Climate change isn't just global warming, it's also a change in regional or global weather patterns. There are many other factors though that cause these world wide changes. People have been questioning whether humans are at fault for climate change or if the fears surrounding it are real at all.
Yes, humans are responsible for climate change
Humans are the main contributors to pollution and pollution is one of the biggest factors contributing to climate change.
CO2 emissions are a leading cause of climate change
CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions are a major contributor to global warming. This is because CO2 is a greenhouse gas and also what some natural resources, like wood or fossil fuel, give off when burned. These greenhouse gasses absorb heat from the sun and trap it in the atmosphere, heating the planet.
Other forms of pollution also cause climate change
It's not just CO2 that's affecting the planet; all forms of pollution impact the planets overall health and climate. Deforestation, trash dumping in the ocean, and more all contribute to climate change. The pollution and the efforts to counteract it are both because of humans.
Humans aren't responsible for climate change because its a natural occurring process. The planet has gone through many different climate changes over the millions of years its existed.
Climate change is a naturally occurring process that happens through history
This isn't the first time earth has experienced a global climate change and it won't be the last time. Climate change is a process that people seem to forget doesn't have to take millions of years but can happen much faster, sometimes instantaneously. Humans are just along for the ride.
Climate change takes time while natural disasters are immediate threats
Previous climate change takes millions of years to effect the planet. However, natural disasters can cause these changes almost instantaneously. Humans aren't responsible for the things Mother Nature has done to effect the planet.
Climate change is a lie that's been completely blown out of proportion.
Climate change is full of dramatic predictions that won't happen
Climate change is supposed to not only cause a change in temperature but a shift in how the planet functions. It's supposed to make living harder for all lifeforms and change the very topography of the planet. However, the changes seen are minor in comparison to the theories people have been given.