Global Warming Analysis

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People say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Truth is, you know what you had, you just never thought you would lose it. The theme for the documentary “The Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore and the article “Warm, Warmer, Warmest” by Kristof, revolves around trying to bring awareness on global warming and how it is human responsibility to act in attempt to stop global warming as much as they are provoking it. The purpose for both is to attempt to wake up the people about global issues. Both of their audiences involve everyone considering that humans are responsible for the on-going issue. For “The Inconvenient Truth” the tone tends to be serious but not as aggressive as it was for “Warm, Warmer, Warmest”. Al Gore in his presentation…show more content…
If it is not taken care of now, it can lead to very serious consequences that will affect our daily lives. “Carbon dioxide levels keep going up. The more CO2 the temperature gets warmer.” This is true, this past summer was hotter than ever; I rarely went outside because I felt like I was melting. The heat is so bad that the leaves from my trees are black and contain holes as if the sun rays are burning straight through them. Al Gore provides evidence of how the heat is causing masses ice melts in Glacier National Park, Kilimanjaro, Columbia, and the Himalayan Glaciers. Kristof is also concerned about global warming in his article “Warm, Warmer, Warmest”, he states, “the Arctic plain will probably be lost anyway in this century to rising sea levels” due to global warming increasing, sea levels are rising which is causing even more global warming. This is considered the “positive feedback loop” which means that a small change leads to an even larger change of the same type. Kristof wants us to realize that even the little things we do no matter how small they are, they tend to harm our environment. Us drilling for oil may not seem much; however, it is triggering global warming. Al Gore and Kristof both mention that man is the main reason of why the issue is…show more content…
Al Gore mentions Mark Twain’s quote, “what gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know, it’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so”; we sometimes think we know what something is but we have no clue about what’s true and what’s not. Many people know what global warming is but when asked to go in depth they just say “oh it has to do with heat and it affecting our environment”. “Even if humans were causing global warming, and we are not, this could be maybe the greatest hoax ever perpetrated.”- Senator James Inhofe. How ignorant must this senator be? There is evidence supporting the fact that global warming is occurring. It’s not until the world is ending that people that have the same mind set as this man will finally understand that global warming is happening. Yet, they will still have the audacity to say “I didn’t think global warming was THAT important.” “If a frog jumps into a pot of boiling water, it jumps right out again because it senses the danger. But the very same frog if it jumps into a pot of lukewarm water that is slowly brought to a boil, will just sit there and it won’t move. It’ll just sit there even as the temperature continues to go up and up. It’ll stay there, until it’s rescued. People are like the frog, we’ll jolt sometimes before we become aware of a danger; however, if it seems gradual even if it’s happening quickly, we’re capable of just sitting there and not
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