In 2006, former senator Al Gore created an academy award winning documentary on global warming entitled “An Inconvenient Truth” . The movie earned several awards including an academy award for best documentary and gore later received a noble peace prize. The movie discussed several different topics of great concern to global warming; such as permafrost, climbs in temperature, extinction of species, drought, and fatigue to name a few. Four writers in five different articles discussed the three topics of greenhouse gases, climate change, and causes of global warming. These writers are writer and scholar Bill McKibben in “Think Again: Climate Change” and “How Close to catastrophe”; William J. Broad, writer for the New York Times in “From a Rapt audience, a call to cool the hype”; writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kevin O’Brien, in “Global Warming? I won’t be losing any sleep over it”; and Alan Zarembo, staff writer for the the Los Angeles Times, in “Game over on global warming?” All though the articles explain some different topics from one another, only one of them disagree with gore on the causes for global warming being humans, they all agree that there will be impacts to the environment, and all of them believe that greenhouse gases are one of the primary causes for global warming.
Climate change is a hot-button topic in politics, conversation, and education. Both sides of the ongoing debate claim disastrous consequences. On one hand, the view of an economic focus could make the market worse. On the other, the end of life as we know it. This is a comparison essay between Al Gore 's documentary a vocal advocate for global warming reform and a film made by deniers.
For decades now, global warming has been a recurring issue. The term “global warming” first appeared in geochemist Wallace Broecker’s 1975 Science magazine article, “Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?” and since then dozens of more studies have evaluated the effects of the global warming. But what is global warming? Well global warming is the effect of greenhouse gases on the earth’s surface temperature. Greenhouse gases are gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide that become trapped in the earth’s atmosphere. These gases raise the earth’s temperature. Human activity on earth, such as the burning of fossil fuels, add more gas to the atmosphere and excessively warm the planet. The US, being only one country, cannot stop global warming alone, but it can and should do its part to reduce emissions. However, we cannot just immediately stop all emissions. The main obstacle between us and a green energy economy is economics. Most of the energy sources we use either emit a large amount of CO2 and/or Methane or they are not economically feasible to switch to. Solar energy, however, maybe be the one energy source that can both eliminate emissions and provide energy to the country at a cheap price.
Global Warming has many opposing viewpoints. Some people might say that it is not a big deal and others say that it is a very important issue. In my opinion, it is critical that we pay attention to this issue and take it seriously, as well as take action. It is important that we, as humans try to help slow down the process of the Earth warming. There are many factors contributing to global warming. Humans are a huge part of it, and we might not even know it. A great amount of daily human activities supply large quantities of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which is the main reason for the increasing global temperature. Global warming is responsible for many disastrous environmental changes. The Earth is heating up and it is taking a huge toll on the environment, animals, and humans.
What is global warming and what is it doing to our planet? One major problem today is global warming and how it will affect our future if we don’t do something but we can start today. Global warming (also known as climate change) is when there is a great increase in temperature. Some activity that can happen if we don’t do something is that sea levels will rise and the chance of coastal flooding will increase. There can also be more destructive hurricanes, more frequent and intense heat waves, greater risk of health, extreme weather like more snow, greater precipitation, more droughts, a decrease in the production of our food, melting ice which will lead to the increase in sea levels, and also the seasons could change. There are many things we can do to prevent this from happening, we just need to act fast.
Why has the global warming problem received so much attention in the last few decades? The problem of global warming has gained so much attention because it is a worsening problem in which we have played a massive role in and the effects are taking a toll on the planet and life itself. Global warming has massively affected the ecosystem which is getting the attention of people around the globe. People are now seeing the problems effects and are finding out we are the main cause of global warming, now wanting to bring awareness and fix the problem we caused. Global warming is getting worse by the year and people are seeing the effects and being concerned about the future of the planet and the life it bears. The attention that global warming is receiving is from the worsening conditions and people now being more aware/ informed about the problem.
The topic I selected was that of global warming. So far, I seem to want to change my thesis everyday; but this is how it stands for the moment. Americans need to work together as well as with other nations to take immediate action to reduce our environmental footprint in efforts to reverse or cease global warming. I feel this thesis clearly states my position, as well as the point of the paper. I still want to play around with the wording, especially at the end of it. I feel that global warming is a serious issue that should be addressed directly by not only the U.S. but by other nations as well. While there are several groups and movements dedicated to this cause not much has been done. This is why there continues to be groups, events and movements to try to bring attention to the issue. I feel the American government needs to step in to make everyone take the issue more seriously.
