What is global warming? What are the likely harmful effects of global warming?

The trapping of radiation by the earth’s atmosphere is known as the Greenhouse effect. Life would not have been possible without this process. Carbon dioxide and methane are greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide produces the maximum greenhouse effect.
Due to an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere is gradually increasing. This is called global warming.

Following are the harmful effects of global warming:
  • Global warming can cause sea levels to rise dramatically. It has resulted in flooding coastal areas in many places.
  • It could result in wide-ranging effects on rainfall patterns, agriculture, forests, plants, and animals.
  • It has caused an increase in the melting of polar ice caps which has resulted in the rise of sea level more quickly over the last century.
  • There has to be a check on the emission of greenhouse gases at the present level. This may cause the temperature to rise by more than 2 degrees by the end of the century which is very dangerous.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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