Lack of Awareness About Global Warming
The science behind global warming can go one of two ways, either it proves global warming or it doesn’t. It can be hard to know what is really true because there is data to prove either. We only have to study the day-to-day weather system from around the world to know that Earth has changed or is changing and will continue to change. Those that support the global warming theory argue that these changes are directly related to global warming and too that we as humans play a large part in this due to our consumption of fossil fuels like coal and oils. According to an article written and published by Global Climate Change, entitled The Causes of Climate Change, “Scientists attribute the global warming trend observed since the mid-20th century to the human expansion of the ‘greenhouse effect’ warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space”. The article goes further to state, “Certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping. Long-lived gases that remain semi-permanently in the atmosphere and do not respond physically or chemically to changes in temperature are described as ‘forcing’ climate change”. In that same article it is stated that, “a group of 1,300 independent scientific experts from countries all over the world under the auspices of the United Nations, concluded there’s a more than 95 percent probability that human activities over the past 50 years have warmed our planet”.
Let’s take a look at what has taken place over the last 50 years to possibly cause global warming. Over the past 50 years there has been a drastic increase in industry, emissions, use of coal, oils and other contributors to the gases that become trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere that then lead to and cause global warming. The trapped gases can last hundreds of years in the Earth’s atmosphere therefore no instant solution to global warming exist. Humans have done so much damage to Earth already for the sake of growth and convenience that it is too late to stop or reverse the damage done because we continue to cause more damage. Global warming is like having faith, you believe regardless of the fact that you can see it or you don’t believe because you don’t see it. Today many people go through life devoid of much thought and consideration of most things and global warming is no different. To minimize the damage and to help the future generations we must approach global warming with eyes wide open and a desire to create a lasting existence here on Earth by reducing the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and by learning to live with, and adapt to, the climate change that has already been set in motion. To reduce the gases that are become trapped around the Earth’s atmosphere we can become more efficient in our use of pollutants that lead to global warming, and eating babies is most certainly not the answer, as one lady attending an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez town hall meeting shouted.
Large storms, tsunamis, ice melting and other weather related occurrences can be merely how this planet was designed to be, or is it? A hundred years ago scientist didn’t have the technology that is available today. The first on record mention of global warming went largely overlooked even then. There were scientist and even an engineer that predicted what we see today in terms of global warming. The word phenomenon refers to a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question (according to definition). Global warming in theory can be a very natural occurrence that will happen regardless of what scientist can prove or disprove. We are on a planet that we did not create and in theory know nothing about and that’s why scientist and others study this place we call Earth. Proof is actually very speculative and ever changing, what one can prove today can be disproved tomorrow based on evolution and knowledge of Man; however global warming sure seems to be happening with or without our interference or direct knowledge.
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