February 24, 2007
For the last 50 plus years, there has been an ongoing debate whether global warming truly exists, and if so, are we causing global warming? In the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, a description of global warming is:
“The thickness of the earth’s atmosphere can be compared to a globe with a think layer of varnish, so thin, we are capable of changing its composition. That brings up the basic science of global warming. Most of the Sun’s radiation is absorbed by the earth and warms it. Some of the energy is than radiated back to space in the form of infrared waves. The atmosphere is getting thicker by CO2 pollution, which in return, traps the heat and raises the temperatures”.
Environmentalists and scientists have furiously argued with lawmakers on this very issue. Some of the most vocal naysayers were found to be directly connected with the energy companies. However, in the past five years, this serious debate has quietly ended as evidence has proven global warming to be a viable reality. In 1958 Professor Robert Revelle, a professor at Harvard University, was the first ever to painstakingly measure and chart the carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. The Revelle study, offers irrefutable proof of the rising levels of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in relation to the rising temperatures (Al Gore). Al Gore, along with other environmentalists and scientists, went to Congress in the middle 1970’s to help organize the first hearings on global warming. Through the remaining years until current, Al Gore has fought for the global warming cause. With unusual weather events and environmental changes occurring, more attention is focusing on the subject and the reality of global warming being a world issue. Unless a unified worldwide effort is undertaken, global warming will continue with drastic environmental effects.
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