Global Warming


Ciara Dirr, Student

Everyone has heard about global warming. Global warming is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. In simpler words, it’s where the temperature is raised from pollution. 2015 to 2022 are likely to be the eight warmest years on record.  The hottest temperature this year was  111.6 degrees fahrenheit,  recorded on June 25, 2022 in China.

Why does it need to stop? Global warming needs to stopped because a warmer climate increases heath challenges, lik heat aggravated illnesses.

These include:

  • Heat cramps
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke

It can increase in vector-borne diseases. Vector-borne diseases are infections transmitted by the bite of infected arthropod species such as

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Triatomine bugs
  • Sandflies
  • Blackflies

It can also decrease access to safe water and food. Cutting short-lived climate pollutants can slow the rate of public health risks.

How can I cut climate pollutants? You can cut climate pollutants by doing simple tasks. For example, switching your home from oil, gas, or coal powered energy to renewable sources of energy, such as wind or solar, can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 1.5 tons of CO2e per year. This helps have less pollution that will get in the atmosphere.

Causes of climate change

  • Generating power
  • Manufacturing goods
  • Cutting down forests
  • Using transportation
  • Producing food
  • Powering buildings
  • Consuming to much

All of these thing either use power or oil or take away things we need, like our trees. Oil and power use a lot of pollutants and when they are being used, the pollutants are going into the air which also make it worse.

Global warming also causes the sea levels to rise. The sea levels rise because the heat is melting the ice caps, which is bad for the animals that live on the polar caps such as:

  • Polar bears
  • Penguins
  • Seals
  • Fish
  • Krill
  • Birds

Because of global warming, their lives are changing and for many species, life is getting harder as the ice retreats and food becomes difficult to find.Over 5,500 animals live in the arctic, but it’s hard for them to live with the conditions they’re in.


Effects of climate change:

  • Hotter temperature
  • More severe storms
  • Increased drought
  • A warming, rising ocean
  • Loss of species
  • Not enough food
  • More health risks
  • Poverty and displacement

These effects all happen from climate change and they are all bad things. Hotter temperatures can melt the ice caps and raise sea levels and severe storms can destroy the things that we need to survive.

In all, we need to make sure to cut the pollutants so that global warming has at least a bit of a chance to stop so that we are safe. Experts say that we have 10 years to save the earth until many bad things will happen.

Lets save the Earth!