There are many problems concerning the environment. Pollution, destruction of the rainforests, and the consumption of all of our planet's natural resources are just a few. None of these issues quite compare to the problem of global warming. Global warming is a problem that affects not just some people, but everything and everyone. People must take action to stop global warming and must realize the severity of this problem before it is too late. The future depends on what we do now to slow the process of global warming. What exactly is global warming? Global warming is a problem that emerged as a major issue in the late 1980's. Global warming can be defined simply as a rise in the average land temperature around the earth (Hynes 181). Currently, the average temperature of the earth is roughly 57 degrees Fahrenheit (Schneider 16). This temperature could be the result of several different factors. Some of the factors that cause the earth's temperature to rise are natural, but humans have caused many others.
Surrounding the issue of global warming is the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect plays an important role in the issue of global warming, but it is not the reason behind why global warming is occurring. The many effects faced by humans because of global warming are of course very important. Since a significant portion of the country consists of shoreline, the amount of the damages would be massive. The problem though, is that the earth is producing an abundance of this gas, and we are going to become much too warm (Schneider 13). Uces greenhouse gasses naturally, and without this gas, humans along with many other forms of life, would not be able to survive. Along with many other solutions, one that would have a large impact on the environment is nuclear power use. Because the water is warmer it expands, and therefore occupies more space. Global warming is not a problem that will be impossible to...
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