Burning down the house: Are humans causing climate change?

Athens Science Observer

This is the second part of a three-part series on climate change. For information concerning whether or not the climate is changing, see part one. Part three will deal with the consequences we face from climate change.

We can agree that the global climate is actually warming, so who or what do we have to blame for putting us in such hot water?

Currently The scientific consensus is that human (anthropogenic) activities are to blame for global warming, yet 40% of Americans believe that changing trends in climate are due to natural fluctuations beyond our control.  In this second part, I’ll  go over the evidence for anthropogenic climate change, particularly the impact of  high fossil fuel emissions on rising temperatures since the Industrial Revolution.

Why do we think think this change isn’t just coming from natural fluctuations?

A lot of things can affect climate! Regular, multi-millennial changes…

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