Global Warming: The Pros And Cons Of Climate Change

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The concept of this sudden climate change has received increased attention in this past few years. However, we could say that this has only happened after warning from scientists all around the world for more than a decade. What does “climate change” actually means? The term climate change can also be interchangeably used with “global warming”. According to (climate change. (n.d.). Unabridged. Retrieved February 25, 2016 from website), climate change also means a long-term change in the earth’s climate especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature. It is rather obvious that the main culprits behind this phenomenon are earning tons of millions. However, have you ever…show more content…
According to, ( by Justin Gills), “As of October 2015, the Earth had warmed by about 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit since the year 1880, when it is recorded at a global scale”. The number seems to be low, but as an average over the surface of an entire planet, it is actually high. This explains why much of the world’s land ice at the North pole is starting to melt and the oceans are rising at an accelerating pace. The future generations are indeed in a big trouble if this phenomenon is to happen in a long run. In a longer term, if the emission of greenhouse gases are to be worsen, the risks are profound that Scientists fear climate effects so severe that could cause to extinction of plants and animals, and melt the polar ice caps, causing the seas to rise high enough to flood most of the world’s coastal…show more content…
It’s rather obvious that human causes are more vulnerable compared to natural causes. Natural causes are normally external to the climate system, such as changes in volcanic activity, solar output, and the Earth 's orbit around the Sun. On the other side, climate change that are caused by human activities, are such as the burning of fossil fuels and also the conversion of land for forestry and agriculture. Not only that, carbon dioxide is also one of the main cause of human-induced climate change. Ever since the Industrial Revolution, the production of carbon dioxide which is a greenhouse gas has been increasing tremendously. By far the biggest factor causing to climate change is the burning of fossil fuels for electricity and transportation. This process takes carbon that has been underground for millions of years. Later, it moves into the atmosphere, as carbon dioxide, where it will influence the climate for many centuries into the future. So, now it’s pretty obvious that it all comes down to
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