The New Ice Age: The Possibility of the Emergence of an Ice Age as a Result of Global Warming For years now, scientists and politicians alike have argued to accuracy of the theory of global warming. While a growing majority of scientists see global warming as a looming threat to the well-being of mankind, there are still a few that doubt the very existence of a threat at all. Within the group of scientists who believe that global warming is indeed happening, there are some who believe that it is simply an inevitable result of natural climate fluctuation, consistent with the changes in climate that we’ve seen in history. Many however, believe that global warming is the direct impact of manmade greenhouse gases being emitted into our troposphere. The evidence for the existence of global warming is plentiful and reliable, and most scientists scoff at those who deny a theory that they believe should be considered a fact.
“An Inconvenient Truth” focuses on an important topic that we need to start paying attention to now- global warming. Many facts are stated and shown through graphs and research. The video and book also say how people are affecting the world and causing the earth to change. We can stop global warming by recycling, using less energy, and not polluting by using less fossil fuels (The Science). The movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” was a very eye-opening movie.
Does individual perception play role in how seriously the threat of global warming is taken by society? Technology is improving the lenght and the comfort of life, but also destroys cultures and hides other serious risks. Supporters of the western culture stress on environmental efforts, but they don’t think about the less ecological aspects of western civilisation, which is enthusiastically adopted by the developing societies even though it has many destructive effects. Droughts, floods, hunger, deseases – some of those are due to the global temperature increase over the last 100 years (about a half C-grade per decade). What about us?
Does Human Activity Influence Global Climate Change? Global climate change is the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the atmosphere of the Earth. It is caused by carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. The biggest contributor to global climate change are greenhouse gases (gases that trap heat in the atmosphere) such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. An unnaturally large amount of these “greenhouse gases” are released by human activities like burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and mining.
Taking Action Against Global Warming Global warming is a frequently talked about topic in today’s society. It has already started to take an effect on our universe and is a challenge that the United States is being faced with. “The U.S. produces nearly a quarter of the world's greenhouse gases each year and has stubbornly made it clear that it doesn't intend to do a whole lot about it”(Walsh). The United States needs to stand up and take responsibility for it actions and develop a plan to fix it. Both of the images of Time magazine cover titled “How to Wine the War on Global Warming”(Hochstein) and “polar bear clinging to a shrinking ice floe”(Wood 9) make it a point to express the importance of global warming and the issues that we will be faced with due to it.
Another view is the health effects from long-term pollutions. A third view is who hold the companies liable for their contribution to the change in the climate. Some people who cares about the climate and the people who do not care about the environment. Humans are major contributor in changing the environment. “Their influence is known as the greenhouse gases, which are carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and water vapor”(“American Meteorological Society 2007”).
You are sweating because of your green principle not to switch on an air conditioner during the heatwave. Your head is stuck with global warming horrors like a scary movie. I have read thing on the internet on global warming that leave no doubt that yes, global warming exists; yes, global warming is accelerating; yes, temperatures are rising, so you may spend less on warm clothes; yes, it is globally inevitable. I trust all this because I am a consumer of this information which may be
In the film documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, former Vice President Al Gore primarily discusses the topic of global warming and the possible adverse effects that the world may have to face due to unawareness of this significant issue. In the movie, Gore seems to portray the general public as careless towards the matter. This is what I believe led his determination to let the issue be brought into further detail such as portraying the very serious and severe effects on many, if not all, parts of the world. Although the general consensus by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not one hundred percent positive on the direct cause of global warming, it has been stated that “The Earth's climate changes in response to external forcing, including variations in its orbit around the Sun, orbital forcing, changes in solar luminosity, volcanic eruptions, and atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations” (Bard). Among these the only issue that we as humans can actually help to resolve is the amount of greenhouse gases that are produced, and try to help curve the accelerating depletion of our ozone layer.
Without light and dark they are no life and without emotions, they are no climate. The meaning of life and climate change is that if we continue to pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gases then the world we live in we die. Also, the Pope acknowledges that climate change is important religiously as well economical "Many of those who possess more resources and economic or political power seem mostly to be concerned with masking the problems or concealing their symptoms, simply making efforts to reduce some of the negative impacts of climate change." Even though the political power is not trying to the reduce the greenhouse gas emitted the pope still recognise that there are a lot of ways people can help the
Diminishing Conditions Star HUM/111 Diminishing Conditions What is Global Warming and why is it so important to understand? Global warming is the effects that pollution from burning coal, oil and natural gases has on the environmental stability of our beautiful earth. Anyone can see that the temperature of our atmosphere is hotter than recent years and if conditions continue to diminish at the rate they are now we are likely to see the global temperature climb higher than it has in the past two million years. These conditions have had and will have a profound impact on our natural wildlife and human society (Greenpeace USA, 2010). Global warming is a very important moral issue and should not be taken lightly by society as we are seeing the impact from it every day from natural wildlife losing their homes to the disastrous weather conditions we are experiencing.