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The Alarming Issue of a Warming Earth

Updated on July 7, 2015

The Issue

Some of the scientists, I believe, haven’t they been changing their opinion a little bit on global warming? There’s a lot of differing opinions and before we react I think it’s best to have the full accounting, full understanding of what’s taking place. - GEORGE W. BUSH


Climate change is already affecting a wide variety of biological species including us. Everyone has to do their share in stopping its causes in their respective places.
Climate change is already affecting a wide variety of biological species including us. Everyone has to do their share in stopping its causes in their respective places.
Global warming  is the increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature causing corresponding changes in climate and  resulting  from the greenhouse effect.
Global warming is the increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature causing corresponding changes in climate and resulting from the greenhouse effect.
Climate Change is defined as a long-term change in the earth's climate due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature:
Climate Change is defined as a long-term change in the earth's climate due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature:

Climate Change and Global Warming

Are you affected by the change in the earth's temperature? Why Should We Be Concerned about a Warmer Earth? Do you really know the issues of climate change and global warming? Every one has to be aware of the two issues not only on the concepts involved but also on the solutions we have to adapt for sustainability.

Everyone, almost everybody and the whole entire humanity are now faced with the alarming issues on climate change and global warming. Everyone accepts that climate change is a major issue that affects Mother Earth. Thus making us eventually realized that it is an issue that confronts the entire humanity in the 21st century. An issue that undoubtedly affects not only our country being an archipelago in the biggest ocean of the earth but the whole planet as well. Based on the results of researches and scientific studies, the climatic rise in the world’s temperature, the sea level rise and coastal flooding, abnormal weather patterns, unusually warm weather heat waves, ocean warming, devastating typhoons and tornadoes, El Niño and la Niña, heavy snowfalls in many parts of the world, increased ranges of pests, drought and fires, and loss of biodiversity are the life-threatening results of climate change. As we experienced these phenomena and environmental surprises, we are beginning to realize that climate change is not just an accidental occurrence. We are now aware that the big bulk of problem on climate change is brought about by many years of human recklessness in dealing with the whole natural world… with Mother Earth.

According to several studies, a rapid increase in the temperature of the troposphere would give us little time to deal with and has harmful effect. What do we mean by that? Scientists involved with climate studies warn that it is not just about temperature change but how fast it occurs. The fairly sharp projected increase in temperature of the troposphere at present gives a big disparity in the changes of temperature over thousands of years to a hundred thousand years. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), there is a 90-99% chance that this will be the fastest temperature change of the past 1,000 years. This rapid change might affect the availability of water resources by altering the rates of evaporation and precipitation. It can affect the areas for crop to grow. It can also alter some ocean currents, increase average sea levels and can cause flood in some wetlands, cities and low-lying islands. Likewise, it can also change the structure and location of the world’s biomes and could affect the economic and social fabric of various societies in the entire world. Within a few decades or a century, scientists say that the projected increase in the earth’s atmosphere will give us little time to be able to deal with its effects. These predictions and the results of studies as well were supported by a 2003 analysis conducted by Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall. They therefore concluded that global warming “must be viewed as a serious threat to global stability and should be elevated beyond a scientific debate."

Global Warming and Greenhouse Effect

The world is warming up because carbon dioxide from smoke and car exhausts collect in the atmosphere and traps some of the heat going back to space, like greenhouse. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are expected to raise global temperature by an average of 2 degrees Centigrade by the year 2100 causing the polar ice caps to melt, sea levels to rise and freak weather conditions which may cause millions of deaths.

Solar radiation interacts with the earth’s surface in several ways. Some portion of this energy is reflected back into space by the Earth’s atmosphere, another portion is dispersed and scattered by the molecules in the atmosphere and a large portion penetrates through the Earth’s atmosphere to reach the surface of the Earth. The radiation reaching the earth’s surface is largely absorbed resulting in surface warming.

Much of this absorbed energy is eventually re-radiated in longer infrared wavelengths. As it leaves the Earth, it once again interacts with the atmosphere. Some of this re-radiated energy escapes to space, but much of this is reflected back to the Earth’s surface by molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere.

The molecules responsible for this phenomenon are called greenhouse gases. These are water (H2O), nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), and carbon dioxide (CO2). They are called greenhouse gases because they act like the glass in the greenhouse, trapping re-radiated energy. Without these gases most life on Earth would not be possible, as the surface temperature of the Earth would likely be about 60 degrees Fahrenheit colder.

The so-called greenhouse gases (GHGs) are naturally occurring gases that keep the Earth warm enough for plants and animals to live in. They are by natural processes like the water cycle, growth and death of plants and animals, decaying of wood and other biodegradable materials, volcanic activities, etc.

In the last two centuries, it has been noted that human activities have increased the production of these gases:

  • Methane (CH4), is primarily from agricultural activities such as intensive livestock raising and flooding of rice paddies and also from waste dumps, coal beds and leaks from gas pipelines;
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2), these are from machines and motors that use coal, oil, and natural gas, and also from deforestation;
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O generated from intensive agriculture;
  • Ozone (O3), in lower atmosphere, indirectly from automobile exhaust fumes;
  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), from industrial processes as the ODS or ozone depleting substances
  • Water vapor is also one of the greenhouse gases.

Global warming is caused by the increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration in the atmosphere, trapping more heat near the Earth’s surface. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which is a scientific intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nation further concluded that this increase in GHG concentration is anthropogenic or man-made.

Extreme weather condition: storm
Extreme weather condition: storm
Sea level rise
Sea level rise
Health problems
Health problems
Destruction of ecosystem
Destruction of ecosystem
Coral bleaching
Coral bleaching

Effects of Global Warming:

A warmer weather could mean any or all of the following:

  • Extreme weather condition.

Storms, floods, landslides and drought have wreaked havoc on agriculture, infrastructure and the lives of millions of people.

  • Rise in sea level

It has been surmised that the 0.3 degrees Celsius to 0.6 degrees Celsius rise in global temperature since 1860 has resulted in a 10 – 25 centimeters rise in sea level. As global temperature increases, thermal expansion of ocean water and melting of glaciers occur.

  • Health problems

Higher temperature will induce more cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Incidents of dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever and other tropical diseases will likewise continue to increase as hotter temperatures are more suitable in breeding of mosquitoes and insect that carry these diseases.

  • Destruction of Ecosystems

For every degree Celsius rise in temperature, forest will experience a rise in occurrences of fires and pests. Entire forests could disappear because their functions compositions will be severely affected. Plant species that are unable to cope with severe drought and heat waves could become extinct, and could result to food shortage.

  • Coral bleaching and death to corals

Corals, which are home to varieties of fishes and algae, are very sensitive to abrupt changes in weather temperature. When subjected to a 2 degree - Celsius to 3 degree - Celsius increase in water temperature of about three days, the algae will be expelled from the corals, denying the corals of their main food. The corals will turn white and die.


Coral bleaching happens when corals get too hot. Bleached corals are considered as sick corals . Bleached corals can still recover given the normal temperatur

Conclusion

Most people know that we cannot continue in the future as we have in the past. We can see that our deserts are expanding, the forests are diminishing, and the agricultural land is becoming less fertile and leached of its trace minerals, while the population of the world is increasing. If we do not change our ways, nature will check us in its own way. We have to do our share in saving the earth. What we think will be. The power of the mind and the will to change things can prevent big disasters. And big disasters can be avoided if people join together with possible thoughts and love. Who says we cannot save Mother Earth…? If we have the political will and discipline … Yes we can!

“There is no cause more vital and notable than the survival of the earth, and as its stewards, each and every one of us is responsible for its sustainable use. We have much to do to return our air, our water and our land to the bloom of health, as untrammeled economic development and population growth have exerted tremendous and often destructive pressure on the environment. We must act now to ensure that future generations of Filipinos will have enough to live on and bequeath to their own descendants.” - Sec. Heherson T. Alvarez


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    • Rene Briane profile image

      Rene Briane 4 months ago

      Rene Briane G. Angeles

      BSEEC- III

      Global warming is now a serious issue that we need to do something. As a student, we should how to take care of ourselves from different illnesses for us to know the ways to prevent Global Warming, because if we have a healthy body we can deeply understand the serious matter about Global Warming.

