In order to fully understand the complex issue that is climate change, it is important look at the cause of the problem in the first place.The industrial revolution was a main cause of the ecosystem's destruction over the many years. The huge increase in fossil fuels during the 19th century caused devastation to the atmosphere. After the postwar period specifically, global emissions rose by 4 billion tons in just 16 years. Additionally, livestock contributes to global warming by releasing methane gas into the atmosphere. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is about 85 times stronger than CO2. This gas decreases air quality, reduces agricultural growth, and overall increases the rate at which global warming accelerates. Most importantly, climate change started because the lack of knowledge on the subject matter. Thus, change must come by the collective action of as many people as possible. People need to spread the word about the issue, and make it known that change is not out of our hands, rather completely within reach. It is only after this, that true change can come about.