Global warming skeptics often believe that, due to human activities like driving cars or factory work, the planet will become uninhabitable in the near future. The science shows that this couldn’t be further from the truth! Global warming has many positive effects on the environment, even though it’s easy to get scared by reports of rising sea levels and more frequent natural disasters. When you look at it closely, global warming can actually benefit humans in several ways. Read on to learn more about how global warming can make our lives better!
Science of climate change
Back in 1896, a Swedish scientist named Svante Arrhenius estimated how Earth’s temperature might change as carbon dioxide levels increased. Arrhenius was on to something: His calculations suggested that if humans burned fossil fuels at an exponential rate, we could see temperatures rise by 6 to 8 degrees Celsius (10.8 to 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit) over the next 100 years—an alarming scenario indeed.
Since then, scientists have conducted countless experiments and collected massive amounts of data that confirm Arrhenius’s suspicions. In fact, our planet has already warmed by about 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in response to greenhouse gas emissions from human activities like burning fossil fuels and deforestation.
How global warming can be a positive thing
While some people believe that global warming is a bad thing, it has actually been found to be beneficial in certain areas. Lower energy costs and fewer winter deaths, plus lower air conditioning bills as well. Not to mention higher agricultural yields and better biodiversity. The biggest benefit, however, is that we might avoid an increase in droughts from climate change – because a lot of regions may become much wetter than they are now.
Arguments against global warming
There are many, many articles on the Internet that support global warming. What is lacking, however, is an equal number of articles supporting those who don’t believe in it. While there are a couple of sites that support skeptics, they tend to be poorly written and confusing. Worse yet, they never quite seem to make their case as effectively as their believing counterparts.
The best way to combat climate change is to reverse it. Greenhouse gases are causing our planet’s temperature to rise – rapidly. The effects are frightening, and we need your help. Plant a tree, use public transportation, or pick up an old car you’ve been storing in your yard for years: all of these actions will help reverse global warming. Thank you!