Climate Change, Education & Training

What Experts Say is Really Causing Climate Change to Occur

Published on 15th October 2020.

Climate change is an issue that affects all of us. Although there remains a certain number of people committed to having their heads in the ground disregarding the changes in climate altogether, climate change is very real and needs to be addressed. There are a variety of theories as to why climate change is occurring, but in a world where digital misinformation is everywhere, we must trust in the experts for the real scoop on this growing issue. Here is what the experts have to say about it.


Some of the smartest people in the world work at Nasa and according to the experts at NASA, the Greenhouse Gas Affect is the main culprit behind climate change. Essentially, heat from the sun is absorbed by atmosphere surrounding the earth. This helps keeps the earth warm and is essential to our overall survival. Under optimal circumstances, a majority of the heat would be able to go back into space, but due to water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons, which are known to hold heat, more of the sun’s energy remains trapped within our atmosphere.

Greenhouse Gas Affect

These gasses are present in fuels we use on a daily basis and come from waste we have throughout the earth. Results of the Greenhouse Gas Affect leads to a warmer surface causing glaciers to melt and ice caps to evaporate. Further results cause sea levels to rise and the symbiotic relationship we have with the planet is disrupted. An increase in droughts, flooding, extreme temperatures, tornadoes, and other storms have all been attributed to the Greenhouse Gas Affect.


Often, independent studies provide the most up to date and adequate information as they are not devoted to a specific idea, but merely seeking ultimate truth. According to the CDP, the primary culprit in climate change can be attributed to the use of fossil fuels. Fossil fuel producers such as Shell, BHP Billiton, Gazprom, and ExxonMobile contribute 71% of the overall greenhouse gas emissions each year.

Naturally, this determination makes sense. We use fossil fuels to power a variety of different essentials from cars to industrial equipment. Even with measures in place to alleviate various attributes of pollution that attributes to climate change, without addressing this monumental concern, we will not be able to move forward reducing the affects.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

According to the IPCC, again, human activity is to blame for the increase in greenhouse gasses and overall warming of the planet. According to their study, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased to 414 parts per million. 150 years ago, the numbers were 280 parts per million. Greenhouse gasses are to blame with a 95% probability of findings according to the IPCC.

Government Climate Change Initiatives

How Can Humanity Fix the Climate Change Problem?

Climate change is a global issue, but like most global concerns, it takes a tremendous number of average people working on a personal level to make a difference. It is up to all of us to ensure our day to day lives are devoted to helping and not hurting the environment. The initial step in the right direction, according to environmental scientists and climate change experts, Katharine Hayhoe is to talk about climate change.

Nothing can be accomplished if people are unaware of the problem. Today, thankfully, climate change is being talked about in mainstream media and in communities throughout the world. The response has been positive from communities across the globe, but we have a long way to go. We must find ways to reduce greenhouse gasses plaguing our atmosphere and reinvigorate the earth by planting more green spaces from large cities to small towns. Plants clean the air and the more we cut down, the dirtier the atmosphere becomes.

What About Coastal Countries?

Coastal areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change. As the earth grows warner, sea levels rise and can lead to flooding and erosion in areas that are not used to those dramatic changes. Many Caribbean nations are noticing a vast change in their everyday lives due to climate change, but thankfully, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center is working to prepare vulnerability and adaption assessments throughout the region. This will enhance response and assist in adapting to growing climate change concerns while providing preventive solutions to the most vulnerable areas.

Coastal Climate Change

Discussions about climate change are essential and thanks to adaptive programs further enhancing the personal reach of many, we can begin to discover new ways to help slow down climate changes that are drastically affecting our world. With government agencies, such as those in Caribbean nations, change can happen by bringing awareness to the rest of the world. Climate change is here and happening faster than ever before. Combining the efforts of government agencies and average, caring citizens is the way we will combat and help slow down climate change.

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