Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year by: Justin gillis

Summary: The Earth is warming faster than ever. Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016, trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the history of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row. The main issue is that the worlds heat is increasing past the point of no return. Scientists believe the earth is warming to point long beyond serious scientific dispute. Temperatures are heading toward levels that many experts believe will pose a serious threat nature and the human civilization.The heat extremes were especially destructive in the Arctic, with temperatures 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit above the normal, the trend is just increasing. Sea ice in that region has been in the decline for years, and Arctic communities are already confronted with multiple problems, such as rapid coastal erosion, caused by the changing climate. El NiƱo has now ended, and climate scientists almost universally expect 2017 to be cooler than the year before. But the scale of the heat burst has been startling to many of the experts, and some of them fear an accelerated era of global warming could be at hand over the next few years. While these significant problems are induced by global warming, politics throughout the world, especially the current Trump administration, deny the correlation between humans and the earths temp rising. With the earth heating up, and the lack of political protection, the earth is set for doom.

Analysis: This article shows the importance of awareness, and taking initiative. By showing our current president standings on environmental issues, and what is in still for our earth future because of that. By using statistics from previous years of the earths warmth, and showing how it rapidly increases, leading to modern day, shows an important and impactful realization: that our earth is running out of time. In order to save our earth and to stop this rapid growth, we need to make sure our world rulers take the responsibility of protecting our earth with legislation. Within the United states, we must make sure the Trump administration stops the upward trends of global warming by ignoring the earths problems.

Takeaway: This article was very important to me because i strongly believe in using political power to save the earth. When man power isn't enough, those with the most power have the responsibility change the current heating trend of the earth. I hope to learn what i can do to change the current situation, and to see what organizations such as NASA and the NOAA are doing to help support data against Trumps claims. I believe in the negative power of ignorance, and that it must be taken down.

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