Global Warming Is the Greatest Threat to Our World Today.

1206 WordsSep 23, 20125 Pages
Animals becoming extinct, less available clean drinking water, glaciers rapidly melting, countries becoming flooded; these and many more are all problems we are facing in our everyday lives due to global warming. “The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences.” Said Al Gore in a speech at the National Sierra Club Convention in 2005. Many would agree with Gore in taking the side that global warming is the greatest threat to our world today. Global warming has a chain reaction effect, causing one thing which leads to the next and so on. Contrary to what others may think, no other problem compares to the intensity of…show more content…
The black carbon or “soot” resulting from these fires accounts for 18% of the planet’s global warming. These fires also lead to deforestation, which let off even more harmful emissions causing air pollution. This was evident in 2007 when Southeastern Europe experienced more than 3,000 fires during a long, hot summer. Many would agree that because of these extremely harmful effects global warming has on the earth, it is the greatest threat to our world today. Another negative effect global warming has on the earth is the spread of diseases. As countries become warmer, insects migrate north. These insects carry diseases and plagues which they bring to these northern countries, such as mosquitos carrying malaria. Malaria and other similar disease carried by migrating insects jump from one host to the next, infected a whole community within a small amount of time. With so many patients becoming infecting so quickly, public health services are becoming overwhelmed, leading to a negative impact on the economy. Similar to how global warming is affecting humans through disease, it is also affecting humans through the buildup of smog. Smog is a powerful combination of vehicle fumes, ground-level ozone, and airborne industrial pollution that represents an immediate chronic health threat to those living in revolutionized or built-up urban areas. As global warming poses the threat of increasing temperature, smog-related deaths
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