Saving Our World–Chapter Nineteen–Is Climate Change a Hoax?


10 Reasons To Prove That Climate Change is a Hoax

10 Reasons To Prove That Climate Change is a Hoax

It was Al Gore who began the fuss over climate change and global warming a few years ago. In 2014, it was predicted that we would start to see some of the effects of the wagon. Some said that it would be the hottest year that we have ever had, but the fact of the matter is, it was not. What are the dangers that come with global warming? What makes this such a concern for so many people?

-Global warming threatens to take away jobs as well as money

-People are not as cautious when cold weather rolls in, thinking that it is not actually as cold as what it is.

Global warming threatened various animals and oceans as well as plant life

-Global warming may have negative effects on mountains and other natural sources

-Global warming is certainly nothing that we want to play around with. There are many risks that come with it. But the fact of the matter is that global warming is probably not something that you should be at all concerned about.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 reasons why all of the talks you are hearing of climate change is nothing more than a huge hoax. After you read this information, you can decide for yourself whether you believe the hype or if you agree with most others and say that it is nothing more than a big hoax.

Climate change does not respect border; it does not respect who you are – rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges,’ which require global solidarity.
~ Ban Ki-moon

Reason 1. Ice Records

If global warming were occurring we would see less ice forming than we have seen in previous years. In 2014, there were several temperature records set. One of those was the amount of ice recorded in Antarctica. Furthermore, Lake Superior was frozen solid for most of the year. In fact, there were only three months out of the 12 where there was no ice on the lake. These are just some of the examples of record ice that you should consider when thinking about global warming and whether or not it is something that you should worry about.

Reason 2. Cold Temperatures

So much for the predictions of the hottest temperatures, we would ever experience. There were many many cold temperature records broken in 2014. And, don’t forget the “Polar Vortex” which also occurred during that year.

Reason 3. Record Levels of Snow

There was snow seen in many areas of the world. And, in many of these places, record amounts of snowfall were recorded. How could we possibly be increasing in global warming when it is still snowing so much in so many different places of the world, with even records being set?

Reason 4. It is good for the Bears

If global warming were occurring, many animals would suffer. One type of animal that would greatly suffer would be the polar bear. Polar bears do not appear to be in any immediate type of danger, however, and are still doing well in their natural habitats.

Reason 5. Rising Oceans

The oceans are not rising as Al Gore predicted to us. He told us that in 2010 there would be a rise in the ocean by about 20 foot. So far, so good, however, and the sea levels are still pretty normal and staying about where they should be.

Reason 6. Moose are Thriving

People made many speculations when, several years back, a decrease in the number of moose in Minnesota dropped significantly. However, a study was conducted and it was then determined that it has nothing to do with global warming, but instead, wolves making meals of the big mammals.

Reason 7. Scientists are not falling for the Hype

If there was a problem with global warming, you are sure to hear about it from scientists around the world. There would be far greater talk than what we have heard thus far. But, the fact remains that scientists are not all worried about global warming or these claims. According to many reports, only about 1% of all scientists believe that there is a problem with the temperature on the earth. The other 99% say that just the opposite of global warming is true.

Reason 8. Carbon Sinks are around

Carbon sinks help remove some of the carbon dioxide from the air. Considering that man produces a great amount of CO2 on a yearly basis, these sinks are still taking care of the problem. NASA measured the CO2 levels around the world and learned that most of the problems come from China, South American, and African rainforests.

The political debate over climate change may be exacerbating declines in public confidence in the scientific evidence. One U.S. poll found that 57% of respondents answered yes to “Do you think that global warming is happening?” in 2010 …

Reason 9. Long History of no Global Warming

The records are out there for you to look at. A quick internet search will provide you with plenty of useful information and great insight. When you do your research you will learn that there have been plenty of years warmer than what was experienced in 2014. You will also learn that there have not been any reports of global warming in over 18 years. That is a long time!

