Climate Change – Myth or Reality? Patrick Bet-David takes a neutral stance in looking at both sides of the climate change argument.
You hear the words; carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and greenhouse effect and it can be a bit confused as to what all the factors are that lead to climate change. In this video Patrick looks at both sides on why people say there is climate change and why people say that it isn’t a thing. This is an attempt to break it down and make it a bit easier to understand.
First Patrick looks at the difference between the arguments for those saying that climate change is real and a danger, then he’ll offer the counter argument on why people shouldn’t be worried. People that believe in climate change say it’s real and caused by mankind, those who are against say that it’s always been going on and the climate changes constantly. Those for say global warming will cause mass extinction and counter argument for that is that it’s a natural process and politicians are using it as a propaganda to further their cause. Satellite images measuring the Antarctica are showing it losing land ice, the counter argument is that this too is a cycle. Those in favor say Al Gore had it right while those against say that he’s simply a career politician. Climate change is real because 9 out of 10 of the worst heatwaves have been since 2000 with more than 128,885 fatalities, the counter argument to this is that only recently have they had accurate enough data to measure this. Climate change advocates argue that capitalists are trying to protect their oil money by denying climate change, where as the argument for this is, that the IPCC (intergovernmental panel on climate change) is trying to gain power.
The earth as an atmosphere around it that allows it to maintain a certain temperature, something the moon does not have, both the moon and the earth are roughly 93 million miles away from the sun. Because of the lack of an atmosphere the temperature on the surface varies from 212 F° to -338 F° during the night, however, on earth it is stable at 57-61 F°
CO2 is one of the gasses in the atmosphere that people are worrying about, so Patrick looks at what different things release the gas;
- Natural process of breathing (from both animals & human beings)
- Volcanic eruptions
- Burning of fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal being consumed for energy)
- Land use changes (when forests and nature get turned into homes and cities)
15 Billion metric tons of fossil fuels are consumed every year. Here is a list of countries that are consuming the most. Largest producers of fossil fuel CO2 emissions worldwide:
- China 21%
- US 58%
- India 82%
- Russia 68%
- Japan 33%
Finally, here are some of the numbers to keep in mind regarding the renewable energy industry.
- China will spend $780 B on renewable energy by 2030
- Bloomberg invested $70 million in renewable energy
- Renewable industry is $300 million
- North – Ireland Govt. collapsed $1.4 Billion due to green energy scandal
- Saudi Arabia investing $50 billion in Renewable energy
- Facebook will run on renewable energy by 2020
For the full in depth explanation of this topic check out the video
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