Climate Change Argument Essay

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CBS News reported that humans release around “38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide [CO2] into the air from the burning of fossil fuels” (CBS). This is nearly 2.4 million pounds of CO2 per day. This extra CO2 traps heat from escaping earth atmosphere. Holly Shaftel, an editor for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reports in their article “Climate Change: How do we know?” that “The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is extremely likely (greater than 95 percent probability) to be the result of human activity since the mid-20th century” (Shaftel). While some believe that humans are accountable for climate change others see the changes as natural. William Happer, professor of physics at Princeton

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