Global Warming Has Top Six Offenders

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It is not a natural inclination to be listed on an offenders list, but unfortunately the top six countries in the world are responsible for global warming issues. Society is divided and continue to debate the true source of global warming. Most people believe global warming is the result of human-made pollution into the atmosphere. Other people disagree stating global warming is not real and is a make-believe phenomena. According to experts, the seven countries held accountable for global warming concerns are the U.S., China, Russia, Brazil, India, and the U.K.

  • United States. Experts state the U.S. is “responsible for 22 percent of the 0.7 degrees Celsius warming.” This means the U.S. is the largest contributor to pollution. The main sources of pollution are from power plants burning coal and vehicles burning gasoline. In 2010, the National Academy of Science urged the U.S. to reduce radiation of gases. The longer the nation waits to resolve the problem, “the harder and more expensive it will likely be to reach any given emissions target.”
  • China. The developing nation has joined ranks with the U.S. as accounting for at least eight percent of emissions. Pollution in China has caused unusual changes in climate. For example China is experiencing more droughts, typhoons arriving earlier and wetlands drying up faster. According to reports the drastic shift in climate change is affecting China’s food, water and energy surety.
  • Russia. Next on the list of top six offenders for global warming is Russia. Experts say the temperature has increased by 0.4 degrees for the last 40 years. They also suggest that changes in the climate system is very likely caused by humans. Russia has experienced radical transitions with warmer weather and low amounts of snow.global warming
  • Brazil. Brazil has experienced extreme climate changes over the last ten years. In 2005, a drought affected the Amazon, which resulted a state of emergency. In 2010, a dry spell battered the world’s largest rain forest. However, the worse is far from over. Researchers say the extreme rain storms and droughts will only intensify throughout this century. A rise in sea level will also occur.
  • India. India has accounted for a 5 percent increase in global warming. Experts predict the sea level surrounding India will rise from 0.45 to 0.82 meters by the end of the twenty-first century. Researchers also predict the temperature will rise to 4 degrees Celsius by the year 2100. Recent studies have found that India’s livestock, such as cows and goats, also contribute to global warming in the country. According to researchers, when livestock burp, belch and excrete ample amounts of methane they add to global warming more than gasoline vehicles.
  • United Kingdom. One of the biggest concerns for the U.K. is the rise in sea level. Experts predict the rise in sea level will be caused by melting glaciers surrounding the country. As a result, coastal damages can devastate the residents. There have been reports of the southern region of the U.K. is almost sinking while the northern part is rising.

Though Germany is also listed as a top offender of global warming, reports state that climate change in the country has plateaued. According to climatologists, the climate in Germany has not changed in 15 years. Researchers say one possibility for this is because the Pacific Ocean has absorbed much heat from the Earth’s atmosphere. The top six offenders of global warming have a chance to reduce emission and pollution because it is affecting the Earth’s atmosphere.

By Bridget Cunningham

Sources:
New Scientist
Spiegel Online
Time World
Huffington Post
World Bank

7 Responses to "Global Warming Has Top Six Offenders"

  1. Mike Franklin   January 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    For there to ever be a consensus on the subject of climate change, a few things will first have to be done to correct past mistakes.
    1. Disassociate the subject of global warming with politics entirely. This includes separation from parties and organizations as well as all individuals who have polarized this subject so divisively.
    2. Stop labeling anyone who dares to question the subject as a ‘denier’. This is obviously intended as a scarlet letter and does nothing to bring people together.
    3. Somebody build a website where respected person’s of science are willing to engage in open dialogue with the general public and answer all questions straight up.
    This won’t immediately solve all issues but it would be a good first step. The biggest issue that is before us right now is that this subject is not connected with science as much as politics… and for the moment, that has to be the single most inconvenient truth.

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  2. Роман Уляшев   January 17, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Ahh, thans why it’s so cold in usa XD .. global warming.

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  3. Harinder Singh   January 17, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Scientific opinion on climate change. Some one really need to some research.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_opinion_on_climate_change#Intergovernmental_Panel_on_Climate_Change_.28IPCC.29_2007

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  4. Harinder Singh   January 17, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Just wanted to know what percentage of people who are saying global warming are researchers.

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    • Harinder Singh   January 17, 2014 at 3:08 am

      Just wanted to know what percentage of people who are saying global warming is not real are researchers.

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  5. Robert D Marshner   January 16, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Some one needs to do some research before make these wild allegations the truth is we are headed into a mini Ice Age according to the facts. These Global Warming alarmist have left out the data from the medieval warming period and have cherry picked data that supports their allegations. No real world models have been used to support their allegations and then there is this .A look at a thermodynamics physics text from UC Berkley proves, using standard physics, that cold does not heat up warm even in the presence of “backradiation.” Problem #1023 shows that a radiation shield does not cause a source to become hotter if its radiation is trapped, and Problem #1026 shows that a sphere surrounded by a shell simply warms up the shell until the shell emits the same energy as the sphere, without requiring the sphere to become hotter and with the presence of backradiation. What Spencer, Watts, Willis, et al mistakenly believe, is that in order for something warm to heat up something cool, the warmer thing has to heat up itself! As absurd a proposition as an ice cream licking itself. Maybe you should look at the true facts before reporting a story as being true when it isn’t and Global Warming is a Theroy and not a fact . There are more scientificFacts that disprove Globa warming than there are that prove it. only 3 scientist support Global Warming the rest deny that there is any Global Warming .

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    • Suzanne   January 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Good rebuttal Mr Marshner. I enjoyed reading your comments.

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