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Why there is Global Warming in Our World - Atmosphere can contribute to changes in global climate patterns. Global warming can be considered part of climate change along with changes in precipitation, sea level, etc.” (3) Greenhouse effect is a natural occurrence that helps regulate the temperature of the earth. It was said that “When the Sun heats the earth, some of this heat escapes back to space. The rest of the heat, also known as infrared radiation, is trapped in the atmosphere by clouds and greenhouse gases, such as water vapor and carbon dioxide (CO2)” as reported by the EPA....   [tags: greenhouse effect, atmosphere, emisionss] 729 words
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Problems and Solutions to Catastrophic Global Warming - Problems and Solutions to Catastrophic Global Warming Global warming is becoming a major problem for our environment. Global warming is causing the atmosphere to become warmer which causes many problems for the environment. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere allows sunlight to pass through, but it traps heat from escaping. This causes the earth to warm which keeps the earth from becoming a ball of frozen ice, but excess carbon dioxide causes global warming, which will affect the environment. There are many solutions to slowing or stopping the effects of global warming including planting trees, cutting carbon dioxide emissions, and using alternative fuels....   [tags: Carbon Dioxide, Environment, Atmosphere]
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Research on the Effects and Causes of Global Warming - “All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster” (Barack Obama, April 3, 2006). What could be causing these extreme weather patterns. Scientists say that it is the gradual increase of the temperature over the entire earth....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Negative Effects of Global Warming on Earth - Introductory Paragraph Imagine longer summers, shorter winters, with no spring or fall in between. Well you don't have too, because it's happening right now. It will only take one more degree for spring and fall to be gone forever. This decade has been the warmest since 1880. Scientist say that the earth could be warmer by an additional 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the 21st century if we don’t reduce usage of burning fossil fuels. Climate change also adds additional risks to our food supplies scientists say they are already seeing the harmful effects in some regions....   [tags: longer summers, shorter winters]
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Global Warming Acceleration - The misbalance of the carbon cycle has created climate disasters, that affect us directly. The increase in temperature brings a lot of problems to society. Bacteria and other pathogens reproduce faster in hotter climates making it easier to spread diseases and plagues. As of this moment 800 million people are starving, if heat keeps rising the farms are not going to be able to produce more food so the number of starving people will go up. Economists predict that heat waves could bring a positive aspect to farming, the excessive heat means more evaporation which means more rain....   [tags: environmental conditions, balance, ecosystems]
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The Controversy of Global Warming: Who Is Right? - ... These scientists are also giving corporations and businesses the excuse to withdraw their already minimal cooperation into reducing these harmful greenhouse gases. Initiating the aspect that there might be an underlying economical or possibly political manipulation here. Global warming was extensively discussed in the early 1970s, with the debate that where or why is this warming occurring. Later on well-established professionals stated their findings on the importance of a CO2 gas relative to other greenhouse gases....   [tags: exist, science, educate, gases, economic] 611 words
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Global Warming and How It Affects Us -   Global Warming and How It Affects Us Global warming will have dramatic effects on us and our future. Although some may not see the subtle changes, global warming and the effects on the climate are definitely taking place. In the last couple of years, in Philadelphia for instance, the winters have slowly gotten warmer with barely any snow at all, and the summers are getting increasingly hot. While we might not be able to completely stop global warming, we might be able to slow down the process....   [tags: ozone, health, climate, process, supply] 671 words
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Review of The Great Global Warming Swindle - The Great Global Warming Swindle has been the most widely watched documentary critical of the scientific consensus that climate change is due to anthropogenic activities. Aired in 2007 in the United Kingdom, the documentary claimed to debunk the “myth” of manmade global climate change, exposing it as a vast conspiracy designed to gain funding for research and push an environmental agenda that is especially harmful to the developing world. Directed by British producer Martin Durkin, the documentary includes discussion with a number of scientists who are skeptical of anthropogenic global warming and claim that there viewpoints are being deliberately censored in favor of the politically co...   [tags: documentary analysis]
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Human Causation of Global Warming is Baseless - According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Sciences, global warming refers to continued surge in Earth’s atmospheric temperatures. These surges can be attributed to either man-made or pure natural occurrences. Proponents of global warming have for long believed that humans are the main reason increases in temperature around the globe is at an all-time high. These arguments are baseless as many scientific researchers have proven over time. Firstly, humans are blamed for engaging in activities that release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere thereby depleting the ozone layer....   [tags: ozone, temperature, greenhouse]
