Global Warming: Fact Or Fiction?

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Global Warming: Fact or Fiction This paper will discuss the issue of Global Warming. It is true that not everyone believes that Global Warming is an issue. Because of this there are two distinct groups, the Supporters and the Skeptics. Global warming is an issue that we face daily. Without immediate action we will soon have to face the consequences. This is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately by Congress so we can preserve the world's resources for our children as well as our grandchildren. What exactly is Global Warming? Global Warming occurs when greenhouse gases (i.e. carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride) are released into earth's atmosphere. When these gases are released in excessive amounts they retain the light and heat of the sun causing the earth's temperature to rise. While humans can easily adapt (thanks to heating and air conditioning) our plants and animals are not as fortunate. When the temperature rises and falls rapidly plants and animals find it hard to adapt which may result in them dying or having to migrate. For example, the rise in the water temperature is causing the polar ice caps to melt forcing the polar bears out of them homes. If we continue at this alarming rate what will humans survive on when the plants and animals have all died and our fresh water supply has been compromised. ("What is Global," 2011) The Supporters The supporters of the theory of
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