Benson, Nsikak. “Global Warming.” Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, 2012, EBSCOhost, doi:10.4135/9781412963893.n281.
This article talks about how harmful the greenhouse gasses are to the Earth and exactly how it contributes to climate change. It covers the main greenhouse gases that contribute most to climate change. The quote I will use in my paper is, “It is due mostly to the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere by human-fueled activities such as increased fossil fuel consumption leading to the release of carbon dioxide (CO2), the increasing use of automobiles, the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers, and rearing and breeding large methane-belching cattle”.
This quote talks about the more people that are in the world the more use of automobiles and other mechanical objects that release greenhouse gasses into the air thus slowly but surely contributing to climate change.
I know that this source is credible because, Credo, the website the article comes from is certified and legit. The writer of this article, Nsikak Benson, is credible as well he has a Marine Environmental Chemistry and he currently works in the Chemistry Department at Covenant University in Nigeria.
LeDoux, Larry. “Does Population Growth Impact Climate Change.” Scientific American, Nature America, www.scientificamerican.com/article/population-growth-climate-change/Accessed 11/1/2016.
This article looks at human population growth as a major contributor to global warming due to the use of fossil fuels. According to Larry Le Doux more people in the world Eagles more demand for fossil fuels made from below the earth h’s surfaces such as oil and gas.
The quote from the article I will use to make my argument is, “As developing countries contribution to global mission’s world, population size and growth rates will become significant factors and magnify the impact of global warming”. This quote basi up the entire article stating that the increase in greenhouse gases correlates to population growth thus having a high impact on global warming.
I do believe that this information will be very valuable to my research paper not only because the source is reliable but because the writer is credible as wellLeDoux Le’Doux is a journalism professor at the Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii. I also know that Scientific America is a credible website owned by owned my Nature America Incorporated.
Wang, T., and J. Overgaard. “ECOLOGY: The Heartbreak of Adapting to Global Warming.” Science, vol. 315, no. 5808, May 2007, pp. 49–50. EBSCOhost, http://science.sciencemag.org.
This article how global warming could affect the species distribution patterns. It explores the reality that climate change could not only affect humans but marine life as well. The direct quote I will use is, “Climate change has been linked to altered geographical distributions of many organisms, including marine fish” (Wang and Overgaard 49). I will use this article to argue the fact that greenhouse gasses don’t only affect humans but also marine fish. Although science believes that global warming will be the direct cause of the death of the marine fish population, they do believe that global warming will be the cause of the marine fish reproduction decline. This source helps me explain that although climate change is something that could affect our children or maybe not even our grandchildren, eventually global warming will be harmful to not only humans but marine life as well, which can be food. I will also use this source to make the counter-argument that although global warming is an issue; it isn’t something that could affect this generation or even the next generation. I know that this source is credible because of the writers that contributed to it. Tobias Wang for the Department of Zoo Physiology at Aarhus University. Johannes Overgaard is a credible writer as well, he works at the Department of Terrestrial Ecology at the National Environmental Research Institute in Silkeborg, Denmark. Both of these writers are educated and work in the field that revolves around this topic.
O’Neill, Brian C, and Laurie Ann Mazur. “Climate Change and Population Growth.” A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge, Island Press, Washington D.C., Maryland, 2012, pp. 81–93.
This book contains very up-to-date research on the relationship between population growth and climate change. There are two quotes throughout this book that I feel will help me establish the argument that climate change is something that is bound to happen and that the global population has an effect on it. The first quote I will use is, “Driven by a combination of high-profile reports, damaging extreme weather events, and observations of melting ice and other impacts occurring faster than expected, climate change is now viewed by some as the single most destructive force confronting humanity. I will use this quote to argue that although climate change is not something that will affect us soon it will and it can destroy all of humanity. The next quote I will use is, “Slower population growth would indeed lead to lower emissions, making the climate change problem easier to solve”. I will use his call to argue that although we can’t completely stop population growth, slowing it down could help solve climate change.
I know that this book is a credible source not only because I found it on the library database but because the writer is credible as well. Brian C. O’Neill is a filmmaker, actor, as well as a former professor in China.
Rieder, Travis. “Want to Stop Global Warming? Then Stop Having Babies.” Daily Mail, Associated Newspapers Ltd, 23 Sept. 2016, www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article3804123/want-stop-global-warming-stop-having-babies-says-scientist.html.
This article talks about how overpopulation could increase the pace of climate change, as well as address the key steps we could use to slow down global warming. The quote I want to use from this article is, “The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that from the years 2030-2050 as we reach this level of warming (4°C)- at least 250,000 people will die every year from just some of the climate-related hearts”. This quote states that climate change could kill a quarter of a million people yearly slowly but surely killing off all of humanity.
I know that this source as well as the writer is credible because of their background. Daily Mail.com is a new site that covers news media from all parts of the world, the writer of this particular article Travis Rieder is an Assistant Director for Education dailymail.com is a new site that covers news media from all parts of the world the writer of this particular article Travis Ryder is an assistant director for Education Initiative and the program director for the Masters of Bioethics degree program at Beerman Institute in San Francisco, California. Husher, John Durbin. “Global Warming.” Beyond Global Warming: The Bigger Problem and Real Crisis, IUniverse, Bloomington, IN, 2007, pp. 84–107. This book talks about how the world has a bigger problem than global warming it even argues that global warming is not a big enough issue to be concerned about. The quote I want to use from this book is, “Has Earth gained an increase in temperature in the last hundred years? It is not enough to be of major concern. It is not enough to call it global warming. It might be enough to make people aware of the possibility and take preventative measures to reduce the possibility”. This quote bakes the argument that the increasing temperature of the earth is not enough to cause global warming, but with the increase, it might be enough to make people want to take measures to reduce the possibility of global warming ever occurring.
