Climate Change Essay

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Climate Change Over a series of years climate change has played a major role on the earth. More importantly humans have been the main contributors to climate change. For instance, CO2 levels are higher than they’ve ever been in the past 550 million years. Since we as humans are causing this drastic change in our environments, we are slowly killing the planet. What is climate change? First, what is anthropogenic means? Anthropogenic means created by people or caused by human activity. Today most people agree that the climate change or global warming is anthropogenic. However, some of our political figures and general population don’t agree with that statement. Since a century ago, many scientists have tried to figure out why and what is causing global warming. They’ve built up different models trying to explain it. However, the model cannot show us the reason by just creating a single made up model without accurate information. Scientists say that the reason is to contain all the effects of greenhouse gases made by humans. Scientists have discovered that there are different greenhouse gases affecting global warming, and how people produce it in many different ways. The main ways are automobile exhaust gas, factories and electricity production pollutions. Carbon dioxide (CO2) causes global warming. Other causes include methane released from landfills and agriculture, nitrous oxide from fertilizers, gases used for refrigeration and industrial processes. In addition, forests store CO2 and to balance the temperature, but humans are still destroying our forests. “Global warming, along with the cutting and burning of forests and other critical habitats, is causing the loss of living species at a level comparable to the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. That event was believed to have been caused by a giant asteroid. This time it is

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