Global Warming: An Ethical Issue Essay

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Present generations are reaping what their forefathers had sowed for them; future generations will reap what present generations have been sowing whether they like it or not. Past, present and future generations are dependent on each other’s choices. Technologies are zooming rapidly. Humanities prefer to overwork natural resources and often fell into technologies’ competitive temptations. Generations are getting smarter and innovative each day. New products are constantly changing to catch customers’ attention, while current products are still young and are not even ready to mature yet. While many are embracing technologies, few are concerned with the scars that have been embedded on natural resources. It is so easy to fall into the…show more content…
America recorded highest temperature in existing history in the year 2012. This is 10F above the previous statistics in 1998 (Light).
Is it fair that our future generations suffer the consequences of our ignorant behavior? Must we choose wealth over future generations? This is a global dilemma that should be carefully put into perspective. Human keeps on pulling natural resources and stores are filled with unwanted lines of products. Sadly, most people tend to concentrate on fast results/short term. Preserving the environment is the only answer to save our future generations from the impact of global warming (AtKisson).
Researches reveal that natural events as well as human related activities contribute to changes in average global temperatures. AtKisson affirms that global warming is basically a result of increased emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This atmospheric carbon dioxide (co2) comes from anthropogenic (caused by humans) sources. The concentration of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, nitrous gases, and methane in the atmosphere has increased evidently due to human activities since 1800. NASA’s article adds:
Greenhouse effect – warming that result when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping. Long-lived gases that remain semi-permanently in the atmosphere and do not respond physically or chemically
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