Analyzing Climate Change

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Half of the United States population traveled out side of the borders in 2012. Ten present of the population traveled to the Carrabin in 2012 (United States). Traveling is a way of life for some and a major influence on the United States culture. Despite the recent recession traveling has increased in popularity among Americans. Some believe the increase in popularity for traveling is a result of global climate change. Global climate change refers to the natural change in global temperatures over time. The term global warming, though common, is a misnomer, for under some scenarios it is possible that part of the earth could cool, even as most of the planet gets warmer (Frodeman). In the media, climate change is often interchanged with the words 'global warming'. This is a mincing of words. The two are different. If you combine the two, you get this: Global warming is human-induced climate change. The fact is that climate change can and does occur all the time, and global warming is just a theory.
This is where many non-scientists get it wrong. Theories are scientific evidence, collected over time, and accepted as a valid explanation for evidence. Theories are different than hypotheses and scientific laws. A hypothesis is an educated guess, based on knowledge, but that needs continual testing for further development (into a theory). Laws are scientific facts that are virtually incontrovertible. For instance, if you throw a ball up, it will come down. Gravity is a law of science.
Climate change is difficult to express directly, for knowledge of climate change generally falls under the classification of “weather.” However geologists have known since the mid-nineteenth century that local, and global climate undergoes change throug...

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