Bridget Heos, nonfiction author, wrote in Its Getting Hot in Here: The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change, “In America, uniting to achieve a goal may be difficult, as some political leaders are acting on the view that global warming doesn’t exist, that humans are not causing it, or that it is not a concern.” Three main arguments against global warming are enlightened by Heos’ highlighted section of the discussion; it doesn’t exist, humans don’t cause it, and it isn’t a concern. However, science refutes all of these concerns.
The average “go-to” rebuttal to global warming is that it can’t exist because “it was cold today.” Weather, as referenced in the argument previously stated, is different than climate. Weather may continue to be low in temperature, even as the earth heats up. What is important to remember is that, in Heos’ words, “Record lows will be set, but not as often, whereas record highs have always been set, but will now be set more often”. As Carbon Dioxide is released, it gets trapped in the atmosphere. The trapped carbon dioxide works to heat up the earth and make it warmer.
The Industrial Revolution began this epidemic. This period of human history started our reliance on fossil fuels, amongst creating other pans for the earth. To compensate for growing cities, we needed livable spaces. This meant two things; wood and land. People realized that they can get wood from trees, and as they cleared trees for the lumber, space would also clear for
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The Earth is our home, so why don’t we take care of it and preserve it? Most people think that they can’t make a difference as just one individual in a world of over 7 billion people, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Anything from being a vegetarian, which highly reduces the amount of water used and byproduct created when farming animals, to carpooling to school helps combat global warming. By convincing my English class that global warming is an important issue that we are facing today and will face in the future, I hope to get them to take their own initiatives to reduce their footprint on our planet Earth.
The problem that the pro- global warming theorists have created is that of social standing and little else. While there may be scientific backing to support some of the theory, the media presents the problem with great sensationalism. Global warming and energy conservation has thus become a trend and losses some of its validity through this. The scare tactics used by the media to “promote awareness” are just that, a linguistic ploy to gain favor. “Awareness of this global threat reinforced public concern and environmental problems and thereby provided environmental activists, scientists, and policy makers with new momentum in their efforts to promote environmental protection.” (McCright, 2000) This statement draws line to the potential benefits that would be received if the pro-global warming theorists were to draw enough attention to the issue. Driven by social empowerment and conviction to environmental protection, these activists misrepresent the actual threat and paint it as being much more
First we must address what climate change and global warming are and how it is caused. Most climate scientists agree that the cause of the global warming trends is the human expansion of the greenhouse effect, warming of the earth that results from when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. There are many gasses that cause this to happen, including water vapor, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, and methane. The more of these gases that
I have noticed that climate change has been a big issue this year. I think it's very important to talk about Global warming and be aware of the causes of it. We all should want to take care of this earth, because we are the ones living here. We should make people more aware of the greenhouse effect and how it can affect us.
The Zombie theories are conspiracy theories that that have been disproven by scientists in the scientific community for many years now. Despite, social media and news stations continue to broadcast it this is how the theories live on. With the age of technology and cellphones, the news tends to feed off people’s emotions anyway they can to gain viewers and trends. As more zombie theories become developed, they more they all become proven incorrect. Dr. Marshall explained several zombie theories to ease the tension and fears, but it is proving to be challenging for some. The one theory that has stuck in my head that has been disproven is that the Earth has not become warmer since 1998 (T, 2013). I found this to be funning because of what I learned as a child in middle school and people still believe that the planet isn’t warming.
Climate change affects everyone. I think that the reason climate change is often ignored is because it is too often it is talk about like a possibility ,”Does it exist?” instead of it being presented as a fact. No one debates whether or not cigarette smoke is bad for a person's lungs, why do people debate whether or not the climate has changed? There is tons of scientific evidence that supports the idea.
“There are many different views on climate change, and how people view it. Climate change is a debated topic by many different researchers and scientists. Some people think we are causing it, some people think modern technology is causing it, and some people think that it isn’t even happening at all. Creationists don’t deny climate change, but what they do deny is, The worldview-based assumptions that determine secular scientists’ interpretations and conclusions about the evidence” (Foley, Avery. “Science Confirms Climate Change!”). As Christians we need to use the earth in ways that benefit humans because we have been given dominion over the earth. “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” (New International
Over the years there has been a lot of controversy on if climate change is an issue that needs to be discussed and solved. There is a constant debate among scientist on if human actions are contributing the changing of earth’s climates. Climate change is defined as the change in average weather patterns for a specific region or Earth as a whole. This could include the change in an average temperature for a city or the amount a rainfall it receives (Dunbar, 2015). The main difference between weather and climate is the period of time specific patterns are recorded. Weather patterns are looked at over a much shorter period of time, meaning that these patterns are going to be more sporadic and change more frequently. Climate on the other had is recorded over a much longer period of time and usually show less drastic changes in patterns when compared to weather. Some people may argue that climate change is not an issue because Earth’s temperature is always changing do to natural effects. What people don’t realize is that human activity has effected the rate that earth’s temperature is changing, and just the smallest changes can lead to drastic consequences (Dunbar, 2015).
