the atmosphere, harming the environment.
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Greenhouse gases are emitted into the Earth's atmosphere from several processes, especially man-made processes. A couple of main sources of greenhouse gases include burning fossil fuels and agricultural practices.
Fossils fuels such as coal, oil, and gas release large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). For example, factories and motor vehicles burn fossil fuels daily. There are currently over 1 billion cars in use right now. Over several years this will badly affect the Earth.
Deforestation account for 15% of global carbon emissions, which is more than the total percentage of cars and trucks. Some of our everyday activities are harming our environment and several organisms. There have been several scientific solutions proposed, and if everyone made little changes now, there could be a healthier world in the future.