Global Warming effecting the Earth

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Global Warming effecting the Earth

In the past few months, global warming and climate change have taken a stand and the community is taking action. Although global warming has been a problem for many years it seems like now people are now realizing it is time to actually do something about it. For some people, helping the environment is just simply recycling but for others, they are really trying to make an impact on our environment. On June 1, 2017, Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement which means the U.S. will not be participating in helping the other countries with their global warming problems.

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” the president said, according to The New York Times, drawing support from members of his Republican Party but widespread condemnation from political leaders, business executives, and environmentalists around the globe.

President Donald Trump believes that he shouldn’t be worrying about the other countries because he is not the president of those countries. Although, his reasoning makes sense it can look like he doesn’t want to help the world’s problem and is only worrying about the U.S. from an outsiders perspective. One of the main problems we face is the warming of the Earth which causes lots of destruction. 

One of the most obvious ones is the melting of the polar ice caps which interns lead to sea level rise but science is still not completely clear as to what is naturally occurring versus what is anthropogenic and what is anthropogenic relative to these effects,” Environment consultant, Daniel Weis said. 

Although, at this moment in time nothing insane is being done to help our glaciers from melting and we don’t know if there even is anything we can do about it. At this point, educating people is the most important because it will help to inform the community about what is going on with our Earth. When it comes down to it, we as civilians can’t do much about it when it comes to politics, but as people of the community, we can try to change little things here that will hopefully contribute to the decline in temperature on our Earth.

A spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, asked if its scientists would limit the use of climate models, wrote in an email, “No changes are being considered at this time,” according to the New York Times.  

Because we aren’t going to be making any changes soon this problem will just continue to get worse and worse. Other countries like France are trying to fix this problem as soon as possible without spending too much money. France came up with a contract that all the countries were to sign, which stated that all the participants put forth their best efforts in trying to keep the temperature of the Earth below 2 degrees Celsius.

“While I believe the intentions of the Paris climate agreement are good the actual collaboration amongst countries on a global level is very difficult to accomplish,” Weis said. 

Politics have become a large part of this battle because no one knows whose right and who isn’t because the science just isn’t clear. As of now, there are many aspects to this issue which will hopefully be resolved in the near future.

“The whole global warming argument has become highly political in nature and people I government seem to be more concerned with their own self-preservation in political enrichment verses really diving deeper into the science to figure out who is right and who is wrong,” Weis said. 

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