Is Global Warming Real?

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Is global warming real and the result of human’s excessive pollution? This is a question that is constantly under dispute. To be able to argue this topic one first needs to know what global warming is. Global warming is “an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect”(dictionary). Now that it is apparent what is being argued, there are two layers to this debate. One is the argument that global warming is happening and is not a myth like some people believe. The second part of the argument, considering that global warming is real, is the question of weather global warming is occurring at such a rapid rate due to human’s harmful gas emissions or due to natural causes. Evidence and science provides clear-cut answers to these two questions. Global warming is real and it is accelaritating, because of what people and their industry produce. Global warming is real and is happening right now. The temperature of the earth has been charted and numerous scientists all produce the same charts. These charts all indicate that since the 1920’s the earth’s temperature has been rising each year. Also, one major indicator of global warming is what is happening to glaciers around the world. Glaciers in the Alps like the Rhone glacier have receded about 2.5 kilometers since 1859 due to melting. The fact that temperatures are rising and that glaciers are melting confirms that global warming is occurring. After proving that global warming is real the next step to the argument is that global warming is man made. One major green house gas that contributes to global warming is CO2. The earth’s atmosphere is fragile and is based off of a balanced amount of chemical components like nitrogen and carbon dioxide. When this balance is thrown off due to the amount of gases humans are producing it will cause for the atmosphere to become unstable and allow global warming to occur. The...
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