Gloabl Warming Essay

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Gloabl Warming

Global Warming

Human kind has entered a brand new relationship with the earth. The constant and
increasing pressures we are exerting threaten our planets ability to sustain life itself.
Change-in the way we think , and in the way we live-is needed now.

Global warming is the most urgent environmental problem the world will face in the next
decade and the next century. Few, if any, trends are more important to our future than
climate change caused by human activities. Scientist around the world are warning us that
global warming poses a major threat to our future quality of life, previously there has
been little information on this problem. Right now, the rate of global warming may be 100
times faster than it has ever been. Very soon the earth may become hotter then

at any time in human history. In the last decades the problems of atmospheric change have
been gravely advanced by pollution resulting from human activities. These environmental
changes pose a real threat to the lives of people and wild life. It is vital to all of us
that we fully understand the complex relationship between the atmosphere and the earth.

The earth is getting warmer; the changes are small, so far, but they are expected to grow
and speed up. Within the next 50 to 100 years, the earth will continue to heat up hotter
than it has been in the past million years.

As oceans warm and glaciers melt, land and cities along coasts may be flooded. Heat and
drought may cause forests to die and food crops to fail. Global warming will effect
weather everywhere, plants and animals everywhere and people everywhere.

Humans are warming the earthıs atmosphere by burning fuels, cutting down forests, and by
taking part in other activities that release certain heat- trapping gasses into the air.
Humans all over the world need to get together and solve these problems.

In the southern hemisphere, the warming is the greatest over Australia, southern south
Africa, the southern tip of south America, and the area of Antarctica near Australia. In
the northern hemisphere, warming is strongest in Alaska, northwest and eastern Canada,
most of the Soviet Union, and parts of Southern Asia, North Africa and south west Europe.
Climate has cooled in Great Britain and northern and eastern Europe. In the USA scientists
found no overall warming trend in weather records kept since the

nineteenth century, however keep in mind the United States covers only 1.5 percent of the
earthıs surface. As warming continues, every place on the earth will be effected. In the
frozen heart of the last ice age, 18,000 years ago, the temperature was only about nine
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