Global Warming: Humans Are Destroying the Planet

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Global warming is the gradual increase of temperature in the world’s atmosphere. It is often caused by high levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. It may also be increased by fossil fuels and agriculture causing many severe consequences, such as: species extinction, reduced forest and coral reefs, drought increases in Africa, severe flooding in Asia, threats to small islands because of ocean levels rising, and severe weather in hurricane zones. Our society today is destroying the climate. Every time we drive our vehicles just to get out of the house for fun or because we forget and have to make a double run, when we run our electric too long, wasting water, burning our trash, especially plastics, and just not taking proper care of our environment. These are all very common ways that we are contributing to global warming. Global Warming is occurring without any ideas of a full on frontal stop by Americans and because we, the people of Earth, are practical unconscious to the destruction we are inflicting on our environment and if we keep progressing at the rate which we are today, soon we will no longer have the necessary atmosphere needed to survive because it will be overloaded with heat entrapped carbon dioxide; thereby threatening the climate with many grievous consequences. Global warming is caused by the emissions of greenhouse gases that have been released over millions and millions of years causing the Earth’s climate to fluctuate. The climate is fluctuating so much as to where ice sheets are melting and disappearing. (Caldeira) Global warming is not just a myth, a fairy tale, or just a scientific theory. Global warming is something that is actually occurring in our world all the time every day. A study has shown th... ... middle of paper ... ...rch Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013. Janse, T., and P. Wiers. "The Climate Footprint: A Practical Tool to Address Climate Change." Water Science & Technology 56.4 (2007): 157-163. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013. Krebs, Martha. “Lessons of Climate Change, Stories of Solutions.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 67.1 (2011): 60-63. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013. Prothero, Donald R. “How We Know Global Warming Is Real And Human Caused.” Skeptic 17.2 (2012): 14-22. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013. Singh, Udayan. “Carbon and Storage: An Effective Way to Mitigate Global Warming.” Current Science 105.7 (2013): 914-922 Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013. Trillin, Calvin. "A Vision of the Lead American Delegate at the Kyoto Conference on Global Warming (Poem)." Nation 265.21 (1997): 6. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Dec. 2013.

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