One of the most controversial topics over the last few years has been the argument of what is going to happen to our planet in the future because of this theory called global warming. Global warming has been the main topic from geologists all the way up to Presidents of countries all around the world. It's a topic that many people are scared to think about because they don't know what consequences will be.
[...] This effect has been going on for millions of years, but scientists believe it has been naturally dropping and rising in average temperature. The concepts of global warming and the greenhouse effect basically stand side by side and are connected. Global warming is caused by the amounts of carbon dioxide and methane gases that are released up in the earth's atmosphere which is caused mainly by humans. These gases that are emitted vary from coal mines, to animals, to cars polluting the air, to power plants, etc. [...]
[...] Global warming adds to the greenhouse effect, which means that the average temperature of the earth is going to continue to rise because we as humans are continually adding our human made gases to natural gases and the temperature will continually keep rising until something significantly happens on Earth. One of the major consequences of global warming is the fact that we are going to have major climate changes throughout the world. The rise in a few degrees, even though it sounds like nothing, could be extremely consequential. [...]
[...] New York City sits long the water and would probably experience some drastic change to the city. The walls can only be built so high and can't be built along the entire coast. It's just something we can't do. The shore lines are going to be pushed back a few meters or more over many years but if we don't think of something to stop it or at least adjust to it then what will happen to our grandchildren and so on. [...]
[...] Instead of the city of New Orleans and the waterfront cities being in trouble the entire state could possibly be in for major reconstruction, or even the entire gulf shore. That is a situation that could be nothing compared to say multiple natural disasters happening simultaneously throughout the world, such as a tsunami that hit the India then hurricanes on both U.S. coasts, and Europe, and then add in some earthquakes and maybe a volcanic eruption. It would be unbelievably devastating if this happened. [...]
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