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      Melencio, Marc James 4 months ago

      Melencio, Marc James

      Tourism

      Climate change in the world can be caused by various activities. When climate change occurs; temperatures can increase a dramatically. When temperature rises, many different changes can occur on Earth.

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      Christine San Gabriel BSN1 4 months ago

      This issue is really concerning to the whole world.

      An issue about the imbalance temperature of earth that affects all living things.

      An imbalance that may trigger sickness,disease and worst promt death towards all living things.

    • Kensanc profile image

      Kensanc 4 months ago

      Sanciangco, Kenneth Philip H.

      BSHM-3

      One of the biggest issues facing us right now is global warming. Its effects on animals and on agriculture are indeed frightening and the effects on the human population are even scarier The facts about global warming are often debated in politics and the media but unfortunately even if we disagree about the causes global warming effects are real global and measurable. The causes are mainly from us the human race and the effects on us will be severe.

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      Bryan Pangilinan 4 months ago

      Bryan P, Pangilinan

      BSHM 4-2

      Global warming is already having significant and costly effects and these consequences will only intensify as the planet’s temperature continues to rise. In this Problem or what we call the Global warming we have many solutions first Reduce emissions Since people are causing global warming, people can mitigate global warming, if they act in time. Greenhouse gases are long-lived, so the planet will continue to warm and changes will continue to happen far into the future, but the degree to which global warming changes life on Earth depends on our decisions now.

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      Camille San Mateo 4 months ago

      SAN MATEO, CAMILLE C.

      BSN-1

      Humans are the main cause of climate change because were the one who burn fossil fuels that contribute large amount which releases carbon dioxide gas to the atmosphere and clear trees that absorb carbon dioxide, sending heat trapping gases into the atmosphere. In fact, humans cause climate change than that smoking causes cancer.

      Though you might feel like your lifestyle is insignificant compared to things like vehicles emissions, the choices we make in our day to day life, what we eat, how we live those things play a major role in slowing climate change. Even the climate change is already there, we can do anything actions just to slow down it.

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      Danica Vipinoza 4 months ago

      There are several causes of recent climate change, but all have something in common – people. Recent warming is a side effect of many things that people do – like driving cars, heating homes, running factories, and transforming forests into towns. Our landfills and farm animals are to blame for recent climate change too. Changes in the way land is used also have an impact on climate.

      Most people aren’t even aware of how their daily choices are affecting the climate or the larger environment. Moreover, their sense of connection to the planet—and their understanding of climate change and environmental processes in general—tend to be quite limited, easily biased, or even readily avoided.

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      Jasper Sierto 4 months ago

      Sierto, Jasper L.

      BSHM - 3

      As a living species here in the earth. We should know that we just live here in the earth we dont know happen to our future. We should protect our planet for our future generation. Also were also not people living here, we also got a other living species, like animal plants that lives here in the earth. We should consider the, because they need our planet to live. Be responsible what are doing in the earth.

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      Javy Paul Gonzales 4 months ago from San Ildefonso Bulacan

      BSHM 3

      As we all know that earth is the only known planet having life in this universe. So we should respect and maintain everything we get from our mother earth. We should save the mother earth so that our future generations can live in a safe environment.I admit that I am one of them but still, I try to avoid it. We need to obey even a small right ways to protect our planet just realize what can we do if we continue doing bad habits that can harm the earth.

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      Ronniel Legaspi 4 months ago

      LEGASPI, RONNIEL AERON R.

      BSEEC=3

      There are many ways we can help save the environment everyday. First of all, we all need to consume less power. We need to turn off lights, replace inefficient bulbs with low-power ones, and not leave equipment on standby. Secondly, we need to control our surging populations. Each of us can make a decision regarding family size. This has a huge impact on the size of our cities and the need for food and more agricultural land. In addition, we need to consider eating less meat and more vegetables and fruit, As a future engineer we need to make the world more safer and more peaceful because we are not the only one living on it.

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      RUSSELL BERNARDINO BSTM4 4 months ago

      The whole climate of the world is changing regularly because of the increasing global warming by the natural means and human activities. All the changes have an enormous impact on the people’s lives and ecosystems. Burning coal, oil and natural gases are the main cause of global warming. CO2 gas acts as a blanket which retains environmental heat and warms the earth’s surface. The level of carbon dioxide has become increased to a great level in last century.

      The earth surface has become successively warmer than ever in the last three decades. Each month is becoming warmer than ever which we can feel very clearly. This increasing heat affecting the lives of human beings, plants and animals even many species have been endangered. Human activities contribute to climate change by causing changes in Earth's atmosphere in the amounts of greenhouse gases, aerosols (small particles), and cloudiness. The largest known contribution comes from the burning of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide gas to the atmosphere.

      Change our unnatural lifestyle to the extent we can. Use a bicycle as much as possible. Don't misuse precious water and electricity. Don't use plastics when we can avoid it.

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      Jolina Gabriel 4 months ago

      Jolina L. Gabriel

      BSN - 1

      Emissions like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and other greenhouses gases will remain in the atmosphere for many years making impossible to eliminate global warming and

      Due to global warming and pollution, coral reefs are suffering the worst bleaching with the highest dying record

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      Dave Joshua Villangca 4 months ago

      Dave Joshua B. Villangca

      BSN-I

      Baliuag University

      General Chemistry

      T, F 7:30-12:00

      Global Warming occurs because too much carbon dioxide is released and goes to the atmosphere. It damages and weakens the ozone layer so too much ultraviolet rays that comes from the sun penetrates it easily. Because of that, our world now is becoming hotter and hotter resulting to the melting of ice in the North pole making the earth's water deeper and deeper that makes the land that we live in lesser. A hotter Earth also contributes to some diseases like hypertension or high blood pressure, and dehydration. It also contributes to what we called "Climate Change", for example, if the weather is cold then it becomes hot and then cold again and then hot again, the homeostasis mechanism of our body will not adapt normally and if that happens, there will be a stress inside our body that results to some illness.

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      Gil Calderon 4 months ago

      Global warming is the increase of earth’s average surface temperature and its oceans due to greenhouse gases released as people burn fossil fuels. These greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane absorb heat that would otherwise bounced off the Earth’s surface. Global warming has emerged has one of the most biggest environmental issue in the last two decades. As we speak global warming is now impossible to solve since human are already done the damaged to the nature.

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      Bianca Bernardo 4 months ago

      Marucot, Katrina Bianca BSN1

      Global warming is real. Global warming is happening now. If we keep on going with how we carelessly treat our nature, it will come to cease. We don't see this now because honestly, we don't care enough. But now we have to wake up that this is happening. And the long term effects of our actions are causing the deterioration of our nature. We are slowly killing Mother Earth. We are murdering innocent animals and organisms that are living peacefully but are disturbed by us humans. Animals are going extinct, abnormal weathers are occurring causing damage not only to nature but to us humans as well, massive increase and decrease in temperatures in different continents, the melting of the ice caps, the thinning of our ozone layer. We need to stop with destroying the nature. Stop thinking for ourselves, because if we keep going, with the production of new machines and cars that emits poisonous gasses, smoking cigarettes and many more, we will destroy the only planet we live in.

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      GreenPrince 4 months ago

      Interesting article. We re all affected in one way or the other as result of global warming. All hands must be on deck to at least restore earth's resilience. Read my article on how blockchain platform if implemented could help reduce our carbon footprint.

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      Christian Paul V. Ogorida BSCE II 4 months ago

      We are overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide, which traps heat and steadily drives up the planet’s temperature. Where does all this carbon come from? The fossil fuels we burn for energy coal, natural gas, and oil plus the loss of forests due to deforestation, especially in the tropics.

