Climate Change: Is Global Warming To Blame?
Climate change is a serious reason for concern, because it affects every person living on the planet. The vast majority of the scientific community claims that anthropogenic global warming is to blame for these changes. However, there are a small number of people who deny the very existence of global warming. Their words carry a certain amount of weight in some circles, but they lack scientific proof to support these arguments.
The effects of climate change are undeniable. Research conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other reputed meteorological institutions proves that average yearly temperature has been steadily growing over the last decades. The sea levels have also been rising, and the number of floods in different parts of the world has increased dramatically. Glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere have started to melt. This caused more icebergs to drift into the ocean. They currently pose a serious threat to both, cruise and cargo ships that course through the waters of the northern regions. There are reports of some icebergs being spotted far to the South from Greenland.
Over 95% of scientists agree that these changes are caused by the “greenhouse effect”. There is some solid evidence which proves that people are directly responsible for the global warming that is fueling this climate change. Destruction of forests, burning of fossil fuels and environmental pollution are the main reasons behind the “greenhouse effect” that is currently influencing the climate. The speed and intensity of these changes are too high for there to be any cause that could explain them, other than human activity.
However, there is a minority of researchers, bloggers and public speakers who deny the existence of global warming as a whole. In their arguments, they appeal to the fact that climate has been known to change periodically. Therefore, the current situation should be seen only as another turn in the planet’s natural history. These people are yet to present any scientific proof to support these claims. It should also be noted that the vast majority of them is either employed by or owns some companies that deal in the businesses considered to be primarily responsible for the severity of the “greenhouse effect”.
The existence of global warming is a proven fact. Climate change triggered by it affects people on many levels. Though, there are some who argue that this is the result of human activity, they cannot be trusted for the lack of concrete evidence.