Climate Change: The Causes And Effects Of Global Warming

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Global warming is a huge global issue concerning millions of people across the globe. Global warming is primarily caused by the emission of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. These gasses are causing the Earth’s atmosphere to become thinner which, in return, causes an increase in temperature throughout the world. Although, most people believe that climate change is a natural phenomenon, others believe that humans are playing a huge roll in the increase of global warming. The effects of global warming are caused by a number of different things. Over the twentieth century, temperatures have risen 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (Knowlton). These rising temperatures are slowly causing hardships for people, plants, and animals. The rise in CO2 (carbon dioxide) over the last century has increased more rapidly than natural climate change could have caused. This is thought to be the fault of human activity because the particular type of CO2 that is being released into the atmosphere is directly connected to humans. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, CO2 that is…show more content…
Earth’s climate has always warmed and cooled. These temperatures are normal and natural and have happened for the last three thousand years. “Rising levels of atmospheric CO2 do not necessarily cause global warming, which contradicts the core thesis of human-caused climate change” (Moore). There is little evidence that proves that CO2 is the direct cause for global warming. More than half of the human emitted CO2 has already been re-absorbed by the earths carbon sinks. Carbon sinks are things that absorb more carbon than they produce. CO2 is also already infused into the Earth’s atmosphere, so more CO2 natural or manmade will have little impact on the climate. According to Doctor William
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