Climate Change : Fact Or Fiction? Essays

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Climate Change: Fact or Fiction In the recent presidential race, much attention has been brought to Donald Trump’s alleged claim that climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese. Although he denies making the statement, many registered voters believe that global warming does not exist. In the article, “Greenpeace Co-Founder: No Scientific Evidence of Man-Made Global Warming,” Michael Bastasch (2014) claims that “there is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm” (par. 1). In particular, Bastasch uses statements from Patrick Moore to suggest that decades of research fail to prove the human use of fossil fuels has created global warming. Beyond that, Bastasch also claims if climate change did exist, an increase in overall temperature would be of benefit to the human race. In fact, there are studies available that show an increase in overall temperature may cause longer growing seasons and improve living conditions in some areas. However, scientists explain the negative effects of climate change largely outweigh the benefits. In addition, experts in the field of climate science have accumulated evidence from a multitude of disciplines to prove the Earth is warming due to human activity. Although Bastasch attempts to use science and presents Moore as a credible source for his argument against fossil fuel’s role in climate change, he fails to prove his claim that there is no evidence of global warming. In fact, his use of an appeal to false…

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