Global warming
November 12, 2009
Is global warming really happening? Is global warming really an issue? What do you think we should do?

We need to reduce the C02 levels in the atmosphere. Earth is already showing signs of climate change around the world. The temperature average around the world has risen by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. Much of this was within the recent decade, and the rate of the heat is increasing. The United States Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that the last 11 to 12 years have been the hottest years since 1850.

It is effecting the arctic the most. Alaska, Canada and Eastern Russia's temperatures are rising to twice the global average. The arctic ice is disappearing rapidly. Scientists estimate that at this rate all the arctic ice will be gone by 2040. Montana's Glacier National Park used to have 150 glaciers and now it only has 27 glaciers.

"We should do something about global warming but we shouldn't go crazy and do something that we would regret doing," quoted Nick B, senior in high school. So as you can see we need to do something about this.

Are humans causing it? 2,500 scientists in over 130 countries reported that most or all of global warming is caused by humans, according to National

The sea level could rise up to 23 inches in the next century, flooding shores everywhere along the world. More than 1 million species face extinction from disappearing habitat around the globe.

"I don't think global warming is anything we have to worry about," quoted Billy H, 7th. Many people have a lot of different views on global warming, but for those people they are going to have to face the truth sometime. The sea level is rising, so what are YOU going to do about it?