Global warming — taking action now

Climate change has been a worry of mankind since humans first learned about the ice age. So just how much is global warming impacting our world? Why should we even care about these changes? Imagine a world without rainforests or glaciers, a world of widespread famine and drought. If society doesn’t take action now, this kind of world will become a reality. Our futures are at stake and mankind need to take care of the Earth, before it becomes too late.

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:00am
  • Opinion

Climate change has been a worry of mankind since humans first learned about the ice age. So just how much is global warming impacting our world? Why should we even care about these changes? Imagine a world without rainforests or glaciers, a world of widespread famine and drought. If society doesn’t take action now, this kind of world will become a reality. Our futures are at stake and mankind need to take care of the Earth, before it becomes too late.

Many people think that a problem is not important unless it is an absolute fact that it’s occurring. The fact is, something is transpiring, and if the world does not take notice, the Earth could soon be overrun with catastrophic weather events. Already, there is proof that global changes are befalling the Earth. Sea levels have risen at an average rate of 1.8 millimeters a year during the 20th century, increasing the threat of flooding in low-lying coastal areas.

The future of the Earth is very important to me. My desire is to change as many people’s opinions about global warming as I can, so that the Earth will have a better future for itself and its inhabitants.

We’ve created this mess and we need to clean it up!

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