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This video presents 10 common Climate Change myths and debunks them with good science and factual information from reputable sources.
The myths addressed are
Myth #1 Only a few degrees of warming doesn’t matter.
Myth #2 Volcanoes emit more Carbon Dioxide than humans.
Myth #3 There is no scientific consensus on Climate Change.
Myth #4 Climate Change will happen to someone else, not me.
Myth #5 Governments will sort it out. I don't need to take any personal action.
Myth #6 Western Countries aren’t the problem. It’s China.
Myth #7 Carbon Dioxide is good, because it is plant food
Myth #8 Solar panels are expensive and cause more problems.
Myth #9 Your climate action isn’t good enough.
Myth #10 The world will come to an end by 2030 due to Global Warming
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Myth #1 Only a few degrees
Temperature last 200m years http://gergs.net/all_palaeotemps-2/
Myth #2: Volcanoes emit more CO2
CO2 emissions https://ourworldindata.org/co2-emissions
CO2 emissions volcanoes (2019) www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-54682-1
Which emits more CO2: volcanoes or humans? (2016) www.climate.gov/news-features/climate-qa/which-emits-more-carbon-dioxide-volcanoes-or-human-activities
USGS volcanos info www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards/volcano-hazards/volcanoes-can-affect-climate
Myth #3 There is no scientific consensus
Research on consensus (2013) https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024024
Learning from mistakes in climate research (2015) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-015-1597-5
Did 30,000 scientists reject anthropogenic climate change? (2017) www.politifact.com/factchecks/2017/sep/08/blog-posting/no-30000-scientists-have-not-said-climate-change-h/
Myth #4 Climate Change will happen to someone else
How many people impacted (2021) www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01168-6
Climate refugees https://ejfoundation.org/reports/climate-displacement-in-bangladesh
MYTH #5 Governments will sort it out
IPCC timeline https://unfccc.int/timeline/
Greta Thunberg video (2021) www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwD1kG4PI0w
MYTH #6 China is the problem
China CO2 exporter https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-worlds-largest-co2-importers-exporters
Myth #7 CO2 is plant food
More CO2 hurts key crops (2020) https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/12/more-co2-in-the-atmosphere-hurts-key-plants-and-crops-more-than-it-helps/
MYTH #8 Solar panels are expensive
Crude oil prices, e.g. www.macrotrends.net/1369/crude-oil-price-history-chart
Natural gas prices, e.g. www.macrotrends.net/2478/natural-gas-prices-historical-chart
Fossil fuel subsidy IMF https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2021/09/23/Still-Not-Getting-Energy-Prices-Right-A-Global-and-Country-Update-of-Fossil-Fuel-Subsidies-466004
Solar panel installation cost (BEIS 2021) www.gov.uk/government/statistics/solar-pv-cost-data
Electricity generation cost comparison (2021) www.ise.fraunhofer.de/content/dam/ise/en/documents/publications/studies/EN2021_Fraunhofer-ISE_LCOE_Renewable_Energy_Technologies.pdf
Solar panel recycling www.recyclesolar.co.uk/
MYTH #9 Your climate action isn’t good enough
Climate actions https://myzerocarbon.org/Blog/Climate-Actions-making-a-big-difference/#wbb1
Top 10 tips www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52719662.amp
MYTH #10 The world will come to an end by 2030
Info greenhouse gas effect, e.g. https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/19/what-is-the-greenhouse-effect; www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/ar4-wg1-chapter2-1.pdf
How much ‘carbon budget’ is left to limit global warming to 1.5C? (April 2018) www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-much-carbon-budget-is-left-to-limit-global-warming-to-1-5c
Met Office (2018) How much CO2 at 1.5°C & 2°C? https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/2018/how-much-co2-at-1.5c-and-2c
Climate Change -Physical Science Basis (IPCC 2021) https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGI_Full_Report.pdf
Greta Thunberg speech (2019) www.youtube.com/watch?v=U72xkMz6Pxk
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