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Is climate change real? Show more Show less

It is the topic of our times, with changing weather around the world. Is the climate actually changing or are these global warming signals misunderstood and misattributed to natural cycles. Can we know if climate change real? Or is climate change a conspiracy of the left?

No, climate change is not real Show more Show less

The data on global warming is unclear, and there are a lot of special interests pushing the idea of climate change for their own gain. Climate change is not really happening.
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The earth goes through natural cycles of warming and cooling

The earth has been hotter and cooler in the past. These are natural cycles that we shouldn't worry about.
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Context

The Argument

Seasons exist all over the globe. The weather naturally changes according to them. Warmer places closer to the equator have dry and wet seasons, while places farther from the equator go from hot to cold and back again. It’s a normal part of life. During the 1970’s, scientists believed the earth would form a new ice age because of pollution cooling carbon dioxide, but it proved to be false.[1] The earth warming is a natural part of the planet's cycle, and talk of climate change is simply people being overdramatic about this.

Counter arguments

While it’s true that the earth has seasons that include regular temperature changes, temperature isn’t the only thing that climate change affects. Extreme warmth is affecting the Arctic and forcing animals to migrate into human populated territories.[2]

Framing

Premises

[P1] Temperature change is a normal part of seasonal change. [P2] Scientists believed that the earth was dramatically cooling in the 1970’s but it was proven false.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P1] Although temperature change is a normal part of changing seasons, there are different signs of climate change.

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Further Reading

References

  1. https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11643-climate-myths-they-predicted-global-cooling-in-the-1970s/
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/sea-ice-thats-moving-means-polar-bears-must-walk-more-and-eat-more/2017/06/12/033b97ac-4c8e-11e7-bc1b-fddbd8359dee_story.html

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