Speech and Debate
January 17, 2009
Man is it hot in here! , please turn down the heat! , Can it get any hotter? Global Warming a big issue or not? Yes it is. We here so much about it yet such little is being done. Do you even know what global warming is? Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans. Basically the earth is getting hotter and hotter tillt he point where it will be inhabitant.Yes that is right we as in humans can no longer live her.
I know your all wondering “what causes global warming?” The greenhouse effect which was discovered by a man named Joseph Fourier. The increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases due to human activity has caused most of the warming. On Earth the major greenhouse gases are water vapor, carbon dioxide , methane and ozone. Fossil fuel burning has produced approximately 75% of the increase in CO2 from human activity over the past 20 years.This is why there has been a lot of talk about finding other forms of fuel and energy. CO2 concertrations are expected to rise even more because of the burning of fossils.So what can we do to stop this madness we call global warming?
Honestly we can not stop global warming it has already began and with the way we live our lives now i would be to drastic of a change.What we can do is slow it down , slow down the process.Carbon footprints we all have one from a 17 year old teen girl to a 65 year old retired man.A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment and in particular climate change. It is related to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day to day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation and other things. We can reduce our carbon footprint in many ways. One way is to tell your parents to sign up to a green energy supplier, who will supply energy from renewable resource...