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Is Global Warming Real?

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Is Global Warming Real? 'The average temperatures have increased by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, around the world since 1880, most of this has happened in recent decades', according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. This statement is referring to global warming, but is global warming part of earth's natural cycle and nothing to be concerned about or the damage being caused to the earth's atmosphere by human beings and something very serious? There are many arguments for and against global warming, many believe it to be real and we cannot stop it now and some believe it is a natural part of the planets life cycle. The topic of global warming is one of the most researched and discussed in the world, what is causing the increase in temperature? Can it be stopped or slowed down? But to answer any of these questions, we must ask the most important question: Is Global Warming Real? To answer this question we must first understand what the term 'global warming' means: according to the Oxford Dictionary it states: 'global warming the gradual increase in the temperature of the earth's atmosphere due to increased levels of carbon dioxide etc.' Then if we look at another source it states global warming 'is an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere...' ...read more.

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stated in the daily mail on 10th January 2010. This is another theory, that the earth is actually experiencing 'global cooling', other scientists believe that this is caused by the oceanic cycle and has nothing to do with man, the cycles take between 20 and 30 years to run, the earth experiences 'warm modes' for a period of years and then cooling modes, as seen by the data collected over the last 100 years. Bearing all this in mind, are the carbon emissions causing any real damage to the earth's atmosphere? Let me first explain what carbon emissions are, it is the total about of carbon that we as individuals emit when using burning fossil fuels, we need to burn fossil fuels such as gas, oil and coal to survive and live the life we have, without them we wouldn't be able to go on planes, turn the gas oven on to cook and we wouldn't be able to have cold drink from the fridge. If it is the emissions that are causing the greenhouse gases, it is an international agreement needed to help stop this. On Tuesday, 19th June 2007 it was reported in The Guardian that 'China overtakes US as world's biggest CO2 emitter...' The report only commented on the amount of emissions from carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels. ...read more.

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It is true the earth is getting warming according to some scientist, but it has done so before and the world survived state other scientist. In truth, this question cannot yet be answered. It is a fact that we as humans are causing damage to earth, deforestation to the rain forest, making way for more houses for the increasing population. More greenhouse gases are being emitted by power stations supplying more gas, electricity to our homes, building more transportation for us to drive and travel around the world. All this activity must have an impact on the earth and the atmosphere. We as a human race need to stop and take a look at what has happened to the earth we live on, and take time to look after it for the future generations. There are many new ideas of how to live life 'green' and lower your carbon footprint, changing your light bulb to an energy saving light bulb lowers your carbon footprint, walking to the shops not driving your own car and companies are designing and building cars run on electric or gases, but as a race humans need to be shown the way, a plan put in place for all to follow and all to work towards. If global warming is caused by man-kind surely it is only man-kind that can fix it. ...read more.

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