Global Warming And Climate Change Essay

1244 Words Jul 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Climate Change Many debate whether global warming and climate change is really an issue. It should not even be up for debate. Here are some facts about global climate change, according to the Tenth Edition Environmental Science; by Daniel D. Chiras: There are thousands of temperature sensors distributed over land and sea all across the surface of the Earth. Readings from these sensors show that there has been a steady increase in the average global temperature since the 1880’s. Glaciers in Antarctica and other mountainous areas are melting. This melting has caused sea levels to rise over six and a half inches in the last century. The Earth has existed for millions of years. One hundred years is but merely a fleck of time. In addition to rising sea levels, ocean temperatures have been rising. As water temperatures increase, it also expands. This may be why sea levels are raising and storms are occurring more frequently and are stronger than ever, particularly hurricanes. Polar ice sheets have been breaking up and are starting to diminish. A trip that once took a boat two years to make, now only takes a few months because of the absence of polar ice. Heat waves, droughts and forest fires are also occurring more often than ever before.
With all of these facts, it is hard to deny the fact that global warming and climate change is an issue. If something does not change, then the future of not only the human race, but also the Earth, will be at risk. Something must be done to…

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