Global Warming-Myth or Truth FinalSci207

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Global Warming Global Warming-Myth or Truth By Kimberly Morano SCI207 Professor Gaskill August 30, 2010 1
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Global Warming Is global warming skepticism just smoke and mirrors? There are several different views on the issues of global warming. Some people think global warming is a myth while others think that global warming is happening and humans are the cause of it. One side believes that humans cause global warming, yet the other side thinks that global warming is a complete fallacy. According to some people and scientists there is a huge impact of this environmental issue on the world and something needs to be done right now in order to try and stop or slow down global warming. On the other hand, some people and scientists believe that humans do not cause global warming; instead it is a part of history and would occur with or without the help of humans. If this is global warming and humans cause it, there are ways to reduce the threat. However, if this is a part of history and is just what is going to happen no matter what is done to prevent it, then steps need to be taken to be able to adapt to the climate as changes happen in the future. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences stated in 2005 that greenhouse gases are accumulating and making the temperature rise in the Earth’s atmosphere because of human activities (Scientific American, 2009). On an edition of 20/20 on ABC News, there are many questions asked about whether global warming issues are myth or truth. Everyone agrees, from scientists to nonscientists that the Earth is definitely getting warmer. It is a matter of opinion of the cause and the effects in the future. One myth states that it is warming because of humans, while the truth is that it is likely, but not definitely because of humans (Stossel, J. 2007). The temperature has risen by more than one degree since 1880, mostly in the past couple of decades. They were the hottest in the past 400 years, and possibly longer (National Geographic News, 2007). There is also an agreement that the Artic is becoming warmer and the glaciers are melting there as well as in other areas of the world where there used to be an abundance of them, even as recent as 100 years ago, now there are not many left. This will greatly affect all organisms living in these regions and 2
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Global Warming even further away as the water will rise on every continent. If they can not adapt, they will become endangered and even extinct. If this is not the cause of humans and pollution, then not much can be done and nature has to take its own course. According to a professor at San Diego University, another fact about global warming is that although
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2010 for the course SCI SCI207 taught by Professor Gaskill during the Summer '10 term at Ashford University.

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