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Bias 1Amanda BiasCollege Writing 17 December, 2018It’s Not the End of the World As We Know ItAnimals everywhere slowly disappear as their homes are destroyed for human desires,citizens along the coasts watch on news channels as their houses are submerged underwaterResidents of California fear for their life as they flee their homes to escape the burningdestruction their houses endure. Those at the equator receive higher temperatures as heat wavesintensify while others experience more brutal winters. Global climate change is a strong force ofnature that mankind keeps hurrying along. Temperatures have dramatically changed, causingrecord heat waves, uncontrollable and unpredictable precipitation patterns, and more intensenatural disasters. Scientists and environmentalists have continued to flood the news of thedangers climate change and the long lasting effects they possess. The environment has strongeffects that work against all living things in almost every way, evidently creating unsafe livingconditions and speeding up the destruction of life. In recent decades, increased pollution ofchemicals and materials have dramatically affected these already existing conditions. The effectshave been relatively slow, but the path to change them will be much slower as the destruction hasalready set into the Earth. The hopes of reversing global climate change will be long and tedious,but still possible with the help of new laws and environmentally friendly materials.Often when one thinks of saving the environment from climate change, acts such asreducing straws, recycling and going vegan will result in big changes. As helpful as these factorsare, the big picture lies in industrial pollution. Gases and chemicals are pumped out on the daily,the burning of fossil fuels for energy is a lifestyle, and deforestation takes place everywhere for
Bias 2factories, shopping malls or new homes to be constructed. Billions of pounds of trash is dumpedinto the ocean yearly, killing the animals that help the ecosystem function, clean the water andkeep the food chain balanced. Thousands acres of trees are cut down, releasing endless amountsof COinto the air, amplifying the greenhouse effect. The added gases from everyday lifecontinue to create a thicker blanket around the Earth, trapping in heat. Arctic ice that has been onthe planet for hundreds of millions of years is melting rapidly. Sea levels have risen 8 inches inthe past centuryand is expected to increase 1-4 feet by 2100 (World Wildlife Fund). Thesechanges in the atmosphere and in the oceans have been causing more intense natural disastersand unpredictable weather patterns. With continuous damage occurring every day, a need to savethe planet is necessary in order for life to continue to change, prosper and evolve.

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