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Global warming myths and facts

September 7, 2007
This addresses the arguments of denialists with provable facts. Each myth and fact is expanded upon in the article. I didn’t have room to clip the whole thing.
clipped from www.environmentaldefense.org

MYTH: The science of global warming is too uncertain to act on.

FACT: There is no debate among scientists about the basic facts of global warming.

MYTH: Even if global warming is a problem, addressing it will hurt American industry and workers.

FACT: A well designed trading program will harness American ingenuity to decrease heat-trapping pollution cost-effectively, jumpstarting a new carbon economy.

MYTH: Water vapor is the most important, abundant greenhouse gas. So if we’re going to control a greenhouse gas, why don’t we control it instead of carbon dioxide (CO2)?

FACT: Although water vapor traps more heat than CO2, because of the relationships among CO2, water vapor and climate, to fight global warming nations must focus on controlling CO2.

MYTH: Global warming and extra CO2 will actually be beneficial — they reduce cold-related deaths and stimulate crop growth.

FACT: Any beneficial effects will be far outweighed by damage and disruption.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. dan permalink
    March 13, 2008 12:50 am

    Funny how you show no facts just stat that the myth is worng. Will you please explain why Astronomers have noted in 1998 that Triton, Neptune’s largest moon, seemed to have heated up significantly since it was visited by the Explorer space probe in 1989. In 2002 it was reported that the temperature on Pluto had risen by two degrees Celsius in 14 years. In 2005 NASA confirmed that the CO2 ‘ice caps’ near Mars’ South Pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row. Yet on earth Global warming is man made?

  2. Joe permalink
    June 17, 2008 10:25 am

    I totally agree with Dan. You are not stating facts merely making the ‘myths’ redundant. Show us some proof that global warming is a man made problem, graphs? tables? etc. Records show that the global temperature has dropped .13 degrees in the past fifteen years. There are also records of global temperature increases millions of years ago. you need to show us proof that global warming is a threat and man made if you expect a response.

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