We Must Stop Global Climate Change

1417 Words Apr 5th, 2016 6 Pages
“It’s Getting Hot in Herre” (Nelly)
“Global Warming is not a conqueror to kneel before - but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to.” (Lieberman) Every one of the past 38 years has been warmer than the 20th century average because of a dramatic rise in carbon dioxide emissions. We as a society must understand that Global Climate Change is happening and we cannot ignore it. Preventing Global Climate Change is definitely a costly road, but it is necessary to keep the world from falling to pieces. Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, heat waves and flooding are all examples of the outcome of Global Climate Change; any of these examples could thoroughly destroy a city. By altering our weather, health, and economy, Global Climate Change has affected life as we know it today, and it is vital that humans take action by reducing emissions, halting deforestation, fighting misinformation, and preparing for impacts.
Global Climate Change was discovered in 1896 by a Swedish scientist, Svante Arrhenius. The scientist proposed, as humanity burned fossil fuels such as coal, which added carbon dioxide gas to the Earth’s atmosphere; we would raise the planet’s average temperature. The largest and most-known theory is the greenhouse effect. For example, here is a quote explaining the greenhouse effect,
“The greenhouse effect is the process by which Earth’s atmosphere traps the warmth of sunlight near Earth’s surface. It is what keeps Earth pleasantly warm. For living…

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