||▲ Paik Sung-weun
(English Education, 2)
Ever since I
joined the “Roots and Shoots” club when I was in middle school, I became very
interested in the environment of our planet, especially global warming in
particular. I have written several papers about the issue and as doing so, I got
aware of the damages humans made on Earth that could not be restored. As many
countries traded forests and mountains with development and people wasted
resources for more convenient and comfortable lives, 6.5 billion human beings’
home heated up more than ever over the past few years.
There is no
longer icecap seen in Mt. Kilimanjaro and glaciers in Mt. Everest are melting down at an
unbelievable rate. African tribes are suffering from severe water shortages and
half of the populations are drinking polluted water that threatens their lives.
An unusual change in weather can be easily seen throughout the world. As an
example, summer in Korea last year was especially long
and hot compared to previous summers. November and December was not as cold as
before which resulted in flowers and plants to blossom and animals that
hibernate to roam in the wild. The changes were so obvious and different that
people could actually feel the climate change with their own skins.
what I mentioned above, global warming, one of the most critical issues facing
the world, influences many world issues such as oceanic acidification, land and
water shortages, and wildlife extinction. These problems undoubtedly will
threaten human being’s survival on this planet, resulting in serious wars among
the countries and its people for food and water.
warming is no longer a debate. There has to be actions taken to prevent further
increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The floods, droughts, storms, and
other natural disasters that destroyed the planet in movies may not be that far
away from us. It is time to realize the negative effects global warming would
have on our planet. Global warming can actually destroy our Earth with
continuously rising temperature along with probable nuclear wars among nations
for food and water. Either or, this problem is a very serious issue and it has
to be solved at a worldwide scale no matter what happens.