Global Warming And Climate Change Myths

950 WordsAug 9, 20164 Pages
“If you want to go beyond that small percentage of people who are already environmentally and scientifically aware, you have to make your work somehow link with a passion, interest, or profession of someone who isn 't interested in science or nature” (Nalini Nadkarni, n.d.). Like most who are not fully educated on a subject until they research it or take a course on it, I was not aware of the overall importance or impact that environmental science had on my everyday life and the world around me. One of the major things that have been brought to my attention in this course is environmental issues, and what I can do to help improve them. One of the convincing arguments that have not only shaped my attitude, but cleared a lot of things up for me was reading and learning about Global Warming and climate change myths. One of the myths on the list that stood out to me was, “They changed the name from ‘Global Warming’ to ‘Climate Change’ ” (Global Warming & Climate Change Myths, 2016). According to the scientists, both terms actually mean two different things, and have both been used for decades, proving that myth to be false. Another big myth that seems to occupy the minds of a very large part of the world’s population is, “It’s not an urgent situation.” To this, scientists have responded (and I fully agree) with, “A large amount of warming is delayed, and if we don’t act now we could pass tipping points” (Global Warming & Climate Change Myths, 2016). Another topic that
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