The Importance Of Global Warming In The Story To Build A Fire

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Global Warming is more than just temperature change. The cost of global warming is extraordinarily expensive. According to a report by the United Nation 's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released in March 2014, the Earth 's rising temperature could bring about economic disaster ranging anywhere between $70 and $100 billion a year. This would be the result of “the combined cost of crop losses, rising sea levels, higher temperatures and fresh water shortages” (Surrey 2016). Furthermore, the estimates do not account for major, catastrophic natural events such as tsunamis, Earthquakes, and super storms, which would only increase the overall cost of global warming.
While the evidence may seem irrefutable, there are still many in leadership
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We humans have ignored this issue since it has not become a big enough problem to deal with as of yet. However, as time goes by these issues will become so severe that the damage to the Earth is irreparable. In the Story To Build a Fire by Jack London, the reader follows the thoughts of a man traveling through the Yukon with his dog companion. From the beginning, the story is set in gloomy and subtle darkness. There is no sun, and the bitter cold and silence of the day had no impact on the man and his decision to make this journey. The reader clearly begins to notice and realize the arrogance of the man and his lack of experience with winters. Nonetheless, the man feels confident enough to travel alone, something the old timers of the area warned him to never …show more content…
And in doing so, neglect to provide or implement solutions to reverse the effects. Climate change is everywhere and the effect of it on humans and animals has proven to be disastrous over the years. Nevertheless, we seem to continue to do nothing about it. Is the reason because we fail to see global warming as a problem because we are not staring death in the face right now? According to the National Climatic Data Center, weather extremes are becoming more and more frequent: hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, flooding, droughts. What used to be "100-year" events are now commonplace (Rauber, 1997). These natural disasters are rising in numbers and size every year, yet we are oblivious to the fact that they are a threat to us because they may not be happening in our backyard. Just as the man in To Build a Fire ignored all warnings about his journey, we too might face the same fate. Death will certainly find us if we do not heed the Earth’s not so subtle

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