Global Warming : A Critical Analysis

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Climate Change; A Critical Analysis Global warming has been a topic discussed for several decades (35 years). Along with the discussion about what should we do to prevent, stop, and reverse the damaging effects. The scientific community has been researching and studying the climate and the effects humans and our pollution have had and will continue to have if we do not change our environmental laws and our views towards the environment. With overwhelming support from qualified scientist many new environmental movements should be going into effect, but negative opinions from the general population are causing significate delays and obstacles in repairing and preventing damage to the environment. The following critical analysis will discuss…show more content…
Gasses such as CO2, methane, water vapor, nitrous oxide, and CFCs are gasses that increase the greenhouse effect (1). The levels of CO2 in the atmosphere has stayed between 180 and 300 parts per million for 800,000 years, in 2014 the CO2 levels has increased to 400 parts per million (5). Why has there been just an increase in CO2 and other greenhouse gasses? Climate Change prior to the Industrial Revolution can be explained by natural causes, recent climate change can not be explained by natural causes along, so humans are the most likely cause for Global Warming (5). Human activities release over 30 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year (5). We release these gasses through things like burning fossil fuels (CO2), agriculture, and waste in landfills (methane), soil cultivation and fuel burning (nitrous oxide), automobiles, power plants, and industrial sources (ozone), and the most abundant greenhouse gas water vapor, which is controlled by temperatures so as the temperatures rise more water vapor is trapped (1). According to a group of 1,300 independent scientific experts from countries all over the world they concluded that “there 's a more than 90 percent probability that human activities over the past 50
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