Killing ourselves slowly is something to think about.
by Matt_Whitelaw on October 17, 2015 - 12:18am
In the article “Signs From Earth: The Heat Is On” by Joel Achenbach and Heidi Schultz they discuss how to many peoples beliefs global warming is not important enough to worry about because the next generation will have to deal with it and that generation is our generation. Most think that warning of global warming are just a scare tactics to scare us out of our cars and on our feet. This subject is very important and not just a scare tactic.
“… The world is heating up right now, and fast. Globally, the temperature is up one degree Fahrenheit over the past century, but some of the coldest, most remote spots have warmed much more” (para. 2). The world is in danger, icebergs are melting at a fast rate, rivers are running dry because of the heat and water levels are rising endangering people’s lives. Just because two don’t see these things it doesn’t mean they aren’t happening especially now when it is just beginning, the planet is trying to warn us of what kind of future we are looking at and everyone is ignoring the signs. “These aren't projections; they are facts on the ground” (para. 2). The article discusses how this is not just a phase the Erath is going through, it is happening because of us. We have been clearing forests, burning coal, oil and gas, sending harmful gasses into the atmosphere and this has been happening for centuries now. Global temperatures are shooting up faster than at any other time in the past thousand years. We have sent out enough greenhouse gases to continue warming the planet for many decades to come. "We have created the environment in which our children and grandchildren are going to live," says Tim Barnett of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
In my opinion it is ridiculous how careless we are for the environment, it is such a fragile thing and we are destroying git and ourselves for what for resources we overuse and don’t need? We need to start doing something if we want to try and save our planet form dying, we are the ones who did it and we are the ones who are responsible for fixing it. Previous generations should care because we are the ones that is going to have to clean up their mess and who is to say we will actually do something about it. If we can do something to fix what we have done the only question is, can we act in time before the worst of it? Only the Earth and time will tell.