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Understanding the idea of Climate Change

Several years ago, the issue of climate change was not a big deal and was only being talked about as a distant and almost unrealistic threat. Today, everywhere you go, there are cries for people to respect and observe climatic respect. While human beings are the most destructive beings to the climate, they are also the ones who usually benefit most from the climate that they are so intent on destroying. When a man thinks that he can destroy the environment because he will not be around fifty or a hundred years from now to suffer the repercussions, he is simply being short sighted. The current climatic change we are experiencing is not so much about what we are doing right now but what we did in the past. Therefore it makes sense to accept the fact that even though you may not be around in the future, you need to leave a neat, tidy and healthy world for those who will still be in it.
Climate change is a significant and very substantial alteration in the patterns of weather across a period of time that usually stretches even over very many millions of years. There are so many reasons why climate change is actually taking place and some of the changes can be attributed to volcanic eruptions, biotic processes, plate tectonics as well as various oceanic processes. One of the most detrimental causes of this chance is the human element. Human beings are responsible for the greatest impact especially through global warming.
Every day that passes, scientists are busy trying to understand the past, link it with the present to foretell future climatic conditions. Projections and expectations can be arrived at after some important information has been compiled pertaining to the changes that take place with the climate. Some of the various ways in which these changes can be proven include pollen analysis, sea level changes, vegetation, precipitation, historical and archeological evidence, animals, dendroclimatology, temperature measurements and proxies, ice cores as well as the arctic sea loss.