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Global Warming (Problem-Solution model essay)
One of the biggest problems facing the world today is global warming. Many experts believe that our production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is heating the atmosphere, and this could be very dangerous for human life. This essay will examine the problem of global warming and suggest some solutions for it. Many problems could result from global warming. One of the biggest is rising sea level. This could result in the flooding of low lying coastal areas and cities, such as Egypt, the Netherlands, and Bangladesh. Another problem is changes in weather patterns. Many areas of the world are experiencing increased hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters. A final issue associated with this phenomenon is the negative effect on animals. Fish populations could be effected, while some insects which spread disease might become more common. There are several things we can do to deal with global warming. One answer is to stop making C02. We can do this by switching from oil, coal and gas to renewable energy. A second solution is to plant more trees. Trees absorb C02 and produce oxygen, which is not a greenhouse gas. A third idea is to use less energy and recycle more products. If we use less energy and are more environmentally friendly, the earth’s temperature may not rise too much. In conclusion, making small changes now in the way we live means avoiding huge changes in the future. Scientists, governments and individuals must work together to overcome this serious threat. (Word count: 250)

T.J. (left) & Rochelle (right) tree-planting. 1990.

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Global Warming (Problem-Solution model essay)
One of the biggest problems facing the world today is global warming. Many experts believe that our production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is heating the atmosphere, and this could be very dangerous for human life. This essay will examine the problem of global warming and suggest some solutions for it.

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Many problems could result from global warming. One of the biggest is rising sea level. This could result in the flooding of low lying coastal areas and cities, such as Egypt, the Netherlands, and Bangladesh. Another problem is changes in weather patterns. Many areas of the world are experiencing increased hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters. A final issue associated with this phenomenon is the negative effect on animals. Fish populations could be effected, while some insects which spread disease might become more common.

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There are several things we can do to deal with global warming. One answer is to stop making C02. We can do this by switching from oil, coal and gas to renewable energy. A second solution is to plant more trees. Trees absorb C02 and produce oxygen, which is not a greenhouse gas. A third idea is to use less energy and recycle more products. If we use less energy and are more environmentally friendly, the earth’s temperature may not rise too much.

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In conclusion, making small changes now in the way we live means avoiding huge changes in the future. Scientists, governments and individuals must work together to overcome this serious threat.

RUNNING DICTATION Instructions: Make a team of 3 or 4 people and write your team name below. Next, choose a "secretary" (writer). Everybody except the secretary will run to the first paragraph on the wall (Run 1) and then dictate (say) the words to your secretary, who will write them down. When you're finished, choose a new "secretary": the other people go to the second paragraph on the wall (Run 2) … and so on! Which team can finish writing (Run 1-4) first? After everyone finishes, you will exchange essays and correct another team's work. Team Name: _____________________________________________________________________

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