Global Warming Essay

1875 Words Dec 9th, 2014 8 Pages
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INTRODUCTION

Global warming poses a great danger to our planet. A harmonious blend of living organisms, humans, and the ecosystem is on the verge of being unbalanced. Within recent years, the sea levels have risen, animals have become extinct and the delicate balance of nature is threatened. Whether this is a danger to Earth is still uncertain but, whatever the effects of global warming may be, there is no doubt that the consequences are going to be massive, in the form of diseases and economic decline (Times Magazine, 2013), for example.

THE CAUSES OF GLOBAL WARMING

According to Withgott and Laposata (2012), global warming refers specifically to an increase in Earth’s average temperature (p. 300). Scientists
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Both results have dramatic effects on the pace at which global warming is currently occurring. Forest fires started by man, whether purposely or not, pose even greater dangers to the atmosphere.

Similarly, oceans are significant contributors to global warming as it naturally contains much polluting carbon due to the ecosystems they support. By definition, ecosystem refers to all organisms and nonliving entities that occur and interact in a particular area at the same time (Withgott & Laposata, p. G-5).

Scientific studies have also shown that the top layers of oceans contain more pollution than the Earth’s atmosphere and much of that pollution rises (Withgott & Laposata, p. 259). The amount of pollution and number of pollutants are also worsened by man, making oceans sizeable contributors to global warming.

IS THERE REALLY CAUSE FOR CONCERN

Once more, global warming is a complex phenomena and its full-scale impacts cannot be predicted this far in advance. But the NRDC summarizes that long-range consequences, such as coastal flooding, mosquito-borne diseases, glacier melting and intense hurricanes more destructive than Katrina, are likely to occur if trends continue.

In fact, an article directed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a harsh study on the diversity of instruments by which global warming

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