posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 03:15 PM
It is a mistake to assume that changes in local or regional climates are indicative of changes in the global climate. Changes in more localized areas
are to be expected and are based upon a number of factors. However, I am not claiming that global climate change is not occurring, rather I am only
claiming that one cannot claim smaller changes as evidence of this phenomenon. I am a firm believer that science does not support man-made global
warming. Science has definitively proven that the global climate changes entirely, or changes in a specific hemisphere, quite regularly. For instance,
the last glacial maximum was roughly 10,000 years ago, and such ice ages came and went with much regularity long before that time. If the earth truly
is trending towards warmth at present then the most likely explanation is a natural climate shift.
Another mistake that people often make is to assume that a regional cooling trend translates into global warming being a myth. Common sense tells
these individuals that if some places are getting colder then the earth cannot be warming, but this is simply not true. We know for a fact that the
few major ice sheets are losing mass, which can only come about from warming in that region. And considering that these ice sheets exist both in the
northern and southern hemispheres, this is a global phenomenon as opposed to a regional occurrence. Ice is highly reflective, due to its white color.
We see colors not because an object is a specific color, but because an object reflects that color of visible light. A white surface reflects all
colors, while a black surface indicates the absorption of all colors in the visible spectrum. Because of this high reflectivity, the more ice that is
present, the more sunlight that is reflected. Therefore when the ice starts melting, more radiation is absorbed instead of reflected, resulting in the
increase of warming. The ice sheets are quite large and therefore reflect a great deal of radiation from the sun, radiation that includes visible
light. I point these things out only because I have seen multiple individuals fail to understand the phenomena of color and reflection, and how it
relates to global warming, and not because it directly pertains to our conversation.