Reason 10. NASA says so

Sure, Al Gore is a smart man, as are the others who stand behind him in his claims of global warming. But NASA is the big daddy, the trusted source of research and information. And, according to NASA, there is nothing for us to worry about as far as global warming is concerned. There are still many ice sheets being produced, thus there is no major cause for concern. NASA has conducted several studies since the claims of global warming began, and they have always well-substantiated reasons why it is not occurring and nothing for us to worry about.

Are there more reasons why it is a Hoax?

We have listed 10 of the biggest reasons why you can rest assured that global warming is not a problem that you have to worry about. All of the evidence is out there for you to see if you so desire to look at the information. And while these are some of the most important factors that global warming is a hoax, there are still more factors that back this up. Let’s take a look at some of those factors that continue to substantiate the fact that global warming is nothing more than a hoax.

-In September 2015, there was a brilliant lunar eclipse that many were lucky enough to witness. When they looked at the eclipse, they saw that it was darker than usual. This is a sign that global cooling, not global warming is occurring.

-In St. John’s Newfoundland, winter came very early for many residents. This is yet another sign that global warming is nothing that we have to worry about just yet.

-Three towns in Kentucky set record cold temperatures during the 2014 year. Those towns were Louisville, Frankfort and Bowling Green.

Final Thoughts

Stop and think about this for a moment: Al Gore, and some of those following behind, are paid to make statements that they have made. It is safe to say that this is a nice chunk of change they are being paid. If someone stands to profit from making a claim, don’t you think they are going to make those claims as well as stand behind them? It is vital that you always consider the source of information as well as any reasons they might have to gain from saying these things.

The truth of the matter is clear: we do not have anything to worry about as far as climate changes and global warming is concerned, at least as of now. The statistics speak for themselves. While anyone can make a claim, no one can dispute the cold, hard evinced that is there for anyone and everyone to see.

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A Closer Look at Climate Change Skepticism

Debate over climate change is nothing new. Scientists have been arguing about whether greenhouse gases released by human activity might change the climate since the late nineteenth century, when Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius first proposed that industrial emissions might cause global warming.1 Fueled by partisan bickering, this dispute now is more bellicose than ever.

Skeptics in the media (typically conservatives) deride global warming as a monumental hoax, while those who believe in the evidence for human-induced climate change (typically liberals) accuse the skeptics of being industry-funded hacks. Meanwhile, efforts to impose cuts on greenhouse gas emissions are failing to get off the ground. Global leaders attending the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Conference in December 2009 were unable to negotiate a binding agreement on how to reduce these emissions.2 And despite President Obama’s campaign pledge to make climate change a priority for his administration, bills aimed at transforming U.S. energy policy are stuck in Congress.

But a closer look reveals that what conservative bloggers, pundits, and politicians say about climate change isn’t reflected by what even the more skeptical scientists actually believe. Indeed, scientist-skeptics no longer deny that global warming is actually happening, according to Stefan Rahmstorf, a professor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Instead, they have shifted their attention to attribution—meaning what’s causing the warming to occur—and whether mandated cuts in greenhouse gases can ever reverse it or should even try.

Popular Polarity
Claire Parkinson, a climatologist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Goddard Space Flight Center, claims many scientists who don’t buy into the “mainstream” position on climate change—crystallized by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its view that greenhouse gases are chiefly responsible for what it predicts could be a catastrophic warming of the planet3—are reluctant to voice their opinions. “It’s gotten so polarized that scientists who go against the mainstream worry they’ll be treated poorly in the press,” she says. “People will just say, ‘Oh, they’ve been bought off by the oil industry,’ but that’s not always true.”

Ideally, one would like to compare skeptical and mainstream views purely on the basis of science, divorced from political ideology or industry interference. But that’s not always easy, given that scientist-skeptics who do take a public stand often have ties to industry and conservative ideology. For instance, Patrick Michaels, a climatologist who writes skeptical books about global warming, is a visiting scientist at the George C. Marshall Institute, a nonprofit organization sustained in part by oil and gas companies. He also is a fellow at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, DC. S. Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist whom many consider to be the godfather of climate change denial, also is linked to numerous conservative and industry organizations.

