Global warming is the utmost issue of concern in since the mid-20th century. It is not only an environmental issue but it has also become a political issue, pitting the developing world against the developed world. The global warming phenomenon is primarily caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere which creates a blanket-like layer that reflects heat rays back to earth, thereby increasing earth’s average temperature. Although global warming was first mentioned in the 19th century, it was not until the mid-20th century when the effects of global warming became evident that the issue was taken seriously. Although there are different strategies that have been proposed to fight global warming, only personal level initiatives can stop global warming.