Although I didn’t come across this book in the online database I still believe that is a credible source with valuable information. The author John Durbin Husher graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1958 with a degree in BSEE. In 1982 Husher became Vice President and General Manager of Micrel, a privately owned pest company.
Queene’Faith. “Awareness (Self-Awareness, Self Expression, Needs vs. Wants, Traffic Light Rule).” Raw Real Talk (The Mystery) “Life, Death, and Everything In Between, Lulu.com, 2014, pp. 21–36.
This book offers a raw and real approach to the global conflicts that affect all of humanity. Although the entirety of this book does not discuss global warming in great detail the approach Queene’Faith takes on the topic is not only strong but debatable as well. The quote I want to use in my research paper is,” The cause of so-called global warming is the meat-eating, mass murdering, and slaughtering of animals and creatures, the pollution, toxins, chemtrails, and inhumanity” (Queene’Faith 35). I will use this quote as a counterargument that it could be possible that climate change is not caused by the global population, but by the harmful slaughtering of animals.
Although Queene’Faith doesn’t have experience in the topic of global warming or climate change, she does provide a legit, debatable, and valuable argument.
Benson, Nsikak. “Global Warming.” Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, 2012, EBSCOhost, doi:10.4135/9781412963893.n281.
This article talks about how harmful the greenhouse gasses are to the Earth and exactly how it contributes to climate change. It covers the main greenhouse gases that contribute most to climate change. The quote I will use in my paper is, “It is due mostly to the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere by human-fueled activities such as increased fossil fuel consumption leading to the release of carbon dioxide (CO2), the increasing use of automobiles, the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers, and rearing and breeding large methane-belching cattle”. This quote talks about the more people that are in the world the more use of automobiles and other mechanical objects that release greenhouse gasses into the air thus slowly but surely contributing to climate change. I know that this source is credible because, Credo, the website the article comes from is certified and legit. The writer of this article, Nsikak Benson, is credible as well he has a Marine Environmental Chemistry and he currently works in the Chemistry Department at Covenant University in Nigeria.
Houghton, John T. Global Warming: The Complete Briefing. Cambridge University Press, 2015. This book was very valuable when it came to shaping my research paper. There were numerous quotes throughout the book that were very helpful in pushing an argument. In short, this book discusses the impacts of climate change, and why it is a concern and it also covers a step-by-step strategy for action to help not only slow down but to stabilize the reality of global warming. There were so many quotes in this book that I will use in my paper but the most important one comes from the chapter where Houghton talks about how much of an impact climate change will take on the Earth. The quote I will use in my research paper is, “The availability of fresh water will be substantially changed in a world affected by global warming. The increase of temperature will mean that a higher proportion of the water falling on the Earth’s surface will evaporate” (Houghton 117). This quote states that global warming will catch a drought of water which is essential to human life.
I know that this book is legit information because the writer John Houghton has experience in this field. John Houghton is a Noble Peace Prize-winning scientist that is also a former atmospheric physics professor at the University of Oxford.
Romps, D. M. et al. “Projected Increase in Lightning Strikes in the United States Due to Global Warming.” Science, vol. 346, no. 6211, 2014, pp. 851–854. doi:10.1126/science.1259100.
This article compares global warming to the rates of lightning strikes. Although I will not reference this article much when composing my essay, I will use it to make the argument that if global warming itself does not end humanity, other aspects of the world affected by global warming will. The quote from this article I will use in my essay is,” Lightning plays an important role in atmospheric chemistry and the initiation of wildfires, but the impact of global warming on lightning rates is poorly constrained”. This quote states that the increase in temperature in the climate could easily result in lightning strikes, killing innocent people.
I know that this source is credible because all of the writers have backgrounds in this topic. David Romps is an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Jacob Seeley works in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley. David Vollaro and John Molinari work in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University at Albany State University of New York.
Weaver, Andrew J. Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming. Victoria, BC, Raven Books, 2011.
This book provided me with more of a visual side of what global warming is and what it will look like as well as the aspects of Earth it will affect. This book goes over the rising sea levels, the conservation of energy, and many other things that will be affected by climate change. This book also provides detailed graphs showing this information. The main area of the book I want to focus on for writing my essay is the section Precipitation Patterns Are Changing. This area talks about how the slow climate change is already affecting the patterns of precipitation. The quote I want to use is, “Climate models predict that changes in the amount and type of precipitation will occur. Many of these changes have already begun around the world. As the world warms, regions that are typically wet today will get wetter.
Those that are already dry today will get drier. When it rains or snows, there is a greater likelihood of the rain or snow falling in heavier amounts” (Weaver 46). This quote states that more climate change will make wet areas wetter, dry areas dryer, and so forth. Andrew J. Weaver is a Canadian climate scientist and politician representing the riding of Oak Bay Gordon Head in the British Columbia Legislative Assembly.
Casper, Julie Kerr. Greenhouse Gases: Worldwide Impacts. New York, Facts On File, 2010. This book helped me tremendously when researching my topic. It educated me more on exactly what greenhouse gases are and the negative and positive effects it has on the lives of humans. The main area of this book that I will focus on is the area that primarily talks about how the discovery of greenhouse gases was a bittersweet moment for humanity. Although the Earth needs greenhouse gases to keep a stable temperature too much is what causes the climate to age. The quote I want to use from this book is, “The Earth needs the natural greenhouse effect. It is the process in which the emission of infrared radiation by the atmosphere warms the planet’s surface” Casper 5). This quote means that the effects of the greenhouse keep the temperature of the Earth stable so no one or nothing freezes over. This source was so helpful in educating me on everything I needed to know about greenhouse gases. Julie Casper is an Earth scientist for the Bureau of Land Management.