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A Global Warning

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A GLOBAL WARNING Global warming: is it a sitting bomb that we're sitting on? It is urgent that we address this issue right now. Many people are still confused as to whether global warming is 'hype or hoax'. However, the majority of scientists all agree that global warming is real, it is actually happening now and it is a direct consequence of our actions; under no circumstances can it be seen as a natural occurrence. The evidence is both overwhelming and undeniable. So what are we doing to combat global warming? More to the point, what are you doing? If you are not doing anything, it is time you asked yourself why. As Upton Sinclair, an eminent American sociologist commented: "It is difficult to get a man to do something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." It appears that people do not want to act when it depends on them actually paying for something. They generally don't want to disrupt their lifestyle to do something that they think is just a waste of time or a waste of their money. ...read more.


Droughts and wildfires will be widespread. World sea levels will rise by more than 20 feet, devastating coastal areas internationally. More than a million species worldwide could be driven to extinction by 2050. The Arctic could be ice free by the summer of 2050! All this devastation because of us! So what can we do about it? Well we can start at home. Simple things like having shorter showers and turning off lights and appliances when not in use can work wonders. Replacing all house light bulbs with energy efficient and eco-friendly bulbs is also a huge step to saving the planet. They use 60% less energy than a normal bulb. This simple switch will save approximately a colossal 300 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. You can also use a clothesline instead of a tumble-dryer to save energy. When you buy new appliances look for the Energy Star logo. This tells you that the appliance is energy efficient. Make sure that you only run the dishwasher and washing machine when they are full, to save energy and water. ...read more.


Implementing the actions to decrease your production of carbon dioxide just outlined, can radically decrease the levels of carbon dioxide and we'll be on the road to solving this problem. Step back a moment and imagine a world where everyone is suffering. Children are dying from thirst and there is not enough space for everyone to live. Countries are flooding daily. Death and destruction is everywhere. Millions of people are being killed due to intense heat waves and increased temperatures. Imagine nobody being aware of what is happening in other countries because newspapers and TVs have been banned due to lack of resources. Typhoons, hurricanes, tsunamis. Everything is uncertain, confused and temporary. Imagine day after day, week after week, your home is destroyed and you have to rebuild again and again... Global warming can be ignored no longer; it has become a moral issue. We, as a society, as a united community, can make a difference. We can address this problem together, and together we can overcome it. We can do this! We CAN! ?? ?? ?? ?? Samah Siddiqui 10G 05/11/07 Writing to persuade coursework: final copy - speech ...read more.

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