The Issues Of Climate Change And Global Warming

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Climate Change
The issues of climate change and global warming have began increasing at an exceptionally alarming rate. Many people believe that this has become a major problem in today’s world, but nothing is being done to stop it. Industrial companies have been led to believe that climate change does not exist and is not a threat rather than change their ways to accommodate our planet. Other countries believe that the climate change is not within our control. The disregard for how our actions are impacting the earth, the misuse of fossil fuels, and industrialization are affecting the environment and are directly contributing to climate change. According to researchers at Earth Journalism Network “Climate change is a paradoxical subject.
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Major rises in the planet 's temperature were seen when the industrial revolution started. “Many businesses accept that climate change is real but are waiting for signals from governments before making long-term investments in measures to address the threat. Meanwhile powerful forces, notably the polluting industries and fossil fuel sector, have deep vested interest in maintaining business as usual” (Earth Journalism Network). Climate change and global warming are a difficult subject, just as Michael Pollan explains in his essay “Why Bother?” He discusses the issue of “bothering” and doing all these things to go green and make a difference, but does it make a difference when you have millions of people being careless and doing nothing to address climate change as an issue. Which brings up the question is bothering about climate change and global warming worth it? The answer is yes, climate change and global warming are very worth doing something about. Just as Pollan states “If you do bother, you will set an example for other people. If enough other people bother, each one influencing yet another in a chain reaction of behavioral change, markets for all manner of green products and alternative technologies will prosper and expand. Consciousness will be raised, perhaps even changed: new moral imperatives and new taboos might take root in our culture.”(Pollan). By making a bigger deal about climate change we are raising the standards of how people should live, and hopefully implementing better habits and practices on people. Pollan is saying that we need to set a new standard; we need to make going green the new popular thing. Many people are waiting for the government to address the issue with global warming and come up with a

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