Global Warming: A Climate in Crisis Essay

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Global warming is destroying our earth. We, as humans, are responsible for global warming. Global warming is gasses that are trapped in the atmosphere. These gasses are water vapors, carbon dioxide and methane gas. Do you heat your home with gas, drive a car, or know someone who works at a power plant? These are just a few contributing factors of global warming. Gasses that are emitted from power plants and your automobile are fossil fuels. These fuels include oil, gas, and kerosene. Where do these gasses go? They are trapped in the atmosphere under what is called a green house effect (Time for Change p.1). I take the position that I do believe in global warming. It’s not just scientists who are taking notice, I’m taking notice. I’m…show more content…
Glaciers, arctic ice, and snow are melting in areas such as Alaska, Canada and Russia. According to a magazine article named “Global Warming Heats Up”, large amounts of ice sheets are melting and the temperatures are rising. In 1910, Glacier National Park had 150 glaciers; today they have 27. As a result of the glaciers melting, less fresh water will be available. This could leave certain cities that depend on the glaciers without the water source they need (Effects of Global Warming, p.1). Another result of global warming will be disturbances in the atmosphere such as very severe storms that will occur more often (Effects of Global Warming, p.1). Global warming not only poses a threat to our environment, but to the animals as well. In thirty years, the penguins breeding pairs went from 32,000 to 11,000 in Antarctica. Also, the polar bear’s populations are decreasing. This drop in population is due partially to the arctic ice melting which makes the polar bears swim out further in the ocean to find food. According to NWF.org, the ice melt totaled to be about the size of Alaska and Texas combined, which has a devastating effect on the polar bears. (NWF.org, Polar Bears, p.1). Another natural wonder is on the decline, coral reefs. As the water temperatures rise the coral reefs die because they are sensitive to water temperatures. (Global Warming Fast Facts, p.1). Certain animals such as foxes and
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