Global Warming<br />By: Sam Bouton and Emily Sullivan<br />
Definitions<br />Greenhouse effect-Trapping and build-up of heat in the Troposphere <br />Climate Change-Refers to any significant change in measures of climate lasting for an extended period<br />Global warming-average increase in the temperature of the atmosphere<br />
Relationships<br />Burning fossil fuels pour out greenhouse gases at a life-threatening rate, causing global warming<br />They are all affecting the Earth with harmful gases(over time)<br />
Causes<br />Some scientists say humans are one of the only causes of global warming, because of the greenhouse gases they emit<br />Others say greenhouse gases are the number one cause, but not emitted from humans<br />
Consequences<br />Hotter world<br />Dirtier air and water<br />More severe floods and droughts<br />More wildfires<br />Endangered or extinct species <br />
Economy<br />Huge amounts of money are being spent on projects and funds to clean the environment<br />Spent a lot of money invested in renewable energy, every year the money spent increases<br />
Fighting<br />We can walk, bike, carpool, or any other way or transportation other than vehicles that emit pollution<br />Replace light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs<br />Save energy by turning off lights when you leave the room, not wasting water, and not leave things with engines running<br />
Arguments <br />Most scientists do not believe humans effect the Earth’s climate<br />Our most reliable source of temperature data show no global warming trend<br />Global climate computer models are too crude to predict future climate changes<br />The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) doesn’t prove human activities are causing global warming<br />
Opinions<br />We believe that global warming doesn’t exist because all the predictions of global warming are based off of computer models and there’s no historical data. Also, we don’t believe that human activities affect the Earth’s changing climate and in addition, our most reliable sources of temperature data don’t show any global warming trends.<br />
Work Cited<br />www.telegraph.co.uk<br />www.nrdc.org<br />www.global-greenhouse-warming.com<br />www.aproundtable.org<br />environment.nationalgeographic.com<br />climate.nasa.gov<br />
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