Climate Changes and Life


  • Somchai Bovornkitti


Greenhouse phenomenon, Globe warming, Extreme weather, Threatening the right to life


"Global warming” has been a dominant popular term of saying for almost a century. Only recently that there are several new terms proposed, especially “climate change" strongly confronting the long-time preference (Bovornkitti, 2009). Albeit the exact literal meanings of the terms "global warming” and "climate change” per se, both have been loosely used interchangeably. In common usage the global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface environment in recent decades and its projected continuation on increasing levels of greenhouse gases attributed to human activities. As the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere increase, more of the infrared radiation reflecting from the Earth's surface is being trapped and the planet loses less heat, as a result we experience more warmth and other global  consequences.


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