Global Warming: The Hoax of the 21st Century|
Buena Vista University|
Bridget M. Brodie|
This essay takes a closer look into what “Global Warming” really consists of, or if it even exists at all. It will uncover proven scientific research that shows the truths behind the politics, provide data of the actual recorded climate changes, and explain why the Going Green policies are just a scam to make additional money off consumers as well as a scare tactic for the government to gain control.
Global Warming Hoax
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Since the beginning of time, the human population has been quick to realize that scare tactics are effective at making sure control is accomplished. One of the very first, or most famous, hoax stories belonged to the Roman Empire. They worried that the poor would start to rise against and even possibly conquer the Empire so they started to teach redemption. They taught the citizens that if they worked hard and stayed loyal to their residing government, then they would be sent to a wonderful and peaceful after life, but if they turned against them, then they would be sent to a fiery pit to rot for eternity. More recently, the “hoax of the twentieth century” was the idea of evolution, known as Darwinism, by Charles Darwin. Darwin not only brought up an exotic idea but also had scientific proof to back up his theories. Why did these hoax stories work? Because they brought up the exact things that people did not want to discuss, it stirred things up to say the least. What do these two hoax stories have in common? There actually is a lot in common with both of these stories, but the main element is that they come very close to contradicting each other. The first story promises an eternal prosperous life as long as there is a lifetime dedicated to loyalty to their government. The second story swears that humans evolved from the nature around us. The connection: religion versus government. H.L. Mencken said “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” (Buchanan, 2010). Global warming is the biggest hoax of the 21st century. One of the strongest sales points of the “global warming” hoax is that the human race is making the world temperatures rise, which will have a domino effect ultimately resulting in the end of the world, unless we do something about it. One point that never is mentioned in the Going Green Campaigns is the fact that in the last 1.6 million years there have been 63 alternations between warm and cold climates, and no indication that any of them were caused by changes in carbon dioxide levels (Contoski, 2010). Figure 2: The beneficial element of carbon dioxide in the oxygen cycle. http://water.me.vccs.edu/concepts/oxycycle.html
The major cause for this “global warming” that is negative has been blamed on carbon dioxide (CO2). According to Harvard astrophysicist Sallie Balunas, “the added CO2 in the atmosphere may actually benefit the world because more CO2 helps plants grow ”(Stossel 2007). This is a very beneficial statement added to the debate, mainly because the “Green” advocates want to aim their “green” tactics at eliminating carbon dioxide, but without carbon dioxide in the world nothing could be green. See figure two that shows how carbon dioxide is a beneficial element of the oxygen cycle on earth. Over the preceding million years, climate and carbon dioxide levels have ranged, but even at much higher CO2 levels than today’s, life still has flourished (Gould, 2012).
Also, another significant negative factor said to cause this major climate change are greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases, dictionary definition, are gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect by absorbing...