Global Warming And Climate Change

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David Attenborough (an English broadcaster and naturalist) once said, “[t]here is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.” Climate change is a pending issue waiting to be addressed and resolved by society as a whole before it is too late. Statistics show that the United States contains only 5 percent of the world 's population, but contributes 22 percent of the world 's carbon emissions. During the 21st century, global warming is expected to continue and climate changes are likely to increase, including: changes in temperature, precipitation, snow and ice, ocean level, and ocean acidity. The Kyoto Protocol, protocol aiming to reduce the collective greenhouse gas emissions, has been a failure. Even though Kyoto Protocol showed no sign of global emissions slowing down, our society should not give up, a more ambitious protocol should be taken to avoid unacceptable risks of devastating climate change. Climate change is happening on the planet and it is up to its’ inhabitants to end it. Informing/involving people of climate change and placing carbon taxes, making polluting activities more expensive and green solutions more affordable, would be a great way to start the end of global warming. According to Google’s definition, “global warming is the increase of Earth 's average surface temperature due to the effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from…

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