Richard Feng 1
Name: Richard Feng
Class: Columbia Colloquy
Teacher: Chris Perrins
To what extent is climate change man's fault?
As a famous saying goes," Nothing is constant". The same can be said within the climate of the earth. Since the origins of the earth which was about 4.6 billion years ago, global climate has been constantly changing. However, climate change has become a controversial topic that raises society's concern about the future of the planet and humans for the past 10 years. Some believe that climate is mostly man's fault. Others believe that it is a natural phenomenon of the planet development. This paper will mainly talk about that the climate change is mostly human's fault for humans have deteriorated the planet by rapid industrialization, extensive use of fossil fuels, and massive emissions of greenhouse gases which have led to severe global climate change but also consider the idea that shows climate change is a natural phenomenon.[1:
Climate Summit Ends with Rebuke to Leaders - FT.com." Financial Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2014.]
Humans have deteriorated the planet with rapid industrialization. In the 18th century, the industrial revolution began in Britain with the invention of textile machine which was one of the most momentous events in human's history. However, when looking at industrialization from the climate change aspect, rapid industrialization is a part of the main causes of global climate change. Since industrialization, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has increased by 40 percent comparing to the year 1765 which means since the industrial revolution, global climate change has affected humans more grievously. The environmental science professor at the University of South Carolina stated that it is obvious that climate change became worse spontaneously with industrialization. Moreover, at the early-age of industrialization, people were lack of...