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      PAULINE LOUISE A. TORIBIO 4 months ago

      TORIBIO, PAULINE LOUISE A.

      BSN-1

      As we all know our environment's condition is slowly getting worst. I remember a teacher said "One day ang hangin ay bibilhin na rin", afraid of his statement, I am making my own way on how I will prevent it, but I am not in doubt we will.

      As a nursing student, as a good citizen, I am proud to say that I am contributing in the bettrment of our environment. Just simply by taking my trash home or putting it to proper disposal and conserving water at home.

      I wish every citizen will know the consequence of every act they do. For every trash they throw. I wish we all have the discipline and courage to change.

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      Varsha 5 months ago from India

      Nice.

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      Kim Baroy 9 months ago

      BAROY, KIMBERLY JANE M.

      The change of climate in our globe really affect our daily lives and other living organisms. It is very sad to face that our planet was facing this crisis. I was thinking about the new generations to come if they will experience breathing with fresh air or experiencing our nature. I hope that we can do some things that can help our mother nature and this little things can really help to make our planet healthy again.

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      Jenica De Leon 9 months ago

      De Leon, Jenica M. BS PSY-2

      All of us are already aware of the issue about the global warming but this article is another eye-opener for all of us. It's true that we have to be well taught about this matter because it is greatly affecting our mother earth. It is just so saddening to think that we are the ones responsible for this and yet most of us still do not do things to help it be prevented. We have to be aware for us to know what to avoid for we are already in this time of year, rapidly, destroying our earth---our home.

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      Aldrinsntg 9 months ago

      Aldrin L Santiago BSPSY II

      We are responsible for our environment. Why do we have global warming? It is due to the pollutions of smoke, cars, factories and the chemicals that's why the temperature is changing. We need to protect our environment because it is the source of our living.

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      Mary Joy G Parena 9 months ago

      Pareña, Mary Joy G. BSPSY_II

      As part of college physics, heat transfer is related to this issue. Our planet is bombarded by different pollution plus the direct heat coming from sun. Our planet is absorbing all the heat and it became the main issue global warming.

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      Julius Juego 9 months ago

      Global warming refers to the gradual increase in the temperature of the Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans as a result of greenhouse gases. Carbon monoxide emissions created by deforestation and burning fossil fuels create a barrier that traps the sun's heat on the Earth causing the planet to warm up. Global warming starts with the greenhouse effect, which is created by the relationship between the radiation from the sun and the Earth's atmosphere. Human activity also introduces specific types of gases into the Earth's atmosphere. Global warming indicates a change in the average temperature of the Earth as a whole, while climate change involves several factors in a localized situation. The media uses the two terms interchangeably, which often leads to confusion.

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      lawrencedsantos 9 months ago

      John Lawrence P. Delos Santos

      BS PSY II

      Global warming is already having significant and costly effects and these consequences will only intensify as the planet’s temperature continues to rise. In this Problem or what we call the Global warming we have many solutions first Reduce emissions

      We must significantly reduce the heat-trapping emissions we are putting into the atmosphere. As individuals, we can help by taking action to reduce our personal carbon emissions. But to fully address the threat of global warming, we must demand action from our elected leaders.

      Stop deforestation

      Tropical deforestation accounts for about 10 percent of the world’s heat-trapping emissions. Reducing tropical deforestation can significantly lower global warming emissions and plays an integral role in a comprehensive long-term solution to global warming.Prepare for impacts

      Certain consequences of global warming are now inevitable, including sea level rise, more frequent and severe heat waves, and growing wildfire risks. Even as we work to reduce global warming emissions, we must also prepare for this dangerous new reality.

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      Cristina Perez 9 months ago

      Perez, Ma. Cristina M.

      BEED-II

      (TF/ 12:30-2:00/ CAS 105)

      Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect"1 — warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping.

      Since people are causing global warming, people can mitigate global warming, if they act in time. Greenhouse gases are long-lived, so the planet will continue to warm and changes will continue to happen far into the future, but the degree to which global warming changes life on Earth depends on our decisions now.

      We should act now. We should help together to save as soon as possible the loveliest place we live now.

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      bea mendoza 9 months ago

      Over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. And experts see the trend is accelerating: All but one of the 16 hottest years in NASA’s 134-year record have occurred since 2000. Climate change deniers have argued that there has been a pause or a slowdown in rising global temperatures, but several recent studies, including a 2015 paper published in the journal Science, have disproved this claim. And scientists say that unless we curb global-warming emissions, average U.S. temperatures could increase by up to 10 degrees

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      JosephineLopez04 9 months ago

      Lopez, Josephine V.

      2nd Year - BEEd

      TF/ 12:30 - 2:00/ CAS105

      Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects. Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming. Many of the observed changes since the 1950s are unprecedented over tens to thousands of years. Global Warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gasses, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth.

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      Carmela Perez 9 months ago

      Pere, Ma. Carmela M. Perez

      BEED-II

      (TF/ 12:30-2:00/ CAS 105)

      The world's nations would need to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by a lot. And even that wouldn't stop all global warming. Emissions would then have to keep falling until humans were hardly emitting any extra greenhouse gases by the end of the century. We'd also likely need to pull some carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. The planet is warming, from North Pole to South Pole. Higher temperatures are worsening many types of disasters, including storms, heat waves, floods, and droughts. A warmer climate creates an atmosphere that can collect, retain, and drop more water, changing weather patterns in such a way that wet areas become wetter and dry areas drier. Rising global temperatures have been accompanied by changes in weather and climate. Many places have seen changes in rainfall, resulting in more floods, droughts, or intense rain, as well as more frequent and severe heat waves. As these and other changes become more pronounced in the coming decades, they will likely present challenges to our society and our environment. In connection to teaching, I must share all the knowledge that I have in this topic to my students so that in the future they know how to give importance in our world.

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      Jahna Carmella 9 months ago

      Jahna Carmella B. Galvez

      BEED-II (Inorganic Chemistry/ TF/ 12:30-2:00)

      Global warming is not a joke. We can’t cure it but we can prevent it not to get worst. I as a future educator I can’t contribute a huge help for the problem but I can mold the students mind to be aware of what’s happening, a small act can lead to bigger change. I can also help in the community by giving seminars and leading some projects for our world. It is not too late to do some changes.

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      Maniella de Leon 9 months ago

      Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth's climate.

      In relation with teaching profession, I must learn how to cope with different moods of my student but I can be also the who can control it.

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      mariseperez08 9 months ago

      Perez, Nina Marise V.

      BEED-II

      TF-12:30-2:0pm/CAS 105

      Climate change is any substantial change in Earth’s climate that lasts for an extended period of time. Global warming refers to climate change that causes an increase in the average temperature of the lower atmosphere. Global warming can have many different causes, but it is most commonly associated with human interference, specifically the release of excessive amounts of greenhouse gases. (EPA, 2006)

      Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), water vapor, and fluorinated gases, act like a greenhouse around the earth. This means that they let the heat from the Sun into the atmosphere, but do not allow the heat to escape back into space. The more greenhouse gases there are, the larger the percentage of heat that is trapped inside the earth’s atmosphere. The earth could not exist in its present state (that is, with life) without the presence of some naturally occurring greenhouse gases, such as CO2, CH4, and water vapor. Without any greenhouse gases no heat would be trapped in atmosphere, so the earth would be extremely cold. (NASA, 2002)

      Naturally occurring greenhouse gases (not fluorinated gases) are good in naturally occurring amounts; it’s when people start contributing excessive amounts of them that greenhouse gases become a problem. With excessive greenhouse gas buildup, the earth’s atmosphere warms to unnatural temperatures which causes, among other things, sea level to rise. Global warming also causes sea surface temperatures to rise, precipitation patterns to change, etc.. Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects. Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming. Many of the observed changes since the 1950s are unprecedented over tens to thousands of years

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      Jahzeel Santos 9 months ago

      Jahzeel DR. Santos BS PSY II What is global warning? Global Warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth. Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect" — warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping. Why is global warming a problem? Global warming is primarily a problem of too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere—which acts as a blanket, trapping heat and warming the planet. There is no single solution to global warming, which is primarily a problem of too much heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere. What will happen if there is global warming? Since people are causing global warming, people can mitigate global warming, if they act in time. Greenhouse gases are long-lived, so the planet will continue to warm and changes will continue to happen far into the future, but the degree to which global warming changes life on Earth depends on our decisions now.

