First of all, congratulations on your new role as president of the united states. It is your time to strive and to make a difference.
The Earth gave humans a place to live, and we took advantage of it and started trashing our home. We as humans, are ruining the Earth in an attempt to make our lives better than they already are. The weather is getting hotter, the oceans are rising, all because of global warming. Global Warming is a deadly issue with the environment on Earth because it is resulting in overheating and oceans to rise uncontrollably.
One well-known negative effect of global warming is overheating because it is causing temperatures to increase and it threatening the safety of all life on Earth. Overheating is not something people can ignore. Temperatures are rising and citizens on Earth can already feel it. “Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades.” (Global Warming Fast Facts) One point four is a small number, but added up through the years can equal something monumental. Not to mention, it is getting worse which means that that number will only grow faster.
Global warming is causing ocean levels to get higher and we as American citizens cannot let this get worse because it is both killing the animals that live in the Polar Ice Caps and flooding some areas in the world. Although this may not seem like much, it is enough to flood over many coastal cities in the U.S. The reason that ocean levels are growing is because the increasing temperatures are melting the polar ice caps. Not only does this cause the ocean to rise, but it also kills many animals in the process. Animals who depend on the ice for survival are starting to loose hope on life. Standing back and just watching these things happen would be cruel.
A single person can’t make a difference because what is one person compared to the over seven point five billion people on Earth. On the contrary, one person can change the world forever. Albert Einstein was just one person, so was Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Isaac Newton. It doesn’t have to be one big person either. You can still help with the small things. Carpooling, using electric cars, or simply riding your bike instead of driving can create a much better future society if everyone participates.
As you can see, Global warming is not something we can keep putting off. The temperatures are accelerating, the Polar Ice Caps are melting, and the oceans are getting higher. All of these things threaten the well-being of humans, animals, and the Earth. We need someone to do something, will it be you?
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