Global Warming

Global warming can be a serious problem in the world today. Global warming is a gradual increase in the earth’s surface temperature. It is caused by the emission of heat trapping gases produced from vehicles, power plants, and many other things. Global warming can affect countless things such as humans, nature, and cities.
The effects of global warming on humans are numerous. Sharon Thompson reports in her book The Greenhouse Effect that “daily like for many people would probably be more uncomfortable. Most areas of the world will not only have hotter days but also more of them” (64). Furthermore, with an increase in temperatures tsete flies, which carry sleeping sickness, would probably spread (Thompson 66). Thompson continues, “Heat waves would also push up the numbers of premature births, miscarriages, and newborn deaths” (64). Also, studies report that a temperatures rise could increase the number of heat-related deaths more than six times (Thompson 64). If warming does continue, death caused from [it] will double in just twenty-five years (“What Is Global Warming?”). In addition to increased temperatures, humans will experience other climate changed that pose potentially catastrophic and long-term changes to the environment and people’s lives (“Climate Change”). Millions of people’s lives will be at risk because climate change will cause the extinction of countless species and destroy some of the world’s most precious ecosystems (“Climate Change”). The most important effect on humans from global warming is an increase in illnesses. Thompson reports that “extreme heat not only causes pre-existing illnesses to
worsen, it can indirectly cause other diseases as well” (65). Also, rising water would push salt water up rivers, poisoning driving water in many areas. This could kill many. Unfortunately, malaria has already spread of higher altitudes because of global warming (“What is Global Warming?”). Global warming is causing heat strokes because of the...