Introduction
1. Do you know over the last century, the planets temperature has risen by around 1 degree fahrenheit (0.6 of a degree celsius). The warmest since the mid 1800’s was the 1990s. The hottest years recorded were 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003.

2. The United Nations panel on climate change projects that the global temperatures will rise 3-10 degrees Fahrenheit by the century’s end – enough to have the polar caps all but melted. If the ice caps melt, a vast majority of our countries borders will be under water..

Body 1

What causes global warming?
1. Burning Fossil fuels to power cars and factory.
2. Cutting Down trees to create roads and homes.
3. Methane gas release from arctic tundra and wetlands. Methane is a greenhouse gas.

Body 2

How can we as individuals do our part to help save the planet?

1. Plant a tree or help out a local wildlife group and ask to plant a tree.
2. Walking instead of taking the car will help reduce pollution.
3. Buy your fruit and vegetables from local suppliers.
4. Keeping to the speed limit can also help the environment.
5. In winter season instead of adjust the heater wear an extra layer.
6. Use solar energy. It is free all you need to buy is equipment.
7. Reduce, reuse and recycle. Only buy what you need; don’t stock the cupboards with things you may or may not use.

Conclusion

If everybody stuck to these rules, we would be doing a great thing by protecting the earth. So please take into consideration what I have said, and try to do your part. After all, it will be our next generation that will feel the effects.