what is currently being done to stop global warming?
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- QFL 24-7Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
As you can see from the other answers, not much is being done, mainly because it is not accepted, despite the global overwhelming scientific concensus of man's harming of the climate. In fact, Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) has called global warming "the greatest hoax ever perpatrated on the American people." He, of course, is dead wrong.
CO2 is 30% higher than it has been for 650,000 years. Methane is 130% greater. These are two of the main pollutants humans put into the atmosphere in excess, and they are two of the primary greenhouse gases.
Look at the 'hockeystick', which shows a dramatic warming since 1950 after a fairly stable climate for 1000 years. In fact, the 10 hottest years in recorded history have all happened since 1990, with 2005 being the hottest.
(see links below)
How's that for proof of man's fault in this? There is ample proof, any real scientist will tell you that.
There has NEVER been an article doubting man's influence on global warming published in a peer-reviewed journal. A recent study of almost 1000 proved that.
Yes, the earth naturally heats and cools, but the rate and amount we are warming now is unprecedented in the recent geologic past. We are doing this, and we must stop it. This is not some political statement or rhetoric. This is science trying to educate a crass, ignorant public of the damage they are doing. The magnitude of temperature increase ALREADY is about 10x that of the 'little ice age' of the middle ages, and rate and amount are only going up.
Just to be clear, glacial and interglacial cycles are mainly controlled by astronomical fluctuations, but we have a detailed record of the last 7 cycles, and what the climate and CO2 is doing now is way different and extreme. The rate of increase is much higher than in the past AND the value itself is much higher.
General climate stuff:
- Lorenzo SteedLv 71 decade ago
Here's the good news. For us, it doesn't matter. According to even the most conservative estimates, usable fossil fuels will be fully consumed in about 150 years, at present rate of consumption. By then, global warming will be having un-ignorable impacts on what's left of society. Assuming enough survive to live through the next cooling phase, there will be no more fossil fuels to use. Unless we get another 500,000,000 years of dinosaurs inbetween. So whatever technology emerges then, it will have to be based on resources more sustainable than oil. Assuming that can happen at all.
- Jeyan JLv 41 decade ago
global warming and global cooling are alternate process that happens through out the history of the earth. Global warming is a natural process that will occur no matter what, nobody is going to stop that. What we can do is reduce the speed of it being happenning. Using less fossil fuels (gas, coal burning etc) growing more trees, and reducing deforestation can help reduce the speed of the process drastically.
Auto makers are already producing electric cars and hydrogen fueled cars. US is doing a good job in conserving forest areas. Using less energy will certainly help reduce global warming.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Personally I believe we need to debunk this myth which is being slammed down the masses throat as a form of global socialist control Pure and simple..
Media Shows Irrational Hysteria on Global Warming
"The Public Has Been Vastly Misinformed," NCPA's Deming Tells Senate Committee
12/6/2006 5:57:00 PM
To: National Desk
Contact: Sean Tuffnell of the National Center for Policy Analysis, 972-308-6481 or email@example.com
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- David Deming, an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma and an adjunct scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), testified this morning at a special hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The hearing examined climate change and the media. Bellow are excerpts from his prepared remarks.
"In 1995, I published a short paper in the academic journal Science. In that study, I reviewed how borehole temperature data recorded a warming of about one degree Celsius in North America over the last 100 to 150 years. The week the article appeared, I was contacted by a reporter for National Public Radio. He offered to interview me, but only if I would state that the warming was due to human activity. When I refused to do so, he hung up on me.
"I had another interesting experience around the time my paper in Science was published. I received an astonishing email from a major researcher in the area of climate change. He said, "We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period." "The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) was a time of unusually warm weather that began around 1000 AD and persisted until a cold period known as the "Little Ice Age" took hold in the 14th century. ... The existence of the MWP had been recognized in the scientific literature for decades. But now it was a major embarrassment to those maintaining that the 20th century warming was truly anomalous. It had to be "gotten rid of."
"In 1999, Michael Mann and his colleagues published a reconstruction of past temperature in which the MWP simply vanished. This unique estimate became known as the "hockey stick," because of the shape of the temperature graph. "Normally in science, when you have a novel result that appears to overturn previous work, you have to demonstrate why the earlier work was wrong. But the work of Mann and his colleagues was initially accepted uncritically, even though it contradicted the results of more than 100 previous studies. Other researchers have since reaffirmed that the Medieval Warm Period was both warm and global in its extent.
"There is an overwhelming bias today in the media regarding the issue of global warming. In the past two years, this bias has bloomed into an irrational hysteria. Every natural disaster that occurs is now linked with global warming, no matter how tenuous or impossible the connection. As a result, the public has become vastly misinformed."
The NCPA is an internationally known nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute with offices in Dallas and Washington, D. C. that advocates private solutions to public policy problems. NCPA depends on the contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations that share our mission. The NCPA accepts no government grants.
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- JimZLv 71 decade ago
Trying to stop global warming is like trying to do a rain dance to stop a drought. The only thing that will stop global warming is global cooling.
- 1 decade ago
According to second low’s of thermodynamic dS of world in any irreverent reaction become more, and we know dS=dq(rev)/T so q become more and global become more warmer. This is something that we can’t stop it, but we can control it a little, use some reaction with more output, and stop reaction with low output, like engine of cars that have a low output. The another reason is effect of greenhouse gases, that produce by fossil fuels.
- 1 decade ago
based on logically thinking people now try to replace the usage of fossil fuels with hydrogen in car as we know car release carbon dioxide because incomplete combustion in engine car there are more than 1 billion cars in the wolrd just imagine how much carbon dioxide is release to the air. carbon dioxide trapped heat and cause the temperature of the earth to rising.