Global warming is currently the most controversial issue. The debate over global warming has been going all around the world and it seems endless. Depending on one’s political view, whether a person is a liberal or a conservative may consider global warming as the biggest challenge facing humanity or one may dismiss, saying it is not real or may simply claims global warming is a hoax.
However, there are strong, credible evidences that indicate the extreme and unpredictable weather pattern we have been witnessing like extreme heat, drought, storm , retreating glaciers and the melting of the arctic sea ice, and rising sea level due to climate change caused by human activities. Governments and people around the world should hold hand in hand and take measures to curb global warming otherwise we are all at risk. In due course I am going to explore questions like what are the evidence for global warming ? re human activities or natural events responsible for climate change? , we had a few extreme cold or snowy winters, does that mean global warming isn’t happening? and Is it too late to do anything about climate change?.
In this research paper I will put my utmost effort, by providing concrete evidence, to show that climate change is real and is in fact a global threat to humanity. Annotated Bibliography: Singer, S. Fred. Hot Talk,Cold Science; Global Warming’s Unfinished Debates. Oakland: The Independent Institute. 1999. rint In this book Singer, an atmospheric and space physicist, argues that the issue of the existence of Global warming, that threaten human health and well-being, caused by human activities should be considered “unfinished business requiring much further research. ” The author provides different statistical data and argues that there is” no scientific consensus of a global warming threat among scientists. ” The author argues that there is no evidence that the increases in carbon-dioxide produced by human being is causing global warming and the temperature of the earth has always varied.
The book cannot be considered a balanced view of global warming, but it contains most of the views shared by those who deny the existence of global warming otherwise called “skeptics. ” And the book is useful for my research paper because it will help me incorporate the counter arguments and views raised by those who deny the existence of global warming. Sowers, Scott. “Climate Change. ” CQ Researcher 27 Aug. 2015. Web. 25 Sept. 2015 In this article the author pointed out that, in line with the joint agreement between the U.
S and China to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases its clean power plan designed to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. According to the writer, as the “world’s two biggest polluters” the agreement between the U. S and China represent a major step toward addressing climate change. The writer reports that climate change is a global issue that need the coordinated effort of countries around the world.
The writer also includes a speech by His Holiness Pope Francis, who said that “Climate change is a global problem with grave implications. ” This article is important to my research paper as it provides up to date information on the status of measures taken by countries in the effort to fight global warming. Tigay,Chanan. “Extreme Weather. “CQ Researcher 9 Sept. 2011. Web. 25 Sept. 2015. In this article Tigay, a professor at San Francisco State University, explore facts, evidence and statistics that show global warming causes extreme weather.
The author, citing credible sources, argues that there is a scientific consensus that the earth is” on an overall warming trajectory” and it is therefore likely that more “drought and powerful hurricane” will occur in the future. The author also includes arguments by scientists and scholars who claim global warming is not the cause of the extreme weather. He claims that there are scientists who question the assumption that link severe weather to global warming and even the notion that weather patterns are getting more severe.
This article will have a paramount significance for my research paper and I will use the statistics and evidences that link global warming to natural disasters we have been witnessing and show global warming is a threat to humanity. Weeks, Jennifer. “Climate Change. ” CQ Researcher 14 June 2013. Web. 24 Sept. 2015. The author pointed out that with the occurrence of extreme weather conditions around the world, the effects of global warming are visible now than ever and this is happening while the earth’s atmosphere now contains more carbon-dioxide than at any time in up to three million years.
She claims while it’s evident that the Americans are “increasingly agree that climate change is real and human actions are contributing to it”, still the issue of global warming is seen through political lens. The author argues that while extreme weather caused by global warming affects everyone indiscriminately, the poors are the one affected disproportionately. The article presented a balanced view of those who are for and against global warming and I am going to use evidences and statistics that link global warming to increasing human activities.
Woodard, Colin. “Curbing Climate Change. “CQ Researcher Feb 2007. Web. 25 Sep. 2015. In this research, Journalist Colin Woodard, a 2004 Jane Bagley Lehman Award for Public Advocacy and a 2012 George Polk Award for investigative journalism, emphasizes that global warming is real and is happening now and carbon-dioxide emissions caused by the burning of fossil fuels are certainly responsible and he question if countries, around the world both developed and developing, are doing enough to “curb climate change. The author argues that nations around the world should cooperate in tackling climate change . The European Union or the United States action alone won’t solve the problem. Even though the research is a little bit outdated, since it is a 2007 research, the statistics, facts, and evidences used are still applicable and I intend to use the research paper to that extent.