Essay on The Effects Of Global Warming On Our Planet

951 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
As Las Positas students we have a strong impact on how we treat our planet. Every day we go about our lives not thinking about how bad we neglect our planet, one of our most overlooked problems we contribute to is global warming. There are many ways how we can help end this tragedy, the two easiest being; lowering our carbon dioxide output and help putting an end to deforestation. Global warming is the increase of the overall temperature of earth’s atmosphere, surface, and oceans. The main problem is that our average temperature is rising and is causing many environmental and social changes. Global warming is responsible for the melting of our polar ice caps; which causes ocean levels to rise, the destruction of natural and animal life, climate changes, droughts, and leaving us with more extreme weather conditions. Just in the past 100 years the earths ocean levels have risen almost 8 inches and continue to rise yearly. Many plants and animals are being affected by this change also, polar bears and some rainforest plants are on the verge of extinction. The hotter our atmosphere is the more likely we are to experience droughts and wildfires, a good example of this would be our home state of California. Our atmosphere is polluted with multiple greenhouse gasses, which trap heat inside causing our average temperature to rise. Global warming is also effecting our climate change negatively. Summer days are getting hotter and our winter season isn’t as long as it used to be. This…

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