Climate Paper

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Climate Paper For SCI/362 February , 2013 * If left unmonitored, human influences on the climate system can cause negative effects on the Earth, including posing health-related issues for the human population and the endangerment of animal and plant species. The implications of scientific claims regarding climate change and the extent of damage occurring along with how this damage and potential further destruction is received will affect whether or not effective climate policies are implemented. In this paper, I will examine the various viewpoints on climate change, including my own individual perspective, describe command and control regulations versus incentive-based regulations as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each, and discuss the specific regulations I would advocate if I were associated with the Federal Congress/Administration. Today, the human population totals more than seven billion. As the human population continues to grow, the consumption of natural resources along with the damage to the environment and ozone because of pollution caused by industrial toxic waste and depletion of natural resources is resulting in negative effects contributing to climate change. World leaders have varying viewpoints on climate change, most of who agree that climate change is a concern for the entire planet. President Barack Obama addressed climate change at the G8 Summit on the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate. President Obama acknowledged that with melting ice sheets, rising sea levels, and changing weather patterns, the effects of climate change on food and water resources and on human health and habitats can no longer be ignored (CDP, 2013). Representing China’s viewpoint, Premier Wen Jiabao acknowledges that China must address the resource and environmental challenges that have emerged much faster than other countries

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