Human Beings Are Responsible For Global Warming Essay

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Our lives are manic and stressful which causes us to just focus on ourselves. We have become oblivious to our surroundings and forget the important rock we live on, planet Earth. Everyday we take part in activities which contribute to global warming, whether it is unintentional or willful. We as individuals have a belief system, that we are mere slice of the pie that contributes to global warming. But in a grander scheme of things the general populous emits alarming amounts of carbon footprints. Failing to realize and grasp this concept that all human beings are responsible for global warming, is surely our downfall.

Our society solely functions on the burning of fossil fuels such as gas, coal, and oil. The burning of fossil fuels causes carbon to be released into the Earth’s atmosphere. As the years goes by the demand of fossil fuels increases. According to the New York Times article “Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming” “the level of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, is up 41 percent since the Industrial Revolution, and if present trends continue it could double in a matter of decades.” These new upsurge of carbon emission will be trapped in the Earth‘s atmosphere depleting the ozone layer, which protests as from the Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. The ozone currently has a huge gaping hole, which is allowing an exceeding amount of UV rays onto the Earth’s surface. This is causing the Earth’s temperature to increase. In turn the increased temperature has…

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