~ The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Global Warming
That human-induced global warming has a negligible share in climate change is by far the biggest myth about this phenomenon.
Extinction of tigers will result in an increase in the number of herbivores. When these herbivores feed on vegetation, it will result in depletion of vegetation cover, which in turn, will impact the precipitation pattern and ground water level. Similarly, unusual precipitation pattern is more likely to result in crop failure, thus leaving scores of people without food.
The rise in global temperature also means certain disease-carrying insects, which only thrive in warm climates today, will spread to newer regions on the planet, thus propagating the spread of diseases they carry.
If these global warming facts can't help you realize how serious the issue is, nothing can. The skeptics are right when they say it is difficult to rely on climatic models to predict what the future has in store for us. When we find it difficult to predict the weather for tomorrow even with the most sophisticated machinery at our disposal, how can we predict what will happen 10 or 100 years down the lane? But that doesn't mean we take the things that are happening around us lightly. The situation may not be as serious as 'some' global warming proponents claim, but it is definitely worth taking a note of, especially with the substantial amount of evidence we have discussed here.
Over the last decade, environmentalists have been coming up with facts about global warming, while skeptics have been refuting them as mere myths or exaggerations. The heated debates between the two sides will continue for some time to come. We can just hope that these debates―or arguments to be precise―don't continue even when the calamity itself knocks on our door.