What is the truth about global warming? People have debating global warming for decades. However, the truth is now clear.
Earth transforms sunlight light energy into infrared light energy, which leaves Earth slowly because it is absorbed by greenhouse gases. When people produce greenhouse gases, energy leaves Earth even more slowly—raising Earth’s temperature. - Micheal Ranney
Global Temperatures Over The Last 140 Years
23 percent of Americans do not believe in global warming, although 97 percent of climate scientists insist climate change is real and caused by human actions. It is evident by rising sea levels, melting ice caps, and longer droughts. Ever since the beginning of the 20th century, scientists have suggested the burning of fossil fuels, could create global warming, so why is there still a disagreement over global warming?
One of main sources of discord over global warming comes from economic agendas and politics. Political candidates need lavish funding for re-election. They often get generous donations from companies or affluent individuals in the fossil fuel industry, who have a financial interest in denying the existence of global warming.
Not all, but a substantial amount of people with power, especially in politics, are swayed by “big money” contributors. Our president elect, Donald Trump, claims not to believe in the scientific evidence for rising global temperatures. The corporations and individuals who are associated with his campaign are expecting him to disavow any regulations that might do harm to their business.
In addition, according to CNN, more than half of the Republican politicians in the 2010 US midterm elections dispute climate change. Global warming remains an issue of widespread political debate , often split along political party lines.