Why Is Global Climate Change A Real And Serious Issue?

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Majority of the educated population, agrees to some extent that global climate change is a real and serious issue. The evidence that has been gathered for decades from various organizations, to include the ICCP and NASA are endless. In the past, the debate was whether global climate change was a real phenomenon and whether humans were the sole purpose of the cause. Unfortunately these debates are still covered through social media sources, such as Fox News and CNN. Presently, these type of debates over whether global climate change and its direct correlation to human induced activities has ceased to continue to a certain extent. Rather, social media are covering more in-depth analysis on the detrimental effects of the increase of greenhouse …show more content…
It seems as though the scare tactics, by depicting the rising sea levels, retreating ice sheets and glaciers, endangered animals, extreme weather patterns, deforestation, food scarcity, pollution, increase in surface and water temperature worldwide, etc, is not alarming enough for a large portion of people living predominantly in the developed countries. Bill Nye and many scientists, have stressed the importance of finding alternatives to the burning of fossil fuels from debates on news channels to informing people in documentaries. However, all these measures have left many people weary, such as in the U.S. where approximately half of the population is still unconvinced that global climate change is in any way a real phenomenon and also tend to stir away from the accusation that humans are the reason it is happening. Majority of the world’s living standards are far behind the U.S., and currently the second most developed country (China), is undergoing industrialization, which is why they have not ceased their use of coal for energy in many …show more content…
Yes, the short-term costs will be staggering but the long-term will prove to be largely financially sound. The fossil fuel, energy supplying corporations should begin providing cap limits to emissions of carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases. These policies have to first be established between all nation-states, and then shortly after should be addressed as an international framework for all nation-states to abide to set environmental laws. The pricing framework will adapt in time, if the cost-benefits are analyzed in an effective manner. The tone of most politicians in the past has been to cover global climate change in a future model, which is simply incorrect. Barack Obama, said it perfectly, “global climate change has been and is an issue now, we have to do something about it now.” This is an issues that is not to be dealt in the future, because if we maintain the current excess of waste, the same portion of consumption of earth’s frail resources, there will be no future human

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