The Causes for Global Warming

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It was a dark morning that Sunday, it was the 28th of August of 2005. Douglas and his family heard a storm was coming, so they went to his mother-in-law´s house, as they always did when there were storms. They were there, and Douglas went to the bay behind the house to check the level of the water. It was too high, and the wind was getting stronger, so he went to warn his wife, daughter, and mother-in-law. As he was heading back, the roof of the house collapsed. None of the three women survived. That is the story of one of the thousands of victims of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. But, why do disasters with this magnitude occur? Hurricanes, for example, are caused due to the energy from water vapor coming from warm oceans. Oceans get…show more content…
As temperature increases, oceans get warmer. The warmer the oceans, the more CO2 they emit. “When you warm the ocean up, just like warming up a Coke bottle, it drives the gas out” (Zukerman). Now a day, considering that global temperatures are increasing constantly, oceans emit more CO2 than they did before. Volcanoes are a significant source of CO2 emission. “Volcanoes produce more CO2 each year than all the factories and cars, and planes, and all the man-made sources put together” (The Great Global Warming Swindle). Animals and plants, like humans, emit CO2 during their respiration process. Although we humans emit a big amount of CO2 on a daily basis, we are not the main source given that natural sources produce much more than us. Throughout history, Earth has had variations in climate during different periods of time. Many of these climate changes show no relation at all to human activities, and “we are told that the Earth climate is changing, but Earth´s climate is always changing” (The Great Global Warming Swindle). It is scientifically proven that when sunspots (black spots that appear in the sun´s surface) increase, global temperature also does. Data collected and charts made by a group of scientists show that there is a higher correlation of sunspots and global temperature than there is on CO2 and global temperature (See chart on page 6). Earth´s warming began before the invention of cars and planes, when industrialization was insignificant.

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