Source: NASA. Earth's atmosphere seems huge, but it's actually extremely thin like a piece of paper wrapped around a soccer ball. Early in the twentieth century, the prevailing notion was that people could alter climates locally (for instance, by cutting down forests and ploughing virgin fields) but not globally. Of course, the ice ages and other wrenching climate shifts of the past were topics of research. But few considered them an immediate threat, and hardly anyone thought Womens Adidas Gazelle Trainers Uk
bigger ones (see p. 75). The warming also serves as a base from which heat waves become that much worse especially in big cities, where the heat island effect comes into play. Like a thermodynamic echo chamber, the concrete canyons and oceans of pavement in a large urban area heat up more readily than a field or forest, and they keep cities warmer at Adidas Gazelle Og Maroon Size 6
night. During the most intense hot spells of summer, cities can be downright deadly, as evidenced by the hundreds who perished in Chicago in 1995 and the thousands who died in Paris in 2003 (see p. 47). By adding enormous quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases Adidas Gazelle Indoor Black Zest to the atmosphere over the last 150 years. As their name implies, these gases warm the atmosphere, though not literally in the same way a greenhouse does. Adidas Gazelle Custom
The gases absorb heat that's radiated by Earth, but they release only part of that heat to space, which results in a warmer atmosphere (see p. 24).
humans could trigger worldwide climate change. A few pioneering thinkers saw the potential global impact of fossil fuel use (see p. 27), but their views were typically dismissed by colleagues. Starting in 1958, precise measurements of carbon dioxide confirmed its steady increase in the atmosphere. The first computer models of global climate in the 1960s, and more complex ones thereafter, supported the idea floated by mavericks earlier in th.
The amount of greenhouse gas we add is staggering in carbon dioxide alone, the total is more than thirty billion metric tonnes per year, which is more than four metric tonnes per person per year. And that gas goes into an atmosphere that's remarkably shallow. If you picture Earth as a soccer ball, the bulk of the atmosphere would be no thicker than a sheet of paper wrapped around that ball. Even with these facts in mind, there's something inherently astounding about the idea that a few gases in the air could wreak havoc around the world. However, consider this: the eruption of a single major volcano such as Krakatoa in 1883 can throw enough material into the atmosphere to cool global climate by more than 1 (1. 8 for over a year. From that perspective, it's not so hard to understand how the millions of engines and furnaces spewing out greenhouse gases each day across the planet, year after year, could have a significant effect on climate. (If automobiles spat out chunks of charcoal every few blocks in proportion to the invisible carbon dioxide they emit, the impact would be more obvious. ) Yet many people respond to the threat of global warming with an intuitive, almost instinctive denial.
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