Untenable- means being unable to be defended from an attack (point of view mostly)
Orthodox- means mostly mainstream or regular.
Greenhouse effect- The warming of the earth's temperature.
Catastrophic- a major disaster
Bio-degradable- an item that is dissolved into the earth quickly without polluting
Eco-friendly- is when someone or something doesn’t have an negative impact on the environment, but a positive effect.
How does climate change affect planet earth?
Climate change is a serious issue in the modern world that affects the planet in a catastrophic way. There are many different ways the climate is affecting earth such as increasing temperatures resulting in the melting of the polar ice caps and glaciers. In addition, hurricanes will become increasingly more powerful and there will be more natural disasters. As NASA states, “Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves.” These are not events that are going to be happening in the far future, but events that are happening right now. While these may just seem like words with no evidence to back them up, but the United States Environmental Protection Agency says,” Depending on future emissions of greenhouse effect gases and how the climate responds, average global temperatures are projected to increase untenably worldwide by 0.5°F to 8.6°F by 2100, with a likely increase of at least 2.0°F for all scenarios.” This proves NASA's claims about the warming earth and gives ground to other important claims by NASA. Planet Earth is in trouble and Measures need to be taken in order to save future generations from consequences we have created.
What measures must be taken in order to prevent climate change?
Climate change is affecting today and the future; there are many ways to prevent it and it’s devastating effects. Some orthodox paths of action are to cut down less trees, use bio-degradable products, support legislation for stricter climate laws, find replacements for fossil fuels and create more eco-friendly power plants. As David Biello, a writer for Scientific American says, “The first challenge is eliminating the burning of coal, oil and, eventually, natural gas. This is perhaps the most daunting challenge as denizens of richer nations literally eat, wear, work, play and even sleep on the products made from such fossilized sunshine.” The burning of fossil fuels is heavily relied upon in most countries and this is something that must change in order for the climate to remain as it is. In order to get rid of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, better alternatives must be found and it must be supported through the world's governments and world leaders for the changes to actually happen. Taking action to help the climate would improve the U.S. economy and actually does more for it than standing idly by and doing nothing. Cost of Climate Change: What We’ll Pay if Global Warming Continues Unchecked, shows that doing nothing on global warming could cost the U.S. economy more than 3.6% of GDP (or $3.8 trillion) annually by 2100. This shows that environmental restrictions are needed and laws must be passed so that the conditions don’t continue to get increasingly worse.