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Annotated Bibliography, Global Warming

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Avery, Dennis T. "The Effects of Global Warming Will Be Beneficial." Opposing Viewpoints: Global Warming. Ed. James Haley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Apollo Library. 3 Mar. 2008 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010222216&source=gale&userGroupName=apollo&version=1.0>.

The Effects of Global Warming Will Be Beneficial

Many scientist predict that global warming over the next century will only hear up the earth by approximately 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the past this slight warm up has increased crop reproduction and reduced air born disease. These same scientist also predict increased levels of CO2. This can be a blessing because carbon dioxide acts as a fertilizer to plants. This will help the forests grow healthier and more robust allowing them to be a habitat to more wildlife. The scientist also predict that New York is not going to disappear under water anytime soon. The oceans are rising about 7” over a century time frame and have been for the past thousands of years. “The modest global warming now predicted should bring back one of the most pleasant and productive environments humans—and wildlife—have ever enjoyed. We have nothing to fear but the fear-mongers themselves”

Singer, S. Fred. "Global Warming Is Not a Serious Environmental Threat." Opposing Viewpoints: The Environment. Ed. William Dudley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Apollo Library. 3 Mar. 2008 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010132216&source=gale&userGroupName=apollo&version=1.0>.

Global Warming Is Not a Serious Environmental Threat

As Fred S. Singer states, there is global warming all the time and there is also global cooling all the time too. Climates fluctuate all the time and we have no idea why. That is just part of life. He also agrees that slightly increased levels of carbon dioxide will help the vegetation by helping along the greenhouse effect. “The atmosphere is very complicated, and there are negative feedbacks that cancel some of the warming. The easiest way to understand what I mean by "negative feedback" is to consider clouds. If you warm the ocean, you get more water vapor, more evaporation, and more

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