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Topic:Global Warming

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Scientists believe that the current warming of the planet is because of human activity because science has been politicized to a large extent, which has in turn led to economic changes. Scientists point to the use of fossil fuels as an explanation for periods of climate warming; this attention allowed the carbon credit system to be put into place, where carbon credits are bought and sold by companies to ensure a tighter regulation of the use of fossil fuels (Kenton, 2020).

While technically one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gases is cows and the methane they release (Lemonick, 2017), humans are still responsible for the agriculture and farming industries. Still, most science media puts the blame on fossil fuels—the carbon dioxide coming out of internal combustion engine cars and coal-burning factories. It is the reason Elon Musk’s Tesla, Inc., has attracted such a following. They believe that Musk is leading the transition to sustainable culture. But the reality is not exactly all these people are making it out to be. Musk’s cars still rely a great deal on petroleum for parts and the energy they consume comes from fossil fuels—it just so happens to be stored in a battery. But that is not even the point. The point is that cows contribute more pollution to the atmosphere than do humans. In fact, as Lemonick (2017) points out, “carbon dioxide usually gets the blame for global warming, but methane is about 85 times more powerful when it comes to trapping heat.”

However, it is not even really clear that the global warming is occurring. If one cherry picks the data over a certain number of years, a chart can be made to look like the earth is warming. But as Mish (2019) shows scientists who look at heatwaves increasing since 1960, arctic ice declining since 1979, wildfires increasing since 1983, and sea levels rising since 1920 are all cherry picking their data. If one goes back all the way to 1900, one sees that today’s heat waves are well below where they were in the first half of the 20th century. So rather than rising the trend is actually sloping downward over the past century. Wildfires, too, are far below the thirty year trend that occurred between 196 and 1946 (Mish, 2019). And the same is true with sea ice. Prior to 1975, sea ice…

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Kenton, W. (2020). Carbon credit. Retrieved from

Lemonick, S. (2017). Scientists underestimated how bad cow farts are. Retrieved from

Mish, M. (2019). Global warming fraud exposed in pictures. Retrieved from

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