The Issue of Anthropogenic Climate Change

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The issue of anthropogenic climate change, more commonly identified as global warming, has become hotly debated in the media and political arenas. Critics argue that global warming does not exist and that it is merely a fiction created by the science community. Such critics argue further that what scientists are describing as global warming is either a transitory condition or part a cyclical situation that has occurred throughout history. As a result of this critical opposition the question becomes global warming is a problem that needs immediate and/or long term attention? What the critics of global warming are failing to consider is the mountains of evidence provide by the scientific community that supports the fact that global warming is a reality and that it is human behavior that has caused this condition and it is only human behavior that can remedy the situation. Within the scientific community there is little disagreement that global warming is a serious problem. Among the various institutions dedicated to the study of science addressing the issue of global warming has become a major priority. Some of the science institutions that have involved themselves in the issue include the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and The American Geophysical Union. The National Academy of Sciences has stated that: ""¦climate change is occurring, is very likely caused primarily by the emission of greenhouse gases from human
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