Do Scientists Believe In Global Warming

Though public discussions of global warming often draw heated debates, the scientific community generally agrees that global warming is real and requires immediate action. Scientists have worked diligently to explain the issue of climate change, and then to offer viable solutions as well as generate a public conversation about global warming.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the global scientific community’s leading international organisation devoted to monitoring and studying climate change, particularly the effects of global warming. Overviews of their Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) concluded that “increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases due to human activities are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century”. In their reports, they also provide evidence that humans have been the leading contributors to climate change since pre-industrial times. Such evidence can be found in the increased levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide that have occurred since the pre-industrial times.

The predictions of climate change’s effects are also generally accepted by scientists and range from rising sea levels and increases in ocean acidification, to extreme weather events and the extinction of species due to loss of habitat. Scientists have also suggested the implementation of renewable energy and greener farming practices to reduce climate change’s effects. According to the IPCC, such practices are estimated to “reduce warming on global and regional scales relative to a baseline scenario”.

It is therefore well accepted that changes to the Earth’s climate are deeply interconnected with human activity, and that it requires urgent and radical mitigation measures to be taken. For scientists, the challenge lies in promoting this urgent response to global warming and raising awareness of its dangers. To do so, they are calling for public and policy-maker engagement with their research, as well as an awareness of the economic and social costs of failing to tackle climate change.

To assess the global threat of climate change,scientists clearly need to explore more effective ways to share their findings. This may include finding ways to better motivate individuals and industry to reduce their greenhouse gases emissions and increase their use of renewable sources of energy.Highlighting the economic, social, and environmental benefits of reducing emissions will be essential in increasing public and policy-maker engagement with global warming.

Given the latest scientific findings, it is clear that scientists believe global warming is real and requires immediate interventionby individuals and governments worldwide. It is far from too late for us to reduce the risks associated with climate change, however – and taking action to reduce emissions and adopt more sustainable practices is an incredible way to do our part and help avert disaster.

Ernestine Warren is a passionate environmentalist, author, and advocate for the protection of the Earth's precious resources. She has written extensively on the causes and effects of global warming, providing accurate information to help educate people on how to combat this major global problem. With a background in science and biology, Ernestine has the tools to help develop solutions that meet everyone's needs while minimizing environmental damage. Her hope is that each person can do their part for the planet and make a real difference to help reduce climate change.

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