Do you think humans are making climate change worse? | The Tylt
Do you think humans are making climate change worse?
Scientists are able to attribute new weather patterns phenomena that absolutely could not have happened in a world without greenhouse gases introduced by humans. This is not new research or unproven hypotheses.
The American Meteorological Society pulls together all the studies that examine new, extreme weather phenomena each year. In the report examining 2016, they pulled together more than 28 independent peer-reviewed studies which attributed extreme weather to human-caused climate change.
The science is settled and the longer we take arguing about basic facts, the worse things will get.
Despite the abundance of evidence, many in the current U.S. government continue to doubt that humans are the cause. These officials are not alone—a study from Pew found that roughly 31% of Americans believe climate change can be attributed to natural causes.
"I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,"
"But we don't know that yet. ... We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis."