Human activities cause global warming


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Plastic bottle represents just one object of pollution in the Mississippi river. The amount of pollution in the water makes it unsuitable for fishing, swimming, and drinking.

Whether you are a student, teacher or parent, I can guarantee you have heard about climate change/global warming. 

Humans on this planet (especially in the most recent years) have made a large impact on global warming. We take our one and only home for granted. 

“Scientists attribute the global warming trend observed since the mid-20th century to the human expansion of the greenhouse gas effect,” NASA said. “On Earth, human activities are changing the natural greenhouse.” From the article, The Causes of Climate Change. 

Greenhouse gasses have increased recently from coal and oil burning, clearing of land for agriculture, etc. 

Global warming is a part of science, but that is not all there is to the story. Human activity drives global warming to worsen. 

I am never going to say science is not involved because, quite frankly, it is. Many blame global warming all on science and say that it “normal”, and the people who do blame it all on science do not step up and say we are a big part of the problem.

When events harsh warming weather conditions occur, we can not sit by and watch them continue while hoping and praying it does not affect us, It is already affecting us in numerous ways. We are all disrupting Earth’s natural process, and we cannot pretend like nothing is wrong. 

The article, Causes of global warming explained. “The heat is melting glaciers and sea ice, shifting precipitation patterns, and setting animals on the move,” National Geographic said. “The average temperature of the Earth is rising at nearly twice the rate it was 50 years ago.” 

That piece of evidence can say a lot on behalf of our Earth, It helped me realize we need to make all of these negative habits that hurt our planet and home stop. After all, we do only have one home.

We need to become more aware that we are driving this problem, and we are the only ones who can stop the destruction of our Earth. 

I suggest people start realizing, that one problem they think is small, adds up. This planet holds billions of people. If we all make one “small” mistake to harm this Earth, it changes into a much larger destructive problem later on. 

Our atmospheric temperatures are the highest they have ever been in over 800,00 years.

We all need to step up and make a difference. Either we can sit back and pretend that this all means nothing, or we can all step up and realize we can have an impact. We are powerful enough to make a change.