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What is the most geographical issue in the world today and why?

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What is the most geographical issue in the world today and why? In my opinion, the most important geographical issue, and the one that needs to be most addressed, in the world today is global warming. At the moment, there are too many people saying that we need to do something and not enough doing anything about it at all. There are so many different factors and effects of global warming, that can be seen everywhere, showing that this issue is so powerful and dangerous. In recent years we have witnessed dramatic weather events and natural disasters that can only be explained by our effects on the world, in which we live and have thrived in for thousands of years. An example of this is the hurricane that hit Brazil in March 2004 and never before in history has this been known to happen. ...read more.


If this were to happen, life would be a continual competition in which the Survival of the Fittest would 'come into play'. Currently, less economically developed countries are going through their industrial revolution and so their carbon emissions are larger than normal and still increasing in order to cope with their huge populations. An example of this is China, which is rapidly producing power plants at a rate of two large plants per week. The carbon dioxide and other gases that are produced are causing air pollution, which is preventing the Sun's rays from leaving the Earth's atmosphere leading to the 'Greenhouse Effect' - named because it is the same process, which occurs with a greenhouse. Also, by burning fossil fuels we add harmful gases into the atmosphere, which leads to the Greenhouse Effect, because the carbon dioxide produced is one of the main elements that cause it. ...read more.


Currently, deserts are growing due to pressure being put on the land by people and conflict, and lack of rainfall. As the world heats up due to global warming there will be fewer rainfalls on already barren land and so more and more animals, plants and humans will die as a result. So, not only are we destroying our world; we are destroying ourselves. To continue with what we are doing now, such as burning fossil fuels, producing great amounts of carbon dioxide and throwing countless amounts of recyclable waste away is not sustainable. We are changing the world today and affecting the lives of people in the future. There are many minute changes, such as recycling and using renewable energy, that can slow down the rate of global warming or prevent any more damage form occurring. But until every country and every person decides to do so, it will be a everlasting battle ending in disaster. Elle Graham 12MWd ...read more.

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