What Can We Do to Stop Global Warming

1540 Words May 4th, 2010 7 Pages
What can we do to Stop Global Warming? Climate change may be a big problem, but there are many little things we can do to make a difference. If we try, most of us can do our part to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that we put into the atmosphere. Many greenhouse gases come from things we do every day. As we have learned, these greenhouse gases trap energy in the atmosphere and make the Earth warmer. Some of these gasses occur naturally while others are caused by humans. The most common of these gasses that are causing the earth to heat up is the gas carbon dioxide (CO2). According to the ICCP the CO2 emissions have grown between 1970 and 2004 by eighty percent. Emissions rose by 15.8 percent from 1990 through 2004 and emissions and …show more content…
One third of the landfills in the United States have closed since 1980, and more than half the cities on the East Coast will run out of room in their landfills by 1990. In New York, 14 sites have closed in the past 10 years. (Squidoo) With all of these places either closing or being full very soon we are running out of space to put all the trash. Some say that we should just burn our garbage but when garbage is burned, it can release dangerous gases into the air. Each year Americans throw away 1.6 billion pens, 2 billion razors, 220 million tires, and enough aluminum to rebuild the entire U.S. commercial airline fleet. Dr. Timothy F. Ball is one skeptic of global warming and has published articles in the Canada Free Press and other news papers. Dr. Ball has a Ph.D. in climatology from the University Of London England. Scientists like Dr. Ball believe that global warming is a myth, he believes that the climate changes we have been experiencing in the last few decades are well “within natural variability and explained quite easily by changes in the sun.” He says there is nothing unusual going on with regards to global warming because it does not exist. Dr. Ball is quoted in the Canada Free Press news paper (CFP) saying that the belief of global warming “is the greatest deception in the history of science.” Also, that “We are wasting time, energy and trillions of dollars.” (CFP) This Dr. of climatology believes…