The Effects Of Global Warming On The Earth

901 Words Feb 29th, 2016 4 Pages
What is Global Warming? Countless feel as if it is a natural phenomenon that the Earth cycles through. They are terribly mistaken. It is the effect of greenhouse gasses that are emitted by the machines we use today. These gasses are becoming trapped in the earth’s atmosphere, causing the temperature to rise. The effects of global warming are all around us and are becoming more prominent. There are already efforts in place to stop it and programs to “go green”. This climate change is a serious threat that needs to be addressed. How can a person live on an earth that is too hot to be habitable? If global warming isn’t stopped horrible catastrophes will happen. Even today, the beginnings of these terrible disasters can be seen all around the world. The sea levels are rising, food shortages are popping up, the global temperature is rising, and much more. As the base temperature of the Earth starts to rise, the polar ice caps are melting. This is causing the sea level to rise. Although this may not seem like a problem, it would cause the sea level to rise 70 meters or 230 feet and would destroy our large coastal cities causing mass destruction. Sea levels rising would also cause widespread flooding. As the globe heats up, tropical storms will become more intense. This will only aid in the mass flooding that will plague the Earth. Food shortages are expected to pop up. This is because as water evaporates from the rising temperatures, plants and animals will not be able to…
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