The Pros And Cons Of Global Warming

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One of the most controversial topics in today’s press is global warming. There is much debate on the cause and the validity of global warming in its entirety. Some argue that global warming is the result of greenhouse gas emissions, including but not exclusively carbon dioxide released by the burning of fossil fuels, while others argue that there is ebb and flow in all natural phenomenon including water level and temperature and should be no cause for concern (“At Issue: Global Warming”). All indicators point to the indisputable fact that not only is global warming currently occurring, but that it is a man-made issue. In order to understand and form an opinion about global warming we must first understand what global warming is. Global Warming is defined as an increase in the earth 's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect (“Global Warming.”). Because it is believed that these temperature changes will cause more frequent heat waves, droughts, wildfires and other extreme weather events, global warming is considered a serious issue (“At Issue: Global Warming”). In addition to natural disasters, global warming…show more content…
For example, a person who follows a vegan diet (eliminating all animal products) produces 50% less carbon dioxide than an omnivorous individual therefore cutting down on worldwide greenhouse gas emission. In addition to reducing carbon dioxide another goal would be to reduce the amount of nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide comes from the breakdown of manure and urine of farmed animals and also from nitrogen-based fertilizers that are used in large amounts to grow animal feed (“Facts and Sources”). As more people follow a vegan diet, less of these harmful emissions will be produced. This is just one way to fight the emission of greenhouse gases for the benefit of our

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