Global Warming Debate Essay

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In the controversy over whether Global Warming there is two sides in which people can choose either human caused or just Mother Nature doing her thing. Most scientists will tell you that Global Warming is mostly the cause of humans. While there are some who will disagree and say that it is just nature doing what it has done for thousands of years. For most scientists the topic of global warming is one that is caused by us humans. They have many facts data to back this up. Some examples of these facts and data are the change in CO2 levels in the atmosphere, the rapid increase in temperature, stronger storms such as hurricanes, melting ice caps, decrease in permafrost, and the Larsen A & B ice shelves. These are some of the biggest…show more content…
As hurricanes come over warmer waters they gain strength. Over the past 30 years the intensity of hurricanes has doubled over the past 30 years, according to multiple studies. As the temperatures of our oceans increase in temperature hurricanes will continue to gain strength and continuously intensify over the next few years. The increase in ocean temperatures doesn’t just affect things above the surface it also affect life underneath. As temperatures increase it directly affects the coral, by interfering with the coral’s process involved in photosynthesis. Without photosynthesis the coral and zooxanthellae wouldn’t be able to take the nitrogen waste that the coral produces and turns the sunlight into sugar, which makes up 98% of the coral’s food. When the temperatures rise the coral then reacts and split with their mutualistic algae and the coral then turns white. The process in which the coral turns white is called bleaching. Without coral reefs hundreds of thousands of marine life that rely on coral reefs will eventually die along with the reefs. In the debate of Global Warming in my opinion humans are the main cause. And some more of how this can be attributed to us is the thawing of permafrost, and melting ice caps. Permafrost is a big example because places where permafrost can be found is also where some towns and communities are built, right on top of the permafrost. When
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