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Global Warming -- it Is Authentic, but Why So Many Skeptics?
The phrases "global warming" and "climate change" have become household words over the past twenty years or so, and given the vast amount of discussion and research, and the clear signs that the planet is hearing up, an alert citizen can safety predict that this topic will become even more prominent in American society. What are the latest results from scientific studies? How are businesses responding to the challenges that are present today and certainly are on the horizon for the coming years? How are poor people faring -- or how will they fare -- as the climate heats up, the seas rise, and powerful weather systems create devastation in many parts of the globe? And why are so many people, in particular conservatives, in denial about the fact that the climate is heating up? What are the arguments from….
Armitage, Kevin C. 2005. 'State of Denial: The United States and the Politics of Global Warming. Globalizations, vol. 2, 417-427.
Associated Press. 2011. 'House Votes to Block EPA From Regulating Greenhouse Gases,' Huffpost Green. Retrieved May 6, 2012, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com .
Cho, Charles H., Martens, Martin L., Kim, Hakkyun, and Rodrigue, Michelle. 2011. 'Astroturfing Global Warming: It Isn't Always Greener on the Other side of the Fence,' Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 104, 571-587.
Current.com. 2012. 'Heartland Institute pulls controversial billboard,' retrieved May 7, 2012, from http://current.com/blog/93764526_heartland-institute-pulls-controversial-billboard.htm .
global warming subject environmental ethics... Use guide essay paper.. The paper include personal thoughts global ethical analysis. 2. The paper: b. Include explanation issue important . c. Explain thinking changed developed subject.
Global warming is one of the foremost environmental concerns, an undisputed reality which threatens not only humanity's ethical balance, but has the potential to disrupt the fundamental continuity of life on planet earth. As a response to unrelenting carbon dioxide emissions, the resulting greenhouse effect has recently been accelerating the process of global surface warming to an alarming extent. The present work is directed at delivering an account of the current environmentally-generated ethical issues surrounding this phenomenon, with special focus on understanding the multiple layers of the problem and seeking ethically relevant resolves.
The extended anthropocentric view might be perceived as a prominent prerogative for the aggravation of climate sensitivity. Seeing as human beings have intrinsic value which seemingly motivates….
Smith, Daniel R. "A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warning" (Fall 2009). Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 91, No. 4
Wapner, Paul; Willoughby, John . "The Irony of Environmentalism: The Ecological Futility but Political Necessity of Lifestyle Change" (December 2005). Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 19, No. 3
Global warming is becoming an international dilemma nowadays. The countries are determined to put a stop to global warming but it requires steps that are not easy to take because of their cost. According to a research, if the current trend of global warming continues, the cost of global warming will be as high as 3.6% of the total GDP. Out of all the impacts, just four will cause enough damage to the economy by taking up 1.8% of the GDP. These four are: hurricanes, real estate, energy and water costs. This will make up a total cost of 1.9 trillion dollars in 2100. So, it is necessary for all the countries to take up some drastic action on national and international level to reduce the financial and environmental shocks that are given to us by global warming. (Ackerman and Stanton, 2008)
The term global warming means an increase in….
Ackerman, F. And Stanton, E. (2008). The Cost of Climate Change: What We'll Pay if Global Warming Continues Unchecked. [report] New York: Natural Resources Defense Council, pp. 1-7.
American Lung Association (2010). Global Warming: Impacts to Public Health and Air Quality. [report] California: American Lung Association, pp. 1-3.
Kejriwal, A. (2010). GLOBAL WARMING ( Cause, Effect & Solutions). [online] Retrieved from: http://projectsmileindia.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/global-warming-cause-effect-solutions / [Accessed: 7 Aug 2013].
Knowlton, K. (2008). Preparing for Global Warming: A Framework for Protecting Community Health and the Environment in a Warmer World. [e-book] New York: Natural Resources Defense Council. pp. 1-4. http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/preparedness.pdf .
Global warming is due to human actions.
