Global warming is an issue that is widely discussed by countries and environmental groups around the world. When greenhouse gases trap in the heat of the sun and warm the earth, there are consequences; one of which is the melting of glaciers.
In the article “Melted Ice Threatens Sea Level Rise”, the issue of melting glaciers is discussed. Scientists are predicting that by the end of the century the earth will be about 4 degrees warmer, with the sea level being 1-3 feet higher. But these long run implications are not the only thing to be concerned about. As the glaciers melt, they have the potential to move at about 10 meters per minute. This movement has caused an increase in earthquakes in Greenland; especially during July and August.
There are many negative consequences of global warming. Earthquakes and rising sea levels are simply two examples discussed in this article. But global warming can also lead to changes in weather patterns. This past year, global warming was discussed when the hurricanes hit the United States. By changing the seasonal patterns, weather changes could also hurt food production (farmers).
Damage caused by weather can hurt everyone economically. Weather conditions can destroy companies, the can destroy homes, they can wipe out cities. What can be done to correct this problem? Whose responsibility is it to correct it? It is obviously in everyone's best interest to try and reduce global warming, but who should bear the costs?