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Humans Cause Global Warming: Healthy Diet Could Help Lessen It

Mar 13, 2017 08:57 AM EDT

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The gas-powered Valley Generating Station is seen in the San Fernando Valley on March 10, 2017 in Sun Valley, California.
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Many scientists and other climate enthusiasts have been saying that it is the human race's fault that our planet is at this rate. All the CO2s and other greenhouse gasses are from the industrialization that the people caused. However, the people are also the solution to these problems.

"It is extremely likely [defined as 95-100% certainty] that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic [human-caused] increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and other anthropogenic forcing together," stated the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report in 2013.

There were also studies that say there is 99.99 percent that it is the humans' fault as to why our planet is getting warmer. The natural causes are actually cooling the Earth, reported Futurism. Even though there is a clear evidence of it, there are still many people who do not believe. 43 percent of people in the U.K., 49 percent of Germans, 34 percent of Norwegians, and 55 percent of the French believe that climate change is mostly or completely caused by humans. Perhaps, people will only believe when they are directly affected but that might happen in the next coming years.

Meanwhile, a study has stated that a little difference in peoples' diet can have a positive effect on climate change. The UC Santa Barbara researchers have studied the possible effects of healthier model diets for the United States, where the results were published in the journal "Climatic Change", Science Daily stated.

It is the very first time that a team of researchers has studied this. It has always been the effects of global warming or climate change to the people's health and not the other way around, said study director David Cleveland, a research professor in UCSB's environmental studies program and geography department.

The food system contributes the largest greenhouse gas emissions and the poor diet of the Americans also contributes to the climate change. The scientists have found out that food has a really large impact on the environment as everything is from there. A little change would also largely impact the environment positively.

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