What is your opinion about alledged global warming?
Do you think that it is happening? If so, from what source?
Do you think that the global warming scare is a political hoax.
- compaq presarioLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Please watch the film "An Inconvenient Truth" or at least visit the website (URL below). Please read the Stern Review: The Economics of Global Change (URL below). And then please check out the Wikipedia article (URL below). For your convenience, here is an excerpt (please refer to Wikipedia article for footnote citations):
"Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans in recent decades. The Earth's average near-surface atmospheric temperature rose 0.6 ± 0.2 °Celsius (1.1 ± 0.4 °Fahrenheit) in the 20th century .
The current scientific consensus is that "most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely to have been attributable to human activities".
The main cause of the human-induced component of warming is the increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), especially carbon dioxide (CO2), due to activities such as burning of fossil fuels, land clearing, and agriculture. Greenhouse gases are gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect. This effect was first described by Joseph Fourier in 1824, and was first investigated quantitatively in 1896 by the Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius."
For further evidence, please read this article about how rising ocean levels due to global warming are literally wiping islands off the map...
Disappearing world: Global warming claims tropical island
For the first time, an inhabited island has disappeared beneath rising seas. Environment Editor Geoffrey Lean reports
Published: 24 December 2006
Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of the Earth. The obliteration of Lohachara island, in India's part of the Sundarbans where the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal, marks the moment when one of the most apocalyptic predictions of environmentalists and climate scientists has started coming true.
As the seas continue to swell, they will swallow whole island nations, from the Maldives to the Marshall Islands, inundate vast areas of countries from Bangladesh to Egypt, and submerge parts of scores of coastal cities.
Eight years ago, as exclusively reported in The Independent on Sunday, the first uninhabited islands - in the Pacific atoll nation of Kiribati - vanished beneath the waves. The people of low-lying islands in Vanuatu, also in the Pacific, have been evacuated as a precaution, but the land still juts above the sea. The disappearance of Lohachara, once home to 10,000 people, is unprecedented.
It has been officially recorded in a six-year study of the Sunderbans by researchers at Calcutta's Jadavpur University. So remote is the island that the researchers first learned of its submergence, and that of an uninhabited neighbouring island, Suparibhanga, when they saw they had vanished from satellite pictures.
Two-thirds of nearby populated island Ghoramara has also been permanently inundated. Dr Sugata Hazra, director of the university's School of Oceanographic Studies, says "it is only a matter of some years" before it is swallowed up too. Dr Hazra says there are now a dozen "vanishing islands" in India's part of the delta. The area's 400 tigers are also in danger.
Until now the Carteret Islands off Papua New Guinea were expected to be the first populated ones to disappear, in about eight years' time, but Lohachara has beaten them to the dubious distinction.
Human cost of global warming: Rising seas will soon make 70,000 people homeless
Refugees from the vanished Lohachara island and the disappearing Ghoramara island have fled to Sagar, but this island has already lost 7,500 acres of land to the sea. In all, a dozen islands, home to 70,000 people, are in danger of being submerged by the rising seas.Source(s): http://www.climatecrisis.net/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/30_10_0... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2...
- 1 decade ago
Global warming is a very real phenomenon - just think about it in terms of having two people in a room, gradually increase the number of people in the room without increasing the ventilation - what will happen is not very hard to figure out. I feel that instead of trying to force countries to tow the line, super powers should concentrate on making efforts to slow down this phenomenon, charity begins at home. Maybe a nobel prize should be instituted in the discipline of environment preservation.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The opinion of the scientific community is that it is happening. There are powerful lobbies who want you to think otherwise. As far as a political hoax, be serious. Why would the international scientific community perpetrate such a hoax? Please get informed, and don't help to spread ignorance. Also, watch Al Gore's movie. It really clarifies the issue.Source(s): An Inconvenient Truth
- 1 decade ago
My name is Rafael Lomena. I write from Alicante (Spain). I am independent investigator on the Accelerated Global Heating and want to share with all something that can turn out from interest to fight this phenomenon.
I believe that the main cause of the Accelerated Global Heating is in the great and increasing forest fires that are whipping to the planet in the last years.
My complete report is in: http://inicia.es/de/rlv/clim.htm...
If they do not understand the Spanish they can use the automatic translator that will find in the main page of site:
Thanks to all.
(* This message has been translated with a translation software)
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- 1 decade ago
I am hearing different things, but I know our sun and earth go through changes so I think it might be a big puff of smoke up our asses. But at the same time I don't think that what we are doing with automobiles can possibly be no problem for our earth, but, who knows? Not me!
- lvillejjLv 41 decade ago
I can't wait, it is always to cold where I live.
- 1 decade ago