Putting Global Warming on Ice
What makes the earth's temperature rise and fall? Do greenhouse gases block solar heat from leaving the earth, or is it only a product of solar activity? Many people have theorized on what causes temperatures to change. A catch phrase named Global Warming came to popularity. Environmentalists from all walks of life joined the 'global warming' fight. According to Thomas O'Connell the global warming debate wasn't accepted in the 60's and 70's when he studied it. It only became popular recently in the 90's. Everyone believed that humans were causing a catastrophe by punching a whole into an 'ozone layer' in the sky, letting harmful rays of sun in. People fought to shutdown plants in order to stop the emissions of carbon dioxide and other 'greenhouse gases'. Everyone believed the global warming claims coming from senators and environmentalists. Today in the 21st century, science has stepped up to disprove the common myths of global warming.
Many of the theories and claims of global warming are easily disproved with science. Science is the only tool that can be used to tell whether theories are fact or fiction. The first issue of global warming is the recent Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty designed to cut greenhouse emissions from successful countries.
The international Kyoto protocol has been in debate for many years. The Kyoto protocol is an international treaty to reduce developed country's greenhouse emissions, specifically carbon dioxide, to 7% below their 1990 levels. As President Bush came to office he refused the U.S.'s involvement in the treaty. President Bush wasn't even the man that killed the idea for the U.S. (National Center 2). A bill, stating that the U.S. wouldn't ratify any climate treaty that would harm the United States economically and would have no consequences for...