The Global Pollution: The Challenge Of Climate Change

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The challenge of climate change is one of the most difficult tasks we have inherited. We will need to take immediate action, or climate change will lead to the end of life as we know it. Every time we use fossil fuels to power houses or to provide transportation; we add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Therefore, we need to use alternative fuel sources like geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, solar and wind power. Global climate change is a real problem that we need to take action against. “So, the Earth's average temperature has increased about 1 degree Fahrenheit during the 20th century. What's the big deal? One degree may sound like a small amount, but it's an unusual event in our planet's recent history. Earth's climate record,…show more content…
"Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves." The amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the air, the more we are harming our natural resources and natural habitats of all living species. Climate Change is an important issue that can have all kinds of impacts on our global community and, “In Australia there have been 117° fahrenheit heat waves that are causing baby bats to die because their brains are literally overheating”. Climate change for a long time has been impacting earth and all living species but “What's happening in Australia is part of a global trend. Over the last year, about 12 percent of the world's reefs have bleached, due to El Niño and climate change. Scientists have predicted that nearly half of these reefs (more than 4,600 square miles or 12,000 square kilometers, or more than five percent of reefs) could disappear forever”. Coral Reefs are important to the beginning of marine life because algae gave all coral nutrients to feed the fish and coral its color. If we don’t take care of our coral reefs than global fish population will decrease rapidly over the next few decades. “Trees also play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming. Fewer forests means larger amounts of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere—and increased speed and severity of global warming”. We need to take care of our Forests because if we continue logging at the current pace than the forests

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