Topics: Global warming, Climate change, Carbon dioxide Pages: 19 (3625 words) Published: December 2, 2014


Charlie Obrecht
Dr. Ray
PSCI 102
23 November 2013

Charlie Obrecht
Dr. Ray
PSCI 102
23 November 2013
The media, NGO’s, and governments often describe global warming as the largest threat to humanity. While the previous two decades have experienced the highest average temperatures in recorded history, the Earth is not necessarily headed for a prolonged stretch of global warming. The science of global warming has been adulterated and predictions exaggerated by political agendas and deceptive data models. The Earth is a perpetually changing entity, and fluctuations in temperature can be explained by natural climate patterns. With respect to the Romantic tradition, mankind has largely overstated the effects it can exact on the Earth.

Global warming is melting the polar ice caps, causing global sea levels to rise, and will soon flood some of the most densely populated regions on Earth. Forced emigrations of unprecedented scale will occur as populations move to higher elevations. Economies and societies of host nations will be strained, causing political turmoil and most likely war, the traditional human reaction to such changes. Conflict will occur on unprecedented levels and threaten human kind, as we know it. Humankind will not die in a heavenly hail of fire and brimstone, but in an apocalypse of our own creation. Polar ice caps are melting at unprecedented rates. The past two decades have statistically been the warmest in recorded history, and computer models predict that these trends will only continue. Yet global warming does not represent the largest crisis in human history, but rather the largest scientific deception in human history. Global warming is neither human induced, nor going to bring about the end of the world. In this essay, I will prove why global warming is not only unduly alarmist, but also how the attempts to correct the supposed global warming will prove highly detrimental. The dire warnings about global warming are greatly overstated, for not only is it not anthropogenic, but also there is not enough evidence to prove its existence. The predictions about global warming are driven by other factors besides data analysis and scientific studies, such as economic interests and political motivations. There exist many alternate theories that explain the recent increase in global temperature. The warnings about global warming are intrinsically flawed, as the science is systemically faulty; global warming poses little threat to humankind. ANTROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING

In order to debunk the claims of anthropogenic global warming, it is imperative to understand the reasoning of supporting global warming scientists. Ever since the Industrial Revolution, mankind has embarked on a rapid process of industrialization. Due to industrialization and technological developments, humanity has developed an insatiable appetite for energy. The fossil fuels we burn to generate this energy release billions of tons of carbon each year. When released into the atmosphere, the carbon reacts with the naturally present oxygen and forms carbon dioxide. Anthropogenic global warming proponents claim that it is no coincidence that the highest average planetary temperatures are occurring simultaneously to the highest levels of carbon dioxide in millennia. Our atmosphere naturally warms the planet through the “greenhouse effect.” Solar radiation passes freely through the atmosphere, but a portion of the radiation that our planet reflects back into space, is absorbed and re-emitted by the atmospheric gas molecules. The steady increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide due to pollution is raising the equilibrium temperature caused by the greenhouse effect. This, however, is only a theory and not necessarily supported by scientific data. The effects of...

References: Bradley, Raymond S. 2011. Global Warming and Political Intimidation: How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists as the Earth Heated Up. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.
Clark, Ian and Novak, Gary. 2006. Global Warming Opposing Viewpoints. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Greenhaven Press.
Duraiappah, Anantha K
Fankhauser, Samuel. 1995. Valuing Climate Change: The Economics of the Greenhouse. London: Earthscan Publications.
Inhofe, James. 2007. “Are Warnings About Global Warming Unduly Alarmist?.” Taking Sides Clashing Views in World Politics. New York: McGraw-Hill
Kaarbo, Juliet and Ray, James
Kehr, John. 2012. CO2 and Global Warming. An Inconvenient Skeptic. (Accessed November 15, 2013)
Kirby, Alex
Lomborg, Bjorn. 2007. Cool It. New York: Random House.
Paltridge, Garth W
Schleich, Joachim and Walz, Rainer. 2009. The Economics of Climate Change Policies. New York: Physica-Verlag.
Spencer, Roy W
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • the inconvient truth Essay
  • truth Essay
  • Truth Essay
  • The truth Essay
  • The Truth Is Out There Essay
  • A Convenient Evaluation Essay
  • about the truth Essay
  • An Inconvenient Truth Research Paper

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free
Hisham Tawfiq | Hokenshitsu no Shinigami 75 | Myths: Education and Family - 1664 Words