• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Global Warming: More like Global Warning

Extracts from this document...


Global Warming: More like Global Warning The United States by no means should consider complying with the Kyoto Protocols. My conviction in the negation towards passing this bill is that the whole Global Warming idea is highly blown out of proportion by politicians and the mass media. Global warming, as it may exist in the most gentle form, is the result of natural changes and could yield positive benefits. It is a predictable, quantifiable process. Thus the Kyoto plan is flawed in many ways. The actually origin of such ideas of global warming come to us from computer generated predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted in 1990 that there would be a 5 degree Celsius boost by 2100. The new 2001 report by the same firm has calculated a measly 1-degree increase. Why would the Kyoto panel suggest the most costly solution to the Global Warming? The reducing our use of fossil fuels. Seeding the oceans with iron dust to launching sunlight-reflecting particles into the stratosphere would also help the supposed greenhouse effect. ...read more.


Glassman, "Forget Kyoto," from the American Enterprise Institute, January 2001. Reason magazine had seven pages of its November 1997 issue with solutions to global warming at little cost Since CO2 stimulates plant growth and lessens the need for water, we could also expect more bountiful harvests over the next couple of centuries. This is certainly not bad news to the developing nations of the world struggling to feed their populations. Far from being a self-induced disaster, global warming, as it may exist in the most benign incremental form, is the result of natural changes and could yield positive benefits. It is a predictable, quantifiable process. Since the temperature of the Holocene Maximum is close to what global warming models project for the Earth by 2100, how mankind faired during the era is instructive. The most striking fact is that it was during this period that the Agricultural Revolution began in the Middle East, laying the foundation for civilization. Yet, Greenhouse theory proponents claim the planet will experience severe environmental distress if the climate gets that warm again. ...read more.


In July 1998 Vice President Al Gore referred to ''more than 2,600 scientists ''who ''have signed a letter about global climatic disruption.'' Last month, Environmental Protection Agency chief Carol Browner scolded CNN ''Crossfire'' host John Sununu by saying, ''I am surprised that you would reject the word of 2,500 international acclaimed scientists.'' But just who makes up this army of experts? That's what Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation, a free-market think tank, wondered. It turns out that Gore and Browner were referring to a cautionary letter by the environmental group Ozone Action, signed by 2,611 people with quite varied backgrounds. The CSE Foundation did some research on those backgrounds and found a few experts on weather and climate - but not many. It also found lawyers, two landscape architects, a philosopher, a dermatologist and a diplomat. In all, the foundation found that only 182, or 11 per cent, of the signatories were in specialties that might have some bearing on the study of climate. And most of these were in geology, oceanography, geography and physics - fields that focus mainly on other subjects. Just a handful - 15 - clearly specialized in climate, weather or other atmospheric science. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Physical Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Physical Geography essays

  1. The Truth about Climate Change

    Korea (South) 507.0 (10) 1.71% 10.5 (26) As you can see from this table, United States of America is emitting the most carbon dioxide in the world, emitting 19.80% of carbon dioxide out of all the carbon dioxide emitted in the world, which is a lot! Then China, 17.5%, followed by the European Union, which isn't a

  2. New Orleans Geology

    These increases are great for the city in economical factors such as the ability to make budget increases, become more populated, and just attract many more people. On the other hand, in geological factors all those new construction projects put more tension on all the land in New Orleans and

  1. Supervolcanoes: are we next?

    The eruption starved the seas of oxygen killing virtually all marine life "creating a thick mat of organic matter on the sea floor" which, over time, became the oil we use today (University of Alberta). Furthermore, the greenhouse gases omitted from the eruption altered the atmosphere to a state inhabitable to the majority of organisms.

  2. Geography in the News

    Later on that day, the cloud appeared extremely large, with levels of 10 millimetres. Jack: On the fourth, this cloud split up with a large section heading directly for Britain. Harvey: This diagram shows the path of the cloud, and why there were conditions in Britain for it to snow.

  1. Global Warming Newspaper

    Doesn't Everyone want to stop Global Warming? After all the talk and proof of global warming happening fast, some people will Still deny the reality of it. They believe it is entirely the sun's fault as it is giving off more energy.

  2. The role of leadership in global politics: do leaders make a difference?

    and have acceded to that position by winning those wars and playing a leading role in the winning coalition. Those wars rendered collective decisions that proved to be, for a time, binding for the whole of the global system. Just as election campaigns and electoral contests punctuate the political life

  1. Global Warming

    Contrary to popular devil-may-care approaches to the environment, it is not advisable to warm the earth up a little and increase certain growing seasons. The results are far too chaotic and dangerous: "Because temperature has a direct effect on virtually all ecosystem processes, responses of terrestrial ecosystems to global warming will be even more complex and difficult to predict."

  2. Physical Geography Earth revision notes

    Spits ? a finger of new land of sand and shingle , out into the sea from the coast . Salt marshes On the landward sheltered side of a spit where the water is calm , mudflats and salt marshes form .

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work