The Global Warming Debate

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The concept of global warming has become one of the most widely debated and controversial topics of our time. Scientists learned long ago that the earth’s climate has powerfully shaped the history of humanity. However, it is only in the past few decades that research has revealed that humans have a significant influence on the climate as well. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that since 1950, the world’s climate has been warming, primarily as a result of emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and the destruction of tropical forests. More importantly, an article titled "Global Warming" published in the New York Times shows that methane, a gas that is emitted from landfills, livestock and oil gas facilities, is a close second to the carbon dioxide impact on the atmosphere (“Global Warming”). Though there are many scientists who support and can prove that global warming really does exist, a team of scientists from Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) spend their time and energy disproving the myths behind global warming. According to the CEI website, CEI is a company that specializes in debunking those who warn about global warming and climate change (Competitive Enterprise Institute). CEI was founded in 1984 by a group of scientists who all wanted to answer the same question: is global warming real or is it a myth? A compelling argument is presented by the scientists who work for CEI who believe that global warming is a bunch of nonsense that the government wants the public to believe. I believe that instead of believing what the government tells us is true about global warming, we should take action and find the truth ourselves. My argument will begin with an analysis of ... ... middle of paper ... ...hange.” The EPA: Climate Change- Science. EPA, 2011. Web, 9 Nov. 2011. “Global Warming.” New York Times. 30 Sept. 2011. N. pag. Print. Hawken, Paul. Blessed Unrest. 1st ed. New York: Penguin Group, 2007. 2. Print. "Home." The Greens/Green Party USA. Green Party, 2011. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. Horner, Christopher C. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming: (and Environmentalism). Washington D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2007. Print. Jenkins, Amber. Site editor. "Global Warming: Vital Signs of the Planet." Climate Change: Evidence. NASA, 2011. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. Johnson, Paul. “The Nonsense of Global Warming.” Forbes. 182. 6. (2008): 25. Print Kump, Lee R. "The Last Great Global Warming." Scientific American. 305.1 (Jul 2011): 56-61. Print. Starck, Walter. "Global Warming - Myth, Threat or Opportunity." National Observer. Winter.77 (2008): 43-47. Print.
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