Is global warming a genuine threat to the planet earth?

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Is global warming a genuine threat to the planet earth?

Heather J. Fazio

SCI 207-Dependence of Man on the Environment

Shannon Corona

June 9, 2008

Part I: Thesis

According to April Holladay (2006), global warming is often defined as "the observed increase in the mean (average) temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans in recent decades," which, unfortunately, leads to difficulties. Even though there are several factors that burden the environment, the primary factor is the rapidly growing population (Cunningham, 2006). The rising population is the main concern that leads to global warming. Did you recently have any births in your family? How about your friends, co-workers, etc.? Just a few months ago, I added another human being to this earth who contributes to the rising population. People need to practice sustainable development to enrich the existing living standards and for future generations (Cunningham, 2006).

With the rising population, we need to improvise now: recycle, pick litter up from the sides of the roads, be conservative with the resources such as, water, electricity, etc (Cunningham, 2006). Have you ever thought about how many people you see on a daily basis? As the world population grows, improving living standards without destroying the environment is a global challenge (2000). The future of our earth relies on how people use or abuse the environment (2000). As humans, we need to clean up our act to improve living standards for the future. If we do not change our ways, humanity will come upon an ecological catastrophe (2000). To clean up our act we can: use energy efficiently, manage our cities in a better way such as "Going Green", protect our waters, harvest our forests, and many others. We protect our loved ones everyday by holding their hand...