Global Warming In Hawaii

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Global Warming: The Underlying Effects
Of Carbon Dioxide For many years, individuals have been drawn to the natural beauty of Hawaii. They travel thousands of miles to witness what is called paradise. These individuals bask in the warmth of the sun while relaxing on a sandy beach often unaware of a crucial problem right in front of their eyes. This highly debatable problem is known as global warming. It has been a pressing concern for quite some time. Global warming has affected many different areas of the world including Hawaii. Today, global warming continues to be a threat to Hawaii’s environment and economy due to an increasing rate of carbon dioxide.
Modern society relies heavily on fossil fuels. Oil, natural gases, and coal
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The Natural Research Defense Council, a national environmental action group that advocates for environmental protection, describes global warming as a “complex phenomenon”. Its complexity comes from the diversity in its impact. Global warming has the ability to affect a community in many different ways. Normally, global warming is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “the recent increase in the world 's temperature that is believed to be caused by the increase of certain gases (such as carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere”. However, global warming’s effects are much more substantial than just increased temperatures. Global warming can also cause sea levels to rise as well as coastal flooding. These results are ripple effects that turn around and cause their own impact. Both global warming and its effects have continuously affected Hawaii’s …show more content…
Within an article entitled “Ten Solutions to Global Warming”, the Union of Concerned Scientists introduce easy solutions to global warming that everyday individuals can practice to make a positive impact on the environment. Although the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests a few typical solutions such as driving a hybrid or electric car and recycling, they do share new interesting ones. One solution to global warming shared by the Union of Concerned Scientists is to eat less beef. Studies show that eating less beef can significantly help out the environment. “The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions” (Meatless Mondays pp8) significantly contributing to the increasing rate of carbon dioxide and ultimately global

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