Essay about The Effects Of Climate Change On The Environment

2051 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 9 Pages
Driving to your upstate to your grandma’s house, cooking a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, turning on the lights to light the dinner table, baking a pumpkin pie, turning up the heater to warm us from the cold freezing winds are all some of the daily activities that we do without thinking twice. However, these activities are slowly emitting a greenhouse gas called carbon dioxide or CO2. According to Merriam-Webster, a greenhouse gas is “any gaseous compounds that absorb infrared radiation and trap heat in the atmosphere.” Without greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, Earth would be a frozen world. However, humans have burned so much fossil fuel that the greenhouse gases are causing the whole planet to become warmer. This causes detrimental issues for the environment, animals and humans all over the world. Although world leaders know about it, some chose to ignore it or deny that climate change is happening. Therefore, there are not major global changes to solve this climate change problem. This is where one of the many climate change organizations step in. 350.org is an international environment organization that “believe[s] in a safe climate and a better future - a just prosperous and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people.” 350 wants the leaders of the world to help fight this climate change and want them to be held accountable. They have online campaigns and mass public actions to bring everyone around the world together into a global network which is…

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