While reading the articles about climate change, my previous knowledge about climate change that I gained from the news and other sources was supported. Almost all of the articles touched base on how humans are the main cause of climate change, something I was aware of before reading the articles. The Science FAQ’s article appeared to be the most qualified in my opinion because of the statistics and graphs used in the article. Although I was aware that the United States is the country with the most greenhouse gas emissions, I was astonished to see how much of a difference there is between the United States and the next country, China. According to the Science FAQ’s article, the United States is responsible for over 25 percent of total world greenhouse gas emissions, while China is only responsible for about 7 percent (Science FAQs).
The Science FAQ’s article not only points out that humans are the main cause of climate change and the U.S. is the leader in greenhouse gas emissions, it emphasizes that humans have a huge impact on global warming. My previous knowledge of climate change has lead me to the conclusion that humans have created the problem of climate change, and, therefore, it is mankind’s responsibility to try and fix it. The Science FAQ’s article supports this conclusion indirectly by all of the statistics and information given in the article. The reading of these articles, mostly the Science FAQ’s article, opened my eyes to the affects of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions have already made all across the world and that it is our job, as being responsible for this problem, to make a valiant effort to fix it.
“Science FAQs”. Center For Climate and Energy Solutions. June 2011. 31 Jan 2013.