geo essay final

geo essay final - Rigby 1 Will Rigby Geology 100 Dr. Kinzly...

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Will Rigby Geology 100 Dr. Kinzly Moore Anthropogenic Climate Changes? There has been a lot of media coverage recently regarding the theory of anthropogenic climate change and how it has permanently affected the global temperature. The issue has two main sides. One side includes the people who believe humans have contributed to it and are solely responsible for it. The other side consists of those who do not think humans caused it and that the Earth was going to heat up if we were here or not based on a cyclical process of warm periods and ice ages compiled from scientific data and extrapolation. The answer is probably somewhere in the middle, where we as a human race might now have as large an impact as some might suggest but simply our presence on this planet is noticed, and that we should take a very serious and concerned look at the future of our emissions. The debate is generally over how much our waste and emissions contribute to climate change. A large portion of these chemicals are considered to be greenhouse gases and because of their unique properties cause the Earth to heat up more than it would otherwise. This happens because these pollutants stop radiation from leaving the planet, instead reflecting the heat energy back to the ground. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has created a list of common greenhouse gases during its analysis of the risk of climate change caused by our daily living.
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