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Global warming has been a controversial topic world-wide. Scientists, teachers and politicians have long been sharing the evidence provided that the world is heating up.
Popular politician, Al Gore, stated that ever since 1938, scientists have been seeing a gradual increase on Earth’s climate change. It’s sometimes referred to as the greenhouse effect but is more commonly known as global warming. It is a controversial topic known worldwide and is not a simple concept easily grasped.
Gore has a documentary called “An Inconvenient Truth.” He explains how human actions are causing our globe to speed up the heating process.
Gore included in his documentary that Hurricane Katrina was affiliated with global warming.
However Pre-Calculus and Physics teacher Segers, disagrees.
“It’s not directly affiliated, but anytime you have a warmer earth than warmer air, it carries more humidity with it. You have what is a potentially larger temperature radiant which may produce more violent storms,” Segers said.
Senior Dylan Hunter is a believer that global warming is occurring.
“I find it a little bit scary. You don’t know exactly what’s going to happen or if it will be stopped. There weren’t any clear cut solutions [to global warming] so we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Hunter said. “I think there needs to be less showing of the problem but more so of what they’re going to do about it.”
Rachel Owens, junior, said that she doesn’t hear about global warming much at school.
“I definitely think it’s an issue that needs to be addressed,” Owens said.
American Government and geography teacher Daniel Picha gave some insight on his view.
“It appears that we are experiencing climate changes and whether they are brought about by our activity or through natural occurrences is the big question out there,” Picha said. “A lot of evidence by top scientists suggests that CO2 admissions are a major contributor to global warming that is occurring. I personally believe that we contribute to global warming.”
Biology teacher Dave Wetzel, approaches the topic in one of the classes he teaches.
“I’m teaching Biology Natural Resources to kids and the atmospheric warming with global climate change is a big topic we discuss,” Wetzel said. “We had a potential impact on the planet dating all the way back in the early 1970s when folks were talking about building nuclear reactors. It didn’t really become part of common knowledge for most people in the population until certainly the mid-1980s.”