1. Myth: Global warming causes droughts
Fact: Scientific research shows conflicting reports. If global warming and greenhouse effect really occur, there should be more moisture in the air, not less.
2. Myth: Global warming will eventually make the earth uninhabitable
Fact: While no one can predict future events, and species have become extinct over time, the fact that the world will cook us to death renders no evidence or support from scientific facts.
3. Myth: Seasons are getting shorter
Fact: Seasons like spring are crucial in planting venues around the world. According to most recent almanacs, summer, spring, winter, and fall are still arriving on time as they have in the past.
4. Myth: The food chain is being disrupted
Fact: With climate change, scientists argue the disruption will cause a huge gash in the animal world. So far, no rupture has resulted or caused a kink in the animal food chain.
5. Myth: Quality of life will diminish:
Fact: Climate change has been happening since the dawning of time. People learn how to adjust, adapt, and rethink. With renewable energy being tapped into, not only is our quality of life improving, but so are our resources.
6. Myth: 97% of the scientific community believe global warming is real and man causing
Fact: This number is dramatically exaggerated. Depending on who and where you get your research, anyone can come up with a number to support their cause. According to studies and surveys given, no number can accurately depict the scientific community’s consensus.
7. Myth: Global warming is causing more severe weather
Fact: These natural occurring storms are part of our environment, and there’s no proof added carbon dioxide, methane, or nitrous oxide is the cause.
8. Myth: Global warming will cause a worldwide economic collapse
Fact: Whole countries have suffered severe economic collapses, without any help from climate change. While economic collapse effects all of us, a global economic collapse would have to include an all-encompassing war of some fashion.
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9. Myth: The sun’s rays reflecting off the earth cause global warming
Fact: Yes, the sun’s rays provide warmth and nourish plants and vegetation, but just because the heat bounces off the “blanket” of the atmosphere, there’s no scientific proof this is causing global warming. Studies conducted over the sun’s interaction with the climate have suggested that none of its recent behavior accounts for today’s shift.
10. Myth: Sea levels are rising
Fact: While some sea levels are rising, this doesn’t mean all sea levels are rising. Current research suggests only a 0.2% increase of sea level in recent years.
11. Myth: Carbon Dioxide is the major greenhouse gas
Fact: Carbon dioxide makes up one of the three percent of major gases contributed to greenhouse gases. Water vapor, Ozone, and N2O make up the rest of greenhouse gases. If there was a 100% increase of water vapor, it’d be the same as 3% of CO2. Therefore, greenhouses gases are comprised with a number of gases, not just carbon dioxide.
12. Myth: Glaciers are melting at an exceedingly fast rate-the Arctic will dissolve completely in a few centuries
Fact: While we do see glaciers melting in the Arctic, this does not mean the entire continent of Antarctica is doomed to end up in the ocean someday. It is estimated that the glaciers in Antarctica’s melting ratio is 2% higher than it has been in the past 1,000 years.
13. Myth: When the ozone ‘ hole shrinks, global warming gets reduced
Fact: The reality is totally different; there is no co-relation between global warming and the ozone hole.
14. It takes effort and money to go green
Fact: There are so many ways to go green that can even save you money. Using some of these eco-friendly products can reduce your carbon footprint and save some cash in the long run.
15. One person can’t make any difference
Fact: The fact is that if all households reduce their energy consumption by just 10% by making small changes in their home, that would be almost equivalent of taking some millions of cars off the road.