Natural and artificial (human) activities cause climate change

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 Microwave sounding unit lower troposphere and lower stratosphere 1979-2013 temperature trend (°C/decade) and 12 months running mean global temperature time series with respect to 1979-1998.
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What is climate change?


Climate includes temperature, rainfall, snowfall, etc. There are many reasons of climate change. Those may be natural or artificial. We will mainly discuss here artificial means of climate change. However, we will discuss a little about natural reasons too. Global warming is one of the main causes of climate change.

Activities in the Sun and our solar system are the main reason of natural climate change. Heat emissions from the sun change with time cycle and that effect the earth and become a reason for the same. Natural activities in the earth and especially in its surface such as volcanic eruptions, earth quake, Al Nino effect etc are also significant reasons for climate change.

Normally natural climate change takes place in very long time. The earth is cooling down since its birth, according to the geologists. It takes millions of years in significant and visible change. Cooling down of the earth has significant role in changing the climate.

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Human activities cause global warming and climate change


Human activities also effect on global climate. This is the topic we are worried. Climate change caused by human race was not prominent before industrial era. Human activities have insignificant effect on global climate change at that time.

We have started burning fossil fuel at higher pace with the industrialization (Since 18th century). Initially it was wood and coal which were burnt to produce energy to run steam engines. Gradually, source of energy shifted to petroleum products. Both coal and petroleum are fossil fuels.

Burning of fossil fuels emits green house gases such as carbon dioxide and causes global warming. This is also referred as carbon emissions. This seriously damage global environment and atmosphere. Green house gas emissions or carbon emissions are the main artificial reasons of global warming and climate change.

World leaders have been meeting in Climate change conference, Copenhagen to discuss the issues of global warming and climate change (COP 15 between December 7 to 18 in Copenhagen). This conference will replace Kyoto protocol. India and China has shown their willingness to cut carbon emissions.

Systems across the Earth affected by human-induced global warming

A vast array of physical and biological systems across the Earth is being affected by human-induced global warming. The diagram shows widespread evidence of warming temperatures having affected many physical and biological systems across the world… 9
A vast array of physical and biological systems across the Earth is being affected by human-induced global warming. The diagram shows widespread evidence of warming temperatures having affected many physical and biological systems across the world… 9

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Climate change solutions


The one point solution to climate change is control. Consumerism is its peak in present days. We are encouraging consumerism in the name of development. People are encouraged, inspired and motivated to consume more and more. This very attitude puts pressure on natural resources. It also enhances energy consumption by many folds.

We need more and more energy every day. We burn fossil fuels to get energy. Burning fossil fuels cause global warming hence climate change.

We need to exercise control over our consumption to stop global warming and climate change. Consumerism and sustainable environment can not exist together. We have to choose between consumerism and sustainable environment. We have to think about sustainable development in place of uncontrolled growth. Go green to fight global warming.

It is better to redefine our parameters of development. Consuming more and more is looked as parameter of growth and development. Instead, we may think environmental sustainability as measurement of growth. Jainism shows us path to sustainable development and sustainable environment.

It is advisable to create more and more green collar jobs in place of white collar jobs. We have to think of converting blue collar jobs and white collar jobs in to green collar jobs. Obama administration has already taken an admirable step by declaring green collar job as its priority. President Obama has promised five million green collar jobs in a decade.

Copenhagen can be proved as Hopenhagen if we start fighting global warming to stop climate change.

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tsarnaudova 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

This hub is straight into the issue. Climate change is very serious, outstanding challenge that lay before all of us. I look forward for another hubs from you on this topic.


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road2hell 5 years ago from Linden, AB

To theguru-reports: I would rather doing something about global warming by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and overindulgence in material goods. I would rather in a sustainable, low carbon footprint society that destroy everything for the future generations.

If even a 51% chance that we will overheat our home planet, I would rather try to change the way we do things.

I guarantee that the damage caused by climate change will be at least five times greater than the changes we do to our lifestyle and the economy.

Our you that much a gambler?


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India

Thanks for the awareness about the global warming we face in our generation. We need to stop abusing our planet earth.

Timely and informative

Thanks


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Recovertoday,

Thanks for posting comment. I agree that this is a controversial issue.

Jyoti Kothari


Darshan 6 years ago

Climate change is cause of concern for the entire globe. Rich countries are the main contributors of global warming and climate change.

They should take responsibilities and support developing countries.

Nice hub.


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RecoverToday 6 years ago from United States

A good article here! Thank you for bringing up this controversial subject. Four thumbs up!


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi SEO expert Kerala,

Thanks for visiting the hub. Pl do not use comment box to promote your hubs. This is against the rule of hubpages.

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


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SEO Expert Kerala 6 years ago from KERALA

read my hub on Effects Of climate change and Global Warming On Human Health

http://hubpages.com/hub/Effects-Of-Global-Warming-...


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Timely Hub on a topic of great importance. Thumbs up!

Also Congratulations on your 100th Hub! You are doing a great job.


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OpinionDuck 6 years ago

What about global dimmng?


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Paraglider 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Jyoti - a good timely hub. Climate change is a reality and it seems likely that human activity is having an effect, as most environmental scientists agree. But even those who disagree should at least accept that fossil fuels are in finite supply and can't be used twice. For this reason alone, we need to learn restraint or we will exhaust supplies before we have a viable alternative.


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theguru-reports 6 years ago from Montana

I don't know if you are old enough to recall the global cooling scare from the early to late 60's. The predictions then were of another ice age coming in not to distant future. Temperatures dropping and man not being able to survive. Now we have another "environmental crisis."

Yes, I'm a climate doubter. I think Al Gore is seriously thinking of lining his own pockets and is more than just slightly guilty of inconvenient truths. I thought Gore was producing a comedy after I saw the film. I can't believe people took that crap seriously. Look at the companies he and his cohorts have set up. They are all set to profit handsomely from the "cap and trade" idea that Obama is ready to sign.

Global warming could be believed. If it were all above board, and its not. Science continues to develop. There are differing views. Rather than rushing to judgment, perhaps looking at all the science, rather than just the alarmists would be best.


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hubber-2009 6 years ago from India

very nice and appropriate topic selected for your 100th page..

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/30418

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