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Essay title: Global Warming

Long ago it is thought that the earth was conceived in a fiery blast of volcanoes and molten lava. The earth cooled and life was spawned. From the first bacterium that swarm the new ocean through just before the industrial revolution climate, lacking any external factors, has steadily changed.(Global Warming Updates, 2000) However, since the industrialization of civilization, the climate of the earth has faced an ever growing foreign factor. This factor is the emissions of the so called “greenhouse effect”. This phenomenon has been given the title global warming, and has sparked a new debate in local, state, national, and world policy.

Global warming is a phenomenon (otherwise known as “climate change” or “the greenhouse effect”) Whereby solar radiation that has reflected back off the surface of the earth remains trapped at atmospheric levels, due to the build up of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, rather than being emitted back into space. The effect of this is a warming of the global atmosphere. Climate change is a long standing phenomenon, as the mix of the various gases that make up the earth’s atmosphere have changed over long periods of time, so average global temperatures have fluctuated. What has alleged to be different about the current spell of global warming is that it is taken to be (1) caused by human action and (2) occurring at an unprecedented rate. The consequences of global warming remain uncertain,

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