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      Kamille Fernando 9 months ago

      IVY KAMILLE FERNANDO BS PSYCHOLOGY II

      There are several causes of recent climate change, but all have something in common – people. Recent warming is a side effect of many things that people do – like driving cars, heating homes, running factories, and transforming forests into towns. Our landfills and farm animals are to blame for recent climate change too. Changes in the way land is used also have an impact on climate. For example, when trees and other plants are cut down to make way for new buildings or parking lots, climate warms because less carbon dioxide is taken out of the atmosphere without the plants. Plus, the asphalt and buildings tend to hold onto more heat than forests and fields, so when warmed by the Sun, they stay warm for some time. If it were not for greenhouse gases trapping heat in the atmosphere, the Earth would be a very cold place. Greenhouse gases keep the Earth warm through a process called the greenhouse effect. They exist naturally in the atmosphere, where they help keep the Earth warm enough for plants and animals to live. But people are adding extra greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. These extra gases are causing the Earth to get warmer, setting off all sorts of other changes around the world—on land, in the oceans, and in the atmosphere. And these changes affect people, plants, and animals in many ways. Global warming is expected to have far-reaching, long-lasting and, in many cases, devastating consequences for planet Earth.

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      Elize Bantang 14 9 months ago

      MERLE, Eliza B. BEED-ll

      Global warming refers to an average increase in the Earth's atmosphere primarily due to the so called "greenhouse effect". The destruction of the ozone layer in the atmosphere and the global greenhouse effect contribute in the occurrence of this phenomenon. There will be heavier rainfall in already heavy rainfall months and lower rainfall during dry months.

      Climate change is the long-term average of a region's weather events lumped together.There are some effects of greenhouse gases and global warming: melting of ice caps, rising sea levels, change in climatic patterns, spread diseases, economic consequences, increased droughts and heat waves. Other effects are bleaching of coral reefs, El Nino and La Nina phenomenon.

      As a future teacher, I want to teach my students the proper segregation of waste, the important of planting trees, unplug the unused appliances. Small things like this can help to prevent this so called global warming.

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      Maria Luz Mendoza 9 months ago

      MA. LUZ MENDOZA BEED II

      Global warming and climate change is looked at in this section of the global issues web site. Introduced are some of the effects of climate change. In addition, this section attempts to provide insights into what governments, companies, international institutions, and other organizations are attempting to do about this issue, as well as the challenges they face. Some of the major conferences in recent years are also discussed. The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing. Many are agreed that climate change may be one of the greatest threats facing the planet. Recent years show increasing temperatures in various regions, and/or increasing extremities in weather patterns. Though there are many natural causes of global warming and climate change, human interaction can help slow the negative impacts to our atmosphere. Things like recycling (one of the biggest contenders in the fight against global warming) are very easy habits for people to pick-up that can help the Earth in a major way. For examples, when buying new appliances, try and look for ones that are energy efficient. Don’t leave appliances on, when not using something (like the TV for example) be sure to turn it completely off. By not leaving appliances on people can conserve up to forty percent more energy. Using pot covers when cooking food can save tons of energy needed to cook the dish. More than seventy percent of energy can be saved by using appliances like pressure cookers and steamers. Showering can save up to four times the amount of energy as running a bath can, not to mention use much less water and more. Global warming and climate change are important for everyone to understand. The more we hurt our planet’s atmosphere, the more we put ourselves in jeopardy of global disaster.

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      Jucel Salvador 9 months ago

      Salvador, Jucel Roma M.

      BEED-II (Inorganic Chemistry/ TF/ 12:30-2:00) Climate change is yet another environmental problem that has surfaced in last couple of decades. It occurs due to rise in global warming which occurs due to increase in temperature of atmosphere by burning of fossil fuels and release of harmful gases by industries. Climate change has various harmful effects but not limited to melting of polar ice, change in seasons, occurrence of new diseases, frequent occurrence of floods and change in overall weather scenario. Climate changes like global warming is the result of human practices like emission of Greenhouse gases. Global warming leads to rising temperatures of the oceans and the earth’ surface causing melting of polar ice caps, rise in sea levels and also unnatural patterns of precipitation such as flash floods, excessive snow or desertification. As a student, we can abide the 3R's which are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We should plant more trees and conserve energy at home or even at school.

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      JAMES King 32 9 months ago

      Nearly all scientists agree that the earth's climate is changing. As it has for thousands of years. They do not agree on it's cause/ effect!

      BUT to get funding from the government they teach mostly young impressionable college age and less (and those with like initiatives) the standard line that "GLOBAL WARMING EXISTS", but it won't stand up to honest scrutiny. ( That's why they change the data to fit the argument).

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      Elaiza Medina 9 months ago

      Medina, Elaiza DC. BS PSY II. Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects. Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming[3][4][5] Many of the observed changes since the 1950s are unprecedented over tens to thousands of years. Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect" warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space.

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      Karrel Punzalan 9 months ago

      AIA KARREL PUNZALAN BS PSY II As we all know that earth is the only known planet having life in this universe. So we should respect and maintain everything we get from our mother earth. We should save the mother earth so that our future generations can live in a safe environment. We can save the earth by saving trees, natural vegetation, water, natural resources, electricity, etc. We should strictly follow all the possible measures to control the environmental pollution and global warming. Everyone should plant more trees in the surrounding areas to curb the pollution and reduce the effects of global warming.

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      Kristin Castro 9 months ago

      Kristin Joy P. Castro

      BS Psychology II

      Global warming is one of the major problem every nation is facing. It causes disasters which we, humans are the casualties. We are also the one who caused it. From our environmentally harmful activities which causes damage to our planet. Global Warming issue must be resolved as soon as possible before it's too late. Let's take care of our only planet and give love to it every single minute.

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      Mallorie San Miguel 9 months ago

      Mallorie San Miguel BSPSY II

      Climate change and environmental decline are largely the result of human behavior. These problems have accelerated in recent decades as we’ve consumed ever more scarce resources, including oil, coal, metals, and water, to create ever more products to live in our homes, work in our business, and accumulate things. his behavior is often called “unsustainable” because we are depleting some of those resources ever faster, we are needing to provide for ever more people as worldwide population growth continues unabated, and we are degrading many parts of our environment—land, seas, and air—as we try to “sustain” our current way of life.

      Most people aren’t even aware of how their daily choices are affecting the climate or the larger environment. Moreover, their sense of connection to the planet—and their understanding of climate change and environmental processes in general—tend to be quite limited, easily biased, or even readily avoided.

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      rkyled 9 months ago

      Reymart Kyle Dabbay

      BS PSY II

      The global warming is a phenomenon which can be controlled by the humans because he is the major reason for it. The green house gases are the reasons for the global warming and it is plenty in this world because of the pollution. If we can't control the pollution, we can't control global warming and the overall temperature in the earth become raised and the flood in the antarctic region become common.

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      AprilCayetano09 10 months ago

      April Cayetano BSPSy-2Human beings are currently living in way that is completely unsustainable with the world we live on. A majority of the scientists of our time are unanimous in agreement that climate change is real, and is happening more rapidly than normal because of human activities. As of now, humanity has no concrete plan for how to deal with the growing population of human beings on the planet, along with the massive resource depletion, widespread poverty and pollution. The top 10 Environmental Issues are Population, CLimate Change, loss of biodiversity,the phosphorus and nitrogen cycle, water,Ocean Acidification, Pollution,Ozone Depletion Layer, Over fishing and Deforestation.It is very difficult to prioritise the top 10 environmental issues facing our planet today. One thing is for sure and that is over population is at the root of all of the issues.If we do not act soon to start to curb human breeding patterns. We will almost certainly face an environmental meltdown.

