Global warming is a particularly controversial topic around the nation. The gradual increase in the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere is a huge concern to many people. There have been numerous studies done that establish the effect of global warming on the environment. Everyone has there own opinion on it whether they have done the research or not. Many Americans are paying less attention to global warming than they have in the past. Though TV networks and news publicize the issue people are not taking action on changing their live styles to help try and prevent it. The warnings from the scientific community are also becoming more serious. It is a serious matter because the ongoing buildup of human-related greenhouse gases are dangerous and may cause harm to the environment and us people. In an article on the USnews website, I found that “Last month the United States set a record for the hottest month ever, with July 2012 beating a record set in 1936 by 0.2 degrees.” This is why people believe that the temperature increases every year. Whether it is global warming or not, we as individuals all have our own different opinions about the environment.
A big reason why Americans did not have immediate worries about global warming is because of the bad economy people believe they had better things to worry about such as finding a job, figuring out how they were going to pay there mortgage and support their families. Others didn’t care for global warming because of their “Climate-friendly” personalities. These people do not care enough about the environment to take time out of their day or money out of their pocket to make a difference. It also takes a mass of people to just spread a few words to the public; there is no way one single person can do it alone. Even those worried about climate change have a hard time putting their money where their mouths are, since raising the price of energy will affect the prices of merchandise throughout the country....
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