The Effects of Global Warming on Rain Forests

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The Effects of Global Warming on Rainforests
Denine Fields
Introduction to Logic
November 8, 2012

Global warming is something that humans are aware of, yet efforts to reverse the current situation are not a priority on the list of things to be corrected. Global warming affects plants, animals, and humans; and if there are no immediate changes, the world, as we know it, will cease to exist.

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Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. It has affected many parts of our world, most known and some unknown. One area of Earth that has been affected in particular is the rainforests. Although the effects of global warming can seem immeasurable, because humans and forests alike have been blamed for current conditions, global warming is causing plants and vegetation to grow at alarming rates, animals in the rainforest to go extinct, and ultimately it will cause changes in human life. “There is no doubt that the tropical rainforests of the world are in danger. Every hour approximately six species of life in our tropical rainforests are destroyed. Experts agree that the number one cause of extinction in the tropical rainforest is due to the destruction of the tropical rainforest environment” (as cited in Pantas (2012). Some scientists believe that the effects of global warming are not easily measurable. According to (Kerry, 2008) we cannot accurately measure the effects of global warming on the rainforests. Kerry (2007) writes, “One reason is the complexity of the system, in which land surface processes are tightly coupled to the atmospheric hydrodynamics. Another reason is that the climate has a highly regional character, and the adjacent Andean topography is so steep it cannot be resolved properly....” (Para. 2). Although measurements may not be accurate, it is a...
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