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Global Warming Is Eroding Glacial Ice - People are responsible for higher carbon dioxide atmosphere emissions, while the Earth is now into the Little Ice Age, or just behind it. These factors together cause many years discussions of the main sources of climate changes and the temperature increasing as a result of human been or natural changes and its consequences; even if its lead to the global warming, or to the Earth’s cooling. In their articles, “Global Warming Is Eroding Glacial Ice” by Andrew C. Revkin and “Global Warming Is Not a Threat to Polar Ice” by Philip Stott, both authors discuss these two theories (Revkin 340; Stott 344)....   [tags: Analysis, Andrew C. Revkin] 846 words
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Global Warming Solutions - Climate change is a controversial subject that needs further investigation to conclusively prove to others that a problem exists. Even those trying to prove climate change will admit there are multiple variables that can affect the planet’s climate and many of those are not man-made. As stated in the introduction to chapter 12, “2013: Long-term Climate Change: Projections, Com¬mitments and Irreversibility”, of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR5) by Collins et al....   [tags: Climate Change Essays]
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Global Warming: The Release of Greenhouse Gases - The United States government has been denying the truth about global warming. It seems that everyone else has been tagging along as well. It has become a great concern that people aren’t aware of what global warming actually is, and citizens leave it up to politics to decide for them. So, What is Global Warming. There is a process that occurs in our atmosphere called the Greenhouse Effect. The natural release of greenhouse gasses from our planet is done to keep our planet warm. What occurs is these gasses are released into our atmosphere, in which then they trap light from the sun, and that light is released into the earth to warm it up....   [tags: government, environment, planet]
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Prevalence, Causes and Impacts of Global Warming - ... Over the course of last 150 years, human activity has led to release of huge quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere of the earth. Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that has led to global warming. Carbon dioxide has drastically increased in the atmosphere due to burning of fossil fuel, deforestation, and changes in land use (Houghton 1997: 10-25). Another greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change is methane. Methane emission into the atmosphere is primarily due to human activities such as industrial processes related to natural gas and petroleum, decomposition of waste, and agricultural processes (Houghton 1997: 10-25)....   [tags: environmental issues, changing ecosystems]
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Global Warming: Polar Bears are Endangered - ... Global warming is destroying the polar bear habitat. Global warming is caused by humans but we are not making an effort to fix it. A lot of humans still do not even know what global warming is and should be aware of this issue. The main cause of global warming is humans; we should solution for this concern. The ringed seal is the polar bear’s best source of food. The reduction of ice is causing the seal population to reduce and it is causing the bears to face starvation. The reduction of food supply is a key to polar bear deaths....   [tags: hunting, climate change]
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Global Warming: The Importance of Going Green - For centuries, the issue of global warming has been a great concern for citizens in all cultures. Many suggest that becoming environmentally aware is the solution to preventing this constant climate change in our environment. However, individuals relentlessly dismiss the issue by being nonchalant and inconsiderate. Furthermore, going green has generated intense controversy: some feel strongly that their individual contribution to society is worthless; while, others firmly advocate that becoming ecologically aware helps prevent possible changes in the atmosphere, resulting from global warming....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Global Warming and Climate Change Speech - Topic: Global warming/climate change. General Purpose: To inform. Specific Purpose: For the audience to understand that climate change is a rapidly increasing global problem. Thesis: Climate change is an increasing worldwide problem. INTRODUCTION I. Attention Getting Device – You’re in your house, with the knowledge that a hurricane is barreling toward you. You decide to stay, because, well, “the hurricane would never hit me,” right. A few hours later, you are without a home with water as far as the eye can see....   [tags: Problem, Catastrophe, Environment] 1129 words
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Global Warming: Human Activities are the Cause - The global warming and cooling periods throughout Earth’s history are undeniable facts. However, the most recent global warming trend is the result of humans increased use and burning of hydrocarbons. Our continued dependence on hydrocarbons releases massive amounts of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere and increases the heat-trapping attribute of the greenhouse gas effect. Even though measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have been taken, it may be too late. Human activities have already damaged the atmosphere and may lead to our destruction....   [tags: history of the Earth, environmental issues]
