Climate Change Is Here-And Worse Than We Thought: Article Analysis

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The debate about whether human activity or natural occurrences impacting climate changes has been plaguing scientists, politicians, and journalists across the globe for quite some time. People’s lifestyle must change if a positive effect is to be caused on the climate and recreate a safe environment. Changes such the reduction of burning less fossil fuels which reduces greenhouse gases, changes in public perception are needed to clean the environment.
One change that has to be made in industries is to burn less fossil fuels, reducing greenhouse gases. According to James E. Hansen, in the article, “Climate Change is Here - And Worse Than We Thought” he says, “ We can solve the challenge of climate change with a gradually rising fee on carbon
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In the article, “ Climate Change is Here - And Worse Than We Thought” Hansen tells us about multiple effects of climate change. “The deadly european heatwave of 2003, the fiery Russian heatwave of 2010 and catastrophic droughts in Texas and Oklahoma last year can each be attributed to climate change.” He also mentions, “ The world that caused the 2003 heatwave in Europe that killed more than 50,000 people and the 2011 drought in Texas that caused more than $5 billion in damage.” Is also the result of climate change. In the same article Hansen says, “ The National Academy of Sciences, makes it clear that while average global temperature has been steadily rising due to a warming climate ( up to about 1.5 degrees fahrenheit in the past century), the extremes are actually becoming much more frequent and more intense worldwide.” It is important to know because our climate temperature is rising. If it keeps rising our land will dry up and we will be in drought, or cause wildfires, and animals that survive in the cold weather will be affected as…show more content…
They are not fully educated, because scientists have not put it out there enough. In the infographic “Global Warming The Debate” it shows that, “ Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists think global warming is significantly due to human activity. Seventy-four percent of people are not convinced or deny humans are causing global warming.” This bit of information is significant because it shows that the public is unaware of the causes and effects of climate change. That needs to change! The media says that, “Twenty-eight percent of news coverage depicts human contribution to warming as significant. Seventy-eight percent of news coverage includes a skeptic viewpoint or denies man-made warming.” This is saying the media is confused about the scientific understanding of man-made warming. Scientists need to explain and get the correct information out to the public so that they are fully enlightened and know’s what’s what about global
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