The Spike in Global Warming Gases Analytical Essay by Carly Evans

An analysis of the recent spike in global warming gases.
# 150332 | 786 words | 6 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper serves as an analysis of the recent spike in global warming gasses that the world's scientists observed in 2010, and looks at its link to increased industrial production in nations like China, as well as what the implications are of this increase for the future of mankind and industry moving forward.

The Big Three Polluters
Naturally occurring vs. Man-made
Effects on Human Behavior in the Future

From the Paper:

"According to Tom Boden, the director of the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre Environmental Sciences Division at the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the increase in global warming gases in 2010 is the most sizable spike on record since before the Industrial Revolution. The rise consisted of a 6% increase from 8.6 billion metric tons to 9.1 billion metric tons.

"The data was compiled via United Nations statistics that had been gathered from countries around the world. The data included results on fossil fuel energy stockpiles, imports, exports and production, in addition to data compiled by oil conglomerate British Petroleum.

"Most of this spike is alleged to be attributable to the big three polluters in the world: the United States, China and India. Industrial activities in these 3 nations resulting in the extensive burning of coal and gas have created the jump in CO2 emissions, many experts say, however, sizable increases were also logged in smaller nations such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia, Poland and Kazakhstan. Only a handful of nations, including New Zealand and Switzerland showed a decrease in emissions during 2009-2010."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • World Development Indicators. (2010). Retrieved January 26, 2012, from The World Bank:
  • Administration, U. E. (2012, Janaury 23). AEO2012 EARLY RELEASE OVERVIEW. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from
  • Agentur, D. P. (2011, April 5). EU mulls post-Japan nuke changes. Retrieved January 26, 2012, from Monsters & Critics:
  • EPA. (2011, April 14). Atmosphere Changes. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from
  • Pearson, P., & Palmer, M. (2000). Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations over the past 60 million years. Nature 406, 695-699.

Cite this Analytical Essay:

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