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Global Warming: The Importance of Going Green - For centuries, the issue of global warming has been a great concern for citizens in all cultures. Many suggest that becoming environmentally aware is the solution to preventing the constant climate change in our environment. However, individuals relentlessly dismiss the issue by being nonchalant and inconsiderate. Furthermore, going green has generated intense controversy. Some strongly feel that their individual contribution to society is worthless, while others firmly advocate that becoming ecologically aware helps prevent possible changes in the atmosphere, which is caused by global warming....   [tags: Environment, Environmental ]
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Global Warming is Losing Its Heat - Polar Bears run the risk of becoming extinct as their natural habitat is quickly disappearing from beneath their feet. This has been a topic of conversation since former Presidential candidate Al Gore released his award-winning documentary called An Inconvenient Truth and the Bush Administration declared the Polar Bear as an endangered species. The reasoning behind the disappearances of the Polar Bear relate directly to an increase in carbon dioxide and other airborne chemicals known as greenhouse gases that thicken a layer of the atmosphere....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Global Warming is Caused by Human Activities - Nowadays, global warming is a term that is widely used by everyone; however most people do not know what it means. Global warming is a phenomenon for which the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere and the oceans is increasing because of the high concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2). The rise in CO2 in the earth atmosphere has been observed since the industrial revolution began and it is projected to continue rising. According to America's Climate Choices "The average temperature of the Earth’s surface increased by about 1.4 °F (0.8 °C) over the past 100 years, with about 1.0 °F (0.6 °C) of this warming occurring over just the past three decades" (2011)....   [tags: environment, temperature]
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Wind Power: The Solution to Global Warming? - President Barrack Obama addresses global warming, "We have to all shoulder the responsibility for keeping the planet habitable, or we're going to suffer the consequences -- together." (Leader). President Obama is explaining how more than one person or even nation causes global warming; hence, everyone needs to do their part to stop it and start healing the Earth. Global warming, an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting from pollution, is presently a major worldwide dilemma due to its influences on the endangerment of living organisms....   [tags: fuel alternative, fossil fuel, harnessing methods]
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The Far Reaching Consequences of Global Warming - Talk about global warming With the development of our society nowadays, we have witnessed the enormous changes not only in economics, politics and etc. However, the most incredible changes during those years are environmental problems, which people still a big issue for people to figure. Some of the obvious environmental problems may be salved by human beings’ struggling. However, like the biggest and the most serious problem----global warming still exist and it is having an alarming effect on climate and weather events, with far-reaching consequences across the world....   [tags: pollution, environment, deforestation] 857 words
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The Alarming and Troublesome Global Warming Issue - ... Thus, the environmentalists are wrong because such acts that humans participate in such as burning fossil fuels, pollution, human engineering, and other human activities play a big part in why the sea levels are rising fearfully. Climate change is unfortunately occurring at the moment, the earth is getting warmer and sea levels are rising higher and higher each year due to our careless actions. In Michael Le Page’s article, “Global Warming” he indicates that with the small effects that are going on right now, we should not be surprised if something dangerous were to happen in the future....   [tags: sea level, greenhouse gas] 1400 words
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The Potential Effects and Ramifications of Global Warming - For the first time in planet earth’s history, one of its inhabitants has acquired the power to change the global climate. By releasing the huge amounts of carbon stored in fossil fuels over millions of years, mankind has disrupted the natural carbon cycle. We have intensified the natural greenhouse effect and turned it into a planetary menace that is melting our ice caps. In his award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore (2006) states, “human activities, if unchecked in the next decade, could destroy one of the earth’s principle mechanisms for cooling itself” (p.291)....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay] 1386 words
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Global Warming: Mankind or Mother Nature? - Global warming is defined as being a gradual increase in the Earth’s atmospheric temperature due to an increase of specific gases known as the greenhouse effect. The dictionary even implies that the greenhouse effect is caused by an increase in pollution, or otherwise, mankind. In fact, 97 percent of scientists would also agree to that implication. Which, honestly, seems feasible at first until all the facts are on the “table” so to speak. Yet, there has been reports that were not openly announced to the public or used in those scientist’s research to disprove the legend of what causes global warming....   [tags: environmental issues]
