Two Opposing Viewpoints

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There are two opposing viewpoints about the impact Global Warming. This document will discuss these two opposing views. Aside from the opposing viewpoints on the effects of Global Warming, there are arguments on the burden of proof. Has science proven what causes Global Warming? Or does our history prove that Global Warming is just a part of nature? There are arguments on the causes of Global Warming; whether it is caused by humanity or whether it is caused by nature and more important there are arguments about the impact of Global Warming; some believe in positive outcomes and some believe in negative consequences. Is Global Warming really all negative or is it possible that there are benefits from Global Warming? The causes of Global warming…show more content…
Many worry about the negative consequences Global Warming may have on our Earth. It is believed that there will be detremental effects from sea to land. A rise in water levels causing the icecaps to melt. Melting icecaps would then release methane another greenhouse gas. The oceans salt water would mix with freshwater and CO2 would get absorbed into the oceans causing disabling effects on our waters food chain. There may be oxygen poor zones in the ocean, coral extinction, and a decline in photoplankton (Skeptical Science, 2012). Our natural water springs may fail causing people in different areas of the globe to live without drinking water. There could be more wildfires, droughts that cause a loss of vegetation, and heat deaths or floods and storms (Enzler, 2007). The migration pattern of birds and other animals will change, there will be a disruption in our foodchain on land, and the possibility of loosing some species. As well, all of the negative consequences will cause global major economic distress (Skeptical Science, 2012). Some believe global warming is not a serious problem at all (Goudarzi, 2006). A warmer Earth may have positive outcomes for us. There could be a decrease in climate related disasters, an increase in the production of food, and a healthier human population (Noble, 2007). Warmer winters would mean fewer deathes for the elderly (Skeptical Science, 2012) fewer cold weather injuries and less…show more content…
As well, there are debates on the cause and effects. Do we know for certain whether Global Warming is good or bad for the world? References Michelle Mickelsen (2012) Britt R. (2006). Conflicting Claims on Global Warming and Why it’s All Moot. Live science. Retrieved on June 14, 2012 from http://www.livescience.com/6990-conflicting-claims-global-warming-moot.html Britt R. (2005). Study: Sun's Changes to Blame for Part of Global Warming. Live Science. Retrieved on June 14, 2012 from
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