Global Warming Deception

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Cody Shipman
ENG 111
Professor Terry McCammon
Audience Analysis
Nov/8/2012
Audience Analysis
After seeing so many catastrophic storms devastate people’s lives over time I am convinced that the adverse change in our earth’s temperature is to blame for the problem. Many scientists are working diligently to help us understand why we are experience such change in our climate here on earth and little get much recognition for doing so or are kept quiet by the media and the powers that be. There have been scientists and researchers in the past that have received so much recognition for doing a lot less than those who are trying to help us with credible research on how to adapt or at least prevent the heating of our planet. The argument here is that from one side, you have those who claim that global warming is manmade and that steps need to be taken to prevent this. The other side claims this is just a natural cycle that our earth goes through over time and that there is nothing we can do to prevent what we are experiencing. In this paper I would like to discuss views and research from both sides of the fence and let the reader decide what they believe to be true or false.

Cody Shipman
ENG 111
Professor Terry McCammon
Final Draft
Nov/8/2012

Global Warming Deception
For some time now, Global warming has been a hot topic for politicians around the world. From Al Gore and his “An Inconvenient Truth” power point presentation to the politicians blaming every major storm on global warming and passing into law EPA regulations to help cut back on our carbon emissions. Should we believe the evidence that is presented to us? The damages from hurricane sandy, as reported on WRAL.com, is going to cost close to 50 billion dollars in damages and at least 10 billion for insurance companies alone, making Sandy the second most expensive storm for the United States to experience since Hurricane Katrina. An Inconvenient Truth implies that massive insurance losses are being produced as a result of large hurricanes, tropical storms, and other extreme weather events that are increasing due to global.(*) Here are the facts. Insured losses were lower in 2005(Hurricane Katrina) than they were in 1925, when calculated as a percentage of the population of coastal areas at risk.(**) That being said, it’s easy to understand why politicians have raised so much attention to the issue considering the money it is costing to recover from such catastrophes. The Nobel Prize-winning chemist Svante Arrhenius first proposed the idea of global warming in 1896. Svante Arrhenius was a Swedish scientist, physicist, chemist and one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. Arrhenius speculated that continued burning of coal and oil would increase concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere, making the planet warmer. The greenhouse effect is the only remaining scientific explanation for the rise in global temperatures in recent decades. They have direct measurements of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere going back more than 50 years, and indirect measurements (from ice cores) going back hundreds of thousands of years. There are measurements confirming that concentrations are rising rapidly. (GlobalChange.gov[->0]) “ Natural climate variability is extremely unlikely to have contributed more than about one-quarter of the temperature rise observed in the past 60 years”, reports a pair of Swiss climate modelers in a paper published online. Most of the observed warming, at least 74 %, is almost certainly due to human activity, they write in Nature Geoscience. Since 1950, the average global surface air temperature has increased by more than 0.5C. To separate human and natural causes of warming, the researchers analyzed changes in the balance of heat energy entering and leaving Earth, a new attribution method for understanding the physical causes of climate change. Their findings, which are strikingly similar to...
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