The Causes of Climate Change

1008 WordsJul 9, 20185 Pages
“Climatism is the belief that man-made greenhouse gases are destroying earth’s climate” said Steve Goreham, the executive director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of the book “The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania”. Historically, earth climate has become a major problem after the Industrial Revolution during the 18th and 19th century and it significantly becomes a big concern in the present days. This essay will illustrate the possible root of climate change which is caused by mankind as well as nature. Climate is the weather patterns or weather conditions in a region in general or over a long lasting period. Climate change can be defined as a long term shift in global or regional…show more content…
It is true that deforestation is one of the major causes of climate change, but the replacement of vegetation and gardening also absorb the carbon dioxide as part of biological carbon cycle (Hamburg, 2009). Regarding this aspect, some people believe that nature variability itself has an essential influence on this international environmental issue. One of the natural causes is the blaze of forest fire during dry season in some regions which usually causes by El Niño event. El Niño can be described as a natural event in which the surface water of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean is warmed, causing unusual weather patterns in every few years (The Free Dictionary, n.d). For example, there were wide spread forest fires occurred in Sumatra and Kalimantan in 1997. According to the Overseas Development Institute, this great Indonesian wildfires result in severe haze problem in the whole region of Indonesia and other countries in South East Asia (Byron and Shepherd, 1998). Another haze problem is volcanic eruption. The volcanic fumes resulted in carbon dioxide emission in the air and this harmful chemical substance gathered together trapping the heat in the atmosphere, which effectively increased regional average temperature. (Volcanoes & Climate Change, 2011, Internet). A good illustration is the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1990. When this volcano erupted, ash
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