Climate Change And Global Warming Essay

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It is time for the debate on climate change to end. The scientific community has come to a consensus that global warming is real, but the debate lingers on. Facts about sea level rise, melting polar ice caps, global warming, and climate change are discussed on a regular basis; however, much of the population is still unconcerned about what is happening. There is general confusion and misunderstanding about the subject, even to the point that people may not understand that climate change and global warming mean the same thing and are often used interchangeably. There is an ongoing discussion on whether or not humans are responsible for global warming. Politics, special interest groups, and personal opinions blur the lines of what science has already agreed on. While discussion is generally good, the debate on whether or not climate change is real and man-made has delayed the necessary reform that we need to make as a society.
Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and exacerbated by human beings (van der Linden, Leiserowitz, Feinberg, Maibach 2015). One of the common beliefs among skeptics is the thought that scientist’s opinions on climate change vary wildly. Of two thousand three hundred and twenty-nine environmental biologists surveyed, it was found that the more experienced the expert the greater they anticipate the impact of climate change to be. When you combine this with the data that shows how the temperature on earth has risen…

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