The modern world is getting more and more dangerous for the humankind. The irony is that most of the present threats are made by ourselves. Every day we breathe the
polluted air and drink chemical water, we suffer from radiation and
produce poisonous mechanisms, we eat unnatural food and cure diseases
with even more harmful medicine. Terrorism and wars continue devastating
our planet. This happens every minute and we think about solving these
However, the humanity does not pay much attention to hidden but no less
dangerous enemy that changes our environment every second. Its name is
global warming. I believe that everyone has heard about it, but no one
cares much about it. Global warming may be even more threatening than
our everyday fears.
What is global warming? It is the process of rising of an average
temperature of Earth's atmosphere and the oceans and its projected
continuation. Sounds not very scary, does it? But it may cause tremendous changes in our life and put the fauna and flora of our planet to the edge of extinction.
Global warming may cause unpredictable climate shifting in all areas on
Earth. Scientists claim that due to the steam effect the rains in
Europe will last for months. In southern regions of Eurasia global
warming will provoke the spread of deserts and catastrophic tornadoes,
tsunamis, hurricanes. The polar ices will melt fast which will end in
large floods. But the most dreadful consequence of global warming is
global cooling which will come afterwards. The new Ice Age may last for
What causes global warming and how can we change the situation? Most
scientists consider that the reason for this phenomenon is the technical
development of the humankind. Human activity since the Industrial
Revolution in XVIII century has increased the amount of greenhouse gases
in the atmosphere. And these gases are the main reason for global
That is why many countries are aiming at the use of
cleaner, less polluting, technologies. Hydro and electric cars, new
energy sources instead of burning oil and gas may seriously reduce the
amount of CO2 gas into the atmosphere.
Thus, global warming can be stopped. It only takes efforts
and good will of every person in the world starting from presidents to
farmers to give the whole humanity a chance.