Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses changing in global climate. Carbon dioxide is what scientists commonly refer to as a greenhouse gas. These gasses allow the radiation from the sun to enter the earth’s atmosphere but then prevent it from escaping back out into space. In this way, they work to keep the earth warm, so they are necessary. But too much carbon dioxide might cause us to get too warm. Weather data indicates that we are currently warming at a very rapid pace.
Some scientists are skeptical of the theories surrounding global warming. They feel that humans do not release enough carbon dioxide to alter the climate of the earth. Instead, they point to the many cycles of warming and cooling that earth has experienced over the years. They conclude that we are currently in a warming trend and that the earth will adjust eventually to a warmer climate. Given enough time to adjust, the earth will eventually begin to cool again and all will be well.
The problem with the scientists that are skeptical about the cause of our warming earth is quite simply this. what if they are wrong? Many believe that if we mobilize our resources and use enough ingenuity, we can reverse much of the recent warming that has taken place. This will require a great effort by all peoples and nations, but most especially the nations that contribute the most greenhouse gasses to the environment. Addressing the issue will be costly and inconvenient. Consumers may need to alter spending habits. This change will likely lead to painful economic adjustments. Energy will need to come from renewable sources such as wind, solar and wave power. While clean, these energy resources are much more expensive than carbon-based fuel.
While economic adjustments will be required to combat global warming, ignoring the warming and allowing it to go unchecked will be expensive as well. Global climate change will greatly alter the amount and type of rainfall available globally.