Climate and Air Pollution
Climate change is an environmental issue in the news almost daily, and air pollution impacts us on a global level. What are the implications of global warming? Do you think the efforts to improve air quality are worth the economic costs?
Most of us are aware of the energy concerns of today and the future. There are many pros and cons to the energy sources we currently use. For this forum choose one of the following to discuss:
â?¢ If you had to argue the benefits of nuclear energy, what would they be? What are the risks? Support your claims with at least two references in addition to your text in support of your position. Cite your sources in APA format.
â?¢ If you had to argue the benefits of wind energy, what would they be? What are the risks? Support your claims with at least two references in addition to your text in support of your position. Cite your sources in APA format.
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OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
What is global warming? It is the rising of the temperature of the earth's air, atmosphere and water bodies (oceans, seas, lakes, etc.).The culprit for this is said to be the build-up of greenhouse gasses produced overtime and continuously due to the varied manufacturing and industrial activities of man. The rate of deforestation as well as the burning of fossil fuels increases concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere every day. While in the scientific community there is an existing debate as to the veracity of the phenomenon (a camp believes that worrying about global warming is non-sense as the earth has experienced cycled of cold and warm throughout its life), those who are campaigning against it believe that Global Warming implies the following (Time for Change, 2011):
1. Global warming puts at risk unique and in-place systems of life (i.e. risk of toxic air quality)
2. Extreme climate events can become more frequent and severe as the earth ...
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