Nowadays, most people agree that climate change is a thing. Scientists have come to a common consensus on the issue, THAT IT IS A THING. Some politicians try and tell us otherwise, but that is due to lobbying and a whole different issue that I will not get into right now. The question that has always surronded the issue is to what EXTENT have humans affected the Earth's climate. New research from a team of scientists from all around the globe finds some troubling evidence that climate change began about 180 years ago, during the 1830s. This is during the early stages of the Industrial Revolution. For their study, the scientists examined natural records of climate variations including evidence preserved in coral reefs, caves, tree rings, and ice cores. Their findings show that due to increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the early 19th century, what we now know as climate change slowly began. It first affected the Artic regions, then Europe, Asia, and North America. The scientists also studied multiple large volcano eruptions during this time period but found that they had very little affect compared to the greenhouse gases.
I am troubled by this issue because of society's lack of concern and initiative in fighting this threat. I do not think people realize how much we really are affecting the world. They think "Oh yeah climate change, it'll go away in time once we transition away from modern day production and living. I shouldn't be worried though." But really these people should be worried. The easy way out is for politicians and powerful people to keep using oil, coal, etc, and harm our environment rather than find new clean renewable resources for us to gather to power our world. If we don't start looking for answers soon, it may be too late.