Human-induced climate change remains a controversial topic with a lot of misinformation on both sides of the political spectrum

Human-induced climate change remains a controversial topic with a lot of misinformation on both sides of the political spectrum. Discuss the following aspects of some of the more common claims about global warming. A very good website that discusses some of these topics is the Skeptical Science website.

  • -The sun is causing most of the warming of the Earth.
  • -Scientists don’t really agree on global warming.
  • -It hasn’t warmed since 1998 and therefore global warming really isn’t happening
  • -Antarctica is actually gaining ice.
  • -We have had some very severe winters recently, evidence the Earth is not warming.
  • -Cities have grown in size and cities are generally warmer than the surroundings creating a false temperature reading.
  • -The temperature record is unreliable and therefore we really don’t know what’s going on.

Make sure to:

  • Write a short essay or paragraph of at least 300 words. 
  • Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.
  • Use at least 2 separate references to address all questions.
  • Use proper grammar and punctuation.
  • If you researched your topic and are using information from what you learned, remember to cite your sources.