Global Warming: Human Activity vs. Natural Cycles

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Global warming has been a major concern and has greatly affected the environment around the world for years. Andrew Revkin stated in a New York Times article entitled “A Closer Look at Climate Panel’s Findings on Global Warming Impacts” that climate change throughout the 21st century will lead to increases in ill-health in many regions, as compared to a baseline without climate change. There have been a number of debates regarding this controversial topic, though most of the scientific community can recognize the existence of global warming. Many often question if this effect on the environment is caused by human activity or natural cycles. About 95 percent of scientific studies prove that global warming is essentially caused by man. Although among scientists there is a consensus, all people do not believe it to be true that society contributes to global warming by enforcing the use of electric cars rather than combustible vehicles that give off greenhouse gases and potentially harm the environment. Global warming describes the abnormal temperature change heating up our environment. Climate change is induced by green house gasses such as methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide. These gases are good when used in appropriate quantities. Methane is emanated from farm animals during their digestive process and is commonly found in swamp gas and exhaust. Carbon dioxide can be found in aerosol cans, hairspray in both aerosol and non-aerosol cans, furniture polishers and cleaners, etc. Nitrous oxide is in laughing gas used at dentist’s offices to keep patients calm during oral surgeries and is sometimes used in scientific studies. The majority of greenhouse gasses come from fossil fuels. Fossil fuels contribute to about 90 percent of... ... middle of paper ... ...xation on citizens of the United States. Citizens would use that money given to buy their electric car due to the expense compared to the cars used today. It has been demonstrated that although among scientists there is a consensus, all people do not believe it to be true that society contributes to global warming by enforcing the use of electric cars rather than combustible vehicles that give off greenhouse gases and potentially harm the environment. Transportation through electric cars has proven to be a viable substitute to the environmentally damaging combustible vehicles being currently used. Although among scientists there is a consensus, all people do not believe it to be true that society contributes to global warming by enforcing the use of electric cars rather than combustible vehicles that give off greenhouse gases and potentially harm the environment.

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