Topics: Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Fossil fuel Pages: 1 (429 words) Published: March 9, 2014
Climate Change
Just imagine in the future when your kids and their kids can’t see arctic animals. Well, it probably wouldn’t be that quick, but the temperature is rising whether we like it or not. The question is, are humans affecting the rise in the temperature. I believe are affecting global warming by burning fossil fuels. I think this because of the sea level, burning of fossil fuels, and deforestation. One reason I believe humans are affecting global warming is because the ocean has risen about 4-8 in the last 100 years. That may not sound like that much but it’s a significant amount. In an online article it says, it’s getting hotter because humans are burning fossil fuels which trap heat and energy into the atmosphere. Thus heating up the environment, it’s also known as the greenhouse effect. Another reason I believe humans are affecting the global warming is burning of fossil fuels. One example of this is Power plants. According to a New York Times study, Power plants are a key contributor to the effects of global warming. Power plants that gain their electricity through the burning of fossil fuel (such as coal plants) are especially to blame for this problem. This is largely because once the fossil fuel is burned to create energy, it releases carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is one of the leading factors in global warming. My final reason I believe humans affect global warming is deforestation. Deforestation affects global warming in two ways. First, during mass cutting, many trees are burned in the process. This releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Trees are also largely responsible for helping to absorb carbon and release oxygen. The more trees that are lost, especially in temperate forest zones, the less carbon dioxide that is recycled into oxygen. Some people may say that humans don’t affect global warming because the sea has been the same height for 200 years ,and it was rising before fossil fuels were being burned....
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