Global warming is a myth and should not be feared. The theories behind global warming are filled with false claims and incorrect information. With all of the information it is hard to separate the truth from the lies. When the true facts are presented before you what is truth and what is fiction becomes clear. First, scientists have made claims on data that may be incorrect. Scientists claim some of their data from weather stations, but this data may be incorrect. “Temperature readings can vary a couple of degrees depending on whether they are next to a building, on a slope, in a valley, or on a hilltop” (Hollingsworth 2).
Also some key data comes from weather stations that have moved locations or had the environment around them change, which can affect the readings. On top of all this there is less warming in areas with less weather stations implying that there are a lot of small data errors that are magnified by a larger number of stations. Secondly, scientists claim data from computer models and other predictions that state things such as the levels of carbon dioxide or predicted temperature in the future, unfortunately these models may be wrong.
First the future is unpredictable; we cannot possibly predict natural events such as sunspots which greatly affect the climate. “In the mid-1970’s computer models told us we should prepare for global cooling. ” this statement obviously shows how wrong computer models can be . Also, these predictions have basis on current technologies such as how much carbon an individual factory or car produces, but these levels are constantly changing cars are becoming more fuel efficient and factories are being replaced with wind farms and other clean energy plants.
With the information that the predictions are based on changing how can the predictions themselves possibly be correct. On top of all of this, even the minor inaccurate data may be inconclusive. Nobody has ever proven that the small amount of climate change that has been observed is even caused by humans. The earth’s climate changes naturally by itself, without human interference “Greenland was named Greenland because its coasts used to be very green. ” . Obviously the earth has gone through rocesses of ice age and warming many times, similar to the hot period when the dinosaurs lived or the ice age when woolly mammoths and saber tooth tigers lived. The earth has been getting gradually cooler since the beginning of human history and only now is it beginning to warm again. Even if we did cause some degree of warming, we have only slightly sped up a natural process that would have occurred in a few years anyways. Another myth is that carbon dioxide is the main pollutant behind any temperature rise; the truth is that carbon dioxide has very little affect on the temperature compared to other factors.
Factors such as sunspots and clouds can greatly affect the temperature, much more than any of the green house gasses combined. Carbon dioxide is one of the last factors that should be considered because even if we doubled the total amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere the temperature would barley change even a few degrees not the apocalyptical huge changes we have been led to believe are coming. If we are truly worried about reducing greenhouse gasses we should consider reducing water vapor in the atmosphere or start dispersing clouds.