An Inconvenient Truth, a Global Warming

Topics: Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Greenhouse gas Pages: 3 (925 words) Published: July 15, 2010
An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s lecture on global warming was very amusing. I liked the way he presented the lecture and by encouraging the people to act to solve this global crisis. Global Warming. What is global warming? Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Global warming is the world’s main problem. A graph was shown during the lecture pertaining to the ten hottest years ever-measured saying that they have all occurred in the last 14 years and the hottest of all was 2005. Through this graph we can all tell the effects of global warming. Rising sea levels and observed decreases in snow and ice extent are consistent with warming. Al Gore presented pictures showing Mt. Kilimanjaro 30 years before 2006 and the year 2005 and if the earth keeps on heating, within the decade there will be no more snows of Kilimanjaro. The Artic Ocean is experiencing fast meltdown and sea levels will rise. Many parts of the world would be underwater. The frequency of hot extremes, heat waves, and heavy precipitation will increase. News tells us that many people experience heat waves and die because of that. If the climate continues to change, it shall also affect the diversity of ecosystems and shall result to extinction of many species because of higher atmospheric CO2 levels together with global temperatures. According to research, reduced water availability may affect agriculture in low latitudes. Low-lying coastal systems are vulnerable to sea level rise and storm surge. That is why if this continues to happen, some of the countries in Asia would submerge including our country, the Philippines. We are vulnerable to storm surges like what happened during the time of Ondoy and Pepeng. The same also with what happened in New Orleans and other parts of America last August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina attacked.

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