Cause and Effect Global Surface Temperatures

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Cause and Affect of Global Surface Temperatures
John Doe
ES 330 Global Warming and Climate Change
Dan Stefenel
Upper Iowa University, Blackhawk Center
December 16, 2010

The climate has been changing for hundreds of thousands of years and has had both positive and negative affects. This essay will test the theory that man has caused a rise in global surface temperature by means of man-made emissions. Simple tests that can be repeated over and over will be illustrated. The research will show the affects to the climate from the increase of global surface temperature as well as the root cause to what creates a spike in the global surface temperature, either supporting or not supporting that man-made emissions of green house-gases do significantly and predictably cause increases in global surface temperatures. The term surface refers to everything in the earth’s atmosphere, both on land and water.

Cause and Affect of Global Surface Temperatures
Man-made emissions of green house-gases may or may not significantly and predictably cause increases in global surface temperatures. With an increase to global surface temperature some 125,000 years ago, it was believed that once man learned how to make fire, there was an increase in the global temperature. The more men that created fire to heat their caves and cook their food with; resulted in an increase in the surface temperature. This was notice over years as the hunters were noticing that they had to travel farther down the trail each year in order to reach the snow boundaries. In modern day, the burning of fossil fuels can be a key contributor to the overall warming of the earth’s surface temperature. With the industry and technology boom, man is releasing CO2 buried beneath the earth’s surface into the atmosphere. This raises the question as to whether or not this increase in global surface temperature affects...
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