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It cannot be denied that global warming has made its presence more visible each year. The rise in temperatures threaten the lifestyles of not only animals but humans as well. As animals are forced to adapt to changing habitats, only the most adaptable will survive. This applies to humans as well. The simple rise in temperature has acted as a domino effect in which the consequences are being discovered daily.
Most recently it has been reported that this climate change has led to 300,000 deaths and about $125 billion in economic losses as reported by the Global Humanitarian Forum. Along with the deaths, the report said that the lives of 325 million people, primarily in poor countries, were being seriously affected by climate change. It projected that the number would double by 2030. Although a few experts question the methodology and conclusion of the report, the Global Humanitarian Forum defends their report by saying that it serves merely as an estimate. Its real goal seems to be is to draw political and public awareness to a rising problem.
Although global warming has played a part in the economies of these denizens, this report has brought to light the more apparent need. The need to accommodate governmental policies in order to reduce the vulnerability in dealing with global warming. We are the ones who need to adapt in order to be those that can survive.
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Some people just refuse to believe that Al Gore is the best thing happened to global warming, or that global warming is a real issue. The weather Jesus was back on Capitol Hill today with a new set of slides dramatizing the heating of the planet, which ought to scare you into a electric car. He urged lawmakers to act quickly on President Obama’s stimulus package, which contains billions of dollars in alternative energy investments. If you’ve got some time to kill, take the jump to read his complete statement.
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Everyone knows that global warming is occurring, but now we can say with confidence that there is tangible evidence seen in Antartica. The folks at NYT are reporting several scientists have analyzed the rising temperatures to conclude the existence of global warming in all seven continents. Because this study is still in its early stages–”more work needs to be done to determine how much of the warming results from natural climate swings and how much from the warming effects of carbon dioxide released by the burning of fossil fuels”.
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