Climate Change and Global Warming
When watching the news or even listening to people discuss the topic of global warming and climate change, a simple answer is never a part of the debate. What’s causing this drastic change in the climate and who is it affecting? These questions are being asked to people who’s opinions and beliefs get in the way of fact, which misconstrue other peoples views on the matter.
Over time, the earth has naturally heated and cooled itself due to it’s natural orbit; but in the past decade it’s gotten much worse (Riebeek). Some people say that the earth is just naturally changing even still, but most people deny the real reason. The real reason that earth’s climate has gotten to be the way it is right now is because of humans (Riebeek). Fossil fuels and greenhouse gasses produced by humans have been polluting the air and causing this drastic change in the earth’s climate (Riebeek).
People don’t want to believe this because they don’t want to be the the ones destroying our home, but people have to come to terms with the facts at some point.
The terms “climate change” and “global warming” are almost one in the same. The definition of global warming simply specifies that the reason for the change in climate is due to greenhouse gasses (Conway). Therefore people can’t say that global warming isn’t real, because it’s specifically defined as exactly what’s happing to the climate today. It’s completely ignorant for someone to say that they don’t believe in global warming or that it’s a conspiracy because all of the facts are there in the open.
Climate change, or more specifically known as global warming, has been proven to be a real threat to our planet. It’s being caused by humans as it simultaneously affects them all no matter where they are on earth. Though the damaging affects may not be as severe in certain areas, in the end global warming affects will leave it’s mark everywhere.
Conway, Erik. “NASA – What’s in a Name? Global Warming vs. Climate Change.” NASA. N.p., 5 Dec. 2008. Web. 31 Jan. 2013. <http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/climate_by_any_other_name.html>.
Riebeek, Holli. “Global Warming.” NASA Earth Observatory. N.p., 3 June 2010. Web. 31 Jan. 2013. <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GlobalWarming/>.