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Global Warming is Destroying Our Planet - Is global warming happening right now, and it is causing climate shifts on the Earth. Scientists are still proving this theory by researching data throughout the world. Though scientists are working hard to verify the theory, all the blame is on us, the consumers. Climate shifts are becoming a problem, and people need to be aware of what consequences may be ahead. People need to know, what can be done by this. Most individuals would not give this topic a second thought, but with the research being done there may be a solution to help our Earth....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Buildings As An Underlying Cause of Global Warming - Introduction Progressive deterioration of global warming and protection of environment are important areas of interest for the whole world. Buildings as an underlying cause are responsible for global warming. Edwards (1996) pointed out that building has a key role to play as they are one of the major sources of energy consumption. And he (1996) also stated with some statistics to support this point that buildings account for about half of all global – energy, water, and raw materials as well as in the EU (Edwards, 1996, P....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay] 2811 words
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Global Warming: The Destruction of Our Planet - Global Warming Global warming has been a continuous controversy regarding whether humans are the primary cause for the destruction of our planet. By simply living, humans are contributing to the unceasing rise in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere predominantly created by the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat in the atmosphere. A mass amount of greenhouse gases develop from the burning of fossil fuels. However, deforestation, industrial processes and a few agricultural practices still transmit gases into the air....   [tags: greenhouse gases, fossil fuel]
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Global Warming: The Effects on Coral Reefs - Global Warming: The Effect on Coral Reefs Global warming is becoming an increasingly problematic issue for countries all over the world. Among many issues being faced, scientists are seeing increased and more dramatic changes in weather patterns and rising water temperatures that are affecting coral reefs. Earth’s coral reef population is rapidly depleting due to climate change, killing millions of marine animals, potentially placing the world’s coasts in extreme danger, and affecting the livelihoods of both wildlife and humans world-wide....   [tags: Wildlife, Humans, Natural Resources]
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We Must Act on Global Warming - Global Warming Global warming is the biggest known secret in world. The severity of such a huge problem has caused complete rejection of the situation. Global warming is the root cause of temperature, snow and rainfall, clouds and radiation, atmospheric circulation, and tropical storm changes. As the years pass, the global warming affects intensify. It needs to be talked about. The situation should be the topic on every news channel, and on the tip of every tongue, because we are literally killing our own planet....   [tags: Climate Change, Environmental Activism]
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Should People Believe in Global Warming? - It is very easy to get the information from the media in this current society, but it is difficult to distinguish that whether it is right or wrong. There are many different perspectives and thoughts on the same issue, such as global warming. To choose which argument is true is up to the people. These days, many people take on a very serious subject, global warming, and they argue whether it is worth to worry about future or not. While many people consume an excess of energy that produces carbon dioxide, the issue of global warming becomes more critical....   [tags: media, scientific evidence, climate] 1125 words
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Current World Issue: Global Warming - It is happening everyday, it is all over the news, and it has become a worldwide issue. Global warming is one of the problematic and controversial issues facing the world today. The news about this current world issue has dire predictions about the future since it is affecting our planet. Global warming is no longer a myth that many people have made up, but it is a real disaster that is affecting the world. Global warming refers to the change in climate, which can be attributed directly or not directly to human activity, which alters the composition of the global atmosphere by the earth overheating....   [tags: environmental concerns]
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Global Warming: Natural or Man Made? - Man made global warming has been a topic of uncontrollable controversy for many decades now. Global warming is the increase in the average global surface temperature in the Earth’s atmosphere. There are many theories as to why there has been such a drastic change in the Earth’s atmosphere throughout the years. These theories have ignited many debates amongst scientists. According to multiple scientists, humans are the ones responsible for the alarming change in the Earth’s atmospheric temperature....   [tags: environmental issues]
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We Can Stop Global Warming - Global warming is the increasing temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. In the last few decades this increase has been relatively significant. Global warming is the largest problem that the world will face in the twentieth century. This is going to require international attention and the cooperation from everyone, including the government. The Earth's atmosphere has already warmed by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1900. Scientists contend that anthropogenic additions of greenhouse gases, mainly CO2, greatly enhance the natural warming of the earth....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Global Warming is Here. Now What? - Global warming denial and unprogressive energy outlooks are all products of not seeing the full picture. The evidence is clear, even in nature. Plants are blooming earlier, animals are waking up from hibernation earlier, birds are migrating farther north, and populations of animals have already gone extinct due to global warming. Yet, some still stay stern in denying its reality. That being said, even honest open-minded people can fall prey to misleading notions and statistics. To truly uncover the truth, we need to see the full picture....   [tags: Climate Change, Synthesis Essays]
