Global Warming : A Global Warning Essay

1138 Words Dec 7th, 2014 5 Pages
Global Warming, a Global Warning The Earth is filled with wonders, carved by history, and immersed in beauty. Since the Industrial Revolution, increasing amounts of greenhouse gases are being trapped in our atmosphere making the Earth warmer than it should be. This increase in temperature has melted glaciers, risen sea levels, created drought, and generated an imbalance in wildlife by making species extinct. Unfortunately, humans are the cause of climate change and global warming; if we do not decrease greenhouse emissions, our climate will continue to change and we will suffer dire consequences. Throughout history, the world has experienced extreme temperatures in order to create a balance in the world. 2.4 million years ago, the world was in an ice age where glaciers covered parts of the world. Between the 18th and 19th century, the world experienced complete opposite temperatures. Many believe that humans can not cause climate change because nature will balance the carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere through oceans, forests, and other factors. People that don’t believe in global warming also think that the extreme temperatures of hot and cold are caused by the sun’s heat and not by the gasses being emitted by humans. Professor Les Woodcock, a former NASA scientist, and a current Professor of Chemical Thermodynamics at the University of Manchester does not believe in global warming. He thinks that “climate change is a meaningless term used as a sop by big…

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