Human Effect On Climate Change

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Throughout the past fifteen years, the conversation of saving the human race has shifted due to humans focusing their energy on industrial advancements and disregarding the damage done to the Earth accompanying the process. There was eventually a turning point in time where people had begun to realize what was happening to the world around them and scientists started to research the effects of human activity on Earth. Gerald Meehl, from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, states, “Many people don’t realize that we are committed right now to a significant amount of global warming and sea level rise…the longer we wait to do something about it, the more change we will have” (Seaman). While plenty of people acknowledge the fact the …show more content…
There are other options for survival that humans may have to consider to continue their existence. However, the change in conversation is the beginning to the change in the world.
The way society’s culture is structured has caused an increase in environmentally damaging human activity. At this point in time almost all aspects of life rely on industrialization burning of fossil fuels from running factory machinery to driving the car that was built from it. Fossil fuels release carbon dioxide have increased 40% in the past 80,000 years and contribute the decreasing atmosphere that humans rely on to stay protected from space’s harsh environment (How are humans responsible for global warming?). The invention of paper launched the depletion of trees. Trees are necessary for humans and other animals to live from releasing oxygen for us to breath and absorb the carbon dioxide that damage the atmosphere (How are humans responsible for global warming?). Greg Seaman proposes solutions to reverse the effects of emissions on Earth, assuming the effects could be reversed in time (Seaman). While Dana Dovey explains, “Each year the planet’s 7.2 billion people consume 1.5 times what the Earth’s natural resources can continue to
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With an infinite universe and humans knowing of only 5% , there must be another place that is similar enough to Earth to fit a humans specific needs as Earth does now. New technological advancements throughout time are making it possible to explore outside Earth for new possibilities. Using NASA’s Kepler Telescope in 2014, astronomers located the first Earth-like planet, Kepler-186f, with characteristics that have the potential to support life (“NASA 's Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet”). Unfortunately, Kepler-186f can not support human life, but NASA’s discovery of Kepler-186f provides hope to finding another planet to call home and continue the existence of the human

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