What Is Climate Change? Essay

1027 Words Dec 10th, 2015 null Page
What is Climate Change? Climate change has been a subject of discussion in the media for many years, supported with the use of arguments against oil polluting the environment and extreme scare tactics of Polar icecaps flooding civilians backyards. The issue has been ignored by the majority of laypeople as seeming too complicated, and with all the conflicting information in the media in the past, who can blame theme? However, scientifically, climate change and what perpetrates it is fairly simple to understand and society as a whole is beginning to come to a clear consensus on climate change. Thanks in part to more readily available forms of media and information, people have become cognizant of the fact that climate change is a legitimate problem which requires immediate amelioration. While it may seem melodramatic, society is realizing that climate change is an issue which can no longer be denied if the human race wishes to continue. According to The Framework Convention on Climate Change, “[climate change is] a change of climate that is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere, and that is in addition to natural climate variability over comparable time periods” (Pielke 31). Many climate change deniers like to focus on the latter portion of this definition, claiming that the warming changes currently being experienced in climate are a naturally occurring phenomenon, and that the earth goes through period…

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