Man-Made Global Warming vs Natural Climate Change
In the last few years, there has been an international debate over man-made global warming and natural climate change. Global warming is the steady increase in temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. Therefore, it takes a long time for this process to happen. Climate change is the change in the regional or global weather conditions. Climate change is happening, and many believe that mankind is the cause of the changes.
Global warming has been an issue for decades, which is rapidly increasing every day. According to the American Meteorological Society, “It is clear from extensive scientific evidence that the dominant cause of the rapid change in the climate of the past half century is human-induced increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases (American Meteorological Society).” Burning fossil fuels for heat and electricity produced greenhouse gases. Using cars that run on gas, synthetic fertilizers usage, and natural gas usage produce gas that trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. Everyday, these gases are being constantly released into the atmosphere. Many people don’t realize this until their environment starts changing before their eyes.
There is also natural climate change. Natural climate change does not happen all the time, due to the constant use of fossil fuels. Therefore, the increase in temperature causes it to be hotter than normal, and water evaporation begins to happen more. As stated by Sean Martin, “Predicted temperatures which almost exactly match what global temperatures have been, even if there was not an industrial revolution (Sean Martin).” The natural occurrence in which temperature spikes is consider normal. These spikes in temperature have happened before in the medieval times and in 1980s.
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