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Global warming and the future of humanity

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The future of humanity is a subject that has long been discussed and despite that, it is still shrouded in an impenetrable mist of obscurity. We see before us vague possibilities but a clear, paved road to what will happen after our time is beyond our sight. What lies in the future may be a space age brought to us by the development of technology and science, or even a destruction of our world by nuclear war between world powers or asteroid impact, we don't know. But one thing is clear to us: there is a barrier between the present and the future that we must overcome to ensure the continuity of human life as we know it which is global warming. Provoked by the thoughtless exploitation of the earth's natural resources by mankind, it threatens to engulf the world into apocalypse. Such a crisis as the world is now facing calls for closer international integrity and the action of the world as one, unified piece and not as separate fragments: united we stand, divided we fall. Let us now take a look at what global warming is and how this disaster can be averted. ...read more.


Why did global warming happen? Its origins date back to the 19th Century, with the discovery of coal, which sparked the Industrial Revolution. We then started consuming massive amounts of fossil fuel such as coal and petrol, which replaced wood and animal power as our main energy source. The burning of fossil fuel injects a huge amount of carbon dioxide and other gases into the earth's atmosphere. These gases, which are named greenhouses gases and include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane, trap infrared radiation, which is actually solar heat reflected by the earth's surface, inside the atmosphere, causing the greenhouse effect. The emission of greenhouse gases during the past 150 years has increased greenhouse effect in the atmosphere, causing global warming. To summarise, it is none other than the excessive use of energy extracted from fossil fuel that has caused global warming. It is now time to take a look at possible solutions to climate change. The easiest way that we can help minimising carbon emissions at home is to cut down on our daily use of fossil fuel. A few examples of this are using less electricity, choosing public transportation over private cars and taking cold showers instead of hot baths. ...read more.


It is a matter of simple choice. We may choose to ignore the signs of peril coming from the four corners of the globe and hope that the problem will disappear or only affect our descendants. It is possible to think this, what can the minute actions of one person prevent the destruction of a world so enormous? But our unison as one whole, as I have mentioned at the beginning, will prove strong enough to change the tide of global warming that is swelling and invading the shores of humanity. Our efforts will take money, time and energy but we must make that effort if we are to avoid the greater loss of our existence. So what will you choose, ladies and gentlemen? Will you choose to turn your head to the very storm that approaches and wish that it will pass, or will you raise your head, accept the facts as they are, hope against hope and try to solve the problem, doing your part as a citizen of the world? Think about what our children will say; that we made the right choice and passed on to them a green and healthy earth, and decide, now, which option you will take. I ask you, my audience, and further on, all mankind, what path will you choose? ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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