Essay about The Effects Of Global Warming On Human Activities

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Global warming has been a widely talked about subject for many years. Although it has become such a controversial topic, it is indisputable that there has been a change in the climate in recent history and continues to do so. Over the past one hundred and thirty- five years that data has been collected, copious amounts of climatologists have piloted research and investigations that proves global warming is an ongoing threat to Earth as a result of humans negligence. Furthermore, there is a mounting body of evidence to prove that the cause behind global warming is man-made. Despite the growing evidence, a number of scientists still believe the current changes in the climate a part of a natural global cycle.

In today’s society, people across the globe have overlooked their responsibilities to preserve the atmosphere, whether from ignorance or from laxity. Humans play a significant role in global warming, and a scientific unanimity states “ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities” (Jenkins). This is important for society to begin to understand so the appropriate actions can be taken, to not only prevent further damage but to attempt to reverse the damage that has already been done. Since the 1800s, the average surface temperature of the Earth has actually increased by one degree Fahrenheit.( ucsusa.org) As a result of the warming temperatures, there have been more…

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