Global Warming : A Catastrophic Situation

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Global Warming: A Catastrophic Situation Within the last fifty years, global temperature has increased significantly faster than the past 650,000 years. In the next one hundred years, the global temperature is supposed to rise by three to nine degrees. This may not seem like such a big change however, with a rise in temperature, many negative consequences will being to show. Some of these consequences include but are not limited to destroying the O-zone, increase in disease, powerful weather disasters, rising sea levels, and overall decrease in health for all things living on Earth. If people do not become informed by the consequences of what they do every day, humans may no longer have a planet to call home. Starting from the outside…show more content…
However, with Earth’s surface creating more heat, it causes the atmosphere to become cold. Similar to a human wound, the O-zone will not be able to repair itself quickly when cold (Baker, M.). With the hole not being able to repair quickly, harmful rays from the sun are able to reach Earth’s surface and create more harmful heat. This is very similar to a double-sided sword. Global warming will heat the surface causing the O-zone hole to be continuous, and in turn, the rays coming in from the O-zone will continue to heat Earth’s surface ("Climate Change: Basic Information."). If Earth’s surface is warmed enough, it will also start to warm the bodies of water. The heating waters are currently the reasons for the melting of ice shelves. Luckily, the ice shelf melting is not as serious due to the water flowing and refreezing ("Global Climate Change: Research Explorer”). However if the ice shelves are melting too fast then that could cause complete changes in glaciers and the land mass in general. With the loss of land mass from mainly Antarctica, it means a rise in sea levels. Some think that a rise in sea levels would not be bad however; the most important major cities in the United States are located in areas directly beside the sea. There are also cities that are under water, however, due to a more elevated land masses protecting it, these cities are do not feel an impact currently.
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