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  • It's something mankind caused

    32 34.41%
  • It's a natural phenomenon

    66 70.97%
  • We should try to prevent it

    29 31.18%
  • We should just accept it and try to react on changes

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Thread: Do You Believe in Global Warming?

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    Do You Believe in Global Warming?

    Global warming has been a huge issue for the recent years and there's no trend seeming to stop but while mainstream media seems to be entirely determined that there is a manmade global warming while a minority position argues against that.
    There's also a second controversy inside this issue on the question whether we should try to prevent global warming to happen or merely react on it and try to adapt to a changed climate.

    What is your opinion on this issue?
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    I believe that the Poison, Gas and Smoke we create damages the Ozon Layer and the Nature.
    And i think People whould use more natural Resources and other Enegry-Devices than the once we use now, but don't need, because new energy devices have already been discovered 80 years ago.

    But i think at the moment it is really overhyped. And just as overhyped as the monthly news of a new meteor heading to Earth.




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    Climate change is basically a natural phenomenon & we cannot control it. And while the weather in recent years has been warmer - at least in the US & Europe - there is no guaranty this trend will continue. 30-years ago I was taught that the Earth's climate was getting colder. There were some pretty cold winters back in the 70s.

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    I voted for the top 3. The world climate moves in cycles and current global warming is probably largely due to that. But I also believe that 6 billion people must also have an effect. One cannot neglect the effects of carbon emissions, and even if they are only responsible for 10% of global warming, they must still be reduced.

    And yes, we should try and reverse our negative effect - so you could say that I do feel we should try to prevent it in that sense.

    The idea of a world without glaciers depresses me.
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    Climate change is a normality, not a catastrophe. It's impossible that the earth's temperature will always remain the same, even without any human influence. The global warming crowd tend to perceive the status quo as "standard", and any deviation from this "standard" model in the future will result in negative, even catastrophic effects. They have never realized that the earth and its environment are not static, but dynamic.

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    I picked all four, which isn't that bad, the results look funny because three people picked the first three.

    It can't be denied that man has done things and continues to do things that are bad for the environment. I'm sure some of our nasties contribute to "global warming".

    However, you've got to admit, we've been experiencing global warming since the last ice age ended, right? And allegedly, the shift of the planet's axis changes slightly each year because the universe is continuing to expand. Shifts have been more dramatic lately (perhaps exponential?) so our weather has been more silly. When I was ice skating around in the yard a few weeks ago, I couldn't help, but ask my mother, "What about Global Warming?". I think it would be more correct to call it, "Global Temperature Redispersement.".

    I wouldn't be surprised if deserts became wetlands within the next century.

    I do think that man should strive to be more harmonious with the environment, not necessarily to "prevent" the projected effects of global warming, but rather to reduce certain extremities. For example, if we controlled our own population, we wouldn't have nearly as many massively fatal "Natural disasters". Just the same, population ought to be redistributed. Go Organic, search for alternative energy, you know, that whole bit.

    However, I do think that we should also adjust to a lot of the things that the planet is throwing at us. It's not like an illness that we can throw a few pills and a swig of cough syrup into the ocean and it'll all be better in the morning. Our planet is going to have a constant cough for a while, we've been smoking up its systems for quite a while.
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    The consensus among the scientific community seems to be that the world is indeed getting warmer and that some decades from now the world may be as warm as it was during the period of the Viking settlement of Greenland. However the connection between human activity and global temperature change has never been conclusively established.

    That doesn't mean that human activity couldn't affect the atmosphere, perhaps in some unforeseen and disastrous way, the ozone hole debacle of the 80's and 90's proved that, I think.

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    although no conclusive proof exists, as of yet no one could construct a temperature model that would reflect reality if effects of human activity are omited, so i tend to think that global worming exists and has a significant component attributable to us.

    as for whether we should try to combat global warming, i think that is not a "good" goal as there are many other issues that are related to our poor resource management and also need to be addressed. imo it's more appropriate to try and be less intrusive and strive to reduce our impacts across the board.

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    I think that the earth is warming is pretty much uncontroversial. What is controversial is what is causing it and just what its effects will be (and whether they can or even should be 'combated'), even though certain people (e.g. Al Gore) would like to pretend the debate is over. Anthropogenic GW at this stage is not conclusively proven, and whether even a 'consensus' supports it is debatable. I think moving to cleaner energies and generating less waste, gradually over time, is a positive phenomenon, but currently it is taken as an article of faith by certain individuals, some of which not even scientists, and who want to combat AGW at all costs. So I'll state that my position is one of strong skepticism on the matter of AGW, but acceptance so far as GW itself is concerned.

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