Solutions to Global Warming
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This paper examines how much of the controversy surrounding global warming (also known as climate change) revolves around whether humans are the cause of the current climate situation. It discusses how many scientists believe that global warming began at the start of the industrial revolution, when massive amounts of fossil fuels began to be emitted into the atmosphere, while others believe it is a natural occurrence that happens periodically throughout the Earth's long history. The paper argues that who is right or wrong remains to be seen and that the problem of global warming needs a solution, no matter the cause, because without a coherent solution, life on Earth only has so much more time. It also suggests potential solutions such as replacing coal plants with nuclear power plants and reducing CO 2 emissions.
From the Paper:"First, it is important to define global warming and climate change. This is much more than a shift in temperatures, such as the rise in temperatures that occur each winter to spring. Instead, global warming is the phenomenon of a slowly rising temperature on Earth, which is leading to all kinds of climate changes, such as a gradual reduction of the global ice pack, warmer oceans, and climate abnormalities, such as more rain in some areas, less rain in others, and increased weather incidents, such as tornadoes and hurricanes. A weather expert notes, "So that's the signature of greenhouse warming: a disproportionate warming of dry air. And that signature appears to have begun in the early 1970s" (Michaels 14). Indeed, it is increasing faster than ever now, putting the Earth and its people at risk for slow extermination. Greenhouse gases (GHGs), like carbon dioxide and methane, are helping act as "insulation" for the planet, and they increase the temperature, and these gases have increased since the Industrial Revolution. "
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