States Academic Press
Environmental Science - Climate and Weather
The long term heating of the Earth's atmosphere due to anthropogenic activities is defined as global warming. These activities primarily include burning of fossil fuels, which is responsible for the excess release of heat trapping gases into the Earth's climate. Also known as greenhouse gases, methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide are a few examples of greenhouse gases. Production of aerosols and deforestation are some of the other factors which increase global warming. It can have an adverse impact on the Earth's ecosystem. Melting of glaciers, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, heat waves and disease outbreaks are a few of the effects of global warming. Some of the techniques to mitigate the repercussions of global warming are energy conservation, use of renewable energy and afforestation. The topics included in this book on global warming are of utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to readers. From theories to research to practical applications, case studies related to all contemporary topics of relevance to this field have been included in it. This book is a vital tool for all researching or studying global warming as it gives incredible insights into emerging trends and concepts.