Sunday, October 22, 2017

Global Warming

http://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/science-and-impacts/global-warming-science
https://www.livescience.com/60670-nasa-satellite-reveals-source-co2-spike.html

     Global warming used to be a myth, and inexplicably continues to be to some people. The facts are global warming is happening and us humans have contributed to it. CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is one of the most important contributors to global warming as it acts as a global blanket and traps heat within the Earth's atmosphere. Recently, there has been an astonishing discovery made by NASA satellites.

     El Niños are a major shift in Earth's patterns due to changes in oceans and atmospheres. During this year (2017) the world is experiencing an El Niño pattern. Typically during these patterns, Earth experiences higher CO2 emissions due to lower plant life which is caused by less rainfall. This explains a natural process of global warming without human interference.

     A satellite launched in 2014 was not planned for the event it captured, it happens by coincidence that it was in the perfect point of capture. It captured the phenomenal event of the Pacific Ocean giving off CO2 shortly before surrounding areas released CO2. This once again proves that global warming occurs without human interference deeming it a natural global event.

     Humans have had an adverse effect on global warming by giving off unnatural levels of CO2. The same satellite has picked up higher CO2 levels over cities and highly populated areas. As more CO2 rises into the atmosphere, it simply accelerates the process of global warming.

     As we might all want to prevent any unnecessary accelerations in global warming, I think the human species should not put unnatural amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere as we are literally asking for an expedited death.

     My sources have been thought to be reputable as NASA's website has a .gov suffix. I only used the projections and data from Live Science, which was NASA's data since they had the only satellite capable of retrieving such data from Space at that specific place and time.

1 comment:

  1. I would argue global warming was never a myth. It wasn't widely known about until the mid-1990's or so, but that doesn't mean it was a myth.

    I like that you used a near-primary source for one of your articles - the one from LiveScience. The less filtered your information is, the more likely it is that you can trust it, and form your own well-informed opinion.

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