What Causes Climate Change

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The Earth’s climate is shifting quickly. Scientists all around the world are trying to find out what’s the main cause for our climate change, they gathered proof to rule out other possibilities and to prove who is responsible. Based on over a 100 years of research, we are accountable for most of (if not all) the climate change we’ve seen over the last 150 years. However, we are not the only suspects. The climate has shifted throughout the past of earth, well before we evolved. The Sun is what controls the climate. Our temperatures on a world-wide scale could climb when alot more energy from the Sun enters the atmosphere than the energy returning to space through the atmosphere. The climate cools when energy returns to space from the Sun.…show more content…
Climate change is also caused by land use for two reasons. From 1750 to 2007, about two-thirds of anthropogenic CO2 emissions are produced from burning fossil fuels, and one-third of emissions from changing the lands use, primarily deforestation. Deforestation both reduces the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by deforested regions and releases greenhouse gases at the same time, mixed with aerosols, through biomass burning and along with CO2, methane and nitrous oxide are also greater forcing contributors to the greenhouse effect. Add the largest contributors of power stations by burning coal, gasoline, and natural gas is diluting the naturally-occurring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Data from Trudinger, et al. Industrial processes, transportation fuels (generally fossil fuels), and agricultural methane from fermentation and nitrous oxide from fertilizer…show more content…
According, to the Sanford Solar Center(SSC), The average global temperatures will increase by 2.5-10.4º F by the end of the 21st century. Sounds like no big deal rigt but SSC stated "The difference between global temperatures during an Ice Age and an ice-free period is only about 5ºC." Because of our actions will result in more hot days, which leads to Warmer ocean water, changes in precipitation, intense and frequent tropical storms and hurricanes and other weather patterns. Warmer climates causes sea levels to increase. The next century, melting glaciers and expanding seawater will affect wildlife that cannot survive in hotter environments. They may become extinct. Finally, our health is in danger as well, as the Climate Changes could result in the spreading of certain diseases such as malaria. Because if you have ever live in a hot or humid climate you have alot of mosquito's. Specially with all the flooding of major cities on coast line because of the rising sea levels, a greater risk for individuals to become heat casualties , and the air quality will be thick and may not be that good
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