Carbon Footprint Persuasive Essay

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One small thing people should be willing to do that will make the world a better place environmentally is recycle. This can be reflected by several different ways such as: Carbon footprint,Tragedy of the Commons,Use of natural resources, cause of global warming, and its repercussions. By comparing the current consequences vs the possible outcomes, it will be clear that this small change will make an enormous impact on the world. A carbon footprint is defined as: The total amount of greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide. All products that we consume are supporting human activities either directly or indirectly; every water bottle you drink, every …show more content…
Without balance, it will fall over, and probably not be able to get back up. Mars is a great example, it supposedly has all the ingredients for life, and some people argue that it has evidence of having had life, but it did not have balance; it was too close to the sun, and its atmosphere was burned away (assuming science got this one right). Not all imbalances are man-made, however here on Earth most of our problems are. Here on Earth we are beginning to call imbalance by another name: Global Warming. Global warming is considered as an increase in the surface temperature of the Earth as a result of increased levels of greenhouse gases. The production of paper via recycled materials uses up to eighty percent less water than paper production that uses new or raw materials. This is just a small sample, many things that we do produce greenhouse gases. My step-father is a mechanic, and loves cars, but every time a car gets turned on, it floods our atmosphere with pollution (another name for greenhouse gases). If as a society we instead used renewable resources such as solar powered cars (which have no emissions and are renewable), the Earth 's greenhouse gas levels would go down. No single thing will drastically change the world, this concept needs to be applied on a global scale as a lifestyle, not a

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