Climate Change

analytical Essay
517 words
517 words

Human development and expansion have adverse effects on nature; our interactions with the world around us are causing drastic changes to nature, climate, and the environment. These changes through various mean such as deforestation and the destruction of the ozone layer have global impacts on today’s society. Society will face serious repercussions in the coming decades due to our lackadaisical attitude towards protecting our environment. Global warming is exponentially altering the planet’s climate. Overall these factors are contributing to an unsafe environment for inhabitants of this planet as well as permanently damaging our Earth’s ecosystems. Global warming is often the most common topic addressed in the discourse of climate change. Global warming stems from the immense carbon emissions into the atmosphere. These emissions largely emanate from the creation of energy and the CO2 emissions given off by gasoline powered vehicles. Global warming is affecting the temperature of the earth; the annual temperature increase annually is from 0.4ºC 0.8ºC. The temperature is increasing at a rate like none before. In hindsight, global temperature has increased more in the past century than ever before. With the invention of the automobile and the need to meet energy demands are CO2 emissions are putting our society at detriment. This temperature fluctuation and increase is causing the breakdown and melting of the polar ice cap. As glaciers in various parts of the world begin to slowly break apart and melt. We have to address the key issue that this cause, the rise in mean sea level. This is a real danger to the survival of our species in the coming millennia. Many locations on the earth will cease to be inhabitable because they have si... ... middle of paper ... ...utes to Global Warming." Global Warming. Ed. David Haugen, Susan Musser, and Kacy Lovelace. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Deforestation: The Hidden Cause of Global Warming." Independent 14 May 2007. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. Maathai,Wangari. "Is Climate Change the 21st Century’s Most Urgent Environmental Problem?." The Language of Composition. Eds. Renee H. Shea, Lawrence Scanlon, Robin Dissin Aufses. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin, 2008. 834-839 Print. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "Ozone Depletion and Pollution Are Damaging Human Health and the Environment." Pollution. Ed. Charles P. Cozic. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1994. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Ozone: Good Up High, Bad Nearby." 2003. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Dec. 2013.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that human development and expansion have adverse effects on nature, climate, and the environment. deforestation and destruction of the ozone layer have global impacts on society.
  • Explains that global warming stems from the immense carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
  • Explains that deforestation is the clearing of woodland and forest areas to further use as a location to construct or build various structures.
  • Explains that air pollution is a primary source of concern, leading to an increase in lung and respiratory diseases and lung cancer patients. carbon emissions are the root of our problem.
  • Analyzes how air pollution continues to be a serious problem. state of the air 2010. american lung association.
  • Explains that "geosigns: the big thaw." the language of composition. renee h. shea, lawrence scanlon, robin dissin aufses.
  • Opines that climate change is the 21st century’s most urgent environmental problem.
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