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Abstract This paper highlights the issue of Global Warming. It describes the impacts of global warming and all its basic elements. Furthermore, being a position paper, it also takes up a position to the issue and at the same time discusses another opposing viewpoint too. To conclude, the paper also consists of a reasonable plan of action to counter the harmful effects of Global Warming. Introduction Global Warming is the increase in heat-emitting gases. When the sun radiates heat to the Earth’s surface, some of it is utilized by the Earth and some of it is radiated back to the sun. In this process, a concentration of these heat-emitting gases is trapped by the atmosphere and this leads towards Global Warming. The temperature of the Earth’s surface rises and the ice especially on the North and South Pole starts melting. However, since Global Warming is already beginning to grow universally, it has been observed that most of the warning signs have already begun to get more and more prominent day by day. The early warning signs for global warming include heat waves, warm weather, and rise in sea- level, coastal flooding, melting glaciers and the Arctic and Antarctic warming. All these symptoms are observed in our world today. As such, global warming is becoming more and more important day by day. However, the irony of the situation is that the very humans who are responsible for this sudden rise in global warming, are the ones who will be most affected by its devastating effects.
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On the other hand, there are some authorities who claim that the benefits of global warming outweigh its costs. I am against this notion and I will present my claims stating the harmful costs associated with global warming in the forthcoming pages. Global warming leads to the following harmful effects; Intense rainstorms, decline in soil moisture, extreme heat, increase in risks associated with climate change, deforestation, increase in sea level, decrease in productivity of farms and forests, increase in the earth’s surface temperature. Causes of Global Warming The following four factors cause global warming; Pollution, volcanic eruptions and increase in the sun’s radiation levels act as negative backups to global warming. These factors force the climatic change and thus increase the earth’s surface temperature. As the sun’s radiation and other factors raise the heat level, the oceans al over the world get warm. This warmth is radiated throughout the depths of all these water reservoirs and so, heat is emanated from every drop. With the same increase in pollution levels, heat emitting gases and other human-related activities, the atmosphere shifts upwards causing an alteration in the ozone layer levels and this resulting in increase in the heat levels.
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Finally, due to the above steps, the surface temperature heats up and this is the final link to global warming. If we evaluate the root cause of global warming relate to specific human-related activities, it
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course CISC 113 taught by Professor Doreencornell during the Spring '10 term at bucks.edu.

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