In 2009 the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee published a report4 listing more than 7005 scientist-skeptics expressing a spectrum of dissenting views, many questioning the role of anthropogenic emissions in climate change, although a few are quoted denying climate change altogether. James Inhofe (R–OK), ranking minority member of the committee that produced the report, represents the extreme right wing of his party and has received nearly a million dollars in donations from oil and coal companies since 2000.6

The list was compiled by Inhofe’s staff without prior consent by the scientists themselves; Parkinson says some have requested to be taken off the list. Moreover, only 15% of the scientists listed had published in the refereed literature on subjects related to climate science.7 Precisely how these individuals line up with respect to their own political views and funding isn’t disclosed in the report and therefore can’t be easily discerned.

In her new book Coming Climate Crisis?,8 Parkinson argues that industry funding and climate skepticism aren’t necessarily related, however. Those critical of industry funding, she writes, “seem to be claiming that the oil industry wants only one line of results and that the funded scientists are no longer objective.” That’s not always a fair charge, Parkinson points out, especially since some mainstream scientists also take industry funding without comparable criticism. Still, Parkinson warns that all scientists “run a risk when they accept private or corporate funding, especially if the funder is perceived—rightly or wrongly—as seeking results in only one direction.”

Degrees of Dissent
Parkinson, who says she has never taken money from the fossil fuel industry, says she respects skeptical viewpoints but leans more toward the mainstream view. Given her analysis of the data, she concludes the Earth has, in general, warmed since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and that greenhouse gas emissions are at least partly to blame. Virtually all scientists agree with at least the first of those conclusions, she says—even the skeptics.

Roger Pielke Sr., a meteorologist and senior research scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder—who is often associated with the skeptical side of the climate debate but prefers to be called a “climate realist”—agrees. Like Parkinson, Pielke identifies himself as a political independent who doesn’t take funding from the fossil fuel industry. In his view, those who frame the climate change debate as one that pits the IPCC against those who don’t believe global warming is real or that humans have anything to do with it are wrong on both counts. Global warming is happening, he says, and it can’t be explained entirely by natural forces.

Even Michaels concurs. “Of course there’s a warming trend,” he says. “All you have to do is connect the dots. And I can point you to five truly independent papers in world-class journals—not the crackpot stuff you see in unreferenced websites—that must lead you to conclude that slightly less than half of global warming is due to carbon dioxide.”

Mainstream scientists put the blame for climate change almost entirely on greenhouse gases, but scientist-skeptics differ widely in terms of their alternative explanations. Some, such as Tim Patterson, a paleoclimatologist at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, emphasize natural “forcings” on the climate, especially solar cycles that affect how much radiation strikes the earth. Others cite man-made influences including industrial emissions of black soot, which warms the air by absorbing sunlight. Still others propose that multiple factors—black soot, land use changes, and more—compound the effects of greenhouse gases on global and regional climate.

Yet acknowledging so many possible causes of climate change leaves policymakers without any obvious solutions. And whereas mainstream scientists believe reducing greenhouse emissions is the key, skeptics aren’t unified around any alternate strategy. However, at least one—Pielke—supports a modest, politically acceptable carbon tax to fund alternative energy research.9

Economic Implications
The scientific debates on climate change have massive economic implications, which explains why a disagreement that would ordinarily be worked out in the peer-reviewed literature has created such a polarized social divide. Attempts to reverse climate change could inflict enormous costs on industries that will fight to the death for their survival.10

Bjørn Lomborg, a Danish writer and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist,11 argues that if imposed today, efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 (one goal of the Obama administration) would cost trillions of dollars and inflict more pain than climate change itself. Not surprisingly, governments won’t agree to those costs, he says, which is why international meetings like the Copenhagen conference fail every time they’re held.

“One of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome,” Lomborg says. “At some point, you have to ask yourself if you need a different approach.”

