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Is global warming a real threat?

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Is global warming a real threat? First of all I would like to explain what is global warming. There are gasses in the earth's atmosphere that protect surface from the heat of the sun, allowing life to exist. This is "Greenhouse effect" and it is very beneficial for us. However human activities has destroyed some of these gases since the progress in Industry that lead to the greenhouse effect out of control and created global warming. Carbon dioxide produced by burning gasoline, and many other gases play a big role causing global warming. That's primary emission from cars or burning natural gas at homes. The other main human-caused factor is cutting down trees which absorb carbon dioxide. ...read more.

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Businesses also recognize the problem with global warming in February 2000 in Switzerland CEO's of the world's 1000 largest corporations voted climate change the most urgent problem facing humanity. Washington reports that nearly three quarter of Americans believe global warming is happening or will happen and most see it as serious problem according to the pool released by World Wildlife Fund. Over 1500 scientists from 63 countries had signed the Call to Action and this number includes Nobel Prize winners in science. I think that we have enough proof that global warming is real, than one will say what is the problem with it? There are couple facts about what is happening because of global warming. ...read more.

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Nevada, Utah and other states more than 100 meters above sea level will become far hotter and it will turn once fertile earth into inplantable dust. Fifth, disease causing insects are migrating into latitudes and altitudes never before infested including the U.S. There are about 60 million more cases of malaria every year. Yes, definitely global warming is real threat for humanity and for every living creation on the earth. Analyzing all the facts we have today, everybody can clearly see that the global warming is a problem. Of course there are skeptics around who do not believe in this phenomenon. Some will say it's just some kind of nature change and isn't really a problem. But anyone who interested in it can look at scientist's research and he or she will find out that global warming is really a threat for life on the earth. ...read more.

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