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From melting ice caps and rising sea levels to an increase in natural disasters and adverse health effects, the effects of global warming are vast and will continue to get worse if nothing is done......
From melting ice caps and rising sea levels to an increase in natural disasters and adverse health effects, the effects of global warming are vast and will continue to get worse if nothing is done reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. One of the main concerns is the health of humans as the earth warms. Injuries due to severe weather, respiratory problems due to bad air quality, and nutritional deficiencies due to food shortages are all expected to increase because greenhouse gases are warming the earth. The health of many people is being compromised by large emitters such as industrial businesses, but it is these businesses that contribute to a strong economy by employing many individuals. Therefore, completely eliminating these industries is not a wise economic choice. However, there is currently no incentive program to encourage these businesses to invest in methods to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they emit. It is estimated that companies can reduce their rate of pollution by 20 to 50 percent while remaining profitable if there is a market to sell carbon credits. Continuing to generate profits while reducing the amount of pollution emitted into the atmosphere seems like an ideal solution, but with no market place to sell carbon credits there is no incentive for management to change the way their business operates