Global Warming: The Importance of Going Green

1378 WordsJun 24, 20186 Pages
For centuries, the issue of global warming has been a great concern for citizens in all cultures. Many suggest that becoming environmentally aware is the solution to preventing this constant climate change in our environment. However, individuals relentlessly dismiss the issue by being nonchalant and inconsiderate. Furthermore, going green has generated intense controversy: some feel strongly that their individual contribution to society is worthless; while, others firmly advocate that becoming ecologically aware helps prevent possible changes in the atmosphere, resulting from global warming. Certainly, going green can prevent climate change in our environment by conserving energy, by reducing the health risks associated with global…show more content…
While being higher in these nutrients, they are also significantly lower in nitrates and pesticide residues” (Crinnion 2010). Ultimately, going green reduces the chances of developing preventable health problems. In addition to lessening the risk to people's health, going green will benefit the economy financially. Switching to eco-friendly appliances often results in lower energy and water costs, which is very beneficial to low income families. By minimizing the cost when conserving energy, most electricity bills will decrease in amount instead of skyrocketing to insane amounts. Furthermore, limiting the usage of water can reduce many of the water bills. Ultimately, going green will save several people a great deal of money. Opponents of these views present several arguments. They claim that others will take the initiative in going green, which is why they believe that there is no need for them to contribute. These opponents believe that climate change is the cause of weather changes not human beings. Furthermore, most people that agree with the opponents’ views believe that one individual contribution to society is not going to benefit humankind. Also, “an almost mystical faith in a technological "holy grail" blinds many consumers from seeing that the "Kingdom of Heaven
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