Global Warming: Fact or Fiction

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Thesis statement: One of the most debated topics in America today is Global Warming. Regardless of whether or not it is fact or fiction, the American public needs to pay more attention to growing scientific evidence, and make a greater attempt to ensure a prosperous future.
I. The Problem
A. The Problems Are Just Beginning
B. Man Is Having An Affect II. The Ecosystem
A. The Domino Affect
B. A Few Degrees Of Consequence III. Not Just Hot Air
A. Crying Wolf
B. Uninformed Public IV. The Real Problems
A. Short Term Ideals
B. Selfish Americans
C. Religion
D. Big Bussiness V. What Can Be Done
A. Think Long Term

Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?

Most skeptics of Global Warming have said and will say again, “The earth has taken care of itself for millions of years. It goes through cycles from time to time. It doesn’t matter what humans do, Mother Nature is stronger than us all.” Although these opinions have some truth and relevance in the argument against the reality of Global Warming and its effects on the planet, it also seems incredibly short sighted to not explore the emerging data that has continued to grow in recent years supporting the idea that humans do indeed have an affect on how the planet and her inhabitants will continue to live and grow in the years to come. With advances in technology measuring these effects more accurately and faster than ever before, it is no longer an option to live lazily with blinders on, allowing the past million years to dictate the opinions of what is happening at this very moment. The world is changing and Mother Nature is having plenty of help from the human race. It’s time for eyes to be opened. Just look around.
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