It is a serious issue that needs to be fixed. It is affecting polar bears, penguins, and everyone else in the entire world. This issue is Global Warming.
Global warming is an issue for the entire world because it is causing the ice caps to melt and there are large climate changes that are affecting all people; 1975 was the first time people were aware global warming.
The recent excessive rate of the burning of fossil fuels is the leading cause of global warming along with the greenhouse effect. Burning 1 gallon of gas creates 20 pounds of CO2 in our atmosphere.
Greg Seaman from the Eartheasy Blog said, “Scientists are documenting the rapid melting of glaciers. ... Scientists have concluded that human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels, is the major driving factor in global warming. For centuries, the production and absorption of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases was in balance.”
The more people drive cars that consume fossil fuels the worse this world wide issue gets. The burning of fossil fuels has drastically increased in the last 30 years. The average car emits 12,000 pounds of CO2 a year.
According to some students at Coleytown Middle School, Global Warming is not affecting our school community right now because we as a school are not dependent on the weather or temperature. We still have school if it is cold outside; but it will affect us in the long hall because global warming is causing ocean levels to rise and the ice caps to melt and this is endangering multiple species that could go extinct.
Max Szostak said, “I don’t think so because we are not currently, directly affected by this because we don’t have any issues with climate change at our school, but it will affect us later.”
However another student, Logan Blend, said, “I think global warming does a little bit because the climate change affects whether or not we have a snow day but the climate change is not making it colder, it is making it warmer, so it has little effect right now.”
So Global Warming does affect our school directly but it does affect the whole globe overall because it is making the climate worse.
The more people burn and use fossil fuels, the more Global Warming gets worse. The damage People and Global warming already did can not be fixed but people can and need to prevent it from getting worse.