How do we know what to trust?

To me, global warming is a conflict of who to trust. I watched both The Great Global Warming Swindle, and An Inconvenient truth, which both greatly contradicted each other. This puzzled me because I had no idea which site to trust. They both seemed credible and they both made good points, so how am I supposed to know which one is more superior? If you explore the internet for different views on global warming, you will get a countless amount of different answers and ideas on what global warming is. To make it worse, some of the climatologists disagree with the fact that anthropogenic climate change exists. My question is “How do we know what to trust” or rely on, and if nobody can validate their point, how do we know that it even exists?

I do know, however that Global warming is a huge issue that has been going on for a lot longer than we think. Global warming occurs everywhere on earth, however according to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth over the years global warming has increased greatly in the Arctic. Climatologists believe that the Arctic may be warming up more than the other parts of the world due to the results of the Albedo effect. The snow and ice that naturally cover the arctic are bright white, so they reflect up to 90% of the Earth’s sunlight. This reflecting process truly helps the earth and our ocean from overheating. As that ice melts because of the increased trapped greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, the ocean neighboring the arctic absorbs more heat, which melts the arctic even more. Here the cycle re-loops itself. We are the only ones who can stop this cycle. As humans, it is our job to take care of this planet. We need to do anything we can to stop this cycle of global warming.


One response to “How do we know what to trust?”

  1. adamw0017 says :

    Caroline, that was a great post and I have to say, I am also very confused. I have also been doing research on global warming and I have run into the same problem as you. I will find one fact that says one thing and then go to another website and find something that says something the exact opposite thing. However, I don’t believe that humans are causing global warming. There have been times before now that have been hotter. This was when there wasn’t a lot of human activity.

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