greenhouse massacre

January 7, 2011
By NicoleTynez GOLD, Hendo, Kentucky
NicoleTynez GOLD, Hendo, Kentucky
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Greenhouse gases and carbon emission are released into the air by things we do every day. For example, cars, turning on light switches and even something as simple as leaving your stereo or computer on overnight. Everyone creates a carbon footprint that measures the amount of negative effect they have on the environment through global warming. Global warming can be slowed or even reversed we all need to work together to stop this growing massacre. If we don’t help reduce greenhouse gases several things may happen.
We’re losing an unprecedented amount of animal habitat because of the effect of global warming. The greatest effect is on our oceans. As more and more carbon raises the Earths temperature the polar icecaps melt and the sea rises. When this happens fish lose their homes. The beautiful reefs that once rested in shallow water enough to receive sun rays to support their living creatures would fall into darkness of the oceans and die. Also this blocks photosynthesis rays of light to local sea grasses kill them. They are nurseries and homes for sea life, like shrimp, zoo plankton, and other fish.
As the temperature rises it also increases the heat of the ocean itself. Carbon dioxide is trapped in the water and this raises the ph level of the sea. Increased acidity can harm fish that predators rely on for a balanced and or healthy food chain. Unfortunately the ocean isn’t our only concern. Animals on land with us are even being attacked by global warming.
We see that birds are migrating later and in the season and are not flying as far south as usual to ice free water for feeding and this is a burden on local hunting and bird economics. Birds help keep bugs from being nuisances. Deer, Caribou, and elk are ranging farther north with each subsequent warming season. These animals may move out of lands that are tribal they depend on the animals for signs to plant, harvest, or religious reasons. Native Americans may lose vital aspect of their cultures.
Global warming is horrible. Greenhouse gases and huge carbon footprints can mean the end of our world from what we know. Global warming was started with us humans and only we can reverse what we started.

The author's comments:
i feel like a little bit of our world is lost everday

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