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Global Warming is a Misnomer


Whether global warming is real or not, the phrase "global warming" is quite misleading. Global warming actually means the average surface temperature of the entire planet increases because of mankindís actions and/or the natural changes to the environment.


Unfortunately, the phrase "global warming" is often understood as the average temperature everywhere on Earth will increase. In actuality, most areas of the planet will go through an average increase in temperate, yet some parts of the planet will suffer an average decrease in temperature. This is because as more heat or energy is trapped in Earthís atmosphere, this will cause more erratic temperatures and extreme weather phenomena. For instance, certain areas will become much drier or wetter than their current norm. Also, hurricane and typhoons will become more common and more violent. Artic blasts and blizzards will also increase in frequency and intensity.

Even though it is true that the average temperature for the entire planet will also increase, it is misleading to imply that the average temperature everywhere will increase too. That is why the phrase "global warming" is a misnomer and misleading.

For certain, global warming is a natural cyclical occurrence in Earthís history that is destined to happen again. On the other hand, it is currently debatable if global warming is occurring now. If global warming has started, we must first understand the local effects that global warming has on each part of the planet before humanity develops ways to mitigate the effects of global warming.

by Phil for Humanity
on 01/02/2008

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