Global Warming and Climate Change

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In recent years, global warming is a topic that has received much attention. It’s is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, which also known as the green house effect. Global warming can negatively affect the earth's delicate ecosystems. It has been linked to dangerous new weather patterns, the extinction of plant and animal species and so many others bad effects. Global warming is caused by pollution eating away at the ozone layer of the atmosphere, as well as greenhouse gases trapping heat. The global average surface temperature rose 0.6 to 0.9 degrees Celsius (1.1 to 1.6° F) between 1906 and 2005, and the rate of temperature increase has nearly doubled in the last 50 years. (Riebeek 2) Many scientists believe that the effects of global warming will greatly impact the planet. Direct effect of Global Warming is increased heat on Earth then it will cause ice on poles to melt, leading to rising sea levels and land loss, because many areas will be under water. Besides that, many events of catastrophic weather will occur, such as droughts, floods, volcanic, tsunamis and earthquake. Although some areas of Earth will become wetter and flood due to global warming, other areas will suffer serious droughts and heat waves. Obviously, Africa will receive the worst of it, with more severe droughts also expected in Europe. After all, these effects spell one thing for the countries of the world: economic consequences. The chaos of weather patterns brought hurricanes, tsunamis, or earthquakes that cause billions of dollars in damage, diseases cost money to treat and control and conflicts exacerbate a... ... middle of paper ... ...bulbs for more efficient replacements, such as compact fluorescents would save billions of kilowatt-hours”, said David Biello (Biello 3). Beside, there are a lot more solutions to decrease the rate of global warming. In my own opinion, I think that the government should bring the lesson about the solutions of global warming into education, so that people or the next generations would have a good knowledge about it. In conclusion, we can now see that the more production humans need and want, the more harm we do to ourselves. It not only affects us but the animals also have to suffer the consequences. Moreover, if we ignore the fact now the result could be catastrophic and the future generations will have to pay for this. For the good of ourselves and the good of our next generations, we should do whatever we can now to help it. We can’t stop it but we can reduce it.

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