The big global warming myth you need to stop believing

To debunk the myth that cold means no global warming, Phys.org explains the difference between weather and climate. The term weather is used to describe seasonal variations and short-lived atmospheric events – for example, a drought in summer, a snowstorm in winter, or a hurricane during hurricane season. On the other hand, climate is a term used by scientists to refer to weather variations over long periods of time. The confusion comes from the fact that the general public does not make this distinction between weather and climate.

NASA Global Climate Change reveals that historical temperatures on our planet have been rising steadily since 1880, with ups and downs, but have been steadily peaking since the 1920s and the Industrial Revolution. NASA says it’s a fact that the Earth’s surface continues to warm. Global temperatures in recent years have reached an all-time high. Nineteen of the 10 hottest years in history have occurred since the year 2000.

Highs and lows in global temperatures do not affect the overall upward trend as the world warms. CPPI warns that failure to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius will have catastrophic consequences, with environmental and humanitarian crises already occurring around the world linked to global warming.

Teresa H. Sadler