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Global warming Essay

  • Submitted by: truog24
  • on May 4, 2009
  • Category: English
  • Length: 2,715 words

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Global Warming Fact or Fiction?
February 2nd 2008 was the date that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report almost guaranteeing that global warming’s major cause is directly cause by human activity.   In this IPCC report which states that “scientists now have more than ever that human activity, mostly greenhouse gas emissions from burning coal, oil and gas is largely responsible for the continuing rise in Earth’s   average surface temperature”.   Over the years there has been a very heated debate over whether or not global warming is an increasing problem due to human contribution or natural cycles of Earth.   Most people believe that human activity such as burning fossil fuels and driving gas guzzlers have emitted an increasing amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.   Carbon dioxide is the most important gas that humans have affected.   It has increased by nearly 30% since 1700 because of human destruction's.” (Roleff 18)   People on the opposing side believe that global warming is inevitable and it is merely another cycle in our Earth’s climate history.   It is very important to look at the facts that both sides present as their argument in order to reach a better understanding of the problem.  

Although the argument of who, or what, to blame on the cause of global warming is still being debated, there are factors that make both side acceptable as the correct answer to this problem.   The Greenhouse Effect is a function that is necessary for the survival of the inhabitants on Earth but overall, is becoming increasingly problematic for our climate.   “For without the greenhouse effect, the planet would be inhospitable to life because the surface temperature of earth's surface would be cooler by 63 degrees F.” (Roleff 12).   This would mean the average temperature would be 19 degrees C which causes the earth to be barren (Bilger 23).”   Sunlight enters the atmosphere and warms the Earth: heat then bounces back...

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