Is Climate Change Natural or Man-made?
The planet has been experiencing considerable climate change for the last several decades. There have been many explanations toward the main causes of the increased warming of the planet. On one hand are the environmentalists who believe that the major cause of this increased warming of the planet is the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere induced by human activities. On the other hand, the scientists believe that there are natural causes of global climate change. While the supporters of the man-made theory of global climate change reason that the major greenhouse gas causing global warming is carbon dioxide, the advocates of natural causes of global climate change argue that cooling and warming of the planet occurs in cycles due to several factors (Adam, 1). These competing and conflicting beliefs have caused heated debates in the local, regional and international domains. However, the undeniable fact is that the planet is continually warming and therefore global climate change is a reality. The only issue at controversy is whether the causes of this phenomenon are anthropogenic or natural. This paper will discuss the two conflicting beliefs underlying the causes of climate change. The paper will provide the premise that there could not be an overriding cause of climate change as both man-made and natural causes leads to global climate change. Human-induced global climate change
The man-made theory of climate change asserts that the effect of industrial revolution accelerates global warming. In this case, it is evident that industrial development mostly relies on the use of fossil fuels for energy production. The combustion of these fossil fuels increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere thus leading to global warming. This has largely exerted much pressure on the developing and developed nations to reduce their emissions in to the atmosphere...