The Issue Of Global Warming Essay

1946 Words Dec 13th, 2015 8 Pages
Help! Our Planet is in Danger
“Beyond Petroleum” was once the slogan of the big oil giant BP, before the company decided to pull the plug on its decades of R&D work on alternative energy. The organization had promised to spend a major portion of its investments on its energy efficiency and renewable energy research programs, but later, the company defaulted much of its capital on various ways to extract fossil fuels. When big oil companies like BP, Exxon Mobil and Chevron put their financial interests ahead of their responsibility towards the environment, our planet is endangered. Global warming, one of the major concerns for the world leaders today is a direct result of our dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels. As such, there is an immediate urgency for all the countries in the world to make commitment to cut down on greenhouse gas emission; and for the rest of us to start reducing our carbon footprints.
The global temperature rise is a serious problem and need our immediate attention. In June of 1975, a Yale economist, William Nordhams, wrote about climate-change and theorized that if we push the average global temperature by more than 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial-Age level, the world could be in a dangerous situation (Ball). In 1990, the U.N. supported the 2 degrees Celsius theory of Nordhaus (Ball). At the same time, the U.N. also added that the two-degree shift could rapidly increase the severity of damage to our ecosystem (Ball). Furthermore, in July…

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