The Global Warming Crisis

Carter Genslak, News & Photo Editor

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   Global Warming is a gradual increase in the overall temperature in Earth’s atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by the increase of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons and pollutants. The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from the planet’s atmosphere warms the planets surface to a temperature above what it would be without the Earth’s atmosphere. 

   The effects of global warming include rising sea levels, melting of glaciers, ice sheets, and warming of the ocean’s surface. There are many ways to decrease or even stop global warming. A few ways to put a stop to it are; less driving(such as riding a bike to school or work), changing a light bulb, planting a tree, reduce water waste, reduce, reuse, recycle, use less hot water, turn off the lights when not in a room, and save energy.  Former LCN student Maddie Genslak expressed, “I think if people stopped ruining the planet, they could slow it down, but it’s already started.”