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Unformatted text preview: The Impact of Global Warming The Era of Procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to it's close. In its place we are entering a Period of Consequences.- Sir Winston Churchill When watching the documentary An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore, I believe that out of all the quotes mentioned in the film, this quote by Sir Winston Churchill resonated with me the most. I believe that it truly depicted the concept of global warming. As the quote above suggests, we indeed live in an era of procrastination, convincing ourselves that we will change our ways later. Well what if there wasnt a later? What if by the time we decide to change our ways, it is too late? This is the dilemma that scientists who study the effects of human habits on the earth have. Scientists for years have been attempting to educate the public that the every day habits of human beings are seriously having a negative effect on the processes of the environment. Some of these factors include effects from the combustion of fossil fuels in cars, emissions from factory and electricity production, and overpopulation. The phylum that I deem to be the most affected by the case of global warming is ironically the phylum that is deemed to be causing it. This phylum is Animalia, more specifically humans. I believe that even though humans know the error of their ways, they either do not want to change them or feel as if it is too difficult for them to do so. Unfortunately the earth is changing whether we want it to or not and there are some major effects on the phylum Animalia....
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