The author, Seth Borenstein, writes on the Associated Press New, “if steps aren’t taken to reduce emissions and slow global warming, seas will rise 3 feet by the end of the century, with many fewer fish, less snow and ice, stronger and wetter hurricanes and other, nastier weather systems.” Borenstien wants to get his readers to understand the dire effects that will be felt on both land and sea, harming people, animals, food, societies, infrastructures and the global economy. Not enough people pay attention to global warming or think it is even real. In the middle of the article, he gives us some statistics that are helpful to the reader in understanding how important this issue is. For example: “Seas are rising at one-seventh of an inch (3.66 millimeters) a year, which is 2.5 times faster than the rate from 1900 to 1990.”
In class we have been talking about quotes and how important it is to use some in articles to sounds factual. Borenstien not only puts in quotes, he also puts in statistics. As a reader, i enjoyed seeing those because it makes an article credible. Global warming has become a huge issue. People lack information on this topic and I think this article does a good job of explaining that while presenting the facts. He uses a lot of good quoets that make his article factual and believable.