Since the Industrial evolution, there is an increase in the greenhouse gases all over the world. This, consequently, has turned out to be the cause of a slow but sure increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere. This phenomenon has been given the name of Global Warming ("Global Warming," 2009).
The greenhouse effect is a natural process due to which the temperature of the atmosphere in close proximity to the earth's surface is warmed. The sun gives off noticeable, short-wave light to the earth that transit through a blanket of greenhouse gases without hindrance. These gases are composed chiefly of "water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone" ("Global Warming," 2009). Infrared radiation reflects off the surface of the Earth toward space. However, it is difficult for it to pass through the thermal blanket. Therefore, some of this infrared radiation is "trapped….
Global Warming. (2009). In The Columbia Encyclopedia (6th ed.). New York: Columbia University Press. Retrieved May 3, 2012, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=117020655
Kemp, D. (1994). Global Environmental Issues: A Climatological Approach. New York: Routledge. Retrieved May 3, 2012, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=103862512
Mendelsohn, R. (1999). The Greening of Global Warming. Washington, D.C.: AEI Press. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=97578046
Wang, J., & Chameides, B. (2007). Are Humans Responsible for Global Warming? A Review of the Facts . Environmental Defense, Retrieved May 4, 2012 from http://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/5279_GlobalwarmingAttributuion.pdf
Global Warming Argument
FACT OR FALLACY
World Health Organization (2013) reports that, in the last century, the earth's warmth increased by approximately 0.75 degrees C. And further at more than 0.18 degrees every decade in the last 25 years. This phenomenon, called global warming, is said to result from the greenhouse effect whereby deleterious gases, such as carbon dioxide, trap heat within the earth's atmosphere instead of getting released. A steady rise in temperature is predicted to cause climate change disastrous to health and life. Many experts point to human beings as the only creator and cause of global warming and climate change. Opponents, however, think that the phenomenon is simply a function of nature. Some think it is mere hype motivated by some mercenaries. All sides agree that scientists have not agreed on the cause (WHO).
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has determined that global warming inflicts mortal….
Fumento, M. (2013). Global warming "proof" is evaporating. New York Post: New
York Holdings, Inc. retrieved on December 12, 2013 from http://nypost.com/2013/12/05/global-warming-proof-is-evaporating
Keller, C.F. (2007). Global warming 2007: an update to global warming- the balance of evidence and its policy implications. Vol 7, the Scientific World Journal: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Retrieved on December 12, 2013 from http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed.17370024
Milfont, T.L. (2012). The interplay between knowledge, perceived efficacy, and concern about global warming and climate change: a one-year longitudinal study. Vol. 32 # 6,
Global warming has been portrayed as a very complicated issue that continues to bites the heads of many leaders in the current times. The writer of the article has significantly persuaded the readers on how serious the issue of global warming has become, what causes it and how it has been dealt with by various countries and organizations worldwide. The writer uses various devices to convince the reader on the causes of global warming for instance the writer says "Warnings from the scientific community are becoming louder," here the writer emphasizes that it is a great concern on the increase in gases that cause global warming. The writer further shows how there has been a sharp rise in global warming due to global emissions and there is no better way to express this rise but through the use of the statement like use of words "jumping of global emissions by….
Crossman, A. (2011). Deductive reasoning vs. Inductive reasoning. Retrieved February 4, 2012 from http://sociology.about.com/od/Research/a/Deductive-Reasoning-Versus-Inductive-Reasoning.htm
Kemerling, G. (2011). Arguments and Inference. Retrieved February 4, 2013 from http://www.philosophypages.com/lg/e01.htm
The New York Times. (2013).Global warming and climate change. Retrieved February 4, 2013 from http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.html
Global Warming Speech
Ladies and gentlemen, issues pertaining to global warming have literally become part of our lives. Global warming is a topic that has elicited a lot of debate from the political cycles with aspiring presidential candidates, gubernatorial, and even senatorial aspirants making it their campaign gimmick. It has, in the same breath, become the subject of many scientific studies. Nevertheless, debates surrounding global warming have also been marred with controversy with the popular media averring that global warming has much to do with depletion of the ozone layer by chlorofluorocarbons ignoring the fact that the relation between the two is not strong. This underscores how important it is to the political economies of world leading and developing economies.
