With English Writing Requirements
(by Janet Elizabeth NICHOL; Man Sing WONG;)
Second Draft Submission
WHAT IS NEEDED TO
MANAGE GLOBLE WARMING
| Student Name: | YangTianfang | | Student ID: | 12131087d | | Group ID: | EWT008 | | Date: | April 12, 13 |
Based on a series of scientific theories and evidence, it seems fair to say that nowadays environmental issues are essential for people to acknowledge and consider, not just scientists and policy makers but also ordinary citizens. As a result, some knowledge, values and attitudes are necessary for managing the problems of climate change in the 21st century. For instance, history and evidence of climate change, reasons and factors triggering it, impacts and consequences brought by it, and what’s needed to deal with it are main aspects people need to consider.
KNOWLEDGE ON CLIMATE CHANGE The weather and climate are two different issues that are similar but easy to be misunderstood. Weather is a phenomenon that people can experience in a short time whilst climate is a long time issue. Climate is usually described in terms of the mean and variability of temperature, precipitation and wind over a period of time, ranging from months to millions of years, and it could also be considered as an engine that uses heat energy to keep the atmosphere and ocean moving, and to keep life on earth continuing.
Climate change nowadays has aroused widespread concern. Our current situation is that our planet as a whole system is now taking in more energy than it radiates, which has caused an imbalance. As the higher levels of atmosphere radiate some of the surplus heat down, all the lower levels near the surface warm up. Then the imbalance has to continue until the high levels get hot enough to radiate out as much energy as the planet is receiving, which is known as the ‘Green House Effect’. Some people believe that the surface of the earth
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