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DISASTER RECOVERY ON GLOBAL WARMING 2 Disaster Recovery on Global Warming Global warming is a menace that has been in the talks in many world forums for the past few decades. This phenomenon dramatically impacts human lives, severely affects the environment, therefore calling for swift intervention. Globalization refers to the substantial rise in the earth's temperatures, both the atmosphere and the oceans[Mac16]. The average global temperature has been observed to increase drastically in the past five decades; this is evident from the several cases of natural forest heat fires, severe storms, and drought in different parts of the world. These cases of wildfires, hurricanes, and drying of vegetation are vivid indicators of the effects of global warming (Halder, 2011). Global warming is as a result of both human activities, and natural factors. Global warming is caused by the collection of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which consequently creates the absorption of sunlight and radiant sun rays that bounce back off the surface of the earth. The radiation is typically supposed to be expelled into space, but the pollutants in the atmosphere trap the radiated heat, causing the increase in earth temperatures[Mac16]. This phenomenon is referred to as the greenhouse effect. In the US, electricity is produced through the burning of fossil fuels causing a large heat trap that produces an annual amount of over two billion tons of carbon dioxide. This activity is the most significant source of air pollution in the country, followed by the transport sector, which produces an annual carbon dioxide level of about 1.7 billion tons[Hal11]. It is necessary to curb these drastic climatic changes through reduction of carbon emissions and use of alternative energy sources, other than fossil fuels.
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DISASTER RECOVERY ON GLOBAL WARMING 3 Between 2005 and 2014, there was a significant reduction in the carbon emissions due to the incorporation of new technologies that used cleaner energy[Mac16]. An example of such technology improvements is the use of wind power, geothermal power, as well as solar power as the new sources of electricity. The other technological advancement that contributed to this
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