Persuasive Essay On Global Warming

2004 Words 8 Pages
One of the biggest controversial topics in the media today is global warming. Whether it is politicians claiming it is a hoax or a new “scientific article” on why global warming is a natural process the earth goes through every couple hundred thousand years. On the other side of the scale, there are groups demanding that the government help regulate air pollution from natural gas and CO2 emissions caused from burning oil. These people just get pushed aside most times and ignored. Or they do not have enough support and funds to keep going and defending our only planet. Besides the controversial topic of global warming, there are so many other environmental issues that people are just turning a blind eye to. Today we are just going to look …show more content…
Although carbon emissions are causing devastating effects through global warming, there are many other reasons we need to switch from nonrenewable fossil fuels to renewable resources such as solar power and hydroelectricity.
We will run out of fossil fuels by 2100 (The End). The simple fact is fossil fuels cannot last forever. We will run out of them and soon. We need to switch to renewable resources and fast. But fossil fuels running low is not the only reason we need to make the switch. The mining of fossil fuels also has very bad negative impacts on the environment and society. The three big fossil fuels, oil, coal, and natural gas, all have very different methods of extraction.
Oil is drawn from the earth by drilling wells underground. A lot of oil companies now drill for crude oil underwater. This has many bad effects on our environment that we share with millions of other creatures. Drilling for oil disturbs land and marine ecosystems and harms fish and marine animals. Drilling mistakes can lead to massive oil spills like the one in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Oil spills contaminate soil and water and may cause devastating explosions and fires

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