Global Warming Is The Biggest Problem Of The World Or Face Imminent Destruction?

1416 Words Oct 4th, 2016 6 Pages
We as a population must come together to face the biggest problem in the world or face imminent destruction. Since the industrial age, the Earth’s temperature has risen 2 degrees celsius.(Sutter, 2) Humankind has shaped the Earth to what it is today by destroying land, building factories, real estate, burning fossils fuels, and even by just driving a motor vehicle around. This all led to the epidemic we call today as global warming. Taking a stance to make a change against global warming is very important but it also might be too late. Global warming is real and it is one of the biggest problems civilization faces.
The rising global temperature threatens to create insane weather changes, crop failures, disease outbreaks, and water shortages worldwide. “Climate has changed when the planet received more or less sunlight due to subtle shifts in its orbit, as the atmosphere or surface changed, or when the Sun’s energy varied. But in the past century, another force has started to influence Earth’s climate: humanity.”(Earthobservatroy, 1) Humans have played a big part in this. Epic deforestation has taken place in the past 40 years, “20 percent of the amazon rainforest has been cut down.” (Nationalgeographic, 3) These beautiful and natural forests, home to thousands of species, have been destroyed and the ones that are not being cut down usually just dry out and die. To put in perspective of how much land 20 percent actually is, it 's about the size of the state of Virginia.…
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