Global warming, the most talked about manmade topic in the world. Some people believe it to be true, while others, seem to believe that it’s make-belief (recommended that these people see a doctor). At least once in our life, we’ve heard of the phrase, ‘Global warming’ or ‘Climate change’, (hopefully). But what does it mean? The term Global warming or Climate change is defined as the warming of the planet earth and its core that results from the greenhouse effect. Though greenhouse gases occur naturally in the world, in excess can be harmful to our planet. Modern human activities have increased the release of non-natural occurring greenhouse gases because we increased our demand for burning fossil fuel. Greenhouse gases trap heat radiated from the sun and when the more heat that is trapped, the warmer the planet gets. Throughout decades, scientists have been warning civilization, that time and time again the earth’s climate temperature is gradually rising, and it will keep rising until we find a viable solution. If we don’t find an answer that will fix the mess that is climate change, there will be irreversible catastrophic events that will eventually cause permanent damage to the earth, making it uninhabitable for human civilization to live on. Even now as we speak, there are ongoing signs of global warming throughout the world. From Antarctica’s ice melting off making it increasingly difficult for wildlife to find food, the great coral reef being up to 90% bleached by the warming sea levels, and the dramatic increase of extreme weathers. These implications itself shows how endangered the earth is and how it needs to be taken seriously. This year alone, the U.S. has gotten hit by devastating hurricanes, reeking havoc on the states of Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Even California is experiencing first hand the ongoing effects of global warming. The rising heat temperatures in California is causing drought and wildfires, keeping the water supply depleted and stops local vegetation from growing. The summer heat wave also seems to be staying longer and the winter days seems to be getting shorter. Thanks to global warming, the years 2016 and 2017 has become the hottest recorded years on record. The signs cannot be any clearer, these examples are enough to show proof that climate change is real and that we need to act now to save the earth we live on. As the saying goes, “The truth is in the pudding”, it is now time to acknowledge the truth that global warming is indeed real. If we don’t act now and hold it off till later, we will begin to see cities being submerged in water, polar bears being extinct, lions and giraffes no longer roaming the Sarah planes of Africa, and we might have to start buying canoes to paddle to our next door neighbor. Thankfully as other countries begin to take notice of how dangerous global warming really is, the majority of the world is now united in tackling climate change, thus forming the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement in which 195 countries that have signed into pledging to try to keep the warming below 2°C. All except for the United States in which Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of, holds us back into making forward progress against climate change. He makes claims that the U.S. is paying way more into the Paris Climate Agreement than other countries and that it’s “unfair” to make the U.S. pay more than the rest. Like Donald Trump and other Republicans, they believe Climate change is a hoax and it is a costly issue that isn’t worth dealing with. Some Republicans such as Jonah Goldberg in “Global Cooling Costs Too Much.” Speaks on how the cost of trying to fix global warming is too taxing on the people of the United States and the government itself. With the earth much better now than it was before, and life expectancy increasing from 44 years to 77, Goldberg see’s no problem on how the earth has a global warming problem. Arguing that the payoff on trying to save the earth is too low, and the trade-off isn’t worth the hassle. On having the option to either spend money trying to lower the earth’s temperature or having another 1,800 percent richer, Goldberg would rather have another 0.7 degrees warmer. Instead of trying to find a viable solution right now, Goldberg proposes to pass on the problem to another generation to fix the cost of global warming. Some arguments against my position on trying to fix global warming and set a future for generations to come include the cost and non-believers. Critics such Goldberg and other Republicans would say that, especially in these economically hard times, funding the EPA would do more damage than good. Throwing money towards an issue that not everyone believes in, is reckless and irresponsible. Especially when there are other ways to put money in good use, such as building infrastructures to create jobs in America and education. Why, then, would we spend money on a double-edged sword that warrants no guarantee that there would be a permanent solution towards global warming. While it is true that spending some much time and money into trying to fix global warming won’t guarantee a positive outcome, it is better to try to do something, rather than doing nothing at all. Because if there’s a chance that we can change the current state of the world into a much safer one, it will be all worth it in the end. All the money in the world won’t matter if the earth become uninhabitable, leaving nothing for future generations to live on. That’s why people such as John R. Porter, Mark Howden, Pete Smith, and Michaela Schiller Stokholm are continuously finding ways to make fixing global warming at a low cost. For example in their article, “Recasting Economics As If the Climate and Global Ecology Really Mattered.” Porter, Howden, Smith, and Stokholm speak of possible solutions for fixing or lowering the earth’s current temperature. By changing our current carbon cycle into a much; earth friendly cycle it will lower or keep below the earth’s temperature by 2°C. By acting on these plans, it will hopefully lessen the current damages done by civilization. Furthermore explaining the devastating effects the earth may have if we don’t act now and keep stalling upon a later time. Year by year the earth’s temperature will gradually increase over time, then it will be much more difficult to find a viable solution. Little ways like these can lead climate scientists onto finding cheaper and cheaper ways on breaking through climate change. But we don’t always have to rely on scientists for doing the hard part to solve the ongoing crisis. We ourselves can do our parts to help save the earth. Such as, walking or riding our bikes, to and from school, jobs or homes and if our commute is far, we can always use public transportation to help get us to our desired destinations. Constantly using automobiles burns carbon dioxide into the earth’s ozone layer creating greenhouse gases that further damages the earth. Recycling water bottles is also a great way to help prevent greenhouse gases. All the waste from plastic water bottles can be recycled into creating items such as T-shirts, jackets, sleeping bags, and much much more. Recycling your plastic waste can also help save sea animals from being choked while searching for food on the ocean floor. Recycling does so much to save the planet and the animals that live in it. The usage of electricity is also a problem that needs to be addressed, many don’t seem to realize that constantly living your electronics plugged into the outlet creates greenhouse gases and it also generates the largest share greenhouse gases. So not only is keeping your devices plugged into the outlet bad for the earth but it also bad for your electricity bill. It may be a little costly but solar panels help in the long run to the earth and save you money, it works by absorbing the sunlight during the day and then uses it, towards your lighting needs whatever it may be. It is important to remember to turn off your electronics when you’re not using them. Another surprising way to help reduce the planet’s warming temperature is to eat less meat. Yes, eating less meat helps reduce the heat temperature. The livestock industry produces about 15% of greenhouse gases emissions. Using transport vehicles to move livestock from place to place, takes its toll on the environment creating the CO2 emissions. The animals also being jammed together in factory farms creates large amounts methane, even when feeding the animals, they produce the gas while digesting their food. Therefore, eating less meat reduces the need for vehicles producing CO2 emissions and creating greenhouse gases and in turn helps you be a healthier person.