The effects of global warming began manifesting themselves long before. In fact, by late 19th Century, the temperature of earth's atmosphere and oceans had begun shooting up. Two-thirds increase in Earth's mean….
Battisti, David. "Historical warnings of future food insecurity with unprecedented seasonal heat."
Science 323.5911(2009): 240 -- 241.
Hansen, James. "Climate Change: Understanding Global Warming .In Robert Lanza. One World: The Health & Survival of the Human Species in the 21st century. New Mexico:
Health Press, 2000. 173 -- 190.
C. Global warming and plants
Global warming has direct impact on plants and this is something that will be passed on to human beings and animals. Because of elevated carbon dioxide levels plants normally produce chemicals that help in breaking down cyanide gas and lower the levels of protein.
D. Global warming and the habitat
Areas that were initially arable will eventually become unarable because they would be too wet or too hot to support agricultural activities. Protracted stints of drought can turn fertile lands into deserts with little or no vegetation. Plants and animals that are dependent on such vegetation will most likely become extinct because of global warming. If the droughts persist there may be resultant loss of biodiversity in planet earth. Ecosystems like the coral reefs and the coastal mangrove swamps can therefore easily disappear. Loss of farmland can cause disruption in the food supply hence the possibility of people….
Gale Cengage. (2010). Global Warming. Retrieved February 23, 2013 from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow-display
Groberman, A. (2011). Global warming effects on plants. Retrieved February 23, 2013 from http://www.opposingviews.com/i/global-warming-effects-on-plants#
They work to regulate the temperatures n the globe by reabsorbng heat reflected from the surface of the earth and trappng t. The natural process of trappng heat creates a balance on the global atmosphere only when the amount of heat trapped does not exceed the volumes requred.
Over the years, human actvtes have led to the ntroducton of artfcally created gases comprsng of Methane and carbon doxde. The release of these gases over the years has surpassed the globe's acceptable volumes of desred eco-balance. The artfcal gases buldup n the atmosphere excessvely trappng heat n volumes that prevent thermal radaton from leavng the earth's Atmosphere. The consequences of the ncrease n heat trappng gases are a sgnfcant concern and, a reason why global warmng comes about as a result of human actvty, as opposed to natural processes.
Other human actvtes that have ncreased the presences of Carbon, Ntrogen and Methane….
inhabiting of natural habitats robs nature its natural cleansing ability. Forests play a vital role as water catchment areas and, a big consumer of the Carbon gases released through human activities Fischhoff B., 2007.
The wanton destruction of forests is a human activity that further strains the environment's ability to wash away emissions by human activities. Global warming in this case results of human destruction of natural agents.
Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation
There is a growing consensus among the scientific community that global warming is a reality that threatens the earth's climate in ways that will be devastating to mankind. Many analysts believe that action must be taken to mitigate the effects of global warming before it is too late to stop the process. This paper provides a discussion concerning natural and manmade sources of climate change, a personal opinion concerning whether global warming is real, and an assessment of two mitigation strategies that have been proposed. Finally, a speculation concerning what policy changes would help stabilize global climate and which business sectors or nations should be held to more strict standards is followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning global warming in the conclusion.
eview and Discussion
Greenhouse gas emissions are widely recognized as causes of global warming (Clark & Lee, 2004). Many members of….
A blanket around the Earth. (2013). National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved from http://climate.nasa.gov/causes .
Allen, R.D., Seaman, S.M. & DeLascio, J.E. (2009, January). Emerging issues: Global warming claims and coverage issues. Defense Counsel Journal, 76(1), 12-15.
