Is Global Warming Really Happening?

by Darlene Berkel - Date: 2007-07-12 - Word Count: 396 Share This!

There are still some people out there who refuse to believe that global warming is happening. Even some supposedly educated scientists still say that global warming is not happening, and that the way humans are treating the environment will not contribute to the destruction of the planet.

How Can You Say Global Warming is Not Happening?

You do not need to have a degree to know if global warming is happening or not. Nor do you need to study the huge number of white papers and reports where scientists discuss the state of the environment. Al you need to do is watch the changes to the climate in your local area to see that the world overall is getting hotter.

Note that for the past several years, the glaciers around the planet have been melting due to extreme heat. According to studies, about 84% the glaciers in the Antarctic have shown signs of melting in the past 50 years due to warmer climate. On the other hand, the Peruvian Andes which have always been known for its great glacier caps have been reported to be melting really fast for the past 50 years due to warmer weather. Given the fact that the glaciers in many parts of the world are melting due to warmer weather, one cannot really say in all honesty that there is no global warming.

What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Everyone can do something to help prevent global warming. One of the best things to do is plant trees - the trees will reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Since greenhouse gases are one of the primary causes of global warming, reducing the amount of carbon dioxide will have a big benefit, and will stop the earth from warming up even further.

Beyond planting trees, anything you can do to reduce fuel consumption will help - walk, cycle or use public transport instead of driving everywhere. Turn off appliances when they are not in use - insulate your house and turn the thermostat down a little during the winter, and consider using renewable energy whenever possible. Also, don't commit things to landfill when they could be recycled.

Small lifestyle changes may not seem like a big deal, but if you persuade others to make small changes as well, then together, we can have a big impact. We all have a part to play. Let's start today!

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