How does the rising use of fossil fuels impact the earth? The simple answer is that the earth’s temperature rises, otherwise known as global warming. Global warming then devolves into climate change. Global warming has been “proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented over decades to millennia” (“Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?”) because of the world’s increasing reliance on fossil fuels. World-wide natural disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey, may be correlated to an increased risk in extreme weather events due to climate change. There has been efforts to curb climate change, such as pieces of legislation like the Paris Climate Accord, but beliefs of individual leaders such as Donald Trump, who “claims to think that links between carbon emissions and climate change are ‘a hoax’” (Steadman 19), has halted the fulfillment of such agreements between states. If there is not effective efforts to slow the emission rate, the earth will face devastating consequences. Therefore, the leaders of countries across the world must work together to develop a solution to slow climate change, or else the future will be disastrous.
Climate change and Global Warming are out of control. This means that, no matter what policies, processes or actions are implemented, the Earth as we know it will never be the same again. There is significant evidence to support this hypothesis. The dilemma becomes whether we can limit the damage and adapt to a new status quo or not. Rising sea levels and the damage caused by this phenomenon has irreversible impacts on coastlines worldwide. Damage to sensitive reef systems cannot be fixed. This also has permanent impacts of the ecology not just of those immediate areas but also the ocean as a whole.
There are many questions that arise when talking about climate change, and one of those questions is what are some evidences of climate change? There are nine major evidences of climate change and they are: seal level rise, global temperature rise, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, declining Arctic sea ice, glacial retreat, extreme events, ocean acidification, and decreased snow cover. These evidences occur all around the world and are very noticeable by anyone who comes in contact with them (“Climate Change”).
Climate change is caused through the increase of greenhouse gas emissions within Earth’s atmosphere. Through trapping sunlight, temperatures have risen over the past years thus being called climate change. However, through things like being energy efficient or changing aspects within daily life climate change can be lessened. Reducing gas emission both in peoples own life as well as world-wide is also an important response to reducing the effects of climate change and it is also important to be involved in organizations for the environment in order to help promote climate change.
Climate change poses a problem whose consequences are global. In 2006, above average temperatures were recorded throughout the world for the 30th consecutive year. Increasing average temperatures are melting glaciers and polar ice caps, which raises sea levels and increases the risk of flooding in coastal areas. There is mounting evidence to the effect that these changes are not the result of natural climate variability. The thesis of climate change caused by humans is supported by many leading scientific bodies, including the British Royal Society.
Climate change has become one of the most crucial topics of discussion over the last 50 years. Its popularity, or rather infamousness, and lack of general consensus have caused it to be a subject that everyone knows, but few know well. Time may be running low, and with the effects being felt now more than ever, people are beginning to feel the need to make a real endeavor against global warming. Individual efforts are seemingly stronger and more widespread, but still it is not enough.
The effects of climate change are the most substantial evidence for its existence and can be disastrous if the rate at which Earth is warming continues. The Earth will be “at least eight degrees warmer by 2100 should global emissions continue on
According to the IPCC Summary for Policymakers, warming of the climate system is happening without a doubt, many of the observed changes have never happened before over decades to millennia and these changes were specially noted since the 1950’s. The consequences of these changes are reflected on the atmosphere and ocean which have warmed up, snow and ice have diminished around the globe, sea level has risen, and ultimately the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased.
Human induced climate change is a major issue that until recent years, has been widely discredited by average citizens. Yet 97% of climate scientist agree that human activities are a major factor in the current climate warming trend (Climate Change Evidence 2017). Avoiding from getting political, with the recent presidential election, the uneducated, general population is going to continue to shift in the belief that climate change is a “hoax”. However, with the issue drawing such national and worldwide attention, this may not be a bad thing. A possible outcome of this is the climate change community could draw more attention allowing for more education on the issue to present
Global warming and global climate change has been a consistent news headline and global topic for the past two decades. From a political standpoint, there has been great debate as to whether or not humans are completely to blame, partially to blame, or to blame at all for the changes we are seeing in the Earth’s climate. However, from a scientific perspective, this is not the case. From the Kyoto Protocol, to dummy-downed explanation like in Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”, to NASA’s comprehensive monitoring of the Earth’s “vital signs”, the idea that the human race has had a gigantic and irreversible effect on the global climate is the consensus among the scientific community. According to one major study, ninety-seven percent of climate scientists—those who solely focus on studying the earth’s climate—agree that the changes we are seeing are very likely caused by human activity (“very likely” being with at least 95% certainty). (W.R.L. Anderegg) Unfortunately, scientific evidence does not always correlate with proactive measures in society. Taking the United State’s government and society as a case study, large-scale projects or changes tend to be reactionary with contemporary issues. While frustrating, this fact can be somewhat understandable for a few major issues like military force or foreign economic aid (due prudence for the best course of action). Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case for the global climate; that is, Mother Nature does not wait for
Temperatures are rising, natural disasters are becoming increasingly frequent, and the lives of millions of people are going in completely different directions. Sounds like some post apocalyptic wasteland, right? Contrary to many people’s beliefs, this is becoming a reality, and it is happening now. At the moment, greenhouse gases are entering the atmosphere at an alarming rate, and global warming is more of a problem than most people could ever realize. Climate change, while being a natural occurrence, is happening at an alarming rate because of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions everyone emits in their everyday lives without even knowing it. Luckily, if enough people are aware of the consequences of their actions, the rate of increase in temperature has the potential to slow dramatically. If, however, people refuse to take steps to decrease global greenhouse gas emissions, they run the risk of ruining not only their own lives, but the lives of every living thing on this planet.
Within the past decade, global warming has become an increasingly debated topic. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global average temperature has risen by one degree Fahrenheit in the last century. Almost all scientists attribute this to human activities such as burning fossil fuels which releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Even though one degree may seem like an insignificant change, it has already been linked to shrinking ice caps, increased sea levels, and worldwide droughts (Controlling Global Warming). Global warming should be taken as a serious threat to planet Earth due to the catastrophic damage it imposes on the environment and humans themselves.
Attribution of recent climate change is the effort to scientifically ascertain mechanisms responsible for recent changes observed in the Earth 's climate, commonly known as 'global warming '. The effort has focused on changes observed during the period of instrumental temperature record, when records are most reliable; particularly in the last 50 years, when human activity has grown fastest and observations of the troposphere have become available. The dominant mechanisms are anthropogenic, i.e., the result of human activity. They are:
Global climate change refers to the long-term alterations in the world 's average leading weather conditions such as precipitation, temperature, and the wind. In the view of the most authoritative climate watchdog, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global average climatic conditions are drastically changing due to many factors. The body cites greenhouse gas (GHC) emissions as the primary of all the possible causes. The GHC emissions develop a glass roof that blankets the earth hence tapping and containing the heat that would easily escape to the space (Bradley, Keimig, Diaz, and Hardy). The assessment of global climate change relies on the changing precipitation and temperatures. Even