Global warming is defined as "A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants." To the left is a graph showing the change in the average temperature of the earth since 1880. Click on it to enlarge it. The graph shows a 0.8°C increase in the earth's average temperature since 1880. Overall, the average temperature of the Earth has not increased that much since 1880, not even a full degree Centigrade. However, this does not mean that LOCAL warming is not happening. Just look at the polar ice caps and the rain forests.
I am going to show you three cartoons on global warming and explain them to you. First is on the left. This cartoon shows a guy skating on top of ice that is cracking. It is a fairly simple cartoon to understand. The guy represents humans, and the thin ice represents the danger that we are in from climate change. If we don't do something to stop it, the ice will melt, there will be lots of floods and other climate problems will happen until the earth is uninhabitable.
This cartoon is a little harder to understand. It shoes a teacher shoving cow poop into a kid's head, labelling the bull as the cause of global warming. What the cartoon is saying is that cows aren't to blame for climate change, we are. It is emphasizing that to say that cows are the biggest causes of global warming is bull ----. (Sorry, that's what it's saying)
This cartoon is a good example to explain that global warming is not happening; climate change is. Although the average global temperature has stayed within one degree centigrade for over 120 years, that doesn't mean that it hasn't had temperatures drop in certain areas of the world, and rise in others. We need to stop trying to fix nonexistent global warming, and work on fixing climate change. I know, you think its just a title, but what's happening can't be labelled "global warming" because the globe isn't warming.
Hey, Luke T here. Found out that I was supposed to be blogging about the weather for my Science a week before it ended. Yeah. My fault though, didn't even start work on the course till I was supposed to be three months through it. Ooopsy.