Global Warming Essay

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Global Warming

We should all be very concerned about our future on Earth as human beings. We may not be at such an immediate risk of burning to death, but our future descendants are. Every year, the overall temperature has gone up slowly. Eventually Earth will be too hot to live on, and the human race will become extinct! The best way to save our future is to start now. Americans should be conscientious of global warming and should watch their CO2 emissions because increasing CO2 concentrations means an increase in Earth’s temperature.

Being conscientious of global warming means making smart decisions on fossil fuel burning. As we all know fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource that produces CO2, which is detrimental to
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If we don’t have to drive, we shouldn’t! Taking a bicycle to work does not harm the environment, and also it can be a good form of exercise. In Alan Durning’s essay, he argues that free parking is “ a major cause of the nation’s unquenchable thirst for gasoline and automobile use” (330). With excessive parking available in cities and around town, we seem to feel that we have almost nothing to gain by leaving our cars at home (331). An interesting statistic Durning notes is that if millions of workers across the country left their cars at home and paid at least an extra $2500 for parking at work, this would save 2.5 million barrels of oil a day (332). Decreasing the number of free parking available would obviously decrease the number of automobile commuters. The land used for parking could be used for other more important structures. “And, as drivers begin to face the full environmental and social costs of their decisions, auto use would decrease” (331) which will result in less fossil fuel burning.

We Americans need more advertising about global warming around the cities and communities. Youngsters need to be educated about the matter because they are the future. They need to be aware of the dangers of the future. Bjorn Lomborg wrote in his essay that global warming is “not anywhere the most important problem in the world” (329). There are by far much more important matters that need to be
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