Global Warming And The Negative Environmental Impacts

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Kellie Straley
Mrs. Smith
British Literature
27 March 2017
Global Warming and the Negative Environmental Impacts. The idea of global warming, (an increase in the earth 's atmosphere temperature which in turn causes a change of climate everywhere), has been around for centuries and is one of the most controversial topics in science. One of the first people to discover the greenhouse effect was the swedish scientist, Savante Arrhenius, in 1896. The greenhouse is effect is when radiation is trapped, which is emitted from the sun’s warmth, in lowest level of the Earth’s atmosphere; this is caused by gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane that let sunlight to pass through but it keeps the radiation, Arrhenius was the
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Global warming has become an increasingly talked about topic because of the multiple human factors contributing to the greenhouse effect. Scientist are worried that if we continue the way we are, burning the amount of gasses we are, that there is going to be a major impact on the earth. The debate currently is, whether or not global warming is real, whether or not humans are contributing to the greenhouse effect, and if there is a real reason why we should be worried about it. Many people do not believe that global warming affects them or do not believe humans contribute to the problem thus saying that there is nothing we can do about it and should not worry about it. One of the most debated about topics surrounding global warming and human contribution is fracking. Fracking is the process of shooting a high pressure liquid into subterranean rocks in order for the gas to come out which is done usually to be able to sell gas at a cheaper price. Modern day fracking did not become popular until the 1990’s when a guy named George P. Mitchell combined hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. Although fracking does make buying gas cheaper people forget to look at the negative impacts that harm the environment which could
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