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Global Warming Causes Catastrophe in India - ... Indian urban wetlands have reduced by 30 % in the last 50 years due to the rapid urban development and dumping of waste in water bodies. The situation is even more crucial because of its climate changes due to population density, and its major industrial and financial developments many of which are developed just above sea level and below the high-tide level. This inhibits natural runoff of surface water through the complicated network of drains, rivers, creeks and ponds that drain directly in the sea and during high tides sea water can enter the system and lead to salt water deluge....   [tags: floods, black day, landfills] 2245 words
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Technology CAn Stop Global Warming - The global thermometer is drastically changing year by year which could overall have a devastating impact on humanity. In the film Six Degrees Could Change the World it is stated that if the temperature continues to increases by one degree Celsius, it will have a great effect on both the world and the people living in it. If it were to drastically increase by six degree, there could be catastrophic results. Global warming has been a controversial issue over the last few decades in which many individuals explore the outcome of the nation if it continues....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Global Warming: Today's Grand Hoax - We live at a period in time were natural disasters have become a current event in our world. The Earth’s climate is changing, the culprit, global warming. This is what popular media has guided us to believe. What causes global warming, “we do, with the emissions of carbon dioxide we produced”, claimed by the noble prize winning movie, The 11th Hour. Although in reality the Earth’s climate has gone through spikes in climate changes for centuries. Global warming has been turned into a symbolic gesture to gain support and money for those involved....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect ]
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Global Warming and Natural Oceanic Conditions - Coral reefs face considerable threats and impacts caused by global warming and local effects that alter the natural oceanic conditions, warned Eric Jordan Dahlgreen, of the Institute of marine sciences and Limnology (ICMyL) of the UNAM. Depending on the region of the planet, the hazards to organisms that make up coral communities change in relative importance. However, regardless of the cause, if the conditions are drastically transformed, the environment is not favorable for the growth and reproduction of corals, said researcher of the academic unit of Puerto Morelos....   [tags: coral reefs, marine sciences] 1231 words
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We Must Stop Global Warming - It is hard to believe that a collection of human beings can cause destruction to an atmosphere changing the surface temperatures all over the world. Global warming is happening, but the debate between scientists, citizens, and politicians is who is causing it. Fifty years ago we could have questioned this and been skeptical about the findings, but now there is research showing how much of an impact we are putting on species, nature, habitats, and glaciers. Glaciers the sizes of buildings are simply disappearing beneath the ocean....   [tags: Climate Change]
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Recycling Can Stop Global Warming - The days are getting hotter. The glaciers are melting down and we have a hole in our ozone layer, all caused by climatic warming. Climatic warming can also be known as global warming, by definition it is the increase of temperature on the earth’s surface. All around the world we see effects that go on because of global warming. Since the temperature is rising the level of glaciers melting down is becoming a danger for the world. The weather is caused by the amount of precipitation and also by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, heat waves and droughts....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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We Can Stop Global Warming - As human beings begin life in the 21st century, the possibilities seem endless. The technological advancements of the past few centuries have rid us of many of the problems that once plagued our species, including deadly diseases and wide spread famine in many places, yet it is all of our technology that may ultimately prove to be our undoing. The byproducts of the modern, technology-driven world are carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and they are the leading cause of the current global warming crisis....   [tags: Climate Change, 2015]
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We Must Stop Global Warming - "The most important thing about global warming is this....it's everyone's responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it." -- Mike Huckabee Over and over, skeptics, regulation-weary industries, and politically minded scientists have done their best to dispute the fact that the change in global temperature is not a natural occurrence. However, after decades of research and speculations, the advancement of technology has allowed us to prove that, without a doubt, climate change is occurring and that we are the ones responsible for this change....   [tags: Climate Change, 2015]
