NASA Explains Global Warming

Global warming poses many issues for the Earth, whether it's just temperature rise, intense storms or arctic ice loss. Regardless of where someone is, if the global temperature rises enough, they will experience some kind of detrimental effect from it. To track what direction we are headed in with this issue and to keep the public updated, NASA has set up a Vital Signs of the Planet page. This gives people accessible, easy to understand, live data of the major impacts of global warming: carbon dioxide (more of a cause than effect), global temperature, Arctic sea ice minimum, ice sheets, and sea level. The page shows that sea level, carbon dioxide, and global temperature are at an all-time high, while Arctic sea ice and ice sheets are at a low. All data is graphed over different time intervals and includes an average rate of change.

This information is incredibly necessary for people to see and internalize because it's not just some random science journal with studies from 10 years ago. This is recent, up to date facts at our fingertips that show the physical effects of global warming. These statistics will continue to intensify and metastasize like a terminal disease if we don't act now with the future in mind. Both here in Charleston and back home on Long Island, the rise in sea level is of great concern for me and hopefully other residents. Future generations of homeowners may not have the luxury of living in such a beautiful area so close to the water as I have.

Many people have issues with trusting science and government organizations for several reasons, some of which I can understand, but many I cannot. Either way, NASA isn't just some group of phony scientists being paid off as a joke. They are real, high credential scientists doing extensive research, like climate action. They're the reason we have so much available information about the Earth and our natural surroundings, and it should be trusted.
Global temperature in 1884
Global temperature in 2018


  1. You should have provided a link directly to the Vital Signs webpage in your post. Don't make your readers go find the page. I like the comparison figures at the end of your post, but you should have talked about them some, or at least referenced them.

  2. The link you provided is just to the Carbon Dioxide page of the Vital Signs webpage. Since your post didn't focus entirely, or even mostly, on CO2, I think you would have been better off linking to the main Global Climate Change/Vital Signs of the Planet webpage:


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