Global Warming And Its Effects On The Global Climate

876 Words Nov 11th, 2015 4 Pages
One of the major problems confronting today society is global warming. Everyone is talking about global warming, which is also known as “climate change” or “green is the new black”. However, like Mark Twain once said, “everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it” (1897 P. 8) According to dictionary.com global warming can be described as “an increase in the average temperature worldwide believed to be caused by greenhouse effect.” We are the most responsible for this situation because “…by burning fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil clearing forests we have dramatically increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere and temperature are rising.” – (Climatecrisis.net). These gases have a long-term effect on the global climate. According to Jan Corfee-Morlot, Mark Maslin and Jacquelin Burgess “global warming was officially more than 100 years ago.” (2007, p. 2745). The United States Government has many environment policies and agencies such as The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970 to help identify environmental problem problems in our nation. Nevertheless, this issue is not getting the appropriate attention that deserves.
For many individuals global warming is not a serious problem and they do not believe that global warming is happening right now. However, “Each Passing day brings yet more evidence that we are now facing a planetary emergency, a climate crisis demands immediate attention.” (Gore, 2007).…
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