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      JAMES King 32 10 months ago

      Your "science" has been politicized so much that only "Useful Idiot's" adhere to it's premises. Don't set parameters to scale your experiments, or change your Data to conform with your politics and someone might conclude that you have conducted a fair experiment.

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      Beatriz Cruz 10 months ago

      Cruz, Beatriz DL. (BS PSY II)

      Global Warming over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. when carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutants and greenhouse gasses collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the earth’s surface. It's sad to think that the people created by God are the reason why the earth suffers.

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      Naomi de Guzman 10 months ago

      De Guzman, Naomi Roniele P. (BS PSY II)

      Global Warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissioNs. With this rise on temperature all human beings are badly affected by this. Glaciers are melting and the polar bears are losing their homes. The fish are dying because of sudden rise in temperature. People are getting all this heat related diseases. It is an issue all living beings face and we must be concerned, and take action. We are the reason we face issues like this today and The consequences of our actions affect the whole earth, the plants and the animals are suffering because of us :(

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      Ciara Jane Nicole S. Velasquez 21 months ago

      Velasquez, Ciara Jane Nicole S.

      BSA 1-2

      What is it about global warming that concerns us the most, is its effects. Effects that are already starting to impact mankind with record-breaking temperatures occurring more frequently. As temperatures rise, heat extremes on a par with the heat waves are also becoming more common. Everyone is feeling the impact, particularly the poor, as weather extremes become more common and risks to food, water, and energy security increase.

      The world is locked into 1.5°C global warming, posing severe risks to lives and livelihoods around the world. Such an increase could have potentially catastrophic consequences for mankind, causing the global sea level to rise more than 30 centimeters by 2100, droughts to become more severe and placing almost 90 percent of coral reefs at risk of extinction. These changes are already underway, with global temperatures 0.8 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times, and the impact on food security, water supplies and livelihoods is just beginning. Studying what global warming could bring about while these changes are only underway is a must for us, future accountants. Having known the effects of a changing climate would allow us to better understand how climate change affects the way we live and our way of making a living.

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      Rolaine Ann Ingalla 21 months ago

      BSA 1-3 INGALLA, Rolaine Ann B. Warming earth is the increase of Earth’s temperature. Ice on the North Pole and South Pole will melt, which will cause to high sea level and eventually flood will occur. Much worst, Earth’s destruction, BOOM!!!

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      Garcia Janmarri 21 months ago

      Garcia, Jan Marri M. Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth's climate.

      Global warming is one of the biggest problem that we face today, It is cause by too much release of carbon dioxide. Just like in the business, we should not let problems arise we should know how to protect, care and take an act about this problems.

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      Levie Ignacio 21 months ago

      Ignacio, Victor Levie G. (BSA 1-3)

      We all know today that Global Warming and Climate change can be seen or even felt, it is even being broadcast that it is in our world on the present day. Because of the Greenhouse effect and the depletion of the ozone layer, the radiation of the sun rays penetrates and make it stays longer inside the Earth and harm us all living things. In this days we can feel the intense heat and even the rise of water due to the melting of the ice on the North and South Pole of the Earth. Besides that we are always prone to different tragedies like floods and intense heat which makes lakes dry. That is why it also affects us because we are the one all of us should be responsible for the survival of planet Earth.

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      Eunice Maranan 21 months ago

      Maranan, Eunice S.

      BSA 1-3.

      Global warming and climate change is now headlining in our world today. This destructive condition is due nonetheless us, humans. One cause of this is the greenhouse effect. This phenomena is when the radiation coming from the sun penetrates and stays in our atmosphere longer because of ozone depletion caused by harmful gases like carbon dioxide. Global warming affects us all, interconnected effects of this are extreme weather conditions like extreme heat this can cause rising in sea level as the ice in the arctic poles melts the water increases. Destruction of ecosystems because of the imbalance in temperature, our environment is more prone to forests fires then later on can cause extinction. As an accountant, our every actions can affect businesses, society and our country like we can affect the environment. We should be committed and passionate in what we are doing and that is to maintain the balance and stability of companies.

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      Hannah Keziah Morales 21 months ago

      MORALES, Hannah Keziah T. (BSA 1-2)

      The world we live in is not the same as we know it. The air is getting thicker while the forest, thinner. The temperature in different areas keeps on rising or dropping rapidly in an alarming rate however we are not doing anything to stop what is happening. The predicament of warming is all around the world, therefore a global problem. Our climate is changing, not for the better, but for the worse and we are turning a blind eye to what is happening. Mankind must stop ignoring the effects that it inflicts to Earth and destroying its own home. The first step of defeating an enemy is to know them and by being aware of the issue such as Global Warming and Climate Change, then we are in the road of putting a stop into it.

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      Pareña, Mary Joy G. 21 months ago

      BSPsy-I Discipline. One word, ten letters. But for me, this is what we need. To solve climate change, of course we need to make a change to our selves first. Stop doing things that can destroy our planet. See? in our own little ways, we can save our home. Imagine life without climate change, it is beautiful, isn't it? So let us know our responsibility as people living in planet. We still have time to change for the better.

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      Hanny Toledo 21 months ago

      TOLEDO, MA. HANNY FAITH A. (BSA1-2)

      Our climate is essential for our survival. and our planet earth is facing now global warming, a severe climate imbalances due to extended abuse of us. and this is very dangerous because it affects many organisms both living and non living.. and if this continue to risen then the situation is expected to worst. we can help our ecology survive by making conscious and responsible choices, think before you do it. also, we should also be prepared for the changes that have already occurred in the past so that if this happen again, we knew how to solve it in a better way.

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      Liyana Chua 21 months ago

      Liyana Lowela S. Chua BSA 1-2

      As time goes by, the temperature in our atmosphere gradually goes higher and higher as a result of climate change and global warming. Most climate scientists agree that the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect" that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping. As a result, not only the temperature goes higher but also the sea levels as well. Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns increase the frequency, duration, and intensity of other extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, heat waves, and tornadoes. Other effects of global warming include higher or lower agricultural yields, further glacial retreat, reduced summer stream flows, species extinctions. As a further effect of global warming, diseases like malaria are returning into areas where they have been extinguished earlier. Therefore, we must help in restoring the natural beauty of our planet by our own little ways.

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      Daniel John Dinio 21 months ago

      warming is now a serious issue that we need to do something. It is getting worst because of what we are doing that threatens our world like cutting trees, throwing garbage , chemical waste from different industries are thrown in the bodies of water, smoke coming from cars, factories and even at home are not properly handled. for this issue be resolve we noeed to help one another to protect the environment our families etc.

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      Dave Entuna 21 months ago

      Christian Dave Entuna BSA 1-2

      Alarming issue of a warming earth is a serious matter, although this is not the latest issue but the continously growing problem for the human and other affected life-forms. We can do so many things to do to reduce this continously growing problem but many people are so stupid to do such things that can harm the ozone layer. I admit that I am one of them but still, I try to avoid it. We need to obey even a small right ways to protect our planet just realize what can we do if we continue doing bad habits that can harm the earth.

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      Clarisse Butuhan 21 months ago

      Clarisse Ann V. Butuhan

      BSA 1-2

      This issue is not new to us because since elementary it has been taught to us by our teachers that there is an alarming issue about our mother earth yet many others seems to care not much. It’s so disappointing to know that others don’t care at all. How can they be so insensitive of the changes occurring in our environment though it is slowly changing, today you can see if you will compare from before to today that there is a great difference. And as stewards of God’s creation we must take our roles on saving mother earth. I thought educating people about the changes would help but many still do not care though they are aware. Maybe more environmental campaigns would help like letting them see how this precious earth could turn to nothing. As individuals, we should take steps regarding this issue be it small or big ones it could help save our mother earth. No matter what way it is it will depend on how you will accomplish that and discipline is the key to do that.

