USE OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES BY INDUSTRIES CAN HELP SOLVE
THE PROBLEM OF GLOBAL WARMING
Aisha Phillips 414001844
FOUN 1008 RHETORIC II
WRITING FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES
Course Instructor: Audrey Atherley
How Renewable Resources Can Solve The Problem Of Global
Greenhouse gases are gases that trap heat inside the Earth’s atmosphere. These gases include
carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other gases. Greenhouse gases, despite popular
belief, are not harmful in nature. Through the trapping of heat inside the atmosphere, these
gases help to keep the Earth at a livable temperature. Without them, we’d be frozen. The
problem lies in the significant increase in greenhouse gases emitted since the industrial
revolution. During this revolution, factories began utilizing more coal to fuel their operations. The
burning of coal releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that trapped even more
heat. This increase has resulted in a change in the Earth’s climate known as Global warming.
Global warming as the name suggests is the increase of the Earth’s temperature.
Fig 1: Natural Greenhouse Effect vs Human Enhanced Greenhouse Effect
Global warming can be very detrimental to life as we know it on earth. The climate changes can
affect certain crops and livestock that sustain people in a given area due to increased risk of
drought and floods The increase in temperature can also provide an easier way for diseases to
spread if other environmental conditions are also favorable. Wildlife that need cooler
temperatures to survive are at an acute risk as well as the environment due to the increased risk
of forest fires due to extremely dry conditions. Floods are also an increasing risk for islands and ...