Reflection Paper On Climate Change

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Global climate change is a pressing world issue, whose fires are fueled by global warming, and whose impacts are projected to affect all individuals – rich or poor – and all countries–developed or under-developed. Global temperatures are predicted to increase about 3 or 4 degrees Celsius within the next half-century and evidence of this issue are present everywhere, as sea levels rise, animals and tree lines migrate continually northward, and temperatures above land and water increase (Marston, 2014). Although every single country on our planet contributes to this issue, North America is one of the world’s largest contributors.
Canada and the United States play a huge role in the issue of climate change. For one, they are both significant
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This article essentially says that although all countries of the world will feel the negative impacts of global climate change, low-income countries will likely have it the worst. In these countries, critical issues regarding food and shelter are already prevalent. An increase in global temperatures will be felt directly by citizens of poorer countries, as many will have no method of shielding themselves from possibly unlivable temperatures. Feeding the population will also become difficult, as a changing climate can lead to decreased crop yield, furthering the issue of …show more content…
On September 23rd, 2014, several world leaders came together for the United Nations Climate Change Summit to shed light on the issue. Many leaders took to supporting the issue and voicing their intent on taking action in the near future – including US President, Barack Obama. Obama, recognizing the role of the US in being amongst the greatest CO2-emitters, accepted the responsibility of leading the world, alongside China, in efforts to reduce the severity of this crisis. Obama stated, “We will do our part, and help developing nations do theirs,” (Mauldin & Sparshott, 2014) which in my opinion, is the right step in approaching the problem. Wealthier countries, especially those contributing a significant amount to the problem, should mount the responsibility in leading the rest of the world in efforts to halt global climate change, as well as helping developing nations contribute to the solution as

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