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Environmental Health Sciences

Director of Thesis

Dr. Lori Ziolkowski

First Reader

Dr. Greg Carbone


Climate change is real. It is not a debate, and it is not a theory. It is not a part of the “liberal agenda”, and is not a ploy to raise taxes or expand government. Climate change is real, and it is happening right now. Every time someone starts their car, turns on a light, or cranks up the air conditioning, carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere. Because of its power to capture heat in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide has allowed for more and more warming around the globe. As energy consumption only continues to increase, the effects of global warming and climate change will also grow. However, this phenomenon is criticized by many for being untrue. These skeptics argue that climate change is not real, or that if it is, human activity has nothing to do with it.

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