Sunday, November 1, 2015

Global Warming

Global warming is a thing! It is not a myth there is definitive evidence of the Earth heating up as the years go by. Part of it is because of us. If we continue to tear down trees and emit terrible gases for our planet then there may be no planet to call home anymore.
This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct  measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased  since the Industrial Revolution.  (Source: [[LINK||||NOAA]])
This is not a coincidence, the Earth has had an exponential increase in temperature and its been doing so for the past century. I believe that once mankind became more technologically advanced, with the burning of fossil fuels, releasing CO2, and other harmful substances, the heat began to rise.
Sure it's a slow process, but the process is being done nonetheless. We can't be so selfish today and think, "Oh well future us can handle this situation easily." But, "future us" may not be capable quite yet or when the technology to fix the problem is available it could be too late. We need to stop this now before it becomes a problem in the future.

1 comment:

  1. You chose some good plots, which really help the case you are making. Your argument could be more thorough and tighter. Statements like, "I believe that ..." make it come across as only your opinion instead of a reasoned argument.