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We Can Stop Global Warming - Earth, home of billions of people and thousands of different animal species, under goes changes every night and every day. Some changes take years to be noticeable and others can be noticed right away. Climatic warming, also known as global warming has been causing changes that Earth and its inhabitants have been dealing with over the years. Climatic/global warming is the average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and ocean over a period of time. Earth is similar to a green house because a green house traps the radiation of the sun and helps the plants grow, and Earth contains gases called greenhouse gases that create a “blanket” and trap the radiation and the heat given out by the sun....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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We Must Prevent Global Warming - Several citizens died in the Midwest United States due to the effects of dangerous tornados, large hail, and severe flooding. Several deaths occurred during the flooding event. Kentucky received twenty inches of rain. The world as a whole needs to take action by reducing emissions. The vehicles that are driven emit tremendous amounts of carbon monoxide. This is gripping the world’s atmosphere as it traps heat and does not let it escape. The greenhouse effect occurs and also death from the weather that follows....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Environmental Policy: Global Warming Gridlock - Global Warming Gridlock casts light on the complexity of policy making on an international scale. Global warming is much more than just an issue for the United States; it encompasses all nations that make up the globe and unfortunately has no clear timeline. This mandates the need for international environmental policy, but even with a great deal of support from both science and the public attempts at these types of policies have largely proved unsuccessful. Victor takes the time in his book to outline the causes of failed policy in addition to solutions that may help make successful policymaking....   [tags: international efforts, climate change]
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Global Warming - Global Warming      In the February 1st edition of the New York Times, journalist Andrew C. Revkin discusses the rising threat of global warming, and more importantly, the disagreement between various nations and institutions upon the definition of “dangerously high global warming.” Revkin’s article, titled “Deciding How Much Global Warming Is Too Much,” brings to light the various failed attempts at creating a barrier at which industrialized countries (the main producers of the greenhouse gasses which result in global warming) will cut the release of harmful gasses into the atmosphere....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 504 words
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Global Warming - Global Warming Global Warming, aside from pollution is one of scientists biggest concerns. Global Warming is caused by the Greenhouse effect. There are 4 steps in the Greenhouse effect process. The first is, sunlight radiates from the sun, through space, to the Earth’s atmosphere. The second is, sunlight enters the atmosphere and hits the Earth. Some of that sunlight turns into heat energy in the form of infrared light. Surrounding air and land, which in turn makes the heat warm, absorbs the heat....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 594 words
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Global Warming - Global Warming One of the hottest topics being discussed now a days is the effects of global warming on the environment and the efforts being made in order to combat the potential effects. Simply put, global warming refers to the environmental effects caused by the constant emission of carbon dioxide from carbon based fuels. These effects are supposedly widespread; the temperature of the earth will rise, the land becomes less conducive to, vegetation, and various ecosystems become extinct. There is no common consensus on how to control the problem and through out the paper it discusses the issues of global warming....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change]
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Global Warming - Global Warming First discovered at the turn of the century by the Swedish scientist Arrhenius, global warming was initially thought to only cause increased greenhouse gases from coal combustion emissions. It wasn’t until fifty years later that the real causes and effects of global warming would be discovered. A British scientist by the name of Calendar correlated the 10% increase of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide between 1850 and 1940 with the observed warming of northern Europe and North America, which began in the 1880's....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 1378 words
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Global Warming - Global Warming Global warming is an important factor because every one in the world but most importantly for me it will effect all of my relatives, as it is predicted that countries such as Bangladesh will be totally fooled due to global warming. Global warming interest me because the planet we live in is changing and the change that is happening will effect the way we live and how the future generations live. It has direct effects on the us and the relatives we have all over the, for ex This changes which will likely to alter the natural weather and climate patterns is largely because of human activities in the last century....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 736 words
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Global Warming - Global Warming      Two issues that worry many scientists are global warming and the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a natural process that keeps the earth at temperatures that are livable. What does the greenhouse effect have to do with global warming. When humans release gases into the air, the greenhouse effect will alter the temperature of the earth. More gases in the atmosphere means the earth will start to get warmer, and the result is global warming. On the other hand, if there was no greenhouse effect, the earth would be too cold for humans to comfortably exist....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change]
