Nature And Climate Change

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Man’s relationship to the natural world has always been a competitive one. Since the beginning of human civilization, mankind has strived to develop new technology and inventions through complex innovation but also through the use and help of nature’s resources. Every day, the human race seems to be finding new ways to consume things differently, explore unseen parts of the world, develop faster productivity, and construct radical creations; all to advance collectively as a society. It is nothing short of remarkable all the progress mankind is making, but it can definitely be noted that humans are also failing to consider the toll all this activity might be taking on nature and earth itself, more so the effects it has on climate change in particular. …show more content…
2). He claims that these have all stayed within the normal expectations. According to a study by John A. Church, who is an expert on sea level and its changes, global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century (2-3). Global sea level is measured by satellites and updated monthly. As global temperature increases, the oceans warm and seawater expands. Shrinking land ice, like glaciers and polar ice sheets, are releasing water into the ocean. These are the two major mechanisms causing sea level to rise and both are heavily to do with climate change. The acceleration of sea-level rise has been detected and serves as “an important confirmation of climate simulation” (Church 3) since these studies now show an acceleration that was not detected in previous observations. Not only is it important for mankind to be aware of these issues in the present, but also for the future generations to come. “The likely rate of sea level rise immediately after 2100 will be much larger than within the 21st century, especially if CO2 emissions continue to increase” (Hansen et al. 6) and we wouldn’t want to be responsible for that outcome. It is consequential for man to take

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