Global Warming Issues

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When Trump won the presidential election of the U.S., the rest of the world and scientists quivered in fear of what this would mean for the fate of the world and its climate. It is known that Trump thinks of global warming as a Chinese conspiracy, and that he has put Myron Ebell at the head of the EPA. Myron Ebell is known to also not believe that global warming is caused by human activity. These happenings have caused the United Nations to worry for the future of the Paris Agreement, which the U.S. is a part of. Trump has mentioned not only leaving the Paris Agreement, but also stepping up coil, oil, and gas industries- increasing the United States’ environmental emissions. The main fear is that if the U.S. does leave the agreement, this …show more content…
Though there are fears surrounding this, there is some hope in the fact that the U.S. dropping out could cause China to take leadership for the future of the world’s climate. There is also the knowledge that America dropping out will not stop individual states like California from continuing its effort to reduce emissions. Global warming has been a concern since the 1800s, but it was not a large concern until the first IPCC (International Conference for Parallel Processing) reports in 1988. Soon after the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) found that if we raise the Earth two degrees above what it was before industrialization, we will see large, harmful changes to our current environment. From this, the UN created the Paris Agreement, which “aims to hold increase in global temperatures to ‘well below’ 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels.” (Duncan) The U.S. joined the Paris Agreement in September 2016, due to President Obama. As the article stated, “He [Trump] called global warming a CHinese conspiracy and suggested a ‘big fat dose’ of it might make frosty days more pleasant.” (Faiola) The the thought of Trump forcing the U.S. to leave the …show more content…
In this circumstance, the Taliban, which is an example of domestic terrorism since it is taking place in the same country it is located, claimed responsibility for this attack, and gave their reasoning. Since there is a reasoning behind terrorist attacks, that makes it rational warfare. This act of terrorism intimidated the German government, but since they are there, “as part of the NATO mission,” it also has intimidated every country that is part of NATO and also in Afghanistan currently. (Rahim) The countries currently in Afghanistan are mainly Germany, Georgia, Belgium, and Latvia, and they quickly came to Germany’s defense after the attack, as stated by the article. Though this was a terrorist attack, the attack injured civilians instead of the intended group, specifically injuring 19 women and 38 children. This terrorist attack was also an attack on Germany, but it was aimed at the USA. The Taliban stated, “the attack was retaliation for recent airstrikes in the northern city of Kunduz.” (Rahim) This shows that a terrorist attack spreads a wave of

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