Argumentive Essay Global Warming Hoax

Argumentive Essay Global Warming Hoax - Welsh1 Frank Welsh...

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      Welsh 1 Frank Welsh Professor Hedges English 101 July 11, 2010 Climate Change Hoax Many people have the environment’s best interest at heart. However, whether you do or don’t believe that the climate is changing due to manmade global warming, there has been a push by certain media outlets, organizations’ and individuals’ towards the manmade concept. "An Inconvenient Truth” has fueled this debate because of its imagery, emotional appeal, drama, and half truths to help generate frenzy in environmentalists and panic people into thinking that the end of the world was about to happen. Al Gore's claim that man is primarily the cause of global warming with the releasing of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is far from the truth. Climate is the “weather conditions of a given area over a long period of time of roughly thirty to thirty five years” (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 2004 Columbia University. New York). On the other hand, climate change “is the change of the mean state of the climate that persists for a long period of time, several decades or longer” (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 2004 Columbia University. New York). This includes the changes in the mean weather parameters and more so in the occurrence of the extreme weather events. Climate change may occur naturally due to the changes in the solar cycle or may occur due to human effects such as increased green house gases and the land use activities. Green
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      Welsh 2 house gases includes, “carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide and chlorofluorocarbons,” with the major one being carbon dioxide (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 2004 Columbia University. New York). Have you ever questioned whether global warming is a scientific phenomenon or a conspiracy issue? For the scientific world, global warming is a real scenario and the global climate scientists are intensively working on the ways of adaptation and easing of the impacts. For some scientists, climate change is headed for the extreme point with the compounding of feedback from experimental data and the effects of global warming on the environment. This would lead to large scale events that would be impossible to diminish and manage (Schellnhuber et al 2006). Considering the oceans are one the major absorber of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the recent increase in the acidity of the ocean according to the Exeter report would affect the system balance and lead to more severe effects more so to the marine ecosystem. The effects of climate
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Wheeler during the Spring '07 term at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

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