The Debate Over Global Warming Essay

1398 Words Dec 9th, 2016 6 Pages
Many people wonder why there is so much controversy on the topic of global warming. That is because of the public’s concern and debates over whether global warming is anthropogenic (man-made). Ever since mass media became globalized (media technologies that reach a large audience all across world), many feel that the topic on global warming is biased because of the major impact the media has on the public (it is written, published, recorded, reported, and televised). Almost the entire world is exposed to the media and it has led many people to believe that global warming is influenced by liberals that control the media to sell papers and fund environmentalists. The topic of global warming is an on going battle between liberals and conservatives. Liberals believe that global warming is caused by an increase production of carbon dioxide through the burning of fossil fuels (the U.S. produces about 25% of the worlds carbon dioxide). They believe that the U.S. should immediately enact a law on the reduction of carbon emissions. Conservatives view things differently; they believe that the rise of the global temperature is due to Mother Natures work and that there is not enough evidence to prove that humans can cause permanent changes to the earths temperature. They believe that the enactment of a law to reduce carbon emissions will do nothing to help the environment and will cause an economic downfall. Besides the politics and the ongoing battle between liberals and…

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