American Intercontinental University
Unit 1 Individual Project
BUSN300 – Lower Division Capstone
January 9, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to create an outline with three levels for a paper that is titled “Global Warming: Fact or Fiction” and support the points listed.
I. What is global warming?
A. What causes global warming?
1. Global warming: fact or fiction.
2. Global warming effects on the human race.
Global warming is when the earth heats up and the temperature rises. This is caused by green house gases trap heat and light from the sun in the earth’s atmosphere which in turn causes the temperature to increase. Examples of these greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide. (library.thinkquest.org, 2011). There are two main causes of global warming. The first one being natural causes. Natural causes could include volcano eruptions, changes within the earth’s orbit and sunspots exploding. Because of these natural causes, scientists speculate that even without human activities and industrial influences global warming will take place. The second cause of global warming is attributed to man. Human activities such as burning fossil fuels have contributed greatly to global warming. When these fuels are being burned, toxic gases are being released into the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide. When these gases are released, the solar energy is trapped which automatically causes the temperature to increase. This question is common amongst us. Is global warming fact or fiction? The world is divided into two categories, those that believe that global warming is real and happening and those that feel like it is just a hoax and it is not happening. Both sides have substantial arguments to support their beliefs and oppose the beliefs of the others. Those that believe that global warming is a fact say that humans generate tons of carbon dioxide daily...