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Introduction - Page 1 What is happening? - Page 2 Alternative Energy - Page 3 Global Warming: a Natural Occurrence? - Page 4 Conclusion - Page 4 Bibliography - Page 5 The recent hype in the media has changed many peoples attitudes about the way in which we as humans use and burn up fossil fuels for energy. Fossil fuels are non-renewable sources of energy mainly consisting of coal, oil and gas. Burning fossil fuels increases the risk of global warming by adding carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This graph indicates the dramatic increase in Carbon Dioxide levels worldwide. As a result of this we must look into different ways of reducing the risk of Global Warming. One way this can be done is by using alternative fuels. Throughout this report I will be looking into different methods of producing a renewable source that doesn't effect the environment for future generations. The burning of fossil fuels by humans is the largest source of emissions of carbon dioxide, which is one of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The atmospheric concentration of CO2, a greenhouse gas, is increasing, raising concerns that solar heat will be trapped and the average surface temperature of the Earth will rise in response. ...read more.

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Some animals may be able to migrate to cooler regions, but many will not be able to and may become extinct. Numerous plant species could also die out. "Global warming will be the greatest environmental challenge in the 21st century." - Vice President, Albert Gore. This is what Al Gore, a major, political figure head had to say on the subject at the premiere of his new film documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" on May 24th 2006. The threat of global warming has forced many scientists to look at ways in which we can reduce the risk. One huge suggestion is the way in which we provide and make energy. We, as humans, use the fuels coal, oil and gas to power 91% of our energy worldwide. Bryan Wong from articlesbase.com is a scientist who specializes in the subject. He expressed his views on needing alternative energy in his article published on 16th February 2006 'This Why We Need Alternative Energy Sources' He had this to say, "The solution for the above problems of climate change can be resolved by renewable energy." Although plenty of people have wisened to the fact that we need to act on the problem of global warming some people believe it is totally fine that we are burning fossil fuels. ...read more.

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Josh: I think that global warming is a natural occurrence and the earth has gone through these cycles throughout its past, specifically the ice age. Kristian: I think we need to act quickly and efficiently and place a scheme that changes the production of our energy. I believe we should focus on using wind and solar power to sustain our future. After much consideration on both parts of the argument, I have come to the conclusion that we are in desperate need to find a renewable energy source other than fossil fuels if we are to sustain the future of the earth as we know it. After in-depth research of the topic I have excluded the possibility of global warming being a natural occurrence and fully believe that humans input of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels is the main reason behind it. I believe that it is purely logical to believe that we are causing a climate change therefore, nations and governments need to change people's views on the subject and change the way in which we produce our energy. Using all 3 renewable sources of energy above in different places around the world is a great way to begin the fight back at global warming. Article sources supplied by: 1) www.articlesbase.com 2) www.findarticles.com 3) www.news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4651876.stm 4) www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010615071248.htm All images supplied by: 1) www.google.com ?? ?? ?? ?? Karim Soliman - Case Study ...read more.

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