Global Warming In the United States & The Caribbean
Global Warming in the U.S. &
Hasan Ahmed 9E
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Describing The Issue:
Global Warming is the term for an increase in the worlds surface
heat/temperature, As the Earth’s temperature is rapidly increasing, Natural
disasters will appear around the world a lot more often. During the last
hundred years the average temperature of the air’s density on Earth´s
Outer surface/Crust “has risen a little less than 1° Celsius (0.74 ± 0.18°C, or
1.3 ± 0.32° Fahrenheit)”. This actually does not seem like a lot at all, BUT!
Scientists believe that this increase in temperature is the cause for most of
the natural disasters happening around the planet in the last couple of
years. “Their data show that an increase of one degree Celsius makes the
Earth warmer now than it has been for at least a thousand years”. 19-20 of
the hottest recorded years have occurred after 1980, the three hottest ever
recorded years have been 2007, 2008, and 2009 AKA the past three years of
the planets existence. A rapid temperature increase like today's has never
occurred before the last 30 years. That is what most scientists have
Describing The Issue Global Warming
•. Our planet goes through these unique temperature
cycles quite often “The Ice Age’ so our planet should
be in a standby cools down stage. A change in the
climate is not a very good thing at all this is because, as
the earth’s natural temperature continues to increase
this will cause areas such as the North Pole &
Antarctica and there giant glaciers/ice chunks to drift
away from the area eventually causing them to melt
and this would lead to an increase in the sea level
putting places such as California, New York, Coasts Of
Mexico and the Caribbean Islands to be under the sea
level causing many different versions of Atlantis…
Projections of Surface Temperatures in
the next 100 years
About The Caribbean
The Caribbean is located south east off the Gulf
Of Mexico, north Of South America and east
of Central America. The Caribbean is basically
a region full of islands and coast lands. The
region is built up of 7,000 + islands, the
Caribbean Islands are called the West Indies
because when Christopher Columbus landed
here in 1492 he thought the he had finally
landed in Asian India.
Language and Religion in the
English, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Dutch, French and ,Papiamento
are the predominant languages of most of the countries .a
very low number of Creole (ancient) languages can also be
found from one island to another.
The largest Religious groups in the region consist of Christianity,
Hinduism, Islam, Rastafarian, Santeria and even Voodoo
Geography and Climate of the
The geography and climate in the Caribbean
region varies upon location and elevation. The
climate of the region is tropical but rainfall
varies with elevation, size and water currents.
Hurricanes and Earthquakes are the most
common natural disasters in the Caribbean
(examples – Haiti Earthquake & Hurricane
About The U.S.
The United States of America, often known as (America,
U.S.A. or the U.S.) 49 of the 50 states are located in the
continent North America, 48 states are inside the
landlocked U.S., Alaska borders Canada, and the
Hawaiian Islands lie in the mid pacific. The U.S. also
possess several islands in the Caribbean and mid
pacific. The U.S. is the third most populated country in
the world after China & India and third in total area
(size of the country) after Russia and Canada. The U.S.
is probably the worlds most ethnically diverse and
multi cultural country in the world.
Language/Religion in the U.S.:
English is the predominant language in the U.S. however there is
no official language in the country. This is because, Spanish
the second most common language is spoken by twelve
percent of the total population. French, German, Dutch,
Chinese, and Hindi are also languages that are commonly
The United States allows any religion to be practiced within
the country the predominant amount of the population are
Christians and roman Catholics, as well as Muslims, Hindus,
Jews and Buddhists.
Geography and Climate of the U.S.
The geography and climate in the U.S. like the
Caribbean varies upon location and elevation.
The climate of the north east is usually quite
cold; the south is quite warm etc. rainfall
varies with location as does snow with
elevation. Hurricanes and Earthquakes are the
most common natural disasters in the U.S.
(examples Hurricane Katrina and the 1906
earthquake in San Francisco.)
"Small islands have characteristics that make them especially
vulnerable to the effects of global warming, sea level rise,
and extreme events. Our beautiful beaches, coral reefs,
mangroves, fisheries, bird life, and livelihoods focused on
the coasts are all threatened by climate change".
Marine and coastal ecosystems are in danger. Warming ocean
waters and rising sea levels are causing coral reefs to
"bleach" "Caribbean forests will also suffer from climate
change, especially hurricane damage and increased
drought". The drought will enable an increase of water
shortage, causing tourism to drop, as well as some of the
endangered species located in the Caribbean to die and
possibly end up being extinct.
Hurricanes and other natural disasters are
predicted to become a lot more frequent and
stronger. With rising sea levels, causing
erosion of beaches and "threatening vital
Many tourist attractions will be underwater in a
couple of years. Causing the economy of some
counties to spiral downwards pretty quickly,
The average temperature in the United States has
rapidly increased in the last 20 yrs and is still
increasing. Global Warming causes this climate
increase and this climate increase is causing
much more frequent forest fires and other
natural environmental disasters to take place a
lot more frequently and violently. For example
hurricane season is between August to October
expect a lot more frequent and rapid hurricanes
to hit the southern area of the United States.
In 2006 politician and ex vice president Al Gore
wrote a book called" An Inconvenient Truth:
The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming
and What We Can Do About It"
This book was later turned into an award
The economy will decrease to the fact that
nobody will travel due to temperature
increase as well as economic depletion.
Some of the possible solutions would be to start using CFL light bulbs as they use 60% less energy
compared to a regular light bulb. This simple switch will save about 300 pounds of carbon emission
in a year.
Turn of your air conditioner when you're not using it or when it's not the season to be using one.
You could save up to 2,000 pounds of carbon emissions a year just by doing this.
Turn of electronic items and switches that are currently not in use
You could save thousands of pounds of CO2 a year
The 3 rs reduce reuse and recycle
Start to carpool with others or go outside and get some fresh air by walking or riding a bicycle.
And finally protect mangroves wetlands forests and plant trees
One tree can absorb up to 1 ton of Carbon Dioxide
Mangroves Wetlands and Forests store TONS of carbon emissions and also protect wild and endangered
species of birds, insects and other animals
Google. Web. 30 Jan. 2010.
"Caribbean -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 30 Jan. 2010.
"United States -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 30 Jan. 2010.
Caribbean Islands. Photograph. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CaribbeanIslands.png. Web.
Map Of USA. Photograph. Http://americasroof.com/counties/features/usa-blue.gif. Web.
"What Is Global Warming?" With Knowledge Comes A Responsibility To Act! Web. 25 Jan. 2010.
Projections Of Surface Temperature 2090-2099. 2010. Photograph
Caribbean Beach. Photograph. Http://www.aolcdn.com/channels/03/04/45d49fc4-001cb-01f62-
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