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      John Paulo Cruz 21 months ago from Bustos, Bulacan

      John Paulo Cruz

      BSA 1-4

      Global warming is a major atmospheric issue all over the world. Our earth’s surface becoming hot day by day by trapping the sun’s heat and rise in the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide. It has become one of the subjects of big social issues which need social awareness to a great level. People should know its meaning, causes, effects and solutions to solve it immediately. People should help together and try to solve it in order to protect life on Earth.

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      christianderis 21 months ago

      Christian Deris BSA 1-3

      Global warming , what abot global warming? Global warming is the observed and projected increases in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans. the relevance of this topic in accounting is a very large factor. Like in business if there is a huge problem that comes in company like loss we have to make a change or we have to do some new strategy to survive in that problem. this topic must be an alarm us or caught our atention to do a move to help our environment.

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      Kate Ivy Cruz 21 months ago

      Cruz, Kate Ivy F.

      BSA 1-3

      The earth is facing a very alarming problem, one of this was the "global warming" or the unusually rapid increase in Earth's average temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gasses released as people burn fossil fuels. As an accountant or a person, we should take care our home because this is where we live and this is also the one who gave us our daily needs for us to be able to live.

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      paula reyes 21 months ago

      REYES,Christina Paula A. BSA 1-3

      Global warming is now a serious issue that we need to do something. It is getting worst because of what we are doing that threatens our world. We need to act now before its too late. It is for us and for the future people who will live in this world. Like in business, there is always problem that will challenge us and it is for us how to handle and cope with it.

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      Christine Joy R. Cristobal 21 months ago

      BSA 1-3

      As students, we should be aware of the damage the climate change brings to our world. In this world, we have to know how to treat everything in this world with care and the way they deserve to be treated. We have to value everything before it disappears, because we won't know the importance of something until we lose it, so as early as now, we have to take care of our environment. Like in a company, we should be vigilant to everything that happens, we have to care for the entire company and not for our job only.

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      Rodger Calumba Pascual 21 months ago

      Pascual,Rodger Calumba BSA 1-4

      We humans destroying this world that we suppose to take care. God entrusted this planet to us and yet we couldn't make this world better. We continually cut trees, throwing garbage any where we want, chemical waste from different industries are thrown in the bodies of water, smoke coming from cars, factories and even at home are not properly handled, there's still a lot of problems that we can address to each and every one but if we will not move or take any action in response to this issue our planet would die little by little,as we see earth today is now showing to us the damage we had made such as earth quake, landslide, acid rain, global warming and a lot more. We all know that we couldn't back the world from it was before but we can make something great to make this earth clean again and make this earth more suitable for us to live. By means of love, love to our nature and concern to our environment. Today is the day and now is the proper hour to do the thing that we must done already before.

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      Kimberly Anne DC Magtalas 21 months ago

      Kimberly Anne DC. Magtalas BSA 1-3

      There are many ways we can help save the environment everyday. First of all, we all need to consume less power. We need to turn off lights, replace inefficient bulbs with low-power ones, and not leave equipment on standby. Secondly, we need to control our surging populations. Each of us can make a decision regarding family size. This has a huge impact on the size of our cities and the need for food and more agricultural land. In addition, we need to consider eating less meat and more vegetables and fruit, in order to reduce the amount of land needed for meat. In order to save the environment you need to be aware of what you are doing, buying, using, and what it does to the environment.

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      Xela Valentin 21 months ago from earth

      BSA 1-2 Valentin Xela Jean R.

      Since through the years, human have made many changes in the environment. They have cut down trees and planted crops in their place. The fast growing population has something to do with the environment. The more people dwell in a certain area, the more houses and buildings are needed to be and salts beds into both residential and commercial areas. And because of the globalization being made more industrial plants were being built. Industrial plants fill the air with smoke and dangerous chemicals, pollute the lakes and streams with waste and toxic by products, and wear out or damage parts of the surrounding land. In short, human inventions brought about progress, but destroyed the natural environment. These environmental problems have endangered not only humans, but also most of other living creatures. We are the one who made this so we will be the one who will resolve this.

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      Anamir Carillo 21 months ago

      BSA 1-3 Carillo, Anamir B.

      Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth's climate. There are different ways to stop or prevent this problem. One way is let us be energy efficient, when appliances are not in use, we will just simply turn them off and unplug it. Another way is instead of cutting trees (deforestation), let us replant trees. We can also help to reduce the demand for fossil fuels which is the major cause of global warming. We don't need to wait the government to make a solution because each individual can bring an important help about this issue.

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      abigail galvez019 21 months ago

      Abigail Galvez BSBA 1-1

      The massive amount of people has had highlydestructive impacts on the earth's environment. These impacts occur on two levels: global and local. Onthe global level, there is the accumulation of green house gases that deplete the ozone layer, theextinction of species, and a global food shortage. On the local level, there is erosion of soils (andthe loss of vegetation), the depletion of water supply, and toxification of the air and water. The earthis dynamic though, all of these aspects are interrelated, and no one impact is completely isolated. Allof these destructive elements can be traced to our enormous population. As the population increases, sodo all of the economic, social, and technological impacts. The concept of momentum of population growth is one that must be considered. It states thatareas with traditionally high fertility rates will have a very young structure age. to make the long explanation short, the more population the more damage it can give in our environment.

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      JAMES King 32 21 months ago

      You arrogant crazy fools. You really think man has the capability to destroy this planet. This planet is millions of times larger than all the puny minds making a finite argument in an infinite paradigm. One volcanic eruption is equal to the whole of man's carbon emissions from the beginning of time.

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      Clarice Mae Anne Torzar 21 months ago

      Clarice Mae Anne Torzar BSA 1-3

      If you will be engaged in the business whom greenhouse gasses primarily is the main result then as an accountant you can tell them how they will improve their business without hurting our dear Earth. Yes it is nice to earn huge amount of profit but there is also no harm in making the products Earth friendly. I think it is best that a company must engage in an eco-friendly product because it’s not just for their customers but also for our Mother Earth. We should be making our move now before another natural disaster will grow.

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      Erick Manese 21 months ago

      Manese, John Erick

      BSA 1-2

      Global Warming is a serious issue that everyone should know and everyone should care. The effect of Global Warming to humans is very alarming wherein it may cause different diseases or illnesses. As a student, we should how to take care of ourselves from different illnesses for us to know the ways to prevent Global Warming, because if we have a healthy body we can deeply understand the serious matter about Global Warming. And as a human, who are the stewards of nature, we should know how to prevent or to stop Global Warming because we want that the future generation can experience the happiness and explore the beauty of nature. And that is the relevance of this topic to me.

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      JAMES King 32 21 months ago

      Most of these folks aren't American. The BS they have been fed is to take America down with taxes to pay outside county's. American is fed up with the nonsense!

      For goodness sake cut through stupidity wrapped in intellectual ism.

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      Crislyn Roxas 21 months ago

      Roxas, Crislyn Joy D. BSA 1-3

      The effects of Global Warming terrify me. It's happening now and it has caused millions of deaths without us knowing. The earthquakes, typhoons, and all the severe disasters are some of the evidences. It makes me think, is it too late now to do something about this? Should we let all these to kill us? Absolutely, a big no. We still can do something to save earth. Let us start in ourselves. We must have our self discipline. Example, after you eat a candy probably most of us would just throw away the wrapper. Why not dispose it on the proper bin? Because we think that 'it's just a small piece of plastic, not a big deal' it's a big no no. It's the small things that make up the big ones. Instead of just throwing it away, why don't we just put it in our pocket and wait until we see a garbage bin? Those kind of little responsible act can mean a lot to preserving earth. Be responsible enough to take good care of the place that supports your life.

