Global Warming Hoax Update: Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice

Margerie Glacier. Photo by Kimberly Vardeman.

It seems you can’t go to any news site on the Internet today without seeing a slew of dire warnings about shrinking Arctic sea ice and the detrimental effect humans are having on global climate. As NASA reports in the video below, there is unquestionable evidence that Arctic sea ice is shrinking and that this possibly affects certain regional climates. The assumptions present in all of these reports, however, are that humans can actually halt global warming by simply reducing carbon dioxide production and that global warming is the result of man-created causes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqUi3OcKXRM

On the first point, there is absolutely no evidence at all mankind can realistically reduce carbon dioxide output enough to reduce warming. Even the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change acknowledges this, and the recent meetings in Paris in 2015 produced an essentially non-binding agreement that would, assuming all parties do what they said they would (and they won’t), produce a miniscule reduction in global temperature over the next 100 years (all at a cost of countless billions of dollars, at least).

Is Arctic sea ice disappearing? Yes, but where is the evidence showing this is being caused by human action? The BEST global warming advocates can do is show a correlation between higher levels of carbon dioxide over the past 100 years and higher temperatures. In other words, carbon dioxide production has expanded over the past 100 years, and global temperature has also risen. But one of the fundamental rules of science is that correlation does not equate to causation, or put in another way, just because two things are happening at the same time does not mean one is the cause of the other.

Global warming alarmists say that they know carbon dioxide is causing the warming because they know the “Greenhouse Effect” is real. In an enclosed space, increased levels of carbon dioxide will cause higher temperatures (for a variety of reasons). Fine, but scientists can’t replicate the global climate in a laboratory. It’s just far too complicated for that. Theoretically, yes, carbon dioxide could cause warming at high enough levels, but at what levels? Are we even close to those levels? I don’t think so, and here’s why:

  1. The globe has been warming since the end of the Little Ice Age in the 18th century, well before there were any cars, trains, or factories.
  2. The globe has gone through periods of warming that are much more extreme than what we are seeing now.
  3. There has been a LONG pause of global warming (roughly 19 years, depending on who you talk to and which sources you believe).
  4. Numerous studies allegedly proving global warming have been proven to be false or based on manipulated data.
  5. “Warmest year in history” claims are often based on satellite data, which is a very new technology. “Warmest year in history” claims make sense if you believe natural causes are creating warming, so these claims mean absolutely nothing.

The list could go on and on, but here’s basically what has occurred: Imagine you and a family member live in an igloo in Alaska. While in the igloo, you light a small candle for light. You know that candles need fire to light up and that fire gives off heat, which can melt ice. After a few days of continuously lighting candles, the igloo starts to melt a little, and you and your family member decide the candles, which give off heat, must be the cause, so you blow out all of the candles. However, if you would step outside, you would realize the reason for the melting igloo is not the small candles; it’s the Sun, which has been appearing in the sky for longer periods as the seasons change.

All global warming scientists can prove is Earth’s climate has experienced warming over the past 100-plus years and that carbon dioxide levels have gone up. They cannot show one caused the other, and the evidence, especially the global warming pause, proves carbon dioxide is likely not the culprit.

If you’re interested in reading about the countless experts who are now opposed to the man-created global warming theory, check out some of the resources below:

“Top 10 Global Warming Lies,” The Heartland Institute.

Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming, The Heartland Institute.

Photo: Margerie Glacier. Photo by Kimberly Vardeman.

Justin Haskins

Justin Haskins is a pro-liberty writer, editor, research fellow, and the editor-in-chief of the New Revere Daily Press. Haskins has been published hundreds of times in major digital and print publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Forbes, FoxNews.com, Newsweek, and National Review, among many others. His writing has also been featured or discussed by the White House, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Glenn Beck Radio Program, the Fox News Channel, The New York Times, The Heritage Foundation, Drudge Report, and Newsmax, which named Haskins one of "Top 30 Republicans Under 30" in 2017. He lives in North Carolina and New England with his wife, Dr. Jacquelyn, and his dog Roxy. Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins.
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