Essay on Climate Change Regulations

1135 Words Jul 19th, 2012 5 Pages
Climate Change Regulations Paper
University of Phoenix
SCI 362
April 2, 2012

Climate Change Regulations Climate change is an intricate comparison of numerous geological, atmospheric, and ecological sources. Often the viewpoint of climate change is distilled into an oversimplification of global warming. Global warming is mostly understood in lay terms as the warming of the earth due to the overproduction of greenhouse gasses. In reality, climate change is, “a measure of changes in the statistical properties of the climate system when considered over periods of decades or longer, regardless of cause.” There are three main views pertaining to climate change; global warming, solar irradiance, and natural cycles of the
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Global warming is however accepted as the reason for climate change by most scientists throughout the world. Personally I am in agreement that climate change is being affected by global warming. However, I am not convinced of the effects of global warming or the timetables given for some of the predicted events. Global warming as presented by Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Truth” seems more politically motivated as it tries to garner support for the Democratic Party by using the fear of global warming. The movie is filled with catastrophic predictions which one must question where Gore received his information from considering that NASA and many other scientists cannot give an accurate prediction of climate change events. NASA candidly states:
“The consequences of changing the natural atmospheric greenhouse are difficult to predict, but certain effects seem likely: * On average, Earth will become warmer. Some regions may welcome warmer temperatures, but others may not. * Warmer conditions will probably lead to more evaporation and precipitation overall, but individual regions will vary, some becoming wetter and others dryer. * A stronger greenhouse effect will warm the oceans and partially melt glaciers and other ice, increasing sea level. Ocean water also will expand if it warms, contributing

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