Argumentative Essay: The Problem Of Global Warming

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How much more evidence do skeptical people need, to believe that global warming is a real problem and needs to be solved immediately? Global warming is one the serious issues confronting humans right now. Global warming has occurred due to carbon dioxide and other gases getting stuck near the earth’s atmosphere, creating a thick blanket trapping greenhouse gases and the sun’s heat, thus making the planet warmer. It is changing our economy, health and the way we live in different ways. Many scientists are predicting that if we do not find a solution immediately to solve global warming, the future of the earth’s climate will be devastating. The leaders of the world must come together to discuss and fix the problem known as climate change. Most …show more content…
Some of the effects are already being felt in parts of the world. The poles of the earth is where global warming is being most affected. Due to this the ice caps are melting, the sea is becoming warmer and the rise of the sea level. With the ice caps melting, polar animals that live on these glaciers will suffer, because they will not have a place to sleep or rest. Also, the sea levels will rise due to ice melting and people who live near the shores all across the world will slowing watch the water creeping up the shore. According to Quirin Schiermeier, a writer for Nature, an International weekly journal of science, “Scientists have come up with the firmest evidence so far that global warming will significantly increase the intensity of the most extreme storms worldwide” (Hurricanes are getting fiercer). In other words, global warming is causing the wind directions to shift, resulting in extreme storms. With all these effects, the devastation of global warming seems inevitable. However, there is a solution to slowing down climate change and eventually fixing it. This solution is the “Clean Power Plan” proposed by President Obama on August 3, 2015. This is also supported by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which claims that this plan is “a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change”. Also, this plan …show more content…
Hillary Clinton proposed a plan to set ambitious goals for producing energy from the sun, wind and other renewable sources. In a New York Times article written by Trip Gabriel and Coral Davenport, “she also called for installing a half-billion solar panels by 2020, and to generate enough energy from carbon-free sources within 10 years of her inauguration to power every home in America” (Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan). Another Democratic candidate who proposed plans for slowing down global warming is Bernie Sanders. With the endorsement from the Friends of the Earth, which is a national environmental group, Sanders proposed that “we need to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and into sustainable energy” (Sanders Endorsed by Friends of the Earth). These proposals by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both aim to stop global warming by using renewable and sustainable energy instead of energy from fossil fuel power plants. However, they have not mentioned any regulations on fossil fuels like the Clean Power Plan. In order to shift to renewable energy first we have to set restrictions on power plants because they produce the most carbon emissions. Carbon emissions will reduce by setting regulations on power plants, then implementing solar and wind energy which are

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