Global warming key - Answer Key for Global Warming is Good...

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Answer Key for ‘Global Warming is Good for You’ Thesis: Global warming is a good thing and is better than a new ice age that would threaten the existence of humanity. Support: Global cooling caused by a reduction in sunlight (particles in the air or a fall in sunspots) is a well-recognized threat to human life, there being various instances of it in the (relatively) recent past (17 th C England, AD540 Europe, and the collapse of civilizations in 1650BC and 2350BC). The usual state of the Earth is cold – ‘the norm is Ice Age’ – and small drops in temperature can trigger a feedback loop which multiplies the cooling effect. It is better to keep our planet warming (i.e. through greenhouse gas emissions) than risk falling into a new ice age. (Steel uses the analogy of keeping a drunkard away from the edge of a cliff, thus implying that the deliberate maintenance of greenhouse emissions may help save us.) Changes in climatic conditions that result in the movement of peoples are a
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