The Correlation Between Global Warming And Climate Change

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Earth, as we know it, is the one place in the universe that could sustain life. Anywhere else in the galaxy is unstable, too cold, or too hot. Even though scientists are actively searching for a new planet, the people of Earth have a long time before they hop to the next planet. Therefore, humans must maintain and preserve the life giving characteristics of the planet, but the need for change at the environmental level has yet to become a major priority globally. Many countries have begun to step in the right direction of the correct path of Earth’s preservation however, there are many people who believe that Earth’s gradual change is irrelevant or a hoax that contributes to the various conspiracy theories that exist. Regardless what the ‘non-believers’ …show more content…
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association defined global warming and climate change by stating, “Global warming refers only to the Earth’s rising surface temperature, while climate change includes warming and the “side effects” of warming—like melting glaciers, heavier rainstorms, or more frequent drought. Said another way, global warming is one symptom of the much larger problem of human-caused climate change.” Since global warming is a side effect of climate change, the effects can be measured to view the overall changes, and predict changes in weather patterns throughout the planet. What causes the actual warming of the planet starting from the atmosphere is the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the concept of the planet retaining heat from greenhouse gas compounds such as, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide. These gases contribute to form a protective shield around planet Earth, however the more imbalanced this shield becomes with the greenhouse gases, the more detrimental the greenhouses gases become to Earth’s vast …show more content…
The main arguments stem from the ‘accountability’ of the scientists and researchers and the previous patterns of Earth’s heating and cooling. Scientists have been debating if human activity is even responsible for climate change. Majority of scientists believe that increased human activity throughout the years has created a large increase of carbon dioxide emissions. Nevertheless, another group of scientists, “dismissed the US National Climate Assessment as a ‘masterpiece of marketing,’ that was ‘grossly flawed,’ and called the NCA’s assertion of human-caused climate change ‘NOT true. (Climate)’” Now it is easy to believe in someone whose title is a scientist or researcher, but are they reliable? ProCon.org records, “The 2010 Anderegg study found that 97-98% of climate researchers publishing most actively in their field agree that human activity is primarily responsible for global climate change.” Clearly the consensus is that human activity is the cause of climate change but regardless of the obvious evidence, there are still researchers and scientists who do not believe the evidence is true. Another debate against climate change and global warming is the previous weather patterns of Earth. Some researchers support the idea that Earth repetitively cycles through moments of warm or cold temperatures and this is natural. However, evidence displays that increasing global

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