Human Activities During The Industrial Revolution

1750 WordsNov 12, 20167 Pages
change is arguably one of the most controversial topics in modern science, and undoubtedly one of the most important. Ongoing research has shown that the planet’s climatic temperature has increased slightly yet significantly over the past century. Studies have also found that this warming can be attributed to human activities since the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As time goes on and humans continue their harmful actions, climate change and its related effects will continue to negatively impact nearly all living organisms. Nearly two hundred well-known scientific corporations, including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are all in agreement that recent changes in the earth’s climate are due largely to human activities (NASA 2016). An estimated ninety-seven percent of climate scientists are also in consensus that those changes are a result of human activity, with a ninety-five percent level of confidence according to the IPCC. Additionally, NASA, NOAA, the Japanese Meteorological Society, and the Hadley Research Center all took independent measurements of atmospheric temperatures over the past century and the results are amazingly similar. The table with the data is included below. With such overwhelming evidence that this phenomenon is occurring, it seems difficult to deny. However, the remaining three percent of climate researchers, along with
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