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Global Warming - Today, scientist argue over the consequences of global warming. Scientist say that the heating of the atmosphere can influence many health problems. Some of the related problems due to global warming are death to heat waves and other climate changes, and infectious diseases. With the atmosphere temperature rising, we all will be at risk. The climate not only harms our bodies, it can also harm our crops and waters.      Floods and droughts associated with global warming can undermine our health in other ways....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 691 words
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Global Warming - What happens when too much carbon dioxide gets omitted into the Earth’s atmosphere. The condition known as Global Warming occurs. Global Warming is the rising of the Earth’s surface temperature due to chemicals in the atmosphere. Global Warming has many threats on the climate and even the health of the people on this planet. Some of these threats include the altering of crop seasons and even effect the way organisms survive on the planet. The first thing I think I should discuss when talking about global warming is what causes it to occur....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 1133 words
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Global Warming - Global Warming:      “It’s gettin’ hot in here, so take off all your clothes…” The famous words of R&B star, Nelly, are truer than one might think. It really is getting hot in here. The world’s average temperature is rising every year and is expected to be 5 to 10 degrees higher by the end of the century, which is faster than they have increased in the last ten millennia, according to the National Resource Defense Council’s website.      But why is this epidemic happening. As the Defense Council states, global warming is caused by carbon dioxide and other types of heat trapping pollution that are collecting like a blanket in the atmosphere, trapping heat from the earth as it tries to radi...   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 1768 words
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Global Warming - Global warming is a matter of great concern that is unfortunately quite often overlooked in light of other problems that seem to be more immediately demanding. However, for all the attention that this issue does not draw, that is how dire it is growing to be. There are many problems that are causing global warming, and if they are not rectified, or at least prevented from here on out there are going to be some severe ramifications in the near future. Greenhouse gases, holes in the ozone layer and the decay of the atmosphere are just a few of the problems that need to be at the very least understood by the general populace....   [tags: Environment Global Climate Change]
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The Effects of Global Warming on the Country Columbia - Global warming is a very serious case, especially on a world wide scale knowing that it poses many extreme problems to different countries. Columbia is an upstart and emergent developing country that is significantly yielded by the issue of global warming. Global warming is caused by certain greenhouse gases that trap in radiation and heat from the sun and earth. These gases have always been produced in past times, but at a level that nature can balance and live by. It is us humans that act as a catalyst to creating and providing for global warming....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 665 words
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The Effects of Global Warming on Our Planet - The Effects of Global Warming on Our Planet Global warming, professionally also called the climate change represents nowadays a critical global issue posing a serious potential threat. This simply means that the average temperature of our planet is slowly rising. This however is not due to the natural causes as it was in the past but due to people and their activities, which permit the so-called greenhouse gases to be emitted into the atmosphere. This has already taken its toll in terms of altering the weather and subsequently the conditions of the whole planet and might also have consequences for the future....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change]
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Global Warming Blown Out of Proportion - Global Warming Blown Out of Proportion The United States by no means should consider complying with the Kyoto Protocols. My conviction in the negation towards passing this bill is that the whole Global Warming idea is highly blown out of proportion by politicians and the mass media. Global warming, as it may exist in the most gentle form, is the result of natural changes and could yield positive benefits. It is a predictable, quantifiable process. Thus the Kyoto plan is flawed in many ways....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 1124 words
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We Can Stop Global Warming - We Can Stop Global Warming      Nowadays, the earth is presenting drastic changes. There are different factors that have influenced to provoke these changes. The man is one if not the main responsible. With the modern world and its speed in which life is developed everyday, the man may not sometimes think of a long-term harm that is provoking. It has been recognized that human activity is slowly increasing the atmospheric concentration of several gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 922 words
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The Pros and Cons of Global Warming - Global Warming: The Negatives Out-weigh the Positives An article written by ABC News writer Kenneth Chang discusses the change in climate of the arctic from ninety million years ago. Seven hundred miles from the North Pole, lies an island called Axel Heiberg, a barren land that scientists have dug up fossil bones of a cold-blooded reptile known as a champsosaur. How does this happen in an arctic, freezing land. How does a reptile that needs the warmth of the sun to survive, live in a frigid climate....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 907 words
