Anthropogenic Climate Change is a No-No

If we look at today’s meteorology technology and make a few observations, people will begin to wonder how on earth people get the assumption that the globe is going to continue to heat up. What I’m hearing many climate scientists say when it comes to global warming is “If we keep this up…” and phrases like that. They’re all talking about patterns. Based off of the movie An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore reffered to patterns that have been deduced from multiple models and graphs. But when there was a disturbance in the pattern, many climate scientists weighed the possibilities and came to the conclusion that this massive spike in CO2 and global temperatures were the fault of people.

Many people are talking about cars and coal plants producing all these green house gasses that are warming the air. However most cars contain a spark-ignition engine which emits exhaust gas. A study by Audi showed that only 14% of its emissions were CO2. That really isn’t much considering the whopping 71% of nitrogen it releases, which in fact is an essential part of life on Earth. According to David Biello, an author for Scientific American, when coal is burned, it releases sulfur dioxide which then form into little droplets of sulfuric acid. These droplets are called aerosols, which reflect sunlight away from Earth, cooling it down.

You can also look into the past for answers. Were people worrying about the harmful effects of CO2 which they created with their big, heavy-duty power plants back in the Industrial Age? This might possibly be because of the aerosols that coal plants released. This actually caused a cooling that worried people so much, that they reduced their aerosol output, heating the Earth once more. So using a bit of logic, the constant heating and cooling of the earth that we were doing before could have kept the equilibrium of the Earth’s temperature moderately in check.

And besides, “…new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years,” says Lee Hannon, a journalist for Science Daily. This data was retrieved from more than 30,000 stations around the world. This data was issued in late January so it considered as more current,  unlike An Inconvenient Truth which was released in 2006. When this data was released by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. Their data confirms that the warming trends ended in 1997.

The cold hard facts say it pretty clear: sure there might be global warming but anthropogenic it is not. Whatever major mechanisms that scientists have come up with have been disproven. David Biello wrote his article in 2011 and Hannon in 2012. As you can see, this data is more current news, and when it comes to earthly problems, people, and scientists, should rely more on facts when it comes to what is happening on the Earth now.


5 responses to “Anthropogenic Climate Change is a No-No”

  1. isabellat0017 says :

    CO2 is not the only greenhouse gas but it is one of the main ones that is causing this change. One of the other problems is that we are cutting down all the trees that used to get rid of most of the CO2.
    We have more than 1 billion cars on this earth, so if you multiply that by 14%…

  2. benb0017 says :

    I find your argument quite fascinating, but one thing you neglected to say was that while aerosols help keep heat out, they also help keep in the atmosphere. So yes, aerosols can be a good thing at first, but then the heat keeps coming in and making the world hotter and hotter, and soon people will be regretting using aerosols

  3. austinh0017 says :

    You had a very interesting fact in your second paragraph about how aerosols cool down the earth and reflect sunlight away from us. Everyone always is talking about how the way to solve the problem is to reduce CO2 and be more environmentally friendly, but it is interesting to see that there might be other ways to solve the problem. I would also like to know that if the sun bounces of the aerosols and cools it down, could the earth potentially get to cold? How can we get that perfect mix?

    • omarim0017 says :

      Ok first, Isabella, I have a question for you: where did you get the 14% from in your cars example? And Ben, you make a good point. The cooling in the Industrial Age was shortened because people realized what they were doing and stopped, but I actually am not sure what the long term effects of aerosols are. That might be something good to look into.

    • kmlewis1234567890 says :

      Yes I also think it is interesting that people pretty much exclusively talk about reducing CO2 and don’t think that CO2 might be the sole cause of global warming.

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