SCIENTIFIC PROOFS AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING

 

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Claims related to global warming have drawn mixed reactions from environmentalists, politicians, and other scientists. A number of questions have been raised concerning the occurrence, causes, effects, and strategies of curbing global warming. Over the last few decades, global surface temperatures and solar radiation have intensified. This has strongly been linked to greenhouse gases emissions that are human-induced. However, some scientific bodies hold non-committal standings in relation to such perspectives. Groups of scientists have disputed the earlier scientific facts and proofs about climate change. They have tabled scientific evidences to dismiss earlier claims linking global warming to human activities as groundless.

In their counter-arguments against the contribution of human activities to global warming, some scientists have claimed that no climate change has occurred since 1997. From their findings, the earth’s temperature has essentially remained constant over the last 17 years. According to this group of scientists, the rise in global temperature only lasted for 22 years following the upswings that occurred from 1940 to 1975.[1] Thereafter, there has never been any significant rise in temperature, and 17 years down the line, temperature has remained stable. The pause in temperature change for nearly two decades raises questions about the accuracy of the facts given by the other environmentalists regarding global warming.

Environmental activists and organizations behind global warming only rely on the melting of Arctic icebergs as the primary proof for climate change. These groups of environmental conservatives and activists predicted that the entire Arctic ice cups would be no more by 2000. To their disappointment, only 50 percent of the Arctic ice had melted as at December, 2013.[2] This is an indication that global warming is not as rapid as earlier feared. A contrary opinion presented by the scientists dismissed environmentalists’ view by arguing that if the increase in temperature were relatively high, then at least 80 percent of the Arctic glaciers should have liquefied by now.

In his argument against global warming, Singer stated that the rise in the earth’s temperature since 1967 has hardly hit one-half degrees Celsius.[3] This insignificant rise of surface temperature in nearly fifty years is attributed to urbanization. City structures and pavements give off and absorb more heat compared to fields and natural forests. The warming of the earth’s surface is also attributed to solar radiation that occurs continuously. This perspective is supported by other authors who assert sun rays remain responsible for over half of surfaces warming.[4] Although glaciers and ice in Greenland have been melting over the last three decades, the contrary is taking place in Antarctica and Canada. Large ice shelves covering Canada and other Antarctica regions are even becoming thicker.[5] This is a sign that claims about the existence of global warming only draw evidence from regional processes caused by solar radiations and conventional heat from the earth’s surface.

Although environmentalists argue that human activities contribute to climate change, there are limited scientific proofs to support this phenomenon. Opponents of this claim believe that global warming is a theoretical concept that is politically and environmentally created with the objective of diverting public’s attention from real socio-economic issues. Environmental and climate activists are blamed for the creation of this imaginary process that has no significant correlation to human activities. Notably, these claims have failed to explain differences in temperatures and cooling of icebergs in the Antarctica and other polar regions.

Bibliography

Hulme, MikeWhy We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Landse, Christopher, and Kraff John. “How much Skill was there in Forecasting the Very Strong 1997-1998 El Nino?” Bulleting of the American Meteorological Society, No.9, 2000.

Robinson, Arthur. Science Has Spoken: Global Warming is a Myth. New York: Dow Jones & Company, 2012.

Singer, Fred. Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate. Oakland California: Independent Institute, 2013

[1]. Landse, Christopher, and Kraff John. “How much Skill was there in Forecasting the Very Strong 1997-1998 El Nino?” (Bulleting of the American Meteorological Society, 2000), 56-57.

[2] Singer, Fred. Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate (Oakland California: Independent Institute, 1998), 34.

[3]. Hulme, Mike. Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009), 143.

  1. Ibid., 178.
  2. Robinson, Arthur. Science Has Spoken: Global Warming is a Myth(New York: Dow Jones & Company, 1997), 76.