The Effects Of Climate Change On The Environment

1916 Words Dec 7th, 2016 8 Pages
On December 12, 2015, President Barack Obama and other World Leaders secured a global agreement to fight against climate change. President Obama strives to lessen global emissions by the end of the century and to alleviate the amount of fossil fuels that are being burned in our atmosphere. Society has been affecting our environment by burning fossil fuels and decreasing the amount of greenhouse gases. The changing climate has affected the environment in many ways. The Earth’s water systems have been thrown off balance, there are extreme weather patterns, and natural habitats have been altered in the latest years of existence (Boyd and Topkins). When it comes to the topic of climate change, most of us will readily agree that it is caused by humankind. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of whether climate change is real or not. Whereas some are convinced that it is equally shared between the environment and society, others maintain that it is solely the humans that have caused the destruction of our world. I believe humans are not the sole cause for climate change, but they do play a big part in the drastic changes of our Earth’s climate. I am under the impression that it is a mutual responsibility between the humans and the environment.
With my own views about climate change, I decided to pursue the opinions of other people on global warming. The viewpoint of Freeman Dyson, professor at Princeton University, has said that climate change…
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