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      Jairah Garcia 21 months ago

      Jairah Garcia BSA 1-4

      Due to human's irresponsibility, the earth got sick. That's why it is only proper to us to correct our wrongdoings. We have become as its poison, so now, let's become it's cure. They say the only one that can free you from pain is the one who brought you pain in the first place. Let's make a move. Even with our little own ways. Great changes come from small changes after all. All things in this world started from being small. That's why individually, we can help the earth. Be disciplined. Segregate your own wastes. Know how to recycle. Throw your garbage properly. The change will start from all of us. It will start from you.

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      Gef Aeron Gregorio 21 months ago from Philippines

      Gef Aeron F. GREGORIO

      BSA 1-4

      "The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences." -Al Gore

      Many days, many weeks, many months, many years, many decades, and many centuries have been seen today as nonsense because of the first time when global warming had begun. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes). As our world becomes warmer and warmer, all living creatures are all affected. Global warming is one of the causes of climate change.

      It is very important for us to have knowledge about global warming because we will know the disadvantages of this to all of us and we will be able to find ways on how to avoid or remove it in our nature. They said that 'change is inevitable and permanent'... but for me, not in the case of climate change. We can eliminate this if we stand up together and do our duties as stewards of our nature. As a human and an accountacy student, studying global warming will help me to be more accountable in my every action and it will help me to be involved in curing of our world.

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      Kenneth Puato 21 months ago

      Kenneth Puato BSA 1-4

      Due to the effect of global warming our ozone layer bacome hotter and hotter that cause destruction to our earth. We humans must be responsible enough in doing something to aboid this cliamate change and global warming that cause deastruction to the Earth. As simple as following the rules and laws and by planting plants can save the furure. Even i can contribute in saving our planet in a way by following 3R's Reuse Reduce and recycle.

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      Shayne S. dela Cruz 21 months ago

      BSA 1-4

      The climate change is already visible and we are already feeling it. We all know that the cause of this change is our own human activities like consuming too much energy without even knowing that we already sacrificing our own nature just to obtain it, and like consuming too much carbon by using fuel in cars and because individually they have their own cars more carbon emission is occurring. We need to be conscious and aware on things happening around us and we need to be more careful on the things or action we do because every single activities can literally result to an problem or worse a disaster that we will all face as a consequence of our own decision.

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      Ann Vallerie M. Silverio 21 months ago

      BSA 1-3

      Global warming is said to be as a result of air pollution and carbon dioxide trapping the sun's heat thus causing the earth to warm up. Global warming has also brought numerous effects on people, land and animals, for instance, decrease in snow cover and the rising ocean levels. Since increase in temperature leads to an increase in precipitation, global warming creates extreme storms and overall extreme weather. Other regions experience drought or intense tropical cyclones and floods. More and more individuals are becoming concerned about the effects of global warming to the human race and are making efforts in trying to solve and prevent further global warming. Environmental activist are coming forth and campaigning for cleaner and healthier environments where there is less or no pollution. In the future we may be an owner of the company we can help by recycling part of your daily routine. Recycle all packaging and consumer goods that you can. Aim to purchase items with minimal and recyclable packaging. For certain items with large amounts of packaging, ask retailers if they can recycle or re-use it. For electronics, facilities now exist that can dispose of electronics in an environmentally responsible manner.

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      JAMES King 32 21 months ago

      Hey can I get what you people are smoking!?

      My head is spinning with all of this wasteful mind games you play on each other, my God wake up or stay high, but don't con us.

      All you want is funding! !!

      You have been impeached in your argument. But, I guess a " man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."

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      Carmen Fatima Salao 21 months ago from San Miguel, Bulacan

      SALAO, CARMEN FATIMA P. BSA – I

      All of us should be concerned about the warming of the earth. Earth is the only planet that humans can depend on that’s why we should be concerned on what’s happening here. It is us that destroy the earth. It is our daily activities that make the earth warmer and it is our lives that will be affected few years from now. It is the future generation that will have unhealthy lives if we keep on doing things that make this planet worse. So right from this moment, I am suggesting you that we should be responsible. We should minimize the use of carbon and other gasses that may contribute to global warming. We are human; we are the only living organism that has the will. We need to save energy to save other people’s life.

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      Erissa Feliciano 21 months ago from Angat, Bulacan

      Erissa Joy P. Feliciano

      BSA 1-4

      Global warming is causing climate change. The world’s is becoming warmer and warmer. There is also prediction of regional climate changes along the ecosystem. Global warming refers to the phenomenon of increasing average surface temperatures of the Earth over the past one to two centuries. The concept is related to the more general phenomenon of climate change, which refers to changes in the totality of attributes that define climate—not only sur- face temperatures, but also precipitation patterns, winds, ocean currents, and other measures of the Earth’s climate.

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      Denise Flores 21 months ago

      Denise Flores BSA-II ( Earth Science TF 2:00-3:30 )

      Is Global warming fact or fiction? Some scientists up until to this day takes it as just a theory, or hoax with no proof at all, to cause human beings to panic or be paranoid. No matter how long it takes them to prove if it is not true, the consequences of it can already be felt and seen not by just one individual but by the whole population. Where in fact, some have felt first hand, the devastating effects of it.

      There are a lot of problems Earth needs to face in which Global Warming may presumably be one of the worst , for it is like a tree with its roots as the corresponding effects. What could the possible solutions be? We don’t lack in technology nor the knowledge to come up with a solution, but one thing we are all missing, is unity. Unity in, which may be conquered with laws made by the efforts of the government. A rule or guide that can unite the people of its nation. It’s just that each individual does help but we all blindly act moving in different directions creating no progress at all.

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      Jessica Ocampo 21 months ago

      Jessica Ocampo. BSBA1-1. The planet is warming, from North Pole to South Pole, and everywhere in between. Globally, the mercury is already up more than 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius), and even more in sensitive polar regions. And the effects of rising temperatures aren’t waiting for some far-flung future. They’re happening right now. Signs are appearing all over, and some of them are surprising. The heat is not only melting glaciers and sea ice, it’s also shifting precipitation patterns and setting animals on the move. There are many possible wedges, including improvements to energy efficiency and vehicle fuel economy (so less energy has to be produced), and increases in wind and solar power, hydrogen produced from renewable sources, biofuels (produced from crops), natural gas, and nuclear power. There is also the potential to capture the carbon dioxide emitted from fossil fuels and store it underground—a process called “carbon sequestration.”

      In addition to reducing the gases we emit to the atmosphere, we can also increase the amount of gases we take out of the atmosphere. Plants and trees absorb CO2 as they grow, “sequestering” carbon naturally. Increasing forestlands and making changes to the way we farm could increase the amount of carbon we’re storing.

      Some of these technologies have drawbacks, and different communities will make different decisions about how to power their lives, but the good news is that there are a variety of options to put us on a path toward a stable climate.

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      Erissa Feliciano 21 months ago from Angat, Bulacan

      Erissa Joy P. Feliciano

      BSA 1-4

      Global warming is causing climate change. The world’s is becoming warmer and warmer. There is also prediction of regional climate changes along the ecosystem. Global warming refers to the phenomenon of increasing average surface temperatures of the Earth over the past one to two centuries. The concept is related to the more general phenomenon of climate change, which refers to changes in the totality of attributes that define climate—not only sur- face temperatures, but also precipitation patterns, winds, ocean currents, and other measures of the Earth’s climate.

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      DISEREE SALAS BSBA 1-1 21 months ago

      The world is warming up because carbon dioxide from smoke and car exhausts collect in the atmosphere and traps some of the heat going back to space, like greenhouse. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are expected to raise global temperature by an average of 2 degrees Centigrade by the year 2100 causing the polar ice caps to melt, sea levels to rise and freak weather conditions which may cause millions of deaths.

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      John Rotsen H. Esmeria bsba 1-1 21 months ago

      John Rotsen H. Esmeria bsba 1-1

      Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released as people burn fossil fuels. The global average surface between 1906 and 2005, and the rate of temperature increase has nearly doubled in the last 50 years. Temperatures are certain to go up further.

