Sample Coursework Paper on Personal Cause

Global warming refers to the expansion of the earth’s average surface temperature following the over-concentration of greenhouse gasses that form in the air thus trapping the heat generated by the sun. As a result, the planet experiences an extensive heating (Salehyan, 2008). Several nonprofit organizations have come forward to protest against human activities that promote global warming. One such body is the 350.org whose objective is to bring together the climate activists to form a movement that fuels climate-focused campaigns. Examples of the successful campaigns undertaken by 350.0rg across the world include the India mobilization of the general public to protest against the states’ dependence on coal for economic development.

Scientists have reported that global sea levels have increased by approximately 8 inches since 1870. The U.S. Global Change Research Program has also reported that America has experienced a 2 degrees increase in temperatures and 5 percent in precipitation in the last 50 years (Luke & Alavosius, 2012). America is the biggest contributor to the environmental pollution since its fuel burning activities increase the atmospheric carbon dioxide by 25 percent (McMichael & Woodruff, 2005). Such high levels of carbon dioxide emission are alarming given that America is only a chip of the world’s population – 4 percent. Activities that increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are on the rise today since the current levels indicate to be the highest in the last 800,000 years (Chance & Heward, 2010). The heat waves that result from global warming are a health hazard and could even lead to death especially among the diabetic patients (Thompson, 2010).

Membership to 350.org is open for all. Interested parties should log into the organization’s website and register. Thereafter, they are free to join existing groups depending on their locations. The website gives them the opportunity to view the location of different groups. One can make donations through the financial support details provided on the website but on condition that they first create personal accounts with the organization.

References

Thompson, L. G. (2010). Climate change: The evidence and our options. Behavior Analyst33(2), 153.

Chance, P., & Heward, W. L. (2010). Climate change: Meeting the challenge. Behavior Analyst33(2), 197.

McMichael, A. J., & Woodruff, R. E. (2005). Climate change and human health (pp. 209-213). Springer Netherlands.

Salehyan, I. (2008). From climate change to conflict? No consensus yet. Journal of Peace Research45(3), 315-326.

Luke, M., & Alavosius, M. (2012). Impacting community sustainability through behavior change: A research framework. Behavior and Social Issues21, 54-79.