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    Climate change continues to be a serious problem facing the international community, and efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions require global cooperation. As it stands, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change spearheads the international community 's efforts to tackle climate change by establishing an international climate change regime, but the UNFCCC is not without its critics. Meanwhile, the US-China Climate Change Agreement suggests the potential for bilateral or mini-lateral forums…

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    the global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Global warming is defined as the increase of the earth’s average surface temperatures due to the greenhouse effect, which acts to trap heat that would have otherwise escaped from earth. The Kyoto Protocol is able to reduce global warming by forcing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, therefore reducing the greenhouse effect. The initial goal of the Kyoto Protocol was to reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions 5% below their…

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    Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was designed to address the global emissions of greenhouse gasses. Effective in 2005, it provided legally binding targets for countries which varied depending on the level of development of the country as well as contained certain measures for collaboration between countries for trading credits. Evidently, to successfully reduce global greenhouse gas emissions requires complete international cooperation, especially the cooperation of heavy…

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    there has been some disputation about whether carbon dioxide, a gas that is so natural, and valuable in our environment, can actually be a pollutant. In 2007, in a case between the state of Massachusetts and the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, the supreme court, stated that carbon dioxide did indeed fit the definition of a pollution. An argument I have heard a lot is that carbon dioxide is not toxic, so how could a non-toxic gas be a pollutant. My answer to this is incredibly simple,…

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    Which do you think is worse for the environment, driving a gas guzzling truck or eating beef every day? You might think that the truck is going to be worse, but you cannot see greenhouse gases and judge which is going to produce more gas. Studies are finding that cows, and other livestock, produce greenhouse gases, are having measurable effects to climate change. Although cars produce a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2) , livestock emit methane (CH4) and CO2, plus contribute to climate change in…

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    the manure from livestock releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as soon as it hits the ground. One chicken farmer in West Virginia, Josh Fri, figured out a way to transform this problem into a solution. Fri made a machine that takes the manure from chickens on his farm and cooks the manure slowly in a gasifier which removes the greenhouse gases and turns the manure into charcoal called biochar. Biochar locks the greenhouse gases away and keeps the greenhouse gases from within the manure…

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    human activities ("Is Current Warming Natural?"). Majority of scientists agree that the current global warming is due to human expansion of the “greenhouse gas effect”, that is, when the greenhouse gases absorb IR radiation and prevent it from radiating toward outer space which results in gradual heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and surface. Greenhouse gases that contribute to the global warming include water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons. Human…

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    Geologic Trends’’ Science in Dispute. Vol.3. Detroit: Gale, 2003.82-91. Opposing Viewpoints in Context.Web.03 Aug.2015.The atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases are changing due to human activities. The atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases increased because of human activities, primarily due to the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas), deforestation and agricultural practices, since the beginning of the pre industrial era around 1750: carbon dioxide by nearly 30%,…

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    causes the actual warming of the planet starting from the atmosphere is the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the concept of the planet retaining heat from greenhouse gas compounds such as, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide. These gases contribute to form a protective shield around planet Earth, however the more imbalanced this shield becomes with the greenhouse gases, the more detrimental the greenhouses gases become to Earth’s vast…

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    Driving a gas guzzler for fun will bring pleasure to the driver which produces the most positive outcome for the individual (assumption one). He argues that the ride does no direct harm because “In contrast, global warming will still occur even if I do not drive just for fun.” (Sinnott-Armstrong, pg 334). Meaning, this single act of joy riding is an insignificant contribution towards global warming. Temperatures will continue to rise either way because past emissions of greenhouse gas molecules…

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