Causes, Effects, and Solutions of Global Warming

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Abstract There needs to be a reduction if not extinction with the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), per-fluorocarbons (PFCs) and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere because it is directly affecting global warming. The combustion of fossil fuels and greenhouse emissions mainly contribute to the increase of these gases. The longer we go without solving this global problem the more conflicts we will have in the future. Although global warming does make the earth warmer there is more to worry about than heating to death. Major concerns revolve around effects on agriculture, water resources, ocean level and coastal regions, and disease. Many scientists and experimenters still disagree with global warming using excuses such as ‘primitive’ climate models, which predict global warming trends, can not accurately simulate the Earth; it is too difficult because there are thousands of variables to consider. With the issue of global warming alternative sources of energy are looked for. “Data indicates that hydrogen is [the] only suitable future fuel.” (Williams, 102). Many scientists agree, but how long will it take for us to get there? As we approach the future we are faced with many global problems. Most of these problems arise because we have caused them ourselves. We need to face these problems and find a solution. Global warming, although most often overlooked in importance, is a crucial problem of the future directly related to human activities. Global warming is caused by gases humans release into the atmosphere called anthropogenic gases and by deforestation. Anthropogenic gases include carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrofl... ... middle of paper ... ... Opposing Viewpoints.. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 2014. 12-47. Athanasiou, Tom, and Baer, Paul. Dead Heat: global justice and global warming. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2012. Sources Consulted Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “Climate Change 2012: Scientific Basis” 2012. Loehle, Craig. Climate Change: detection and attribution of trends from long-term geological data. 6 Feb. 2012 Web 13 May 2015 . Meehl, Gerald A. "Solar and Greenhouse Gas Forcing and Climate Response in the TwentiethCentury." 2012. Web 13 May 2015 Tucker, Brian. "Science Friction: The Politic of Global Warming." Editorial. The National Interest 2007. Web 13 May 2015 Williams, Laurence O. An End to Global Warming. Ohio: Pergamno, 2012. Web 13 May 2015

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