Global warming, a hoax or a waste of time?
Global warming is a popular topic in the media, but after evaluating I’ve concluded that I’m not sure if it’s true or false, but I am sure that stopping man-made CO2 emissions is a waste of time.
Is global warming a hoax?
Based on the evidence I can’t be certain. The temperature increases are minimal (by 0.1 C) and there are many different factors influencing the weather.
Temperature charts do indicate a temperature increase, but the global temperature increase from 1880 to now still has been extremely small and unnoticeable (only 0.8 C).
The IPCC has acknowledged that the temperature increase from 1998 to 2012 has been slower than the temperature increase since 1951 (http://www.climatechange2013.org/images/report/WG1AR5_SPM_FINAL.pdf), but blames it on other factors that influence the temperature.
Some people believe that the slowdown is caused by the Sun.
Is attempting to prevent global warming a waste of time?
Climate scientists have said the effects of global warming are irreversible and that even if we stopped all man-made CO2 emissions tomorrow the effects of global warming would still occur.
Climate scientists estimate that with the best most stringent mitigation we might be able to limit the global warming to 2 C or lower by 2100, but with no mitigation the temperatures might increase by 2-4 C by 2100 (“Joint Science Academies’ Statement” (PDF). Retrieved 6 January 2014., Stocker et al., Technical Summary, in IPCC AR5 WG1 2013.)
This means that doing nothing might have the same effect as the most stringent mitigation!
So this means all this effort put into stopping man-made CO2 emissions is a waste of time.
What we should be doing is preparing for the effects of global warming and also other catastrophic events unrelated to human caused global warming that could occur.
If we stopped all man-made CO2 emissions tomorrow the effects of global warming would still occur, and other events unrelated to human caused global warming would occur.
So what people should be doing is preparing for the effects of global warming first, then maybe focusing on stopping people from generating man-made CO2 emissions afterwards.
Possible effects of global warming include flooding, droughts, weather disturbances, and natural disasters which may cause a food crisis in the future (but these things could also occur without human caused global warming).
I predict that a global food crisis is realistically likely in the 2030s-2040s (but because of the increase in the human population up to 9 billion, not global warming).
The world population by the year 2200 will probably be 500 million or less, if my predictions are correct!
So it’s best for humanity and mankind to prepare for the effects of catastrophic events (food crisis, natural disasters, wars, etc…) in general rather than focusing on preventing global warming from happening!
If people focused on these things that I listed as much as they do on stopping a few people from generating man-made CO2 emissions we would be able to possibly prevent the upcoming food crisis (it isn’t IF it will occur but WHEN it will occur) but instead the media focuses only on stopping a few people from generating man-made CO2 emissions (what a waste of time).
Hopefully the media’s attitude will change and shift towards getting people to prepare for catastrophic events in general rather than focusing on getting a few people to stop generating man-made CO2 emissions before it’s too late!
– The most stringent mitigation might be indistinguishable from no mitigation
– Stopping all man-made CO2 emissions wouldn’t prevent global warming or other catastrophic events unrelated to human caused global warming
– The recent global warming slowdown has been blamed on the Sun
– It’s better to prepare for the effects of global warming and other catastrophic events rather than focusing on stopping a few people from generating man-made CO2 emissions