As global warming continues to become a rising issue in our world. It is important that we educate ourselves on what it is and also how we can prevent matters from becoming worse. What is global warming? You may ask. Global warming is the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. This is attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

The damaging effects of global warming does not only affect the far ends of our world such as the Arctic, where ice caps are gradually beginning to melt leading to a loss of species, for example polar bears. It also affects our everyday lives as the Earth’s rising temperatures are a cause for longer heat waves, droughts, heavier rainfall and more powerful hurricanes.

Moreover, with these rising temperatures air pollution becomes significantly worse. As the pollution from cars and factories increases, the quality of health begins to decrease. Dirtier air is linked to higher hospital admission rates and higher death rates for asthmatics. It worsens the health of people suffering from cardiac or pulmonary disease. And warmer temperatures also significantly increase airborne pollen, which is bad news for those who suffer from hay fever and other allergies.

There are ways to prevent these things from happening. We can all reduce our carbon footprint by carpooling where possible and using public transport. We can research and speak up. Finding different ways to reduce our carbon footprints and sharing knowledge with others.