Global warming is treated as fact by the media, in schools and in every day life and it also treated as fact that humanbeings are responsible. Does this fit with scientific understanding? Watch the video below to find out.
Global Warming - Fact or Myth?
The video above tackles issues such as:
- Carbon dioxide is strongly correlated with global temperatures, but correlation does not imply causation, particularly when there is an 800 year lag in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmostphere AFTER a change in temperature.
- Fears of a big freeze in the 1970's and how global warming first came about.
- The devastating effects restricting developing nations from using oil and coal has upon their development.
One flaw in the argument presented in the video is that the number of sun spots has been steadily declining in the first decade of the 21st century, whereas the temperature continued to rise in the first decade. Clearly the global temperature is a more complicated matter than simply the sun spots, however it is also a more complicated matter than CO2!