Article Bibliography On Global Warming

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This paper will be concerned with an article pertaining to the topic of global warming. The article, written by R. Cowen, appeared in a November 2006 issue of Science News. The article discusses a recent idea for using technology in order to solve the problem of global warming. Like other technological solutions, this one seeks to reduce global warming without at the same time undermining the existing economic system. In addition, like other proposed solutions, this one is based on the assumption that the global economy requires the continued development of industry, with all the polluting emissions that are caused as a result. This paper will first define some relevant terms, followed by a summary of the content of Cowen’s article. The paper will conclude with my personal reaction to the article, along with my opinion on what I think needs to be done to alleviate the problem of global warming.
Some key terms need to be defined in order to clearly understand what Cowen’s article says, as well as what it implies. First, “global warming” refers to the phenomenon that occurs when certain gases in the earth’s atmosphere (known as “greenhouse gases”) make it impossible for sunlight to be reflected off the earth and back into space. These gases are created by emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Most scientists agree that global warming is having a negative impact on the environment. It causes climate changes, the melting of polar ice caps, and a rise in…

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