Global Warming Essay

1490 Words Mar 13th, 2014 6 Pages
Global Warming

Global Warming
Jonathan Gess
Itt Technical Institute Global Warming
In the 1990’s a great problem was brought to our attention as a nation, and as a world. Al Gore had started a movement to change the world. He was looked upon as a fanatic, in some eyes, maybe a lunatic. In my mind for a while he was both. After some research and some insight, the realization is he was just trying to make the world aware that we are ruining the earth that we inhabit. The question that is posed, however, is global warming caused by humans, or just part of the life cycle of the earth and universe? Maybe global warming isn’t a bad thing; maybe it’s just the earth reverting back to this earlier stage of its life.
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The cold spots are becoming more and more as the sun ages. Like an aging human, its “body” slows down and like all living things, it will die.
The world will not die in our lifetime though. According to the Washington post:
Earth should last for another 1.75 billion years before it grows too hot to sustain life. Earth could continue to host life for at least another 1.75 billion years, as long as nuclear holocaust, an errant asteroid or some other disaster doesn’t intervene, a new study calculates. (“Earth should last for another 1.75 billion years before it grows too hot to sustain life - The Washington Post,” n.d.)
As a kid I would watch the Discovery Channel, one documentary that has always stood out was the life cycle of the earth. They bored down through the ice in Antarctica; they found remnants of the last ice age. Before it hit, lush forests covered the continent and no doubt many different animals. The earth was once warmer than it is now. The maybes tied to this phenomenon are endless, as are the theories.
There are millions of questions that revolve around this topic; the bad thing is there isn’t much for answers. Speculations are the only thing that can be made, we weren’t around before the ice age, and therefore, all we can do is try to understand the past. Thankfully scientists are better at deciphering dirt than I am, for this I am grateful, because then we can learn.

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