Within the last thirty years, climate grown to be one of the most pressing political, economic, and social issues of our time. However, many are still in defiance of it's existence, even when presented with extensive amounts of evidence. If global warming is real, how come it is still very cold in some areas? One of the most basic arguments, also one of the weakest. Those who look to day to day weather patterns as evidence of global warming, do not understand what the term means. Climate change is measured on a long-term climate trends. There is an immense difference between weather and climate, and in order to truly understand climate change one must look at the long term effects and patterns recorded by scientists.
A common misconception people make is that the earth is constantly changing temperatures and this time is no different. This is true, however, they do not take into consideration the rapid spike in C02 and temperature. These truths hold to be self evident as they are clearly man made. Carbon in our atmosphere has increased by 42% since the Industrial Revolution and continues to skyrocket unless we do something about it.