Global Warming And Its Effects On Our Health, Environment And Climate

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Global warming is predominantly a problem of too much carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons and other industrial gases in the atmosphere. As human beings destroy forests and, burn fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas, carbon accumulates and overloads our atmosphere; as a result glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, forests are drying, and increasing species of wildlife are nearing extinction. Overall the failure to deal with global warming has created significant and harmful impacts on our health, environment and climate. The poet John Donne once said "no man is an island" -- and we need to keep in mind that its corollary, "no species is an island," holds true as well. If the globe becomes an increasingly inhospitable place for different kinds of flora and fauna, it stands to reason that the globe will also be increasingly inhospitable to humans as well.
Whether a person understands the problem of anthropogenic related global warming or denies its existence, it should be clear that we have in the past century consumed an enormous amount of fossil fuel. Very little of that fuel is used efficiently and a lot of it is wasted. Pollution is real and has impacted each breath we take and the water that we sip. So, regardless of a person’s opinion on global warming there are a lot of advantages to using energy more efficiently and in a cleaner manner. Why not do it, if for no other reason than the accepted rule to leave the campsite cleaner than when you found it? The…

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