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A Planet on Fire by City Tech Blogger Sm Murad

The world is changing in a way that is detrimental to human survival. There are many events that have caused the issue of climate change including the cutting down of Amazon Rainforests, Forest fires in Australia and California, and the melting of Polar ice caps. This could have been prevented but we have caused irreparable damage to our planet. Additionally, the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere have attributed to the destruction of Earth. The gas from our cars to the major companies pumping pollution into the air are contributing to this rapid destruction of the planet. I am aware that the Earth has been gone through drastic temperature and weather changes, however, this seems more forced. The Earth is losing most of its natural resources because we choose use fossil fuels instead of a cleaner source of energy to fill up our cars, stoves, and fireplaces. It may seem like small actions but these events combined have led to irreparable damage. The problem is that industrialization has advanced as people are given more products that cause greenhouse gas pollution while in production, which can lead to pollution. For example, gas stoves, computers, phones, etc. have taken a toll on the environment. It may seem necessary, however, when that resource is used too frequently, it can speed up the process towards a dark future. These products may “make the world go round”, but what happens when humans can no longer inhabit the planet? I’m sure it will keep spinning without us.

These attributes will lead to higher temperatures around the world as the Earth adjusts to the greenhouse gasses. The higher temperature will lead to a higher sea level resulting in flooding, devastating hurricanes, and ferocious natural disasters. Furthermore, many animals will become extinct because evolution will not be able to keep up with the rapid change in our environment. In my opinion, the only solution is for people to migrate and adapt to the ever changing climate if there is any hope for survival in our species.

Resources:

  1. https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/climate.shtml#:~:text=Highway%20vehicles%20release%20about%201.6,year%20for%20a%20typical%20vehicle.
  2. https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions
  3. https://www.epa.gov/energy/learn-about-energy-and-its-impact-environment#:~:text=All%20forms%20of%20electricity%20generation,and%20land%2C%20but%20it%20varies.&text=Producing%20and%20using%20electricity%20more,pollution%20emitted%20as%20a%20result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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