Is Global Warming a Serious Threat?
The global warming subject has become, in the most part, a common lexicon as well as public
treatise. Several discussions around this topic often evoke fervent reactions and fierce arguments
between the proponents and opponents. Yet, there are numerous nuances regarding global
warming, and the threats it presents, which are often not well understood by the general public.
Mann (193) defines global warming as a phenomenon of raising the average surface
temperatures over the past centuries. Botkin (120) also describes global warming as a
multiplicity of intricate climatic changes accompanying a rapid upsurge of concentration in
greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The extensive discussions across different platforms in the
world today point to the universal dangers modeled by the planet’s warming. As such, global
warming poses serious threats to the global environment in an unprecedented manner, with rivers
disappearing as planet Earth warms, increase in sea levels, and increased forests as well as
The planet’s largest rivers start in glaciated regions but global warming is causing the
disappearance of these glaciers, resulting in dried or no rivers. There are almost 200, 000
glaciers across the world, which play an integral function in water cycle, especially in the low
and middle latitudes (Machguth & Huss 1741-1755). According to Bajracharya et al, hu...