Myths about Global Warming

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Myths about Global Warming

Global warming is the phenomenon of a rise in the average temperature of Earth and ocean. Here, we list some myths about global warming.

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Myths about Global Warming

Myth: Global temperatures are rising at a rapid rate. Reality: Observations made in the last three decades do not show any significant change in the long-term rate of increase in global temperatures.

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Myths about Global Warming

Myth: The amount of carbon dioxide has increased over the last 100 years, thereby leading to the greenhouse effect, which in turn has led to global warming. Reality: The level of carbon dioxide has indeed increased, but there is no proof that carbon dioxide is the main cause of global warming. The levels of CO2 increase as the temperature increases. 

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Myths about Global Warming

Myth: CO2 is a pollutant. Reality: CO2 is essential to life on earth. It is necessary for plant growth. Thus, it is not carbon dioxide that is polluting the atmosphere. 

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Myths about Global Warming

Myth: Global warming will cause more storms and other weather extremes. Reality: There is no statistical prove that supports this claim.

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Myths about Global Warming

Myth: Melting glaciers are a proof of global warming. Reality: Glaciers have been melting and growing since a long time. It is normal. A glacier's health is dependent on precipitation and temperature. 

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