I am so tired of the “global warming is a hoax” argument that many try to pass off as an educated opinion.
Somehow, a handful of companies making solar panels and wind turbines have convinced over 90 percent of scientists – along with the majority of humans – that our climate is changing, all in an effort to make money. Right. Boy, that’s some control they have over the climate if they can make it change so much! It would be amazing if anyone that that kind of control.
They don’t. So let’s stop even considering that they do.
Sometimes, rhetoric gets in the way of facts and that is often the case when discussing climate change. Instead of looking at scientific research papers, historic climate data, and any drastic effects that the changes are already having on our planet, deniers make up stories and “facts” to try to match their own misguided theories. But there are plenty of FACTS out there that are easy to understand that back up legitimate information about climate change and global warming. Let’s take a look at a few of the biggies:
There is scientific consensus on the basic global warming facts.
The major scientific agencies of the United States — including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — agree that climate change is occurring and that humans are contributing to it.
Human activities, such as burning coal and oil in power plants and cars, have poured excessive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and the natural world just can’t absorb it all.
The main gases contributing towards global warming are carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.
At least 279 species of plants and animals are already responding to global warming, migrating north to escape rising temperatures.
The frequency of heavy precipitation events has increased over most land areas – consistent with warming and increases of atmospheric water vapour.
The area covered by Arctic sea ice in winter has shrunk about 2.7% each decade since 1978, with even greater summertime reductions.
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