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The Importance of Cutting Down on Carbon Emissions and HowSince the first industrial revolution in the 1700s, technology and society haveindustrialized and made massive improvements. These seemingly beneficial advancements comewith a harsh consequence, that being the destruction of the environment. By the mid-20th-century carbon emissions were at an all-time high of 5 billion tons a year.(Lindsey) This markwas drastically blown out of the water by the end of the century with numbers reaching as highas 35 billion tons a year.(Lindsey) The importance of cutting down on carbon emissions involvesprotecting the environment and can be done in many ways including using cleaner energy,reusing/recycling, and avoiding carbon emissions as a whole.Carbon emissions have been around for all of the time, but as mentioned before they haveskyrocketed in the past few centuries with the help of humans. Although seemingly innocent,carbon emissions cause major issues such as global warming that can drastically affect theenvironment and Earth. Global warming occurs due to the greenhouse effect which is a naturalprocess where heat from the sun is trapped inside the atmosphere, but due to an increase inemissions including carbon dioxide, humans are drastically increasing the effects of thegreenhouse effect, causing more heat to be trapped, raising temperatures. Global warming leadsto other issues such as rising sea levels due to ice caps and glaciers melting.(NASA)Additionally, global warming causes more severe weather to occur more often. While these

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