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Is it Getting Hot in Here?

January 23, 2018

As 2018 continues forth, another popular topic comes up in politics. Global Warming, or climate change, was extremely prevalent in 2017. In simple terms, climate change is the natural rise of temperature over time. According to NASA, the sea level rises about .04-.15 millimeters per year. Predictions say that Northern to North Eastern seas will rise about 7.8 inches over the next century. 2017’s UN climate change meeting, COP23, was held to discuss solutions to this worldwide problem.

The increasing temperature hasn’t proven many threats as of now, but could very much do so as the years continue. Bill Nye, said “Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.” Although climate change may not have be directly caused by humans, many things show that the natural heating of Earth could be due to human technology. The International Panel on Climate Change conducted a study in 2007 suggesting that human emitted greenhouse gases has a vast effect on climate change. They predicted by 2013, that 95% of the greenhouse gases induced by humans will have a an effect in increasing temperatures since 1951.

Human interactions with the Earth have been predicted and likely proven true, to have a direct correlation to climate change.

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