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The global warming and climate change crisis

The main reason why earth is deteriorating is global pollution. Plastic pollution, air pollution, water pollution, and other ways of pollution all contribute to global warming and climate change. Global warming occurs when carbon dioxide and other air pollutants gather in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation. It can also cause sea level to rise Climate change mostly occurs due to human activities. The act of burning fossil fuels for energy, such as coal, oil, and gas to generate electricity. Climate change happens due to the enormous amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The climate has changed by around 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, Carbon dioxide levels in the air are at a new highest, and sea levels are rising up at an average of 3.3 mm a year! “The industrial activities that our modern civilization depends upon have raised atmospheric carbon dioxide levels from 280 parts per million to 414 parts per million in the last 150 years.” Since 1750, the average amount of energy coming from the sun either remained constant or increased slightly. Deforestation is also a main cause for global climate change. Clearing the land for agriculture, industry, and other human activities has increased concentrations of greenhouse gases. Higher carbon dioxide levels could also increase the rate of crops growing, but it could lead to increased amount of weeds and pests. Global warming also causes rising sea levels. Global sea levels have risen about 8-9 inches since 1880. In 2019, a studied showed that by 2050, sea levels will rise up by 30 centimeters.

So, we know that Global pollution and global warming is making a huge impact on the society so, how do we stop global warming and climate change? There are many alternatives. Using renewable energy, Reduce water waste, using electric vehicles. We can limit power plant pollution, as they are the single biggest source of carbon pollution. Humans can also install solar panels for the use of solar energy. Of course, us humans must all cooperate to make this change work. Humans are the cause of our planet to break down, so us humans must restore Earth again. Will us humans be able to stop the inevitable?

Sources:

https://www.climate.nasa.gov

https://www.edf.org

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