The effects of global warming


Global Warming

Faith Tabone, Ranger Review Reporter

Global warming is an issue that scientist have known about since the year 1896 when swedish chemist, Svante Arrhenius, noticed an increase in the temperature compared to previous years. He said it was due to carbon dioxide being released in the atmosphere from the industrial revolution. It was not seen as a major issue until it was brought to politics in the 1990s.

The majority of scientists agree that global warming is real and will affect us. Newspapers including The New York Times has written about how scientist can change the effect of global warming by lowering emissions.

This has not concerned some large corporations with global warming. On March 18th the company group, Volkswagen (VW), which includes the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, admitted to breaking the US EPA emissions law for the diesel models.

Although the VW group is an example of an organization that has shown little acknowledgement for the emissions, politicians have shown the same disinterest.  

Many think that global warming is being over dramatized without changes by politicians. According to Dr. Baxter, Lewis-Palmers science teacher, “global warming should not be something that is political but there still should be awareness and carefulness with our consumption of greenhouse gasses.” Said Baxter.

On the other side of the argument, it is believed that citizens are the problem with why there are few changes to the consumption.

In the east coast the sea level is rising which is believed to be from the polar ice caps melting. According to a recent study by NASA, the ice caps are melting as fast as it is being replaced with snow. This will raise the sea level around the world since there will be more water on the earth.

Air pollution is currently increasing which can cause major changes for our future. The pollution emitted in the atmosphere creates smog and respiratory problems for millions of people. Pollution is having effects on humans as we speak and if action is not taken then the problem can worsen. However, as stated before, scientist are finding multitudes of options to help and control the situation.