Global Warming: What’s The Fuss?
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Throughout the 2000’s, everyone has made a big deal out of climate change. “The planet is warming! We need to do something!” But how bad is it, really? And could we even do anything useful about it?
After careful consideration of both sides, I have come to a conclusion. The facts are overwhelming. But before we reach my conclusion, we must see why. There has always been three groups of people that study global warming. Groups one and two are mostly scientists. The third group is full of the politicians, environmentalists, the press, etc. Group one admits that recent climate change is caused by the burning of fossil fuels, and could hurt the climate. Group two is full of scientists that do not believe that the burning of fossil fuels is harming the earth. They are commonly known as skeptics. The third group is the alarmists.
Whenever you hear practically anything about climate change, it comes from the media. The media is never impartial, so any news that is heard from them has bias to it. Most of the press leans left (democratic). They take the facts from the scientists and blow it out of proportion. For example: from 1800 to 2000 the earth’s global temperature rose by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit. That is not significant enough for me to care, but the media makes me think that the climate has risen by 25 degrees and Antarctica will soon not exist. In order to fix this, the Paris Climate Pact has been enacted. It is estimated to cost $1-2 trillion every year. In the end it will cost $100,000,000,000,000 to reduce the temperature of the Earth of 0.3 degrees Fahrenheit. With that amount of money, we could get rid of poverty in Africa! I would feel much better about myself knowing I was paying more taxes for a worthwhile cause.
The alarmists cause people to believe that overpopulation and the human race are causing global warming. The answer does not lie in changing the way we live, until it becomes serious when we are already dead. Global warming is real, but it isn’t serious enough to waste trillions of dollars on it.
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