Global warming: a term we have been hearing since our grade school science classes. Unfortunately, most are not aware of the serious alarm this climate change has on our ecosystem. We are currently facing the biggest crisis in the history of our entire planet. People are oblivious to the seriousness of this global crisis. Reflecting on history it is common to deny a concept that seems foreign to our society until it has a life-changing impact on us. For example, years ago studies were developing stating tobacco use was directly related to lung cancer. People continued to smoke, ads and commercials continued to fly over social media, despite these studies. Now, with our modern discoveries and many tragic losses, it is unheard of to deny that tobacco and cancer are directly related. Our future generations will one day look back on our actions that harmed the environment and wonder how we could be so oblivious to the health of our planet.
The proof is everywhere. The warnings are present everyday, but they must be heard and responded to. The climate change of our planet is a result of the collision of our civilization and the natural processes of Earth. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states humans are largely responsible for this deterioration. Human activities are responsible for the large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. This problem is augmented by the Earth’s rapidly growing population. Al Gore discussed the increase of human population during his lifetime.When he was born, during the Baby Boomer generation, the world population stood at two billion. The world population now stands at around seven billion. If it continues to progress at this rate, by his expected lifespan, it will reach nine billion. The rise to two billion took 10,000 lifetimes, and in one lifetime it increased seven billion. The world we inhabit was not built to sustain so much life. It is our...
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