Global Warming Position Paper

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During the Earth’s existence, there have been shifts in weather that seem near unexplainable. Without documentation of these events, there is no way of knowing exactly what caused these strange shifts in weather or to what extent. So many people see the ice caps melting and automatically blame pollution and the negligence of people. While it is true that most people do not take care of the environment and have little respect for it, is it possible that the negligence is just a factor and not the driving force? There have been people on this earth for a very long time, the earth being 46 billion years old, the things we have done to alter it has caused some issues. The need to expand, to build things that are better, bigger, …show more content…
As water evaporates, people look for rain, but what happens when there is too much rain or to little evaporation? Too much rain can flood an area, just as these recent down pours in California have caused widespread panic due to fear of mudslides. The polar ice caps are slowly melting away and Evaporating into the atmosphere. The water cycle remains constant, for the most part. “Although, in the coming years it is predicted that the Evaporation and Precipitation rates will increase by around 4.5% (Roderick, 2013),” in turn, how will the other components of the water cycle keep up with these increased rates and maintain a livable earth? Speculation is that the amount of the carbon dioxide and other pollutants that re being released into our air is causing the ozone layer to deteriorate. Research has shown that the ozone layer is not as thick or as strong as it once appeared to be. Billions of years of wear and tear could have caused the holes in the ozone layer and the number of people in the world does not help with the pollution either, but it is inevitable that resources and even such things as the ozone will begin to fail. If from nothing more than exposure, the world is going to slowly deteriorate. The holes in the ozone layer undoubtedly letting in more radiation and sun light than ten years ago. Due to more exposure to radiation, especially more direct sunlight, the days have grown hotter and people tend to become sunburned in shorter

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