We need to protect the enviroment

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Feb 17, 2016

In my opinion we, as a nation, need to take steps to further protect out environment and stop global warming. Many people wrongly think that global warming isn't something that is going to effect this generation of people, however we are already seeing effects of it today. Sea levels are rising, seasons are changing, glaciers are melting, and many other very serious implications are presenting themselves. Many people don't realize the grave implications that global warming brings with and how soon the effects are going to become an even more pressing issue.

A lot of the information people are hearing about global waring is through non reliable sources. Instead of going straight to the source (scientific evidence) they get all their information from politicians of new reporters after is had a spin put on it. I believe most individuals don't actually understand how big of an issue climate change/global warming actually is. Right now the effects of it are here but they haven't made such a major impact yet. Hardly anyone is watching the glaciers melt in Iceland or the polar ice caps melt, but as soon as they start to approach the noticeable threat of drowning out costal cities it is hard to get people attention.

If we wait until the point where all the effect of climate change/global warming are tangible and visible then it will be far to late to reverse what is going on. At this point in time with the rising global temperatures many negative effects of global waring have already come into play, just not noticeably enough to get many people attention. We need to take action now to prevent the destruction of our planet and we don't have time to wait until everyone understand what can happen.

Some people still don't believe global warming is a real thing, its just like how everywhere you go someone isn't going to agree on something. We cannot wait around to get everyone on board before we take action to make this world a better, cleaner, and more sustainable place.

Agree:

https://via.hypothes.is/http://www.livescience.com/topics/global-warming/
https://via.hypothes.is/http://www.nrdc.org/climate/default.asp

Disagree:

https://via.hypothes.is/http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-2665...
https://via.hypothes.is/http://www.csicop.org/si/show/disinformation_abo...

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Submitted by The Movie Destroyer on Fri, 2016-02-19 12:15.

It's actually a huge problem now days in the world about global warming and more and more people are focusing on it now, especially in some countries with a severe pollution issues. I like the photo you inserted with the compare of a glacier in two years cause it gives a powerful proof for your topic.

Good Topic

Submitted by Katie J. on Fri, 2016-02-19 12:31.

I recently have been getting more into the environmental topics and how our environment is slowly going downhill. I do agree that we do not acknowledge the problems in our environment enough that we should. The biggest cause of pollution, deforestation, water pollution, etc, is animal agriculture by a far margin. If we decided to decrease this, we would be helping the planet a lot. However, this is the animal agriculture business, it would be quite dangerous and hard to mess with that since it is so powerful and runs a lot of our economy. If you enjoy topics starring the environment then I recommend watching "Cowspiracy" which tackles this topic quite a bit. We as a nation do need to step up and make a change, or else our planet will not be able to hold on.

I like your opinion

Submitted by fcastaneda on Thu, 2016-03-03 14:40.

I am happy with your essay, “We need to protect the environment” because you put a lot of details in your essay. Also, I like when you wrote: “I believe most individuals do not actually understand how big of an issue climate change or global warming actually is.

One sentence you wrote that stand out to me is … “In my opinion, we, as a nation need to take steps to further protect our environment and stop global warming because I think that global warming should be stopped.

Another sentence that I loved was “Many people do not realize the grave implication that global warming brings with and how soon the effects are going to become an even more pressing issue.”This stood out for me because I also agree that people do see what effects are in global I think that one of the effects of global warming is that it is so hot that if you go outside you will die.

Thanks for your writing.I look forward to seeing what you write next because I am interested in your work how you put a lot of details. Also, I liked when you put your feeling liked when you wrote in your opinion.You thought that other people have many ideas about your writing or how it can be stopped.