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For centuries, the production and consumption of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases were in balance. Yet, it has become an issue since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, due to the increased factories, transportation, and other activities emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Coal is one of the problems. It has already been producing large amounts of carbon dioxide since the first industrial revolution around the world by the biggest coal exporter countries such as the United States, India, and China. This means that tons of carbon dioxide are in the atmosphere, causing the temperature on Earth to warm up, threatening the rise of the sea level in New York City coastlines and other parts of the world.

Currently the average temperature has risen by 2.1°F since 1880, NASA said “If warming reaches 2 degrees Celsius, more than 70 percent of Earth’s coastlines will see sea-level rise greater than 0.66 feet (0.2 meters), resulting in increased coastal flooding, beach erosion, salinization of water supplies and other impacts on humans and ecological systems.”.

There many local communities and organizations such as TIME’S-UP have the solution to minimize seawater coming to land. They suggested that new yorkers should plant trees, fruits, vegetables, and followers in their community to have better air and resources. Instead of going to the supermarket. Make home energy efficient, reduce the amount of water and daily electricity usage. In addition, support local environmental groups to help to inform and engage neighbors in understanding the issues about climate change.

 

Work Cited

https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/GlobalWarming

https://times-up.org/climate-change/climate-change-what-you-can-do

 

 

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https://pixabay.com/photos/winter-coal-fired-power-station-5903214/

 

 

 

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