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Global warming is disastrous. If Mother Nature were a brick, global warming would be the pickaxe chipping at it. What I’m trying to say is that we should take action to stop it and here are my reasons why:
Reason 1: Beware, CO2 & temperature levels are rising!
Scientists who research global warming have been calculating the effects of global warming were mildly surprized that Earth’s temperature will rise from 1.1 degrees celsius (2 degrees fahrenheit) to 6.4 degrees celsius (2 degrees fahrenheit) by the end of this century. That means when I walk out my door in 2100, I will be wearing my air-con jacket for sure! Not just that but even now, plants and essential crops, like rice, are decaying, releasing methane, which is bad for the environment! But there’s worse…
Reason 2: Natural disasters will happen often!
“Breaking News! Hurricanes are happening everywhere!” …except in south east Asia. There are droughts there! See what I mean? You will be hearing that every day now! But noooooo! That’s not all! You will have billions of broken umbrellas because of peculiarly heavy storms. Yet no one cares about that. Do you go hiking? Well buddy, you’re going to need a budget for fire extinguishers!
The intense heat will cause more wildfires that will spread and spread and spread! Now, last but not least…
Reason 3: Sea level will rise!
Satellites have shown that the sea level rises by 3 mm every year! This is due to two things. 1.) Ice-sheets in Greenland will melt and float into the ocean. 2.) When water gets warmer, it expands, causing it to spread.
These are my three reasons why we should stop global warming. Please share this information with your family and friends.
- Hart-Davis, Adam. DK Science: the Definitive Visual Guide. DK, 2011.
- Howell, Laura, et al. Weather & Climate Change. Usborne, 2015.