Global warming is one of the most argued topic of today’s culture of whether or not it’s even real to begin with. Personally I think it’s very real, and absolutely something we should be concerned about.
For those who don’t fully understand what global warming is, it’s pretty much exactly how it sounds, but not quite that simple. Global warming is the general overall temperature of the Earth gradually increasing over there years due to things such as greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a normal part of nature, and that’s what people who argue against global warming tend to point out.
Our problem is an excess of carbon dioxide using things such as fossil fuels for just about everything from our cars to our power plants. Before we knew this had a disastrous effect on our planet we had an excuse to do it, but now that we do know we know to control our selves. Before that, we knew that fossil fuels were not an infinite resource, yet we still only make very small efforts to converting to a different source of energy worldwide.
It seems strange that the argument about whether or not global warming exists, and whether it should be dealt with is still a debated topic. It’s debated between persistent scientists, rich oil companies, and stubborn politicians. It’s been going on for years at this point in fact, and I’m honestly not surprised by it anymore after what I learned from a very interesting educational TV show known as Cosmos by Neil Degrasse Tyson.
What I learned is this isn’t the first time that this much arguing has had to be done to get anything accomplished even with scientific proof. While discovering the age of the planet, it was discovered by some very intelligent scientist decades ago that the Earth is covered in small amounts of lead. Lead is harmful to us humans, and while checking levels of lead, it was discovered that oil company’s sale of lead gasoline was putting seriously dangerous levels of lead into our environment. The evidence was all there, and the lead would prove to hurt us over time. Almost precisely like our fight today to stop global warming, it took many years fighting the money, and influence of oil companies to put bans and restrictions on lead gasoline. In the process saving the health of everyone living at the time, and their children in the future.
The lesson to take from this is that global warming shouldn’t be based on opinion it should be based on evidence, fact, and have it reviewed by the professionals. We’ve been told it’s real by the professionals but convinced its fake by the people who stand to benefit financially from the lie. Personally I believe in the science, and I’m ready to stand by the science, and I hope something more helpful is done about it in our near future. We live in this environment, and I find it incredibly important to take care of it.