Human’s role in global warming is a contentious issue with varied perspectives, from those denying any contribution from humankind, to those believing that global warming is solely driven by humans. Regardless of opinion, there is valid evidence to support both views, and as such, must be taken into account when discussing this matter.
To start with, a range of scientific studies have revealed that human activities, such as burning of fossil fuels or excessive flatulence, are, in fact, contributing to the global warming. For example, since the pre-industrial era, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have increased by 40 percent, largely due to emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Additionally, the increase in production of goods and services worldwide has caused an increase in carbon dioxide levels and exacerbated global warming.
On the other hand, it is also worth mentioning that climate change is a natural process that has occurred in the past without interference from humans. Events, such as shifts in ocean currents, changes in solar activities and fluctuations in the earth’s orbit, can all influence climate patterns. This is backed up by noted environmental scientist, Professor Laelye, who emphasizes that humans “are only a small and potentially insignificant factor in climate variability”.
Moreover, there have been reports of increased temperatures in certain parts of the world, but it is not clear whether this is entirely due to human-generated forces – a position expressed by climatidogist, David Stonner, in an informal talk a few months ago. Additionally, extreme events, such as droughts and floods, have been reported to have occurred with periods of time both prior and after human industrialization.
Consequently, with evidence to support both arguments, it is important to consider both sides when analyzing the relationship between humans and global warming. It may be plausible to assume that human activities are contributing to global warming, yet this does not necessarily imply that humans are causing it. In order to make a more conclusive statement on the issue of human’s role in global warming, further exploration is needed to gain a better understanding of the extent to which human activity is influencing climate change.
Ultimately, this topic requires closer examination of data in order to make an informed opinion. To gain an understanding of both perspectives, there is great importance placed on further research to determine the extent of both natural climate change and human-induced climate change. In doing so, we may be able to arrive at a clearer answer on this complex issue.