The Reality Of Global Warming

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The Reality of Global Warming Temperatures are rising, natural disasters are becoming increasingly frequent, and the lives of millions of people are going in completely different directions. Sounds like some post apocalyptic wasteland, right? Contrary to many people’s beliefs, this is becoming a reality, and it is happening now. At the moment, greenhouse gases are entering the atmosphere at an alarming rate, and global warming is more of a problem than most people could ever realize. Climate change, while being a natural occurrence, is happening at an alarming rate because of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions everyone emits in their everyday lives without even knowing it. Luckily, if enough people are aware of the consequences of…show more content…
Global warming is drastically changing the order of the world. Not only is it an inconvenience for the average person to crank up the air conditioning, a warmer planet has real agricultural and economic effects. Extreme weather is becoming increasingly common, according to an article in Farmers’ Weekly, as a result of changing weather patterns due to differences in the way the world is heated. That means hotter summers, potentially colder winters, and higher chances of natural disasters, all of which can wreak havoc on crops and affect harvesting timeframes. The impact of global warming largely targets agriculture: according to research from Stanford and the Global Crop Diversity trust, “climate change will cause a 30% decrease in production of maize by 2030.” (Lambert) While a decrease in corn production seems like no big deal, those farmers lose the profits they could be receiving from that yield of crops. Farming is not the only thing that rising temperatures affect, however, as everyday lives are impacted by things like rising sea levels. Because of global warming, “melting at the top of the world alerts us that climate change is not just… theoretical,” but as a real issue, and one that is “altering people 's lives” (Emerson). Since, according to one journal, “Global warming has added water to the oceans by melting ice in the polar regions”, sea levels are rising and the coastline is changing
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