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Global Warming and the Kyoto Treaty - According to David Easterling, principal scientist at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. in twenty years the United States has had thirty seven weather related catastrophes each with damages exceeding one billion dollars (Levin 1). A country as wealthy as the United States can afford to pay thirty seven billion dollars in twenty years, assuming of course that the weather related disasters only cost one billion dollars each. Unfortunately, the weather does not work that way. Hurricane Katrina alone may have cost one hundred billion dollars (Tucker 13)....   [tags: Climate Change and the Kyoto Treaty]
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Global Warming and it's Causes and Solutions - Global warming has been one of the leading environmental issues for the past several years. Global warming is when an excess of certain gasses are produced and trap the sun’s heat in the atmosphere. One of the most abundant of these gasses is carbon dioxide. It is released when fossil fuels and other things are burned for their energy. The average American family of 2 will produce 41,500 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. The Earth is able to cope with a certain amount of these gasses otherwise known as greenhouse gasses....   [tags: essays research papers] 444 words
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Global Warming is NOT a Concern - Global Warming, global concern. I think not. I personally believe that the theory of global warming caused by the infamous carbon dioxide is false. Please, let me explain. First of all, there are more potent, harmful, gases being emitted into the atmosphere. Secondly, the temperature change in the 20th and 21st centuries is extremely slight. Lastly, the earth is currently recovering from a period known as the Little Ice Age. First of all, there are more potent gases being emitted into the atmosphere such as the well known greenhouse gas, methane....   [tags: Environment Climate Change] 356 words
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A Historical Perspective of Global Warming - A Historical Perspective of Global Warming Global warming is a problem that has just recently come to the forefront of world affairs. Within the last fifteen to twenty years, we have known that this problem was not only possible, but likely; but nothing has really gotten done. The origin of global warming is often disputed, and is being debated all over the world today. Whatever the cause may be, historians believe this is a problem at least 100 years in the making. Since the Industrial Revolution, we have been on a fast track to pollute Earth to a way-of-life-altering extent....   [tags: History Environment Ecology Essays Papers]
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Debating the Cause of Global Warming - Global Warming The world is warming up. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has declared that the cause of the warming is human emission of certain gases into the atmosphere. The verdict of the IPCC is widely, but not universally, accepted. A small minority of scientists reject the finding of IPCC and propose that global warming is driven by the sun. Some also charge that IPCC is driven by a political agenda. These dissidents are beginning to get a public hearing. It is important that this matter be debated openly....   [tags: Climate Change Ozone] 924 words
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The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming - The greenhouse effect is an important phenomenon and is currently holding national and international attention. Why is there an interest in the effect. Why are people willing to invest so much time and effort investigating its consequences and willing to suffer by them. What is the basis for believing the effect is real. The greenhouse effect is a naturally occurring process, which is initiated by the sun. It is a result of the fact that there are gases in the Earth’s atmosphere which contain the properties to absorb longwave radiation....   [tags: Climate Change, Environment] 1844 words
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Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect - Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect Human induced climate change resulting from an enhanced greenhouse effect is probably the greatest environmental threat facing the world today. Specifically, the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide may be classified as the primary culprit. As a result of greenhouse gases entering the upper levels of the earth's atmosphere, it diminishes or breaks down the earth's Ozone layer. With this loss of this protective blanket, harmful radioactive rays from the sun enter the deeper into the earth's atmosphere....   [tags: Climate Change Environment] 749 words
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Global Warming and the Kyoto Protocol - Global Warming and the Kyoto Protocol       In the world today there are talks about why and how the people of this planet are polluting the rivers, lakes, soil, and even air. With these talks countries are coming up with great ways to reduce this problem. They see the effects and they are happy and life goes on but there is another problem, the one the everyday people just can’t solve with their own hands, that problem is the theory of global warming. During December of 1997, a meeting in Kyoto, Japan, started a huge trend to try to improve the world’s greenhouse gas releasing which could cause an unnatural shift in climate throughout the world....   [tags: environmental pollution climate change]
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