Overthe past decades, the consequences of climate change and globalwarming cannot be denied(Intergovernmental Panel on , 2015).Debates have been heard from one-quarter to another, some of theopinion that man is the cause, others that nature is to blame whilethe rest argue that both factors play a part(Schwartz, 2016).Human beings have a mutual relationship with climate (Schwartz,2016).The research intends to investigate whether human beings, nature orboth are to blame for climate change.
To begin with, the study will examine the activities of human beingsthat might affect climate. Secondly, it will investigate how hasnature has contributed to climate change. Lastly, it will look at howthe joint activities have led to it. It’s inevitable to mentionclimate change without regard to global warming.
Theresearch will be based on materials from peer-reviewed journals tobooks and renowned websites. The study intends to argue that both manand nature have contributed significantly to climate change. Thisundertaking is important as it will draw a clear line of causes ofclimate change and perhaps shade light on the way forward on how tominimize these activities that contribute it. It’s important tonote that human survival on earth utterly depends on climate(Gosling & Arnell, 2016).
Climatechange has significantly affected human beings through the occurrenceof floods, the rise in sea levels, desertification, and increasing intemperature among others factors(Keuler, Radtke, Kotlarski, & Lüthi, 2016).As a result, climate change due to global warming has led to extremeweather changes(EPA, 2016).Global warming has considerably increased due to additional gasses tothe atmosphere, which causes a warming effect because it interruptswith the ozone layer(Intergovernmental Panel on , 2014).Thus, this research will use the following references to support ordisapprove.
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Schwartz,E. (2016). Localsolutions to a global problem?: Canadian municipal policy responsesto climate change (Doctoraldissertation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada).Retrieved fromhttps://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0300060