Throughout the history of human civilization, science has played an important role in helping us understand the dynamics of our planet and the fragility of its favorable climate. So, it’s only natural that warning bells were first rung when reams of scientific data from various studies began consistently pointing towards irreparable climate change patterns a few decades ago.
Alarming weather trends were considered quite insignificant before advances in science made it possible to study climate change in intricate detail. As of today, science is the only thing standing between a short sighted global population, entrenched corporate interests and a planet that might just be fighting for its very survival.
Many detractors argue that climate change is not real and that activists simply use science to further their arguments. They say climate patterns have changed over a vast degree through the ages. They hide their arguments behind earth’s transition to the ice age and back to the favorable climate we see today.
Somehow to them, that seems like evidence that our planet isn’t undergoing climate change at all. But climate change theories emphatically proven by science trump all these arguments and paint a bleak picture of the enormous damage being done to global climate on a daily basis.
On the surface, it looks like the scientific community is tied on whether science is really contributing to, or defeating the cause espoused by climate change activists. To reinforce a well known fact, science doesn’t lie. It’s just that the data and the proof that science uncovers are interpreted differently by people on both sides of the climate change bandwagon.
Alarming rises in sea levels have been firmly established by science. In fact, the increases in sea levels have been reported to be alarmingly high over the last few decades. This alone offers solid proof that indiscriminate pollution is leading to global warming on a catastrophic scale.
Rising global temperatures, warming oceans, shrinking ice masses and glaciers are studied in painstaking detail using geological/weather science. All these point to significant rises in global temperatures that are affecting our planet’s climate in a very real manner. All four of the above conditions offer enough proof that global climate patterns are under threat and much needs to be done to reverse or stop the changes, if that is at all possible.
Right now, the ultimate challenge facing science is to convince people and governments across the world to acknowledge climate change and take definite steps to reverse activities that adversely affect global climate.
All the facts mentioned above have been highlighted multiple times using science and the data derived from multiple scientific studies conducted across the planet. Climate change is real and it’s happening. Science has proven beyond doubt that human activity is affecting climate change for the worse.
It’s high time that these studies are more widely recognized because wide ranging steps have to be taken immediately on a global scale to curb climate change. As data trends clearly point towards cataclysmic changes in earth’s weather patterns, we may not have much time left to alter the course of global climate change. The only way to do that is to believe in the science behind climate change.
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