“Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last 200 years”
Global warming has been a subject of great debate all across the world. It has turned out to be a sensitive topic for many people. Twenty years ago climate scientists were discussing whether if the earth was cooling down or warming up. Today, a vast majority of those scientists believe global warming is real and that it’s having a dangerous impact on the planet we inhabit. What caused those scientists to change their minds, what evidence did they uncover, and what do they determine about ours planet 's future?
To explain how global warming is created first I need to go through a couple steps of easy physics. First, if we have an object …show more content…
It has only taken us 200 years to turn this world upside down. Most of us want to change and do something about it, but not many got the courage to give up all the supplies connected to the oil industry. We have been addicted to something that slowly kills us, we should 've turned around a long time ago, and soon it is too late. Just look at the damages we have been able to do already. According to most sources (like EPA), global warming is mainly a result of burning fossil fuels. Each time fossil fuel is burned, saved carbon dioxide within the organism is released into the air.
The most normal usages for fossil fuel are; electricity production and automobiles/other transportation. Electricity production alone is responsible for approximately 40 percent of the total carbon dioxide emissions in the United States( according to EPA). Coal is the most used fossil fuel in the production of electricity which gives off nearly twice as much carbon per energy unit as natural gas.
“The earth is warming at an alarming rate, we are running out of fossil fuels, and it is long past time for us to take action to correct these problems.”