In the last decade, there has been a rising concern about the average temperature of the world and how it is changing for the worse. This article discusses greenhouse gases and other emissions that contribute to the rising temperatures of the Earth. The main statement is that even if all emissions were stopped immediately, Earth will continue to get warmer.
Kyle Armour, a doctoral physics, suspects that the Earth will never be below the temperatures pre-Industrial Revolution. The average temperature has already increased 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since the 19th century and may increase an additional 2.5 degrees. This level of increase is worrisome due to the potential damaging effects on the climate. The amount of greenhouse gas emissions will likely remain in the atmosphere for at least several hundred, if not thousands of years. The immediate removal of all greenhouse has emitting items such as cars is implausible and unrealistic. So it seems as though the climate is stuck in a downward spiral that will only continue to get worse.
The healthiness of Earth changes constantly and our current actions make a difference in the near and far future. Even if there can not be drastic action taken immediately, any effort to reduce the amount of emissions can have a positive influence on the climate.
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