Clark, J.R. & Lee, D.R. (2004, Spring). Global warming and its dangers. Independent Review,
Global Warming, United States and the World
There are concerns that the natural ecosystem and human society is not capable of handling rapid changes in climate. Trying to deal with this challenge in a proper manner, a number of international treaties have been drawn up and many different activities have been arranged. In the year 1994, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came into being. Since that year, 192 countries have ratified it. Then in 1997, the Kyoto Protocol was proposed and put into motion in the year 2005. By the 13th of May, 2008, the EEC (a regional economic integration organization) and 181 nations has ratified, approved or accepted the terms of this agreement (Kyoto Protocol: Status of atification, 2008). In two of the European Climate Change Programs (ECCP) the European Union decided to go beyond the stated demands of the Kyoto Protocol. They are also trying….
Emission Trading Scheme (2008), European Commission. Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/emission/index_en.htm
Joint Implementation (2008), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Retrieved from http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/mechanisms/joint_implementation/items/1674.php
Krugman, Paul (2002), Ersatz Climate Policy, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2002. Retrieved from http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B00EEDE153FF936A25751C0A9649C8B63
Kyoto Protocol (2008), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations. Retrieved from http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/items/2830.php
Climate and Weather
Local or regional climate is the measure of the conditions of the atmosphere in a specific area over a long period of time while global climate is a measure of the conditions of the atmosphere over a long time period worldwide. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time in a specific area or region. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) climate is composition of such factors as average precipitation, temperature, humidity, sunshine, wind velocity and phenomenon such as fog, frost, hail storms and other measures of weather that occur over a long period of time in a particular place (Gutro, 2005).
Evidence of Global Warming
The National Academy of Sciences has found that the Earth's surface temperature has risen about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the past century and that this warming trend has accelerated during the past two decades.….
Borenstein, S. (2013, March 8). Recent heat spike unlike anything in 11,000 years. Associated Press.YahooNews. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from http://news.yahoo.com/recent-heat-spike-unlike-anything-11-000-years-191131579.html
Doyle, A. (2013, March 8). Canada's Arctic placiers headed fo unstoppable thaw: Study. Reuters.YahooNews. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from http://news.yahoo.com/canadas-arctic-glaciers-headed-unstoppable-thaw-study-190610158.html
e are already at a point where many countries have very little agricultural land under cultivation. ith rising populations -- the planet just cracked seven billion last year and is headed for upwards of 10 billion by the end of the century. Those are all people who will want food -- if we have no more land (under an arable land net loss scenario), feeding them will be a challenge. Especially if we run out of oil for fertilizer -- that is going to happen in the next hundred years or so, too. So while we may gain 4% extra arable land, we are going to gain 40% more people, and we will be running low on the oil that has allowed agricultural production to keep pace with population growth in the last fifty years.
These are just two of many issues relating to climate change. But both of these….
Vigran, a. (2008). With climate change comes floods. NPR. Retrieved March 23, 2012 from http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18022014
Zhang, X. & Cai, X. (2011). Climate change impacts on global agricultural land availability. Environmental Research Letters. Vol 6 (1) 1-8.
Every nation may have to formulate its own policies in a common effort at survival. In the face of uncertain policy trends on global warming, concerned sectors suggested five guidelines of policy to secure that survival. First, actions or decisions should be applied only in the near future so as to accommodate new knowledge on global warming still to be discovered. Second, reducing global warming will incur large costs to human society. Third, global warming involves all nations and should not be confined to only a few concerned or eager ones. Fourth, actions should be taken according to an orderly timetable and periodically reviewed. Fifth, plans evolved should be flexible and capable of incorporating new knowledge (Weidenbaum).
It has been evident and unfortunate that the global warming has been reduced to a partisan issue rather than treated as an all-significant scientific reality (Manzi 2007). Conservatives have also locked themselves away….
