Attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been the center of debate, however, many obstacles must be overcomed to achieve consensus.Greenhouse gases are dangerous and toxic to the environment. Persistent human activities are the cause of this natural phenomenon and it has become one of the greatest threat that the world is facing.
Greenhouse gas emission is any gaseous compound in the atmosphere that is capable of absorbing infrared radiation, thereby trapping and holding heat in the atmosphere. By increasing the heat in the atmosphere, greenhouse gases are responsible for the greenhouse effect, which ultimately leads to global warming.The rising temperatures, shifting weather patterns, increasing extreme climate events and rising sea level are all directly linked to the upsurge greenhouse gas emissions. Human beings, who are always regarding themselves as the dominant species are pushing the earth into a jeopardy.
The most important obstacles to achieving consensus includes the link between economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions, the use of fossil fuels and the necessity of participation from both the developed and developing countries.II. BODY PARAGRAPH 1 Topic Sentence 1 To begin, increasing attention to global warming and climate change has focused on the relationship between economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions.
A. Support (provide evidence to show how first main point is supported)1. Detail/example (cite)According to a World Bank report, “poor and middle-income countries already account for just over half of total carbon emissions.” As developing countries continue to advance this statistic will only increase.
Today, most developing countries that decrease their poverty rates also have increased rates of carbon emissions. In East Asia and the Pacific, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined from 1.1 billion to 161 million between 1981 and 2011—an 85% decrease. In this same time period, the amount of carbon dioxide per capita rose from 2.
1 tons per capita to 5.9 tons per capita—a 185% increase.South Asia saw similar changes during this time frame. As the number of people living in extreme poverty decreased by 30%, the amount of carbon dioxide increased by 204%.On the other hand, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people living in poverty increased by 98% in this thirty-year span, while carbon dioxide per capita decreased by 17%.
2. Detail/example (cite)Energy use causes increase in greenhouse emission, however escalating energy demand prompts economic growth.Global warming is ranked near the bottom when asked about matters that are concerning the people in undeveloped countries.Outstanding leadership is especially required in order to achieve full participation from every nation. Clear objectives must be set and international deal must be established in order to pioneer a sustainable future.According to the Environmental Kuznets Curve there is a strong correlation between the increase of pollution and the flourishing use of resources. Nevertheless, further economic growth actually results in improvement of the environment. Data have shown that it is possible for countries to grow their economies while reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions.
21 developed countries such as Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic manifested that the link between economic growth and increased emissions does not necessarily mean that there is a need to reduce industrial sectors. B. Analysis/ExplanationTo effectively control greenhouse gas emissions and ensure the sustainability of economic development, it is important to better understand the links between greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and economic growth.Developed countries can not overlook the impact of developing countries as global warming will only accelerate as their economies continues to grow.
More sustainable policy must be implemented in pursuance of fostering cleaner economic directions for the top energy consuming countries. Growing population and economic forces are the key factors that drives the environmental into jeopardy. Indeed, the potential of politics to relieve this stress is imaginable. Supportive politics can amend the effects of the scale of economic activity on the environment.Developing country participation is crucial because it would permit relatively low-cost reductions in emissions in place of high-cost reductions in the industrialized countries.