Global Warming Essay

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Colleen Jones Corbin Eng 100 December 9, 2013 Final Paper Global warming is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere. It is generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other products. There have been observable effects on the environment such as glaciers shrinking, ice on rivers and lakes are breaking up earlier, and also plant and animal rangers have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. The effects of global warming that scientist have predicted and are now occurring are; loss of sea ice, accelerated and longer sea level rise, and also more intense heat waves. There have been numerous arguments about whether global warming is a scam or not, but there has been scientific research that proves global warming is not a scam. To be able to prove that global warming is not a scam there is research that provides the causes of global warming and it gives necessary scientific reasoning. There have been skeptics about global warming ever since it has become a known issue. Some skeptics say that the Earth isn’t even warming, at least not to an extent to where it should be considered a “crisis.” They state that some data suggests that the Earth is getting colder. They back up their statement with data saying since 1998 there has been less warming and that it has shown the Earth is going through a cooling period. “Global surface temperature has increased ~0.20C per decade in the past 30 years, similar to the warming rate predicted in the 1980s in initial global climate model simulations with transient greenhouse gas changes. Warming is larger in the Western Equatorial Pacific than in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific over the past century, and we suggest that the increased West-East temperature gradient may have increased the likelihood of strong El Niños, such as

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