Global Warming Kills the Oceans

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Global Warming Kills the Oceans
CO2 emissions have been a big problem in the world ever since we have been so dependant on it. The use of cars, heaters, factories, and airplanes have become a major problem to the atmosphere. CO2 emissions destroy the atmosphere by thinning out the ozone layer and leaving holes for the suns harmful rays to get through. The atmosphere protects us from those harmful rays which can lead to affects, for example skin cancer. Also it could lead to a more serious affect like global warming. Global warming is caused by the greenhouse gases that come from CO2 emissions. Global warming is a major problem to various aspects of the world, especially the oceans. If we look at all the components of global warming and how it affects the oceans, we then can figure out a way to stop it. If we turn our attention to reducing CO2 emissions we would see that even in a decade it would not stop global warming. Oceans are a major part of the world and global warming affects theses oceans massively. Endangered species of the oceans can be affected by global warming, and could possibly go extinct. It could even affect us and our surrounding land. So how could we reduce global warming and stop its affects? Well that is up to you to keep reading and find out. So, by examining that the cut of CO2 emissions will not stop global warming, effects it has on the worlds oceans, affects on endangered species, affects it has on us, and how could we stop its destructive manners it is clear that global warming is a major issue of today’s society.

There is a theory out there that if we could possibly cut CO2 emissions that it would reduce global warming by a long run. Al Gore, vice president of America, believes that global warming is a man made problem that can only be cured through drastic reductions in just the “greenhouse emissions”(Hanson, 1993). To an existent this theory is true, yes it is a man made problem but greenhouse emissions can be cured in many more ways rather than just reducing CO2 emissions. Al Gore had stated that global warming is the most important and major issue we have today, when in fact there are many more issue in the world we could look at that causes this global warming. The fact is that even if we reduce CO2 emissions by extensive numbers, in 100 years global warming would only be reduced by 0.03%(Lomborg, 2009), which in this case is not a lot. We would spend more money on trying to reduce CO2 emissions when the money could be used for more efficient and affective ways. Another theory to global warming is the Kyoto Protocol, which is an agreement that is part of the U.N climate treaty. This plan is to make more efficient ways to make things run and work without giving off too much CO2, but if they can not get the senates approval then they can not go through with this plan. Many of the people in the world have their doubts about both plans and think that global warming is not a major issue or if its even occurring. S. Fred Singer, president of the science and environmental policy project states “there is no scientific consensus that global warming is occurring”(Hanson, 1993). The reality is that there is proof of global warming. Sea levels are rising everyday due to global warming.

The oceans cover about 75% of the world, but that could change. Increasing sea levels are rising fast and in large amounts. Global warming is at fault for this increasing of the sea levels. The greenhouse gases are warming up the air and earth, which is causing the sea to warm up. When the sea warms up its causes the oceans to expand. Scientist believe in the next 100 year the sea levels are going to rise about 30 centimetres (Schneider, 1997), which could cause significant problems. With the oceans rising quickly, some the affects are more storms like; hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and mudslides. Our houses today are not build for massive destructions like these storms. Another impact that global warming has on...
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