The burning quarter of degree
by rebstooke on January 25, 2016 - 8:34pm
The article ‘’ It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record — by far ’’ published on January 20, 2016, on the Montreal Gazette, suggest that the temperature of 2015 was significantly higher than the one of 2014. The year that just passed (2015) has obtain the temperature change record which was awarded to 2014. 2015 was by far the hottest year of all time, its temperature was more than a quarter of degree Fahrenheit warmer than 2014. Furthermore, 15 of the 16 hottest years were part of the 21st century. The authors of this article, Tom Randall and Blacki Migliozzi, are trying to raise awareness on the fact that the temperature of the planet warms more and more each year. Over a short period of time, the quarter of Fahrenheit will trigger any radical changes but, after several years, the damage will be greater. Our next generations will suffer from the negative effects of the global warming. The quarter of degree higher will continue to rise with the year to come and if we follow the previous years, it could create huge fire in forest such as the one in Indonesia or even the complete melting of all the northern icebergs. There are many reasons why the heat of the planet is warming every year but I think that the main reason is because of the overcrowding. All human beings depend on the light and energy of the sun in order to survive. People creates more and more children and nowadays, people die older which means that we need a lot more heat and energy from what the sun can gives us. According to the NASA’s website, 90% of this heat is absorbing by the greenhouse gases and these gases are locked in the atmosphere and this is what creates the global warming. I agree that we need to exploit the sun to support our evolution but I’m wondering if one day everybody will be able to reduce in car use and have a better public transport system that would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases as well as the pollution of urban air. These solutions allow us to improve and eventually control the temperature of the planet.