Lomborg agrees with the IPCC’s view that greenhouse gases account for most of the temperature increases of the last 100 years,3 but he rejects mandating emissions cuts now. Those cuts, he says, would have to be made using green technologies that aren’t yet cost-effective. Moreover, $1 invested now would save only 2¢ in future climate change damage.12 Instead, Lomborg advocates for massive investments in green technology—citing research by McGill University’s Chris Green,13 he says this could produce more cost-effective emission reductions later, with $1 invested saving around $11 in future climate change damage.

Snowball Effect
Unfortunately, these nuances get lost in the extreme rhetoric on climate change playing out in the mass media. Instead of engaging in cool-headed discussions, some mainstream sympathizers attack anyone who disagrees with the IPCC, while conservatives cherry-pick isolated events and statements to undermine the evidence for global warming.

That was plainly evident late last year, when scientists discovered the IPCC had erroneously stated that all 15,000 Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035, which is implausible under even the worst climate scenarios, according to Jeffrey Kargel, the glaciologist at the University of Arizona who first noticed the error. That error was ultimately found to be a clerical mistake (the correct year was supposed to be 2350, Kargel says) appearing first in New Scientist magazine,14 then in a World Wildlife Fund brochure,15 and finally in the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report,3 released in 2007.

The media response was nothing short of extraordinary. Every major newspaper in the world reported the error, which dealt a blow to the IPCC’s reputation. Kargel says that’s unfortunate. “This was a very embarrassing, grossly erroneous paragraph in an encyclopedic document,” he wrote in a 22 January 2010 response to an article in The Economist.16 “The IPCC Fourth Assessment is 99.9% correct, as far as science knows . . . and almost all media reporting in the last week is not about that 99.9%; it’s about the 0.1%.” Yet the incident also highlighted the fact that the Fourth Assessment had based this particular conclusion at least in part on “gray literature”—non-peer-reviewed or nonpublished sources.

The IPCC suffered yet another embarrassment when nearly 1,000 hacked e-mails originating from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in Norwich, UK, went viral on the Internet. The CRU is one of the IPCC’s main suppliers of trend data on global temperatures. Several exchanges between CRU director Phil Jones and other scientists suggested they were trying to block dissenting evidence from the peer-reviewed literature. During the resulting furor, dubbed “Climategate,” Jones stepped down temporarily from his position as CRU director but was reinstated in July 2010. Skeptical media have since voiced the view that just a few influential scientists control the IPCC and squelch dissenting views.

The Viewing Public: Caught in the Crossfire
These events may be exacerbating declines in public confidence about the evidence for climate change. A 2010 poll by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies found that 57% of respondents answered yes to “Do you think that global warming is happening?” compared with 71% in 2008.17 Similar results were obtained in Great Britain by Nicholas Pidgeon, a professor at Cardiff University. Pidgeon found the number of British respondents who answered yes to the question “As far as you know, do you personally think the world’s climate is changing, or not?” dropped from 91% in 2005 to 78% in 2010.18

Pidgeon blames the decline on a number of factors, including “issue fatigue” and a financial crisis that for many has become a bigger worry. “But climate-skeptic agendas [within politics] are also becoming more prominent,” he says. “You have a lot of groups and individuals engaging in long-standing attempts to highlight uncertainties in the science.”

Because scientists are faced with the unenviable task of informing policy decisions on climate change, Parkinson advises caution in how they communicate with the media. “Scientists might get flustered and say things they could have said better with a little more forethought,” she says. “You hear exaggerations like ‘once sea ice retreats, it can’t come back,’ which is absurd. Of course ice can come back. Or you might hear a scientist say ‘all glaciers are retreating,’ which is, of course, false—many are retreating, but some aren’t. As soon as you make an ‘all-or-none’ statement like that, you open yourself up to an attack from someone on the other side, and then you’re trying to defend your credibility.”

Those who frame the climate change debate as one that pits the IPCC against those who don’t believe global warming is real or that humans have anything to do with it are wrong on both counts, according to Roger Pielke Sr. Global warming is happening, …

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