Climate change, also known by many as global warming is considered a more modern phenomenon that is a result of the lifestyle we lead today.
The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States is perhaps the most active established organization in the fight against global warming. but what is global warming and how does it affect us now and more importantly, how will if effect our children and grand children and our planet far into the future?
According to Wikipedia, Climate change “ is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as “global warming“. -source, wikipedia.
The Environmental Protection Agency is active in not only tracking the changes in the weather over periods of time but they are also very much involved in making government regulations to help control the impact that we as human beings have on the environment.
The EPA believes that the emissions from vehicles, factories, and power plants have an impact on global warming and that it is our modern way of life style, which spews chemicals and gas emissions into the air that could be causing the phenomen referred to as Global warming.
The EPA seeks not only to prove this theory, that we as humans could significantly effect the temperature of the earth over time and thus negatively impact the environments and natural habitats of thousands of creatures on the earth.
The theory is that this impact could cause many negative effects to the creatures upon the earth even to cause extinction and the melting of ice caps and the warming of oceans.
Weather this theory is true or not of course has yet to be proven but the EPA will not wait to prove this theory, they are actively engaged in protecting our environment from factories, power plants, and other sources of human produced pollutants that they believe could negatively impact climate change in the future.
The Environmental Protection Agency not only seeks to regulate and reduce the pollutants that could cause global warming but they also seek to help different regions around the country to adapt to the impact that climate change will have on the different regions.