On the news, there are many reports about how the arctic ice is shrinking which then leads to the animals that are living there. Since the ice is melting away, the struggles of staying together and hunting for food are increasing. It kind of hurts to know because the earth didn’t belong to us humans, but belonged to the animals. Since the start of industrialization and urbanization, we have been causing havoc to those animals and they just had to deal with it. Imagine you were living up in the Arctic with your family and living happily, until the ground started melting away and everyone was separated. The chance of survival would be lowered because there is no one around to care and watch over for you. Also, as years go by, I feel that the usage of automobiles have increased by a lot. The exhaust emissions have contributed to the air pollution immensely, so that the air in Vancouver and the air in China are on two different levels. China has more than 114 million cars that are used every day9. Imagine all of the car emissions in china being placed into a building the size of Van Tech. The visibility would be zero and inhaling a tiny bit would lead to very serious sicknesses. People can help lower the pollution by riding bikes and conserve energy at
Global warming is a controversial topic, widely discussed among today’s society. It is significant because it deals with the opinions and beliefs of many individuals. It also creates controversy and provides society with the opportunity to express itself and its beliefs. Many people believe that the conditions of the climate have no correlation to human behavior and that nowadays, people exaggerate the impacts of climate change. However, these individuals fail to recognize the truth behind the topic. Global warming is both a real and serious threat to our existence that humans must address by altering their actions and behaviors.
Climate change has been a subject of discussion in the media for many years, supported with the use of arguments against oil polluting the environment and extreme scare tactics of Polar ice caps flooding civilians backyards. The issue has been ignored by the majority of lay people as seeming too complicated, and with all the conflicting information in the media in the past, who can blame them? However, scientifically, climate change and what perpetrates it is fairly simple to understand and society as a whole is beginning to come to a clear consensus on climate change. Thanks in part to more readily available forms of media and information, people have become cognizant of the fact that climate change is a legitimate problem which requires immediate amelioration. While this may seem melodramatic, society is realizing that climate change is an issue which can no longer be denied if the human race wishes to continue.
Global warming is hot topic nowadays. Alarmists and scientists fight to make their statements known, but while the alarmists avoid the scientist, non-governmental organizations pass themselves as scientist. They not only give out exaggerated data, they also have the nerve to accuse humans of being the cause of global warming. Also, we cannot be certain that we are being told the truth without knowing exactly what is really going on behind the scenes. We blindly trust those in authority because we think that they have our greater good in mind and that whatever they say must be the truth.
Global Warming is a familiar topic that shows up frequently news headlines, is taught in science classes and explored in depth in science magazines.
The Earth is rapidly heating up or is it? If it is, the next few decades may
Global warming is the growth of Earths normal temperature due to greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide (CO2) from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation. The headache of global warming is that there are two very different sides and positions around the topic. Some scientists strongly believe that global warming is occurring and other scientists strongly believe that the whole story is fabricated and not true. While these scientists are interpreting, and observing the same data and in similar ways, they continue to draw different conclusions and use separate pieces of that data to formulate their own position and arguments. While both sides refuse to accept each other, they still do find some areas of agreement and understanding. Both agree
Climate change, global warming, greenhouse effect—even if you only watch the news periodically, these are phrases that you have most likely become aware of. In short, climate change is the change global and regional patterns regarding climate; this is due to possible changes in the Earth’s axis, human activity modifying the composition of the atmosphere, or geographical activity such as volcanic eruptions . Many have speculated and argued whether climate change actually exists. Regardless of your opinion, a staggering amount of scientists have accepted climate change as a reality. In fact, the much-admired astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson claims that individuals denying scientific facts is the “beginning of the end of an informed democracy” . The article Climate Change: No Hiding Place supports Neil deGrasse Tyson’s notion stating “those who doubt that greenhouse gases are quite the problem they have been cracked up to be by most of the world's climatologists” . While it may be difficult to see climate change presently, there are many indicators of its existence with the higher temperatures and acidity levels in the ocean, the melting of Arctic ice caps,
Global warming projections have been proven wrong many times. The majority of predictions made by scientists were not true. Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States and an environmentalist, said in 2008 that the North Pole would have no ice in the next five years. “...Arctic sea ice coverage was nearly 9,000 cubic kilometers by the end of  melting season, up from about 6,000 cubic kilometers during the same time last year.” The Arctic ice has not been decreasing, but increasing. Just like Al Gore, most of the other scientist that says global warming is an important issue, are
The information found in this paper is designed to raise awareness of the ongoing debate surrounding global warming. The paper will provide readers with a clear description of global warming and signs recognized by those that believe it exist. It will address the same description and signs from the
As someone who is a firm believer in science, the impending increase of Planet Earth’s temperature makes me cringe. Global warming is the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere due to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of pollutants. Also, while there are tremendous amounts of proof that global warming exists, some civilians choose not to believe in it. This lack of trust in what is proven fact seems to almost have a whimsical feel to it, as some choose not to divulge what is fact from what is fiction.
When one encounters the concept and idea of global warming, we inquire a wide range of opinions, facts, assumptions, and philosophies. As the general population of the world, the idea
Global warming is a problem that has just recently come to the forefront of world affairs. Within the last fifteen to twenty years, we have known that this problem was not only possible, but likely; but nothing has really gotten done. The origin of global warming is often disputed, and is being debated all over the world today. Whatever the cause may be, historians believe this is a problem at least 100 years in the making. Since the Industrial Revolution, we have been on a fast track to pollute Earth to a way-of-life-altering extent. We are only beginning to see the results of that today. Most scientists base their research on proxy data; ancient sources such as carvings, and
Many claim that global warming is obvious and that all arguments against global warming fall. The problem is that what is “obvious” often isn’t true. “A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants.” This is the Webster dictionary definition of Global Warming, which basically says that due to an overflow of harmful and hazardous chemicals in the air that it is creating a danger zone for the earth. This is because these chemicals are increasing the earths’ temperature. Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist was the first person to claim that in 1896 that fossil fuel combustion may
It is difficult to turn on the news or surf the internet without hearing about global warming. It is currently a very controversial topic in America. Many politicians use the idea of global warming to alarm their target audience and earn their votes. Billions of dollars are spent each year to reduce America’s carbon footprint, whether it be on cleaner technologies or alternative fuel sources. This is all done without concrete evidence that proves global warming is actually taking place. If it is actually taking place, there is no convincing evidence that verifies it is directly being caused by the human population. The topic of global warming has become more than the protection of our planet. It is becoming a game of politics. Our