Many people may think they understand what Global Warming is, when truly they do not know all of the facts. Global Warming, simply put, is the increase in the temperature of Earth's surface and oceans as a result of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. These gases, released when people burn fossil fuels, absorb heat that was intended to bounce off and away from the world's surface and oceans. According to NASA, “the global average surface temperature rose 0.6 to 0.9 degrees Celsius (1.1 to 1.6° F) between 1906 and 2005, and the rate of temperature increase has nearly doubled in the last 50 years. Temperatures are certain to go up further.” This issue, especially with President Trump's displeasure with the Paris Climate Accord, has come to the face of the public as a high priority issue. Here are the most prevalent arguments for and against the legitimacy of Global Warming.
- Rising sea levels
- Rise in earths average temperature
- Shrinking glaciers
- Ocean acidification
- Prolonged temperatures since 1997
- Not enough historical data available
- Arctic ice increase
- Climate models used proven to be unreliable
(See 3rd article attached to see further data supporting all above claims for and against)
All that said, where do you stand on this issue? If you stand for the Real position, what steps do you think we should take? If you do not believe it is a real issue, why not?