Global Warming, the Great Debate
This paper will discuss the facts about global warming and if humans are responsible for the growing temperature of earth’s climate, as well as the opposing arguments. This paper will also discuss if there are actions in which humans can take to slow down or stop global warming. This paper will also discuss adverse effects as well as myths of global warming. Global warming is a great topic for debate. Some scientists claim that global warming is a natural cycle of earth, while others claims that global warming is occurring at a fast pace due to excessive greenhouse emissions. I will also briefly discuss the economical and politics of global warming.
Scientists define global warming as the continuous long-term rise of the Earth’s average temperature. Unlike the definition of climate change which refers to long and short term changes within a region or a city, which can include cooling, warming and precipitation. Earth’s climate is not only dependant on the position of the sun from Earth but is also regulated by what is known as the green house effect, in where there are natural gasses, also known as green gasses that are present in the atmosphere. These gases trap heat energy, allowing sunlight in, but also blocking heat from escaping, therefore acting as windowpanes in a green house. The greenhouse effect makes the average temperature of Earth a comfortable 59 degrees Fahrenheit (Turk & Bensel, 2011). One common myth about global warming is that not all scientists believe in this theory.
Earths temperature is much different from other planets in that wator vapor and carbon dioxide are naturally present in the atmosphere keeping the temperature perfect for inhabitants. Mars on the other hand has no greenhouse gasses making the surface uninhabitable for humans. The average temperature for Mars is -120 degrees Fahrenheit. Venus however is primarily made of carbon dioxide making the surface of the planet nearly...