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My Take on Climate Change: Keep Fossils Fuels in Check, It’s too hot!

First and foremost, yes climate change and global warming is real. A primary example is how this summer was significantly hotter to a point where the United States had some groundbreaking temperatures. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration the earth has had 198 years of the hottest temperatures through out the year by an increase of 2.1 Fahrenheit since the year 2000 with carbon dioxide levels at the highest this year.


As shown by NASA in the graph above carbon dioxide levels have usually never been above a level of 300 million. As of today, the carbon dioxide level is nearing 420 million. When we release carbon like burning coal or use gas powered cars, these cause the green house effect increasing in our atmosphere a higher concentration of CO(Carbon Dioxide) leading to a rise in temperature. Most importantly this will lead to fire, floods and crop failure. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which includes more than 1,300 scientists from the United States and around the world, “forecasts a temperature rise of 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century”. In simpler terms, the planet feels like it’s on fire. Take Venus, our neighboring planet for example, with their atmosphere nearly all carbon dioxide, the planet is inhabitable because the temperature is so high it can melt lead. A solution for this for our planet is to put a higher fee on carbon. This will lead corporations to use other sources of energy with low carbon technology. For example, using renewables  like solar or wind energy. Finally nuclear energy is also a reliable resource since it can create higher levels of energy and is more efficient. All these innovated efforts will hopefully reduce sea levels from rising. As someone who lives on the east coast of the United States, if climate change continuous to be an issue there will be more floods in coastal cities.



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