The Effects Of Human Activity On Earth Essay

784 Words Nov 5th, 2015 4 Pages
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 Earth is depleting, there are others that do not understand the consequences of their actions. Although, humans have an incredible ability to adapt to their surroundings and change with it, there will come a time when Earth is no longer sustainable with nothing left to adapt to. 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…

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