Persuasive Essay On Climate Change

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The topic of climate change has been one of much controversy in recent times. In fact, down in the District of Columbia you can find Republicans and Democrats bickering about the issue often. Headings such as “California Drought is Made Worse by Global Warming” and images such as polar bears stranded on floating ice simply add fuel to the fire. Although maybe not an only factor, humans have definitely contributed majorly to global warming. With all of the air pollution that humans have added (and still continuing to contribute) to the earth, there is no possible way that anyone can argue against it. In order to counteract climate change there needs to be a solution to the manmade predicament. First, let us address the viewpoint on where climate change is seen as a natural phenomenon. During the Earth’s lifetime, its climate has forever been cooling down and warming up. The rise in the world’s temperature during the 20th century has been said to be within the boundaries of natural temperature fluctuations over the past 3,000 years. According to a 2003 study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, “many records reveal that the 20th century is probably not the warmest nor a uniquely extreme climatic period of the last millennium”. Apparently, they believe this to be something occurring normally.
A second reason would be that the rising levels of carbon dioxide do not for certain cause climate change, thus contradicting the whole manmade global

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