Scientist: A greenhouse gas, for example, carbon dioxide, forms a transparent layer that traps solar heat beneath it in the earth’s atmosphere. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are currently increasing, causing the climate to warm—an effect that is predicted by at least one computer model of the greenhouse effect. But the warming that has occurred is a great deal less than what would be expected based on the model. Therefore, 

Which of the following most logically completes the scientist’s argument?

better measurements of atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are needed

the definition of “greenhouse gas” should probably be reconsidered

there are factors besides the increase in greenhouse-gas emissions contributing to the warming of the climate

the computer model of the greenhouse effect must be incorrect in some respect

the likely consequences of any warming of the climate are unlikely to be much less damaging than predicted


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