There’s a lot of misinformation about climate change and movements set out to willfully disrupt progress in combating climate change because of it. I’m not a scientist but I’ve followed this topic for many years and have compiled a list answering some of the must ardent objections.
Polar ice caps aren’t melting and sea levels are not rising?
No, the polar ice caps are melting causing sea levels to rise. To understand this it’s important to note the differences between polar ice: sea ice and land ice.
Antarctic sea ice extent is increasing.
Antarctic land ice mass is decreasing, a 30 billion ton decrease through 2003-2008.
Arctic sea ice extent is pretty much staying consistent.
Arctic land ice mass is decreasing, 13.2% per decade.
But its cold where I live?
Weather and climate change are completely separate sciences.
What is the ideal temperature for the earth?
The Earth doesn’t care what temperature it is… A better question might be: “What is the optimum temperature for life on Earth?”.
The problem with climate change is that humans are burning more fossil fuels than nature does, which are especially dangerous for sea life since it causes the oceans to become more acidic. The rises in sea levels and c02 could have a positive effect on plant life but may severely damage our agriculture and cultivation, and eventually our health.
Rises in C02 are NOT human-caused!
Here is a graph from NASA showing the rise in global temperature from 1884 -2016. https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/