Global warming is threatening the earth's ecological system and, should it continue at its present rate, will become a direct threat to the continuation of human life on this planet. Although many argue that global warming is neither a reality nor a threat to human life and the earth's ecosystem, scientific facts indicate the opposite and further evidence arguments to the effect that global warming is functioning as a direct and immediate threat to our environment and its delicate ecosystem.
While scientists maintain that the impact of global warming will not be felt for years to come, its effect is visible in both changing average temperatures and the effect of these changes. In 2005, Moscow, one of the world's coldest cities, experienced one of the warmest winters in its history. Not only were temperatures high but these unusual temperatures were sustained for a lengthy period of time, with the consequence being a reversal of the normally consistent and unchanging laws of nature. Quite simply stated, Russian bears woke up fro their winter hibernation, in the midst of winter, as their body temperatures deluded their biological clocks into believing that spring, the season for waking up, had arrived (Stuff, 2006). ...Show more