The Earth as an ecosystem is changing, attributable in great part to
the effects of globalization and man. More carbon dioxide is now in
the atmosphere than has been in the past 650,000 years. This carbon
stays in the atmosphere, acts like a warm blanket, and holds in the
heat - hence the name 'global warming.'
The reason we exist on this planet is because the earth naturally
traps just enough heat in the atmosphere to keep the temperature
within a very narrow range - this creates the conditions that give us
breathable air, clean water, and the weather we depend on to survive.
Human beings have begun to tip that balance. We've overloaded the
atmosphere with heat-trapping gasses from our cars and factories and
power plants. If we don't start fixing the problem now, we're in for
devastating changes to our environment. We will experience extreme
temperatures, rises in sea levels, and storms of unimaginable
destructive fury. Recently, alarming events that are consistent with
scientific predictions about the effects of climate change have
become more and more commonplace.
Global warming was not created by Democrats to scare people. It is a proven fact. I'm Republican and I believe that global warming has become a problem. Currently (January 2007), it's 70ºF in my town. Normally, it's about 20ºF around this time of year. It's a probem whether you want to admit it or not. When England becomes flooded, Venice goes underwater, various islands disappear, and Florida burns to a crisp, you'll realize how serious global warming is. Unfortunately, by the time that happens (under 100 years), it will be too late to stop it. So act now and save our planet.
Child: Is there anything I can do to stop global warming and save my generation?
Adult: You can visit undoit.org and sign the petition. Also, write letters to the lawmakers in your town and in Washington, DC. stopglobalwarming.org also has some at home things you can do!