The Consequences Of Global Warming

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Global Warming
If you ever wanted to see polar bears in the wild, your time is running out. Global warming is causing polar bears, and many other species to go extinct. Global warming, also known as climate change, is the rising of the Earth’s temperature due to greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, getting trapped in the atmosphere. When the gases can not leave the atmosphere, they absorb radiation and sunlight from the sun and make the atmosphere warmer. Global warming is being caused by humans and something should be done about it. The reason global warming is so prevalent is because people do not know they are hurting the environment and some people do not believe it is real. There will be consequences to everyone if
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The tiniest temperature change can affect endangered species and put them even closer to extinction. In a 2003 study, it states that 80% of 1,500 animal species are already being affected by climate change (“How Is Wildlife...”). For example, the mountain gorilla is being forced to move higher and higher up the mountains because the temperature where they live is getting too hot. As they move higher up the mountain, it is harder and harder to find enough vegetation so they can become malnourished. This may cause them to become extinct in the future. The small things people do affect the survival of other species like the mountain gorilla. Next, growing crops will become more difficult. The rising temperatures cause water to evaporate more rapidly than normal. Because the atmosphere is taking all of the water out of the ground, there have been many severe droughts in multiple countries (“Climate Change...”). It is hard enough feeding the world now, but what happens when crops are not growing and there’s barely any food for anyone? Farming is so important to the world and it will be extremely difficult if there is no moisture in the ground from climate change. Then, more extreme weather and temperatures will be prevalent. Increasing temperatures have the potential to become a major factor of health issues. Possible side effects will more than likely include greater air pollution, a prolonged and more severe allergy season and higher infection rate of insect spread disease (“Effects of Global Warming”). With the increasing temperatures comes more insects. Insects like mosquitoes and lice have more time and better climates to reproduce, causing more spread of diseases like malaria and typhus. Also, allergies will get worse. Plants, when exposed to more carbon dioxide than normal, will tend to produce more pollen than they need

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