Essay on Global Warming : Caused By Humans

1745 Words Mar 15th, 2016 7 Pages
Global Warming: Caused By Humans Earth is a sacred place. One single planet to house seven billion individuals, and that number is constantly growing. If the planet is damaged then there is no way of getting a new one. Elisabeth Corrall’s article “Global Warming is Happening Now” states that Earth’s average temperature has risen one and a half degrees fahrenheit over the past century, and it is estimated to rise another half to eight and a half degrees fahrenheit in the next one hundred years (Corrall). These small changes in the temperature can result in large and potentially dangerous shifts in the Earth’s climate. Multiple places around the world have seen a major change in rainfall over the years, resulting in more floods, droughts, intense rain, as well as more frequent and severe heat waves. Oceans and glaciers are experiencing some very large changes. Glaciers are melting, which is causing the sea level to rise. The ocean is becoming more acidic due to acid rain. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that many of these environmental changes can be linked to the raising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which are caused by human activities (Corrall). Humans are the greatest cause of global climate change due to their disrespect for the planet. Though many individuals think that global climate change is caused mostly by humans, Jason Taylor, author of “Global Warming is the Greatest Scam in History”…

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