Is Human Activity Primarily Responsible for Global Climate Change?

Temperatures on earth have increased approximately 1.8°F since the early 20th century. Over this time period, atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) have notably increased. Both sides in the debate surrounding global climate change agree on these points. The pro side argues rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases […]

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Temperatures on earth have increased approximately 1.8°F since the early 20th century. Over this time period, atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) have notably increased. Both sides in the debate surrounding global climate change agree on these points.

The pro side argues rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases are a direct result of human activities such as burning fossil fuels, and that these increases are causing significant and increasingly severe climate changes including global warming, loss of sea ice, sea level rise, stronger storms, and more droughts. They contend that immediate international action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is necessary to prevent dire climate changes.

The con side argues human-generated greenhouse gas emissions are too small to substantially change the earth’s climate and that the planet is capable of absorbing those increases. They contend that warming over the 20th century resulted primarily from natural processes such as fluctuations in the sun’s heat and ocean currents. They say the theory of human-caused global climate change is based on questionable measurements, faulty climate models, and misleading science.

Where do you stand on this issue? Pro or Con? Leave your comments below.

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Just Nothing
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yes humans are to blame but it is all about the oligarchy who control us.

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I would the say most of the people are forced to use things like plastics and the things which are introduced to the human in the name of comfort i.e Air conditioners,ACs and vehicles.I would blame the corporate community which is misleading way carefully tricking us by not allowing us to think of the bad effects.Planting more trees and maintaining them will be a good start.

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well the worlds temp has risen and fell many times over many years even when humans are not to blame. not saying we are not to blame now. but its seems like with more people the chances for something going wrong is increased..

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Its not just humans to blame its animals aswell. There are currently approximately 1.3 to 1.5 billion cows grazing, sleeping, and chewing their cud at any given time on planet Earth. And these 1,300 pound (average weight for both a beef and dairy cow) animals eat a lot. Much like humans, when they eat, gas builds up inside of their guts and has to be expelled. Cows fart and burp… a lot. The result is a large amount of methane being introduced into the atmosphere. And we most of us know cows are very tasty animals but god can they… Read more »

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Thank you .. for asking you this kind of useful topics .. and that interest us all
When morals are absent, the situation is broken. We seek our well-being at the expense of green spaces.
I do not deny that the number of people has increased a lot .. But there are many excesses