Warming of the Environment

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Warming of the Environment

Joseph Nicholas Sr.

Warming Of the Environment
Wabash River Watershed
The Wabash River drainage locale encloses and surrounds a number of huge cities. These include Indianapolis and the great western region of Fort Wayne. Other cities integrated in the region are Bloomington, Muncie, Lafayette, Anderson and Terre Haute. It is important to posit that this watershed also comprises majority of Indiana’s primary farm land. Another name for the Wabash valley in the lower region is Watermelon Country, a name given to it based on the fact that the region produces high quantities of melons and cantaloupes. The soil in this region is sandy and covers cities such as Vincennes and Sullivan. This paper focuses on issues of global warming and its implications to people living in Wabash watershed (Lugar, 2008).

Global warming in general
According to Farrar (2010), “A simple definition of global warming is a continuing increase in Earth’s overall temperature. The planet’s surface temperature has increased approximately by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the last one hundred and fifty years. In some areas, temperatures may have increased by as much as five degrees Fahrenheit, and other areas, temperatures may have stayed the same or even decreased. To many people, global warming is an immediate danger to the planet. Global warming has been linked to an increase in heat waves and heat related deaths, as well as melting of earth’s polar ice caps, rising sea levels and expanding deserts” (pg 10).
Since the times of our forefathers, human beings have led to the emergence of dangerous gases in the atmosphere that has led to its serious damages. For instance, use of coolants used in refrigerators has been prohibited as they were seen to spoil the ozone layer. These coolants also contributed to the production of gases that acted as greenhouse gases hence…...

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