Global Warming Endangers Everyone

Sea level rising threatens much of the planet including coastal cities in U.S.


Andrew Zmudzien, Staff Writer

By: Andrew Zmudzien

Global warming and climate change have been a big problem that has surfaced in recent years. Scientists predict that global temperatures will continue to rise in coming decades. Sea level is also expected to rise in the near future. This is due to a combination of rise in temperature making the water expand and ice melting and falling into the ocean.

This has the potential to wipe island countries off the map and displace millions of people. It will also destroy many habitats for animals and species will go extinct. This is a problem that needs to be solved immediately and there is still time to change.

The US is the second largest producer of atmospheric CO2 and we have not done much to try and lower our emissions. Denmark however has goals of halving its carbon emissions by 2030 and completely leaving behind fossil fuels by 2050.

The US has completely withdrawn from the Paris agreement which is the largest fight against climate change. we could solve this problem if we started participating in the Paris agreement.

The reason we left was because of economic burdens, but that should not stop us from trying to fight climate change.

It is an issue that affects the whole globe and and our country is one of the biggest contributors to the problem.

Many countries may be wiped off the map by sea level rise which is a direct consequence of climate change, and Millions of people could be dispersed because of it.

Thousands of miles of coastline in the US alone could be under water in the next 100 years. By continuing to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere it is causing the global temperature to rise and sea ice to melt. We need to stop our carbon emissions, we can start by moving from coal power stations to solar or wind power.

We can prioritize walking, running, and biking to places nearby. We can take public transportation or carpool to reduce the number of vehicles on the road. We can do even simpler things like turning off the lights when they are not being used. We can recycle and reuse waste.

We can say no to single use plastic like bottles and bags. These are just a few examples and there are many more which you can do to help reduce our carbon emissions. If we all can make little changes in our daily routines then we can help save the planet from climate change.