Anthropogenic vs natural Global Warming
Anthropogenic is the cause of climate change which is influenced by humans. Many agree that humans are the main cause of climate change due to all the toxins that we release in to the atmosphere on a day to day basis. However it is argued that that natural global warming is also a huge factor influencing climate change.
Green House effect
Scientists have concluded that most of the observed climate change is due to human activity witch affects the atmosphere such as the burning of coal, oil, and gas. This conclusion is based the atmospheric greenhouse effect and how human activities have been changing it.The atmospheric greenhouse effect naturally keeps our planet warm enough to be able to live on…show more content… The Sun is the source of most of the energy that drives the biological and physical processes in our world. The Sun fuels the open and land, on the land it fuels plant growth that forms the base of the food chain and in the atmosphere it warms air which affects our weather and climate.The rate of energy coming from the Sun changes everyday. Over many thousands of years the orbital relationship between the Earth and the Sun can change the geographical distribution of the sun’s energy over the Earth’s surface. (Source 2) Changes in solar output might affect our climate on earth, by changing the rate of solar heating of the Earth and atmosphere directly and by changing cloud forming processes indirectly. Over millions of years, the change in solar intensity is a critical factor influencing our climate.The rate at which solar energy reaches the Earth’s surface in any location depends on the season, time of day, cloudiness and the concentration of small aerosol particles in the atmosphere.During the last two decades, aerosol emissions increased in some countries and decreased in others. Research shows that the impact of these particles on global average surface temperature over this time period is small.The evidence shows that although fluctuations in the amount of solar energy reaching our atmosphere do influence our climate, the global warming trend of the past six decades cannot…show more content… The Earth doesn't warm up because it feels like it. It warms up because something forces it to. Scientists keep track of natural forces, but the observed warming of the planet over the second half of the 20th century is due to anthropogenic forces such as increases in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. Of course, it's always possible that some natural cycle exists but scientists can not say that this currently causing the planet to warm. (Source 5)This is because these cycles don't explain the “fingerprints” of greenhouse gasses. The only natural source that interferes with our weather is the Sun but it does not influence climate change at all.The only explanation that makes sense is greenhouse gases.One might wonder if the internal cycles have an affect on climate change but it does not. Scientists keep track of volcanic and oceanic emissions of CO2 and know that they are small compared to anthropogenic emissions, but also because CO2 from fossil fuels has its own fingerprints. (Source