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Does global warming pose a serious threat? Former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, paints a quintessence of global warming as a “planetary emergency – a crisis that threatens the survival of our civilization and the habitability of the Earth.” Global warming, as its name insinuates, is a ubiquitous phenomenon which leads to numerous implications on a worldwide scale. It refers to the increase in the mean temperature of the Earth’s surface air. In the role of the fount of all environmental concerns, global warming sets in motion multifarious contemporary debates, with extensive studies carried out to advocate both facets of the subject. Global warming is not intrinsically menacing although the term in modern application frequently depicts a hasty, perverted upsurge that results in cataclysmic outcomes in the long run. Nonetheless, there are disparities of sentiment within the science field pertaining to potential hazard of global warming which Al Gore and his green allies repeatedly tout as a “scientific consensus”. Therefore, global warming does propound a significant menace. To assess the legitimacy of the peril of global warming, it is to presuppose the conjecture of global warming is empirically credible. However, there are scientists whom construed that there is either a deficiency of global warming, or that projected rising temperatures will be of marginal detriment or a net positive for human society and the ecosystem. A 1990 British documentary, The Greenhouse Conspiracy, suggests a global warming conspiracy in which claims about the theory of global warming are a fraud, perpetuated for fiscal or abstract incentives. In a Washington Post editorial, climatologist William M. Gray cited the demand and yearning among scientists, government leaders and environmentalists to unearth political grounds that would facilitate them to systematize, propagandize, impose orthodoxy as well as exercise factional clout...
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