Environmental Regulations and Global Warming

Environmental Regulations and Global Warming

by Paul Ruschmann
     
 
The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize went to former vice president Al Gore and an international scientific body that warned of serious consequences if Earth's temperatures continue to rise. The award underscored international concerns about Earth's changing climate. Most scientists agree that global warming is a serious threat, and that human beings contribute to it by burning

Overview

The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize went to former vice president Al Gore and an international scientific body that warned of serious consequences if Earth's temperatures continue to rise. The award underscored international concerns about Earth's changing climate. Most scientists agree that global warming is a serious threat, and that human beings contribute to it by burning fuels such as oil and coal. Some scientists, however, dispute the link between greenhouse gases and global warming. Many prominent Americans object to putting limits on carbon emissions; they believe that evidence of man-made warming is uncertain and that cutting emissions would cripple the economy while doing little to curb global warming. Environmental Regulations and Global Warming looks at how-and whether-our government should act to protect Earth's climate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604133325
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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