research paper (Kim Woods only)
Intro to Environmental Science – Week 5 Assignment
List of factors that lead to increased greenhouse effect:
Human Factors Natural Factors
Deforestation Volcanic Activity
Increased greenhouse gases due to the burning of fossil fuels
Variations in the sun’s energy, sun flares and sun spots
Increased aerosols in the air Galactic cosmic rays
Increased methane due to agriculture Variations in Earth’s tilt Milankovitch cycles
Ozone pollution El Nino Southern Oscillations
In a 500-700 word essay, explore climate drivers leading to a warming planet including the following details:
· First paragraph – Address how and why climate change is considered a hot button issue · Second paragraph – Explain natural greenhouse effect · Third paragraph – Choose one of the human factors from the list above and explain how it
leads to increased greenhouse effect. · Fourth paragraph – Choose one of the natural factors from the list above and explain how it
leads to increased greenhouse effect. · Fifth paragraph – Summary/ Conclusion: Write a conclusion explaining whether the human
factor or natural factor is the biggest contributor to increasing the greenhouse effect.
Include a title page with your name, the title of the assignment, and the University. Cite all references.
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