Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are drying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. Its becoming clear that humans have caused most of the pat century’s warming by releasing heat-trapped gases as we power our modern lives, called Greenhouse Gases, their levels are higher now than in the last 650,000 years. We call the result global warming and it is causing a set of changes to the earth’s climate. As the earth spins each day, the new heat swirls with it, picking up moisture over the oceans, rising here, settling there. It’s changing the rhythms of climate that all living things have come to rely on. What will we do to slow this warming? How will we cope with the changes we’ve already sent into motion? While we struggle to figure it all out earth hangs in balance. Global warming is real and is destroying our planet. We as inhabitants need to stop it! Today we will look at what global warming really is and what its’ effects are.
According to Dictionary.com, global warming is “An increase in the earth’s atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.” Okay, so the earth’s temperature is heating up. Why is that so bad? Sumer all the time, right? Well, not exactly. National geographic.com states there are many bad things that result from the temperature rising, such a natural disasters.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey predictions in 2008, by 2030, Glacier National Park will have no glaciers left. Global warming has also put many animals in severe danger. When all those glaciers melt, it has left animals that depend on the ice at a higher risk of drowning. When the ocean temperatures rise, it leaves all the life in it to try to adapt. Now, over millions of years the ocean had stayed at constant temperatures. All of a sudden it starts to rise unexpectedly for all living in there? Many scientists doubt the ocean life will be able to adapt....
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