April 18th 2016
The issue of global warming is one that affects every one of us, it is defined as the gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.
Temperatures on earth have increased 1.4° since the early 20th century, during this time period, levels of greenhouse gases such as carbon monoxide have noticeably increased. Many believe this increase in atmospheric gases has caused the earth’s rising temperature. Although, many believe that gases cannot be the cause of this because of evidence that human generated greenhouse gases are not impactful enough to ...view middle of the document...
Researchers can also prove that the rate that the sea level has risen over the last fifty years is a larger increase from the most previous 2,000 years, leading us to believe that humans are the direct cause of this green house effect.
On the other hand, many disagree that human activity is not primarily responsible for our change in climate. Hard evidence that support these claims states that Earth’s climate has always warmed and cooled, the 20th century rise in global temperature is well within the boundaries of natural temperature fluctuations. Assuming that the recent period of global warming is the result of a natural temperature change, that is believed to give way to a period of cooling down later in the 21st century.
Earth’s climate record shows that warming has preceded, not followed a rise in CO2, which directly contradicts the highly popular belief that the rise of CO2 causes the warming, and approximately 50% of fossil fuels burned by humans is absorbed by the earth’s carbon sinks, supporting the idea that CO2 gases cannot impact the atmosphere as much as we think that it does. The theory...