Global Warming : The United States Essay

1377 Words Nov 28th, 2016 6 Pages
From the twentieth century, the United States has been heralded as the leader of progressive ideas and working for the right of all countries, but America falls flat when it comes to climate control. For far too long America has been the consumer of more gas per capita and producing more carbon emission than any other country (Lefton, Rebecca, and Weiss, Daniel). For a country that is known for being the technological center of the world, it is far behind most countries on this topic. It is time Americans take control of this problem at every level to ensure that future generations will live in the same healthy ecosystem as today. Global warming is the current buzz word to describe the climate change currently experienced by the world today, and it is a hotly debated subject. Over the last one hundred years, the surface temperature of the earth and ocean have risen. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the average temperature has increased by 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit. While this may seem insignificant, the smallest of fluctuation of global temperature can bring dramatic damage to the environment of the world including changing sea levels. In the small Pacific nation of Kiribati and Palau, the crisis of water levels rising has already begun. Merely twelve years ago people were living on some of the islands that compose these nations, but now water levels have risen so high that they are forced to move(Before the Flood). The citizens of these countries are now…

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