The issue of global warming is controversial and there are people claiming that global warming is only a fiction instead of a fact. However, research from scientists found that at the beginning of 2000, unprecedented warming was recorded and the Arctic ice has melted to the lowest levels in the recorded history. Moreover, the sea level has also risen by eight inches since 1870 (“The Scientific Truth about Climate Change”). Although natural forcing mechanisms alone cannot explain the formation of global warming, the increase of greenhouse gases can. Most climate scientists agree that one of the major causes of global warming is the human expansion of the greenhouse effect.
Global warming has been one of the most challenging problems our society has encountered and people don't acknowledge that our climate change is becoming worse as the time goes by. Climate change which is said to be the regular or ordinary weather in an environment consists of patterns like seasons and temperature. Climate patterns play such an important role in constructing an essential ecosystem, human economies and cultures that rely on them has raised the surface of the world's oceans in recent decades by melting glaciers and causing seawater to expand as it warms. In addition, thermal expansion from current and future greenhouse gas desolation and increasing mass losses from the glaciers and ice sheets due to warming oceans and
In late 2012, the Wall Street Journal published an article written and supported by sixteen scientists called, “No Need to Panic About Global Warming.” The article’s main argument claimed mainstream climate experts were wrong about the effect greater carbon dioxide levels had on the environment as well as the threat global warming posed to society. The contrarian scientists attempted to refute mainstream scientific findings that carbon dioxide levels were rising rapidly throughout the past decade and that carbon dioxide itself was a pollutant. The dissenting scientists claimed that influxes of CO2 throughout the earth’s atmosphere over time has actually been beneficial to the environment and that global warming is not the impending threat
The issue of global warming should be on the list of our top priorities. Studies show that the average of global temperatures have risen since the Industrial Revolution began. Since the Industrial Revolution, human emissions has quadrupled the frequency of certain heat extremes and many scientists have warned that a failure to bring greenhouse gases under control could eventually lead to a 62-fold increase in extreme heat blasts (Gillis Justin A17). Most of the increase is due to human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. These activities contribute to a build-up in carbon dioxide and other gases in Earth’s atmosphere. The Earth’s atmosphere is made of gases like nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen. These gases act as a blanket that covers and gives us warmth, but once these gases such as carbon dioxide absorbs heat, but does not release it back into space in which causes the increase in global temperature. This is called the greenhouse effect because it only traps heat but does not release it.
For decades, scientists have been warning world governments about the threat that global warming poses to life on Earth. The scientists have raised the alarm numerous times, even as the effects become noticeable today. But why then, as the effects of global warming are becoming more obvious as time passes, have countries like the US, Australia, and Canada done nothing to address the problem? As Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and other pacific island nations sink due to rising seas perpetuated by global warming, these countries have been accelerating the demise of these small island nations by not only refusing to address the problem of climate change, but by throwing gasoline at the fire as they embrace dirtier sources of fossil fuels. The answer to why there’s inaction on global warming lies on the internal situation of these nations, which have similar things in common, such as concern that taking action to mitigate global warming would have devastating effects on their respective country’s economies, but most importantly, because of the lack of interest by the public to deal with the problem, which is only being worsened by a disinformation campaign being led by fossil fuels companies.
There are many controversial topics and ideas in the realm of environmental issues. These controversies stretch anywhere from the concept of global warming to the issue of invasive species. One particularly notable specific issue within the bounds of the environment is the controversial Keystone Pipeline. The debate over whether the pipeline is a viable solution to the transportation of oil has been enlarging the rift between those for and those against its creation and implementation. The pipeline would serve to deliver tremendous amounts of petroleum from the Oil Sands in Canada all the way to the Gulf Coast. As the two sides of the issue continue to disagree
Many people who watch¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ news daily knows that it often display either social unrest, financial crises, or political struggle such as the Syrian war. One reason why Syrians are engaged in a war is that they are experiencing extreme heat and drought which causes them to be more rebellious and aggressive. The underlying cause of these trouble can be due to global warming. Global warming occurs when carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere because some of the sun’s ray cannot escape. It is a worldwide phenomenon that impacts each and every one of us because it cause irregular climate patterns, increase the sea levels, and decrease human living standards.