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The Instability of Global Warming by City Tech Blogger Huang Huang

The weather in the United States over the past few years has been considered unstable due to global warming. The summer months have continued into the winter months, snow has appeared during the spring season, and summer temperatures have gone over 100°F.  According to Laura Geggel from LiveScience.com the temperatures in San Francisco, California went up to 106°F. For as long as I can remember, 2016 was the most humid summer I ever felt. It was as if I was breathing hot air everywhere I went. I could barely breathe, and I had to carry a cold bottle of water everywhere because I was worried about passing out. It did not take much for me to realize it was a heat wave.

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It is troubling to know that there is a hole in the ozone layer next to North America. As a result, more Ultraviolet light (UV) is being absorbed and poses a danger to our skin. Sunscreen is commonly used by women to avoid skin damage, and now it is a requirement for all sunscreens to have a stronger SPF. Even products like lip balm have to be made with SPF. This indicates the seriousness of the UV light affecting our skin.

Luckily there is proof of the ozone layer healing its self. According to a recent study by NASA, the hole in the ozone layer is shrinking. Because people are realizing the importance of the environment, there have been efforts to reduce the amount of CO2 production that affects the ozone layer. For example, electric cars don’t rely on fuel, therefore, no gas is being consumed. Hybrid cars use both gas and electricity and only use half the amount to function. Some people recycle used vegetable oil to also decrease CO2 production. Consequently, the results of these efforts are making a big impact on the environment and it is only a matter of time before the damage that was done to our Earth will eventually heal.

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