Global Warming Essay
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We should all be very concerned about our future on Earth as human beings. We may not be at such an immediate risk of burning to death, but our future descendants are. Every year, the overall temperature has gone up slowly. Eventually Earth will be too hot to live on, and the human race will become extinct! The best way to save our future is to start now. Americans should be conscientious of global warming and should watch their CO2 emissions because increasing CO2 concentrations means an increase in Earth’s temperature.
Being conscientious of global warming means making smart decisions on fossil fuel burning. As we all know fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource that produces CO2, which is detrimental to…show more content…
If we don’t have to drive, we shouldn’t! Taking a bicycle to work does not harm the environment, and also it can be a good form of exercise. In Alan Durning’s essay, he argues that free parking is “ a major cause of the nation’s unquenchable thirst for gasoline and automobile use” (330). With excessive parking available in cities and around town, we seem to feel that we have almost nothing to gain by leaving our cars at home (331). An interesting statistic Durning notes is that if millions of workers across the country left their cars at home and paid at least an extra $2500 for parking at work, this would save 2.5 million barrels of oil a day (332). Decreasing the number of free parking available would obviously decrease the number of automobile commuters. The land used for parking could be used for other more important structures. “And, as drivers begin to face the full environmental and social costs of their decisions, auto use would decrease” (331) which will result in less fossil fuel burning.
We Americans need more advertising about global warming around the cities and communities. Youngsters need to be educated about the matter because they are the future. They need to be aware of the dangers of the future. Bjorn Lomborg wrote in his essay that global warming is “not anywhere the most important problem in the world” (329). There are by far much more important matters that need to be
Essay about Global Warming
1781 Words8 Pages
Global warming, air pollution, and toxic chemicals are just a few of the horrible termites slowing tearing away at the environment in which we live. As technology in industrialized community has advanced over the years, there has been an alarming about of toxins released into our atmosphere; causing catastrophic effects to our environment and our bodies. Humans were placed on the top of the hierarchy of all life on earth, it would unethical for us to ignore our responsibility to cultivate, nurture and take care of the earth on which we live.
There are many controversies about Global warming, air pollution and toxic chemicals; environmentalist are studying the origins of the problems and creating solutions to end them. Environmentalist…show more content…
Global warming is defined as the warming of the earth’s atmosphere due to a high increase of harsh chemicals such as CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide (Rothschild, D. 2007, pg. 8). Global warming is not the cause but rather it is just the daunting result of many causes. The increase in automobile usage causes an increase in the amount of emissions in the air, the increase in air conditioning units, airplanes, with heaters chemical plants and much more are all associated with the causes of global warming.
As a result of this world wide issue, animals such as polar bears and penguins are on the verge of becoming instinct due to the melting of glaciers which is their natural environment. This major problem has translated from first effecting the
Environmental Issues 4 environment in which humans live, to now presenting major challenges for the animal kingdom as well. There is a call to action that is being trumpeted to all who will listen and act. There is a greater awareness of this problem; however the proactive actions behind the awareness are only performed by a select few, more need to get involved. Many people feel it is not their war or their problem; not realizing it is everyone’s war.
The need for action is great and needs to happen now. Al Gore very eloquently states that “Enlightened governments and their leaders must play a major role in spreading awareness of the problems, in framing practical solutions, in