Topic: Melting ice of Antarctica because of climate change by burning fossil fuels
The burning of fossil fuels will raise the climate temperature and ocean level. The rise in temperature causes the ice sheet of Antarctica to melt faster, resulting in higher sea levels. The higher sea levels would cause coastal cities, all around the world, to be under water. The rise of the sea could exceed 200 feet. If the remaining fossil fuels were burned, then the average temperature of the Earth could rise 20 degrees fahrenheit.
A new study confirms that the climate change is directly linked to the fossil fuels we burn and that a rapid shift away from fossil fuels will preserve much of the ice. If we continue on our path of burning fossil fuels, temperatures will rise and many species will go extinct and the whole food chain will collapse and quality of life will be very poor.
I chose this article because it was an assignment for APES and when I was looking for a topic, I saw this one and wanted to learn more about the melting of the ice and climate change from fossil fuels. The most interesting thing about this is that the ice of Antarctica was thought that it would melt in 10,000 years but it is expected to be gone by the 22nd century if we continue on our path of burning fossil fuels.
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