Fun And Games
Save the Planet from Global Warming
Your mission is to save the planet by collecting water, conserving energy and saving rain forests!
We put this here as a bit of light hearted relief from the serious issues that face our planet!
Global Warming is no game!
Facts About Global Warming
•The global average surface air temperature increased by 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) during the past hundred years.
•Most of the increase in global average temperatures since the mid-twentieth century is likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic (human caused) greenhouse gas concentrations.
•Naturally occuring phenomena such as solar variation combined with volcanoes probably had a small warming effect from pre-industrial times to 1950 and a small cooling effect from 1950 onward. Source: Ammann, Caspar; et al. (2007-04-06). “Solar influence on climate during the past millennium: Results from ransient simulations with the NCAR Climate Simulation Model”.
•IPCC climate model projections indicate that average global surface temperature will likely rise a further 1.1 to 6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) during the twenty-first century.
•Increasing global temperature is expected to cause the sea level to rise, increase the intensity of extreme weather events and change the amount and pattern of precipitation. Other effects of global warming include changes in agricultural yields, trade routes, glacier retreat, species extinctions and increased prevalence of diseases.
•The greenhouse effect is the process by which absorption and emission of infrared radiation by atmospheric gases warm a planet’s lower atmosphere and surface. Existence of the greenhouse effect as such is not disputed. Naturally occurring greenhouse gases have a mean warming effect of about 33 °C (59 °F), without which Earth would be uninhabitable.
•The atmospheric concentrations of CO2 and CH4 have increased by 31% and 149% respectively since the beginning of the industrial revolution in the mid 1700s. These levels are considerably higher than at any time during the last 650000 years, the period for which reliable data has been extracted from ice cores.
Source: Climate Change.com