Global Warming Fact or Fiction
Global Warming Fact or FictionJoAnn Stephens
Lower Division Capstone
U.S. Vice President Al Gore has already received the Nobel Prize in his efforts to raise awareness about global warming. To further the effort of awareness a whit paper will be prepared to enhance his credibility. It will then be presented to the U.S. Congress to convince them about the two opposing viewpoints. An outline will presented for an easier understanding on the structure of the paper. The white paper will then follow the outline with supporting evidence of both viewpoints.
1. Global Warming and what it is
A. The Two Opposing View Points
1. Global Warming occurrence by mankind
2. Global Warming a natural occurrence
3. Global Warming is it fact or fiction
Global Warming and what it is
Is Global warming fact or fiction? For this answer there must be an understanding of what global warming is. Let’s consider the definition “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 “is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Definition. Greenhouse effect is heat absorption by certain natural gases, trapping the heat in the lower atmosphere. The gases in the atmosphere are carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor and nitrous oxide including others that are synthetic. Synthetic gases are manmade that include chlorofluorocarbons, hydro fluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride (NOAA). Natural greenhouse gases effect Earth’s temperature (57 degrees F – 14 degrees C), without it Earth’s temperature would be zero degrees – 18 degrees C. Any imbalance in the energy can gain or lose heat, thus changing global temperatures.
Two Opposing Viewpoints
Global warming is a serious issue that has been increased by mankind. Extra gases have been added to the atmosphere by the increase in burning fossil fuel and cutting down forests. Reducing mankind emissions will slow down the...