(Mirror Daily, United States) – For those of you out there who relished on the snow and starting using it as an example of why climate change theories are wrong, you should know that snow is an indicator of global warming.
The global warming theory has been as debated as the one with the vaccines that caused autism or, a couple of hundreds of years ago, the one which dictated the world is flat. No matter if you call it global warming, global cooling or climate change, unfortunately, the basic theory (the conditions on the planet are changing at an alarming rate which will lead to natural disasters of epic proportions) remains the same and it is as real as the mountains of snow that took over parts of the US this last week.
Once the weather took a change for the worst, after experiencing what has been the warmer winter in decades, certain theories of what is happening with the overall weather of the planet have started to emerge. There are a few in the scientific community that thinks global warming is not nearly as bad as global cooling.
The global warming theory dictates that burning fossil fuels lead to a higher concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. These gases, also called greenhouse gasses, attract more heat than others. This leads to a rise of the temperature worldwide. A warmer planets lead to the accelerated melting of the ice caps which can cause severe natural disasters as a very aggressive El Nino phenomenon or a sudden shift in the seasons, much warmer summers and much colder winters. So snow is an indicator of global warming.
The global cooling theory studies the sea levels and then compares them to those the Earth had when the last ice age took place. According to the numbers, sea levels are almost 400 feet higher than 8,000 years ago. Almost the same as when the last ice age cycle begun and winter came worldwide for a period of a couple thousands of years.
The ones who suffer the most from these changes are the animals. As the ice sheets shrink, the polar bears lose large amounts of their habitats. As the polar ice caps melt, a higher level of cold water travels south and causes environmental changes and extreme phenomena like El Nino, or an overall cooling of former warm waters. This translates into yet another loss of habitat for a wide variety of sea creatures.
Snow is an indicator of global warming as much as fever indicates an infection. People who don’t believe in climate change should only take a look at the numbers. 2014 was the hottest summer in history, and then 2015 was the hottest summer in history. A pattern is beginning to form and it doesn’t bring good news.
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