Climate Change And The Effect Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Essay

824 Words Nov 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Climate change and the effects of greenhouse gas emissions have been ever present in political conversations and ideologies, thus becoming an ongoing environmental issue. Dependent upon who one believes either climate change is a scare tactic employed by “tree huggers” and is of little concern or it is a real and present danger to future generations. But what should the typical person believe and whom should they trust when world renowned scientists have such strong dissension whether the dangers surrounding climate change even exist. One is told the polar caps are melting causing sea levels to rise and potentially effecting water quality for future generations. Perhaps the current droughts experienced in the western half of the United States are merely cyclical. The massive forest fires caused by dry vegetation and undergrowth which consume thousands of acres is merely a phase our nation is going through and will be a thing of the past in a few years. But, perhaps climate change is a man-made issue and we are currently destroying the only planet in our solar system capable of supporting life. If this is the case should not we as a nation at least consider climate change could in fact be a clear and present danger to our way of life? A research article written by Boehlert et al discusses how climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions are affecting water quality in the United States (Boehlert, et al., 2015). Boehlert et al posit climate change will have major influences…

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