week 9 - global warming - Let Us Sustain Global Warming...

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Let Us Sustain Global Warming Together Jeniffer Pacheco Axia College All around the world a problem has been growing. If this problem continues to grow our futures, your children’s futures, plants, and animals will begin to slowly diminish. Health issues will arise and our environment will begin to destruct. I’m talking about global warming. This atmospheric issue affects everyone and everything in it. Now there is no know solution for global warming, but there are ways to sustain the growing problem, and even reduce the production of man-made greenhouse gases. For those of you, who do not know what global warming is; allow me to explain the issue. First things first, global warming is a term used to describe the gradual increase of Earth’s â€oeaverage― temperature, as well as the oceans (Live Science, 2007). A cause to global warming could be that of the population’s vast production of carbon dioxide, which creates more greenhouse gases and in return having more trapped heat within the earth. Global warming is not necessarily a bad thing to have happen; because of this global warming, a variety of species including humans, have been able to inhabit this planet for such a long time (Milloy, 2007). But any further increases in the atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases will cause more extreme changes in global climate patterns (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2005). According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (2005), scientists are not yet able to predict precisely how much and how fast the climate will actually change. Scientists all over the world, brought together by the United Nations, have concluded that the earth's temperature is rising and that its climate has changed over the last century (Milloy, 2007). The global average surface temperature has increased by 0.4°F (0.2°C) over the 20th century; in the past fifteen (15) years, the last ten (10) have been the hottest of all time (Union of Concerned Scientists,
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2005). With this in mind, communities all over must think of who and what will be in danger if we continue to produce excessive amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2), greenhouse gases. The human population has caused for a substantial increase in heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. This is mainly caused through the burning of fossil fuels, which include coal, oil, and natural gas for electricity, heat, gasoline for our transportation, and for the cutting of tropical forests (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2005). However, if the human population continues to produce excessive amounts of greenhouse gases future scenarios predict a further increase of global warming, with surface temperatures of about 2.5°F to 10.4°F (1.4°-5.8°C) by the year 2100 (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2005). With temperature increases like that, global warming will not be a pleasant thing to endure. More than likely, different regions will see longer droughts, more coastal flooding, and more
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