Global Warming: Fact or Fiction

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Global Warming: Fact or Fiction
Lower Capstone – Unit 3 Independent Project
Rozlynn Mundy
American InterContinental University Online
July 4, 2010

Title: Global Warming: Fact or Fiction
I. Overview of Global Warming
A. Signs of global warming
a. Support
b. Skepticism
II. Effects of Global Warming
A. Contributors to global
a. Manmade
b. Natural

The information found in this paper is designed to raise awareness of the ongoing debate surrounding global warming. The paper will provide readers with a clear description of global warming and signs recognized by those that believe it exist. It will address the same description and signs from the viewpoint of those that state global warming is a myth. Additional arguments will be presented from both believers and non-believers with regard to contributing factors.

Global Warming: Fact or Fiction
Many people believe global warming exists and many believe it is all hysterical hype. Arguments for and against the phenomena thrive in the media, government venues, the workplace and around dinner tables. The one thing that proponents and detractors agree on is that the debate is ongoing and that there is no single fact that will decide the outcome. Explanation of Global Warming

Everyday there are changes in the earth’s atmosphere that affect the climate. They can include precipitation, oceanic movement or human inhabitation. These everyday occurrences are known as climate change (, 2010). Global warming falls under the umbrella of climate change. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) global warming is described as: “… an average increase in the temperature of the atmosphere near the Earth's surface and in the troposphere, which can contribute to changes in global climate patterns. Global warming can occur from a variety of causes, both natural and human induced. In common usage, "global warming" often...