The Cause Of Global Climate Change

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Beginning in 1850, the earth began to see a drastic increase in the climate. The main cause of this climate change is due to the Industrial Revolution, when humans began releasing large amounts of carbon dioxide through the burning of fossil fuels. Since the start of the industrial revolution along with the continuation and increase in the release of fossil fuels, the levels of carbon dioxide have reached an all time high of unto 400 parts per million. People have caused carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to increase by one-third since the start of the Industrial Revolution. The reason this high amount of carbon dioxide is the cause of climate change is because of the greenhouse effect which is when the atmosphere holds in heat coming from …show more content…
This proves that many Americans are unaware of how harmful our human activities leading to climate change can be. Some harmful effects include, stronger hurricanes and severe heat waves. These warmer temperatures will also lead to an increase in evaporation and precipitation, warmer oceans, a melting of glaciers and other ice, rise in sea level. Along with those changes, some crops and plants may grow faster, begin using water more efficiently, trees are flowering earlier, and “the makeup of natural plant communities” are being impacted, (“Global Climate Change”). The impact of the rise in climate through human activities is that the earth’s temperatures will continue to increase, some scientist predicting a rise of 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit within the next 100 …show more content…
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