Taking a Look at Global Warming

1483 WordsJun 23, 20186 Pages
For many people, global warming just means that the Earth is getting warmer. What they don’t realize is that global warming is so much more than that. No matter how you call it, “global warming” or “climate disruption”, its effects are all the same. Rising sea levels, wildfires, droughts, and storms are all results of these rising temperatures. And if humans keep pumping large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, these natural disasters will be just the first of many. To better understand global warming, it is essential to know its history. Global warming did not begin in the 1900’s. It was first theorized in the early 1820’s by a French physicist named Joseph Fourier, who discovered that the Earth was warmer than expected. He…show more content…
Every six years, the UN releases a report about global warming that is written by more than 800 authors and 50 editors from countries all over the world. This report shows statistics, news, and possible effects that rising temperatures could have on various countries. It serves to inform every member of their part in global warming. It also serves to provide possible solutions that governments can put into effect. With all the instruments and computers scientists use today, people can be sure that the results being published are, for the most part, reliable. However, it was not always this way. In the 1960’s and 70’s, many scientists were just beginning to see the real picture of global warming. Using the newest technology available, they conducted studies and found that humans were indeed contaminating both the Earth and its atmosphere. But, just as there were many people finding the truth, there were many others that did their best to convince people that global warming was nothing more than a man-made hoax. Many major companies also conducted “studies” of their own and their results found nothing wrong with the environment. These were mostly oil companies and other businesses that saw global warming as a threat to their profits. For the rest of the decade, they printed reports on newspapers and magazines about how global warming was a myth created by scientists and the government. They succeeded, too. About 50% of

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