Global warming has been an ongoing topic of conversation and a political hot-button issue for years. Although alarmists claim fossil fuels and human impact are the primary causes of global warming, scientists believe there are natural contributors to the phenomenon as well.
The center of our solar system, the sun, may be one of the most important factors in climate change. The “greenhouse effect” (i.e. trapped hot air) does not warm the oceans, yet they are warming both on the surface and at deeper levels. The sun is the only source powerful enough to cause this trend. The earth’s proximity to the sun throughout the year supports the theory that the sun is a primary factor in global warming. Besides planet Earth, there is evidence that Mars and Pluto are both warming as well. It’s a logical assumption that whatever is warming the Earth is warming the other planets as well.
Cause and Effect
Global warming alarmists claim that a rise in carbon dioxide, notably emitted from burning fossil fuels, is the cause of a temperature increase. Scientific study shows that the opposite is true: Temperatures rise first and then the carbon dioxide levels increase. Temperature drives increases in CO2 levels, not the other way around. In fact, ice ages began during times of high carbon dioxide levels.
Water Vapor & Atmospheric Humidity
Scientific evidence indicates that levels of carbon dioxide are consistent around the globe. If CO2 is the gas that traps heat, there would be a consistency of temperature globally as well. However, that is not the case. The northern hemisphere is warming more than the southern hemisphere. Water vapor, instead, is the most significant greenhouse gas.
Atmospheric humidity is associated with water vapor, and charts showing atmospheric humidity and temperature are nearly identical. Additionally, water vapor absorbs the majority of rays across the infrared spectrum while carbon dioxide only absorbs three narrow bands that overlap with those being absorbed by water vapor.
Oceans and Volcanic Activity
Parts of Antarctic ice and the polar ice cap at the North Pole are shrinking. The cause is not rising air temperatures but rather rising ocean temperatures. As noted, air temperature can only alter the surface of the ocean. The sun is warming the oceans at deeper levels, and the combination of that deeper warming, along with subsurface volcanic activity, is contributing to melting at the poles.
Many scientists ascertain that we’re in a warming trend that occurs every 1,500 years. Climate physicist S. Fred Singer, in his book "Unstoppable Global Warming," states, “There is no ‘scientific consensus’ on impending climate disaster, as global warming alarmists often claim. Many scientists – though by no means all – agree that increased CO2 emissions could be dangerous. However, polls of climate-qualified scientists show that many doubt the scary predictions of the global computer models.”
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