Climate change has undoubtedly become one of the most prominent debate topics in the world today. With that being said, there are multiple aspects of climate change currently being discussed; causes of climate change, the idea that climate change may be a hoax, and whether or not climate change affects human health are three of the many ongoing debates about climate change. Climate change is surrounded by negative connotations, but Jay Leno, former host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, shed some light on the darkness of climate change, saying "According to a new U.N. report, the global warming outlook is much worse than originally predicted. Which is pretty bad when they originally predicted it would destroy the planet.” Although his first statement is rather true, Leno manages to lighten its load with a less true, but hilarious, comment. His words force one to realize that climate change impacts everyone in any area of the health triangle, whether it be through a joke such as Leno’s, or directly through issues such as pollution and pollen; the areas of the health triangle include physical health, mental/emotional health, and social health. Therefore, climate change is a threat to all aspects of human health; social health, mental/emotional health, and physical health.
Global warming has been an on-going issue for many decades. Most people would argue that it is a hoax; while others argue it is true. Climate change can cause a domino effect of catastrophes throughout the world. Once it affects one group, then that affected group will affect another, and so on and so forth; like a plague. Global warming is an authentic problem and we need to find more efficient ways to eliminate it, or at least contain it.
If I am truly being honest I must say that climate change has never really helped the economy. More times than not, climate change, and the terrible storms/natural disasters that it produces, harms the economy, especially when hurricanes and tornadoes hit us down here on the coast. For example, when Hurricane Harvey came through, even though it hardly touched us, we still went through the aftermath. A major gas line, that supplies most of the Bible belt (the south), was shut off for days, and gas prices shot up, and while they have gone down in towns/cities farther north in Mississippi, Hattiesburg gas prices are just starting to decline. Climate change occurs when there is too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Now when I say that climate change has cost the economy a lot of money I am in no way referring to global warming. Contrary to the belief of many, climate change and global warming are not the same. Global warming, however, has caused many of its own problems. Many scientists, who study climate change, have agreed that climate change will hit the United States hardest of all, though they are not sure how bad it will be yet. The southern part of the United States will be the ones, who suffer more than the rest, but, due to the fact that the majority of the nation’s food comes from the south, it will eventually get bad for the rest of the nation. If forced to think about the entire situation, one may notice that every summer, especially in Mississippi, is hotter
“There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate.” - Barack Obama. Climate change has been a popular topic of discussion, because of the threat to our environment. The world will forever be changed if climate change isn’t taken into serious consideration and not in a good way. Climate change has been a popular topic of discussion, because of the threat to our environment. Climate change has had many negative effects, for example, damage to coral reefs, the increase of wildfires, and most importantly rising sea levels. The damage to our earth cannot always be undone nevertheless it can make some things disappear forever.
Scientists who believe in global warming say that global warming is the result of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants collecting in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun’s heat which causes the earth to heat up. In fact, according to Amber Jenkins, site editor for "Global Warming: Vital Signs of the Planet," meteorologists at NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration) have reported that “Earth is the hottest it has been in at least 400 years, and possibly even the last 2,000 years. Studies indicate that the average global temperature has increased by approximately 0.5-1.0°F (0.3-0.6°C) over the last century” (Jenkins).
Global warming, we see it as sad polar bears hopelessly swimming for their lives in the ocean. It's shown as rising sea levels that can washout entire cities. It even sometimes gets turned into politics but scientifically, what is the definition of global warming?
Global warming is the constant increase of temperature in the earth’s atmosphere that is caused by the increase of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, greenhouse gases and many other pollutants. Chlorofluorocarbons are any type of compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine which are harmful to the ozone layer. Global warming can affect many things, one example is the rising of temperature which can result in different types of disasters like storms, heat waves, floods, and droughts. Global warming also causes Higher death rates, Dirtier air, Higher wildlife extinction rates, the increase of Acidic Oceans, and Higher seas levels. In this essay, I will provide information that will show how harmful global warming can be to not only the earth but to humans and animals, and what we can do to prevent it from increasing.