Earth Vs. Giant Flaming Ball of Gas Essay

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Earth Vs. Giant Flaming Ball of Gas The world is burning! Or is it? This question has been the topic of arguments for years and has yet to be settled. There are sufficient arguments to both sides of this “dilemma”, but when you look at the facts and our past, only one side will prevail. It becomes clear that global warming does in fact exist, but there is nothing that we, as humans, can do about it. There are many facts proving that global warming exists. According to NASA, average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades (“Global Warming Fast Facts” 1). This obviously isn’t much, but it does prove that the earth is indeed getting warmer, hence “Global Warming”. And researchers …show more content…
But icy climates are not the only part of this earth that are being affected. Oceanologists have reported that coral reefs, which are highly fragile to small changes in the temperature of the water, have seen some of the biggest die offs ever, some areas reaching 70% (“Global Warming Fast Facts” 1). This proves that even sea life is in danger, not just climates that rely on the cold to thrive. So since that Global Warming has basically been proven true, another question is risen: what is going to happen? A report by the IPCC said that Global Warming could lead to large scale food and water shortages, and could have huge, dangerous and deadly effects on wildlife. By the century’s end, sea level could rise 7 inches, and even up to 23 inches- while a rise of just 4 inches could flood many islands and swamp large parts of Southeast Asia (“Global Warming Fast Facts” 2). Flooding could be a huge problem. There are some hundred million people that live within 3 feet of sea level. This flooding could be caused by glaciers around the world melting, rising the sea level, while dangerously reducing the world’s fresh water supply (“Global Warming Fast Facts” 2). Researchers say that a lot of the water could come from mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering west-Antarctica and Greenland, and ice in the arctic sea (“Global Warming

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