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Is climate change real? Show more Show less
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It is the topic of our times, with changing weather around the world. Is the climate actually changing or are these global warming signals misunderstood and misattributed to natural cycles. Can we know if climate change real? Or is climate change a conspiracy of the left?

No, climate change is not real Show more Show less

The data on global warming is unclear, and there are a lot of special interests pushing the idea of climate change for their own gain. Climate change is not really happening.
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Climate change is not real because it is very cold outside

It is still very cold, and we are getting more snow than ever, so climate change can't be real.
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The Argument

Climate change isn’t real because the earth has seasons in which the weather changes. It’s a natural occurrence. Not every place gets cold during the winter. The Amazon rainforest stays warm during January opposed to Alaska.[1] Plus, if it doesn’t get cold then how are the leaves and living things know that it’s about to be winter?

Counter arguments

People aren’t just concerned about day-to-day weather. Climate change consists of long-term average increase in temperatures. There are hot temperatures that have melted permafrost in the Arctic, causing animals like polar bears to migrate into human territories looking for food.[2]

Proponents

Premises

[P1] Climate change isn’t real because it’s supposed to be cold during the fall. [P2] It gets cold at different times in different states.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P1] Although it does get cool during the fall, there is evidence that climate change is affecting the environment in ways other than temperature.

References

  1. https://en.climate-data.org/south-america/guyana/amazon/amazon-498689/
  2. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-polar-bear-invasion-novaya-zemlya-emergency-climate-change-endangered/
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