ENG15 Project - Global Warming Marco Gonzalez English 15...

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Global Warming Marco Gonzalez English 15 Prof Smith December 14, 2007
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Gonzalez 1 Thesis Statement: Should governmental and environmental agencies get involved with the current situation on global warming in order to reduce its effects? I. The average annual temperature of the planet is rising too quickly in a short period of time. A. Global warming is shrinking the polar ice caps. B. Global warming endangers some animal species. C. Global warming can lead to death due to heat related deaths, mass starvation and desolation. II. Global warming is not a human related incident. A. Skeptics believe that the climate change is a natural phenomenon. B. Skeptics say politicians use global warming as a way to boost their political status. Sources: http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp? Page=/Culture/archive/200702/CUL20070208c.html http://weathereye.kgan.com/expert/warming/skeptic.html
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Gonzalez 2 Overpopulation, pollution, and decreasing amounts of natural resources are some of the problems that people have been trying to solve during the last fifty years. Global warming, also known as climate change, is destroying the Earth’s environment at a rapid pace. Scientists questioning whether this problem can be fully solved. Global warming is the average annual increase in temperature of the planet. According to http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/about/ , more commonly known as global warming, is caused by the emission of heat trapping gases produced by vehicles, power plants, industrial processes and deforestation.” Several problems can arise from the planet’s climate changing. This is bad for the planet because it alters the lifestyles of many people including plants and animals. The earth’s climate has increased very rapidly over a short period of time. One of the factors that contributed to climate change is the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is when a series of gases get trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere. These gases are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced in many different ways such as the burning of fossil fuels, chemical reactions, and exhaling. Methane is produced during the transportation of coal, natural gas, and oil. Nitrous oxide is emitted during agricultural and industrial activities. Fluorinated gases are typically found in industrial producing substances. ( http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/index.html#ggo ). All four of these gases are considered a potential threat to the planet and are significant to the reduction of the effects of global warming. Global warming has many negative effects on the environment like a rise in sea level due to the shrinking of the polar ice caps, destruction of animal’s habitats, and more aggressive weather. If the polar ice caps continue to melt at this rate then the sea level might rise to 82 feet by the year 2100 ( http://timeforchange.org/cause-and-effect-for-global-warming ). If the sea
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Gonzalez 3 level rises then the water could wash up and destroy millions of trees and habitats for the animals
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