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      Angel Galvez 21 months ago

      GALVEZ, Angelica V. BSA I-3

      Overall of this hub, I have understood that our earth is "sick". We human need to "heal" the earth. Global Warming have causes many problem for human but we human who make global warming happens. Many people have died because of disease or disaster. It also affects the economics of the country. However, we need to be reduce the global warming by using less gasoline, recycle and human should help to reduce global warming instead of making the earth temperature increased. Our generation should start taking care of the earth because in the next generation they will suffer if we do not do reduce global warming. Therefore, global warming is a serious issue now. As an accountancy student we are learning it because we need to understand the effect of climate change that will affect us when we have our work and we can start saving the earth.

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      Angel Galvez 21 months ago

      GALVEZ, Angelica V. BSA I-4

      Overall of this hub, I have understood that our earth is "sick". We human need to "heal" the earth. Global Warming have causes many problem for human but we human who make global warming happens. Many people have died because of disease or disaster. It also affects the economics of the country. However, we need to be reduce the global warming by using less gasoline, recycle and human should help to reduce global warming instead of making the earth temperature increased. Our generation should start taking care of the earth because in the next generation they will suffer if we do not do reduce global warming. Therefore, global warming is a serious issue now. As an accountancy student we are learning it because we need to understand the effect of climate change that will affect us when we have our work and we can start saving the earth.

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      Arcelyn Joyce M. Galvez BSA 1-4 21 months ago

      Arcelyn Joyce M. Galvez BSA 1-4

      The global warming statistics don’t lie. There is no reasonable doubt that global warming is real. You may have heard a lot about global warming by now and may have formed your own opinion on this subject. Whether you believe that it is mostly a man-made phenomenon or not, the global climate patterns are currently undergoing many unwelcome changes which we simply cannot afford to ignore. As an accountancy student were too young to face this kind of issues but i know many of us is the reason why we face this problem, so we are also the reason why this issues will end.

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      Reicee Ann Salvador 21 months ago

      Reicee Ann P. Salvador BSA 1-4

      Global Warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth. This is a type of greenhouse effect. Global warming is primarily a problem of too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere—which acts as a blanket, trapping heat and warming the planet. As we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas for energy or cut down and burn forests to create pastures and plantations, carbon accumulates and overloads our atmosphere. Global warming has serious implications for our health, environment, and economy. Dangerous heat waves are increasing in severity and frequency. Sea level rise is accelerating. Extreme storms are on the rise in some areas. More severe droughts are occurring in others. Collectively, these effects pose a threat to the entire planet — including you, your community, and your family. In order to save the environment we need to be aware of what we are doing, buying, using, and what it does to the environment. Saving energy reduces air pollution and greenhouse gases. The less we pollute our environment, the more we prevent global warming. Let us reuse what we would easily throw away and conserve for a future. What we can recycle let us do so. Let us come together and join hands to protect our environment.

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      Mary Ann Santos 21 months ago

      Mary Anne Santos BSA 1-3

      Climate Change is immeasurable, inadequate and will continuously damage our own planet. All of us must be conscious about this, we must value what we have. Ice is melting in both polar ice caps and mountain glaciers. So how does it affect us? When time comes, earth will be flooded. No island will be seen. As of now, it shows some hint that polar caps are greatly affected by global warming. We must be aware of what;s happening. For the sake of our children's children and for the next generation.

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      Allia Kate Maximo 21 months ago

      Allia Kate Maximo BSBA 1-1

      Global warming refers to an increase in the average temperature of the Earth as a result of the greenhouse effect, in which gases in the upper atmosphere trap solar radiation close to the planet's surface instead of allowing it to dissipate into space. Both natural and human-made conditions can contribute to global warming, but human beings can do several things to reduce the effects.

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      Ivy Kamille Fernando 21 months ago

      IVY KAMILLE A. FERNANDO BS PSYCHOLOGY 1

      Global warming refers to the recent and ongoing rise in global average temperature near Earth's surface. It is caused mostly by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Global warming is causing climate patterns to change. Because there are more and more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, more heat is trapped which makes the Earth warmer. This is known as GLOBAL WARMING. A lot of scientists agree that man's activities are making the natural greenhouse effect stronger. Global warming is projected to have a number of effects on the oceans. Ongoing effects include rising sea levels due to thermal expansion and melting of glaciers and ice sheets, and warming of the ocean surface, leading to increased temperature stratification.

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      Roldan Mercado 21 months ago

      BSBA 1-1 Mercado, Mark Roldan L. Climate change, Global Warming, All the pollution is already beginning to transform life on Earth. Around the globe, seasons are shifting, temperatures are climbing and sea levels are rising. And meanwhile, our planet must still supply us and all living things with air, water, food and safe places to live. If we don't act now, climate change will rapidly alter the lands and waters we all depend upon for survival, leaving our future children and grandchildren with a very different world. And generating electricity from renewable energy rather than fossil fuels offers significant public health benefits. The air and water pollution emitted by coal and natural gas plants is linked to breathing problems, neurological damage, heart attacks, and cancer. Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy has been found to reduce premature mortality and lost workdays, and it reduces overall healthcare costs.

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      Guia Angeli Mananghaya 21 months ago from Baliuag, Bulacan

      Global warming is relatively connected to mankind. It is a general and scientific assumption that the temperature of our earth is constantly increasing and will later cause great climate changes in the whole world. As I searched, ecological scientists believe that it is all because of man’s unfriendly environmental activities. As a result of global warming, ice is melting all over the world, less fresh water will be available in future, etc. This brings us to conclude that both environment and living organisms are threatened by damaging effects of global warming.

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      Rovy Kim Taruc 21 months ago

      Rovy kim taruc BSBA 1-1

      Inhale! Exhale! Ask your self What's happening in this world? We are not aware to our sorroundings, we are aware to our self. You do everything you want you buy everything just to have and to get happiness we are not contented of what we have now. Global warming is now our big problem that many of us dont mind it. Some continuing what they do.That's why when time came, when global warming occur we are frustrated. Environment Economy and Society is our cycle. Because of the Society it preserved Environment. Because of Environment we have a good economy. Because of the Economy we have a big and healthy society. But now Society is the one who destroy enviroment and because of that the cycle will destroy Because the Environment destroy the Rate of Economy is decrease and because of that Society will disappeared. We can accept that we are not aware of whats happen to us. We need to have oneness and remove the selfishness in our mind and in our heart. And because of that we can think what we need to do are what solution that we need to look for.

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      Charina Ramos 21 months ago

      Charina Ramos BSA 1-3

      Global Warming has become a serious issue in our world today. We are all being affected by it, and at the same time we do not realize how baldy this could affect our future. Many of us are aware of Global Warming, but we are not all on the same page with the subject. One side believes that Global warming is not actually what’s happening to our world, and instead it is something else that is or will be harming our world. The world plays an important matter in our lives, as an accountancy student we also need to know about our surroundings to cope up with it.

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      Angelica Salinas 21 months ago

      Salinas, Angelica G.

      BSBA 1-1\

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      The most important thing about global warming is that every human should have this responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations. This is a challenge we should do. We must learn how to use our resources wisely. Global warming and climate change is not a prediction, it is happening.

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      Ellanour A. Tabula 21 months ago

      ELLANOUR A. TABULA BSBA 1-1

      Global Warming is a dramatically urgent and serious problem. We don’t need to wait for governments to find a solution for this problem: each individual can bring an important help

      adopting a more responsible lifestyle: starting from little, everyday things. It’s the only reasonable way to save our planet, before it is too late. Everyone can do in order to

      fight against and reduce the Global Warming phenomenon: some of these ideas are at no cost, some other require a little effort or investment but can help you save a lot of money, in the middle-long term.Although it's occurring planet-wide and will require action on a similar scale, our individual consumption decisions can contribute to global warming solutions.