Global Warming

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Jahn Acevedo
Prof. Nankov
Intermediate English

Global Warming and the mayor causes concerning McKibben in “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math”

Global Warming is a mayor issue affecting the world and questioning our future, that is why through this essay it will be explained what is global warming and its mayor causes. This essay will be an analysis of global warming usingarticles of Mckibben “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” and others. This essay is to explain Global Warming by analyzing articles, about new discoveries and effects, to show and prove that we have to pay great attention to this problem and stop ignoring it because than it is going to be late and global warming will end with our home.
Global Warming is an increase in the temperature of theearth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, and other pollutants. It all starts with economical and political issues followed by the people that perceive that their individual actions will not make a difference in the atmosphere concentration of carbon dioxide. It is affecting the earth tremendously. Destroying animal habitats, theUV rays reaching the earth, melting the north and south polar, and many other devastating problems that affect everyone in the world. This fight of humans versus global warming is one that we are losing, due to our lack of attention, irresponsibility and selfishness. This essay contains information about the 3 mayor topics and causes of global warming and how it is affecting the world. Howpolitics, economy and the human race are destroying the earth today.
Scientific data has been evaluated and presented to the countries in order for the respective leaders to make up a plan on how are we as a human race, are going to fight against global warming. There was a meeting in Rio for the twenty-eth anniversary of a massive 1992 environmental summit where nothing was accomplished. Ourpolitical leaders are in denial about the problem that human civilization is in. Our President, Barack Obama did not even attend the meeting. These men in charge of helping our country and the world are aware of the problem affecting the world, but in total negation of taking charge and commit to do the necessary changes. For example neither China nor the United States, which between them are responsiblefor 40 percent of global carbon emissions, were prepared to offer dramatic concession or plans in order to reduce this amount. In the article “ Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” of Bill McKibben, he helps us relate how politics and economy are engaged together in this fight, and how even the people have to cooperate in order to try and correct this mess.
McKibben provides us with 3 strictnumbers, according to researchers and scientist, which is really convincing data that we have to do something about global warming now. Our atmosphere right now is about 0.8 degrees Celsius, and even though it seems like a little number it has caused far more damaged than what scientist have expected. The oceans are 30 percent more acidic, around one third of summer sea ice in the Arctic is goneand the atmosphere over the ocean sis a shocking five percent wetter, causing devastating floods. Scientist says that if we keep increasing the temperature of the atmosphere it will be devastating for the earth. This is why Obama took the lead an proposed the “ Copenhagen Accord” that it really did not accord to make dramatic changes with the burning of carbon dioxide but at least it alerted manyabout the 2 degrees Celsius temperature the atmosphere cannot reach. Another number McKibben provides us is 565 Gigatons, which is a unit of force. Humans as individuals can pour 565 more Gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by midcentury and still have some reasonable hope of staying below 2 degrees Celsius, but the fact is that we have five times as much oil and coal and gas on the...
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