Global Warming, By Bill Mckibben Essay

1557 Words Nov 8th, 2016 7 Pages
Global warming is still considered a controversial topic in modern politics. More people believe that global warming is real but aren 't worried about the immediate threat it imposes. Conservatives believe that changes in global temperature is naturally proven by examples like the Ice Age. They believe that there is no evidence that human beings are causing climate change. Liberals, however, believe the opposite. In the 2012 article Global Warming 's Terrifying New Math by Bill McKibben, the author doesn 't even address the political arguments for or against climate change. Throughout the article, McKibben emphasizes the implications of climate change and whether humans have a chance to save the planet, meaning he doesn 't believe climate change is a hoax like conservatives do. The author asserts that if more people understood the math of global warming, perhaps there would be more people taking action. He insists that there are three simple numbers that will allow us to understand the dangerous future that 's to come.
Through these numbers, McKibben explains that the fossil fuel industry is most to blame for global warming and that if we don 't figure out a way to limit the use of fossil fuels, it will be too late for the future of this planet. Although I agree with McKibben on two points, arguments against global warming tend to be economical and his claim that the fossil fuel industry is most to blame, I can not accept that his pessimism is rooted in a lack of faith in…

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