The Warming Of The Arctic Essay

1399 Words Dec 11th, 2015 null Page
"We need to save the Arctic not because of the polar bears, and not because it is the most beautiful place in the world, but because our very survival depends upon it" (Lewis Gordon Pugh). Anthropogenic contamination and change of the Arctic has been an issue for human civilization for many years, however many people do not believe that humans are the cause of such a difference in this once pristine environment. The activity of humans is primarily responsible for global warming, however, this topic is still being heavily debated today. The pro party argues that rising levels of air pollutants are being done by human activity, the con party believes anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are too small to cause any significant changes to the globe/Arctic and that the planet is capable of absorbing such increases. The difference in air cleanliness, levels of air pollution and the aspect of the Arctic from before the 18/19th century until today is too significant and has changed the way the Canadian Arctic looks which presents a lack of pristine. The Arctic has gone through many rapid changes over the years which cannot be a natural phenomenon. Comparisons of both parties in the debate regarding whether humans are responsible for the effects of air pollution in the Arctic will be viewed as well whether the Arctic is pristine environment. Though Josephson deems that there is air pollution in the Arctic, he still regards it as pristine. The Canadian Arctic is not a pristine…

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