Current Events. Causes of Global Warming. Weekly Reader Corporation: Gale Group, April 22, 2007
Environment. Global Warming: Sun Takes Some Heat. Heldref Publications: Gale Group, 2004
Manzi, Jim. What Conservatives Should Do About Global Warming. National Review: National Review, Inc., 2007
Perkins, Sid. Dead Heat: the Health Consequences of Global Warming Could Be Many. Science News: Science Service, Inc., July 3, 2004
The plants and animals have already perceived them and are showing unusual behavior, such as laying their eggs earlier or breaking hibernation sooner (Causes of Global Warming).
Humans' Contributions to Global Warming
As revealed before, the main cause of global warming is given by the repercussion of the irresponsible actions undergone by mankind. In this order of ideas, mankind changed the basic usage of land and turned forests into construction sites or other facilities. The land collapsed as it was no longer supported by the roots of old trees; the concentration of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased as the number of plants able to transform it into oxygen also decreased.
Then, aside from changes in land usage, the populations consume now more than ever. The American population for instance consumes per year 30% of the allocated global resources. If everybody consumed at this rate, we would need the resources of….
Banerjee, S., February 2, 2007, Global Warming, the New York Times
Leonard, a., the Story of Stuff, http://storyofstuff.ethicalbrand.org/last accessed on July 21, 2008
Ponce, V.M., the 33 Facts about Global Warming, http://globalwarming.sdsu.edu/last accessed on July 21, 2008
Cause and Effect for Global Warming, Time for Change, http://timeforchange.org/cause-and-effect-for-global-warminglast accessed on July 21, 2008
Global Warming -- it Is Authentic, but Why So Many Skeptics? The phrases "global warming" and "climate change" have become household words over the past twenty years or so, and…Read Full Paper ❯
global warming subject environmental ethics... Use guide essay paper.. The paper include personal thoughts global ethical analysis. 2. The paper: b. Include explanation issue important . c. Explain thinking…Read Full Paper ❯
Global warming is becoming an international dilemma nowadays. The countries are determined to put a stop to global warming but it requires steps that are not easy to take…Read Full Paper ❯
Global warming is due to human actions. Since the Industrial evolution, there is an increase in the greenhouse gases all over the world. This, consequently, has turned out to be…Read Full Paper ❯
Global Warming Argument FACT OR FALLACY Critical Thinking World Health Organization (2013) reports that, in the last century, the earth's warmth increased by approximately 0.75 degrees C. And further at more than…Read Full Paper ❯
Global warming has been portrayed as a very complicated issue that continues to bites the heads of many leaders in the current times. The writer of the article has…Read Full Paper ❯
Global Warming Speech Ladies and gentlemen, issues pertaining to global warming have literally become part of our lives. Global warming is a topic that has elicited a lot of debate…Read Full Paper ❯
C. Global warming and plants Global warming has direct impact on plants and this is something that will be passed on to human beings and animals. Because of elevated carbon…Read Full Paper ❯
, 1998. They work to regulate the temperatures n the globe by reabsorbng heat reflected from the surface of the earth and trappng t. The natural process of trappng heat…Read Full Paper ❯
Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation There is a growing consensus among the scientific community that global warming is a reality that threatens the earth's climate in ways that will be…Read Full Paper ❯
Global Warming, United States and the World There are concerns that the natural ecosystem and human society is not capable of handling rapid changes in climate. Trying to deal with…Read Full Paper ❯
Global Warming Climate and Weather Local or regional climate is the measure of the conditions of the atmosphere in a specific area over a long period of time while global climate…Read Full Paper ❯
e are already at a point where many countries have very little agricultural land under cultivation. ith rising populations -- the planet just cracked seven billion last year…Read Full Paper ❯
Every nation may have to formulate its own policies in a common effort at survival. In the face of uncertain policy trends on global warming, concerned sectors suggested…Read Full Paper ❯
The plants and animals have already perceived them and are showing unusual behavior, such as laying their eggs earlier or breaking hibernation sooner (Causes of Global Warming). Humans' Contributions…Read Full Paper ❯