Fighting For The Future Of The Industrial Revolution

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Fighting For The Future The Industrial Revolution began in the 18th century; the United States constructed big cities and factories which primarily relied on fossil fuels before government regulations were implemented. These large factories and companies released tons of unfiltered waste products into the atmosphere. By working in these factories, for many American’s their standard of living significantly increased. Fast forward a century and a half later and almost everything in this world today emits carbon; trains, planes, cars, construction, factories, and even breathing. It is time to stop making excuses and being part of the problem. Instead, we should be apart of the solution. We are treating our one and only home, the earth,…show more content…
The sad thing is that everything he said all those years ago have came true. The Natural Resources Defense Council states, “Global warming occurs when carbon dioxide and other air pollutants and greenhouse gasses collect in the atmosphere. These pollutants are preventing solar radiation from escaping into space and thus causing the earth to rise in temperature”(NRDC). The NRDC also states, “The earths rising temperatures are fueling a longer and hotter waves, more frequent droughts, heavier rainfall, and more powerful hurricanes”(NRDC). Everyone in the united states has experienced at least one of those symptoms of global warming. In Before The Flood documentary scientists predict that Kansas and Oklahoma will have a dust bowl again in twenty years. The earth’s ocean water temperatures are increasing too. In Before The Flood, the viewers are warned that by 2040 the artic will have no sea ice left and that Greenland will be disappear. The Artic is becoming warmer, NASA states; “ The Artics ice is continuing to melt at a rate of 281 Gigatons a year”(NASA). The ice reflects a lot of the suns energy, but now all of the melted ice is water and it is absorbing the heat from the sun. This is killing the coral reefs and in turn causing a decline in fish and other wildlife. These animals are vital to our ecosystems. These animals are vital to the ecosystem of the reefs and the ocean. Having no ice
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