Is Global Warming Really Happening?

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One of the major problems confronting today society is global warming. Everyone is talking about global warming, which is also known as “climate change” or “green is the new black”. However, like Mark Twain once said, “everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it” (1897 P. 8) According to dictionary.com global warming can be described as “an increase in the average temperature worldwide believed to be caused by greenhouse effect.” We are the most responsible for this situation because “…by burning fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil clearing forests we have dramatically increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere and temperature are rising.” – (Climatecrisis.net). These gases have a long-term effect on the global climate. According to Jan Corfee-Morlot, Mark Maslin and Jacquelin Burgess “global warming was officially more than 100 years ago.” (2007, p. 2745). Nevertheless, this issue is not getting the appropriate attention that deserves. For many individuals global warming is not a serious problem and they don’t really believe that global warming is happening right now. However, “Each Passing day brings yet more evidence that we are now facing a planetary emergency, a climate crisis demands immediate attention.” (Gore, 2007). Some of these evidences includes ice rising reduction seas and, for the same reason a decline in polar bear population. According to an article published in The New York Time called “The Annotated Polar Bear Decision” by Andrew C. Revkin, (2007), the polar bear became the first species to be added to the endangered species list of disappearing species because of this issue. Another great evidence of global warming are melting mountain glaciers. According ... ... middle of paper ... ...eas pp. 2741-2776 Published by: The Royal Society Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25190619 Global Temperature Change Hansen J, Sato M, Ruedy R, Lo K, David W. Lea and Medina M. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , Vol. 103, No. 39 (Sep. 26, 2006), pp. 14288-14293 Published by: National Academy of Sciences Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30050366 Platt, Suzy. "1982. Mark Twain (1835-1910). Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989." 1982. Mark Twain (1835-1910). Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989. Www.bartleby.com, n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2012. . Revkin, Andrew C. "Polar Bears." News. Nytimes.com, 14 May 2008. Web. 24 Oct. 2012. .

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