Global Warming Is The New Epidemic

1261 Words Jan 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Global Warming is the new epidemic that is facing the United States as well as the entire world. Global Warming is the gradual increase of temperatures around the globe. The gradual rise of the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and also the oceans is believed to be permanently changing the Earth’s climate. There is a debate among an abundance of people that and sometimes in the news, on whether global warming is real or not. However, scientists and climate experts all agree that the planet is warming and that could lead to a world wide crisis. Global Warming is caused by various things. However the main causes is by human activities such as burning of fossil fuels, land clearing, agriculture, increased volumes of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases are believed to be the primary sources of global warming in the past five decades. It has been recently predicted by global warming scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate that the average temperatures of the globe could possibly increase between 1.4℃ and 5.8℃ by the year 2100. This temperature rise can and will possibly affect planet Earth in many different ways. The effects and changes of global warming are many. Changes include rising sea levels due to melting of glaciers and at the Earth’s polar ice caps. Ice is melting worldwide in mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland, and Arctic Sea ice. Therefore the sea level has been rising faster of the last century. As a…

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