what are the effects of global warming around the world?
Im doing a school prodject & i need help
- **Anti-PeTA**Lv 51 decade agoBest Answer
Top 10 'Global-Warming' Myths
Compiled by Christopher Horner, author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism" (Regnery -- a HUMAN EVENTS sister company).
10. The U.S. is going it alone on Kyoto and global warming.
Nonsense. The U.S. rejects the Kyoto Protocol’s energy-rationing scheme, along with 155 other countries, representing most of the world’s population, economic activity and projected future growth. Kyoto is a European treaty with one dozen others, none of whom is in fact presently reducing its emissions. Similarly, claims that Bush refused to sign Kyoto, and/or he withdrew, not only are mutually exclusive but also false. We signed it, Nov. 11, 1998. The Senate won’t vote on it. Ergo, the (Democratic) Senate is blocking Kyoto. Gosh.
Don’t demand they behave otherwise, however. Since Kyoto was agreed, Europe’s CO2 emissions are rising twice as fast as those of the climate-criminal United States, a gap that is widening in more recent years. So we should jump on a sinking ship?
Given Al Gore’s proclivity for invoking Winston Churchill in this drama, it is only appropriate to summarize his claims as such: Never in the field of political conflict has so much been asked by so few of so many ... for so little.
9. Global-warming proposals are about the environment.
Only if this means that they would make things worse, given that “wealthier is healthier and cleaner.” Even accepting every underlying economic and alarmist environmentalist assumption, no one dares say that the expensive Kyoto Protocol would detectably affect climate. Imagine how expensive a pact must be -- in both financial and human costs -- to so severely ration energy use as the greens demand. Instead, proponents candidly admit desires to control others’ lifestyles, and supportive industries all hope to make millions off the deal. Europe’s former environment commissioner admitted that Kyoto is “about leveling the playing field for big businesses worldwide” (in other words, bailing them out).
8. Climate change is the greatest threat to the world's poor.
Climate -- or more accurately, weather -- remains one of the greatest challenges facing the poor. Climate change adds nothing to that calculus, however. Climate and weather patterns have always changed, as they always will. Man has always best dealt with this through wealth creation and technological advance -- a.k.a. adaptation -- and most poorly through superstitious casting of blame, such as burning “witches.” The wealthiest societies have always adapted best. One would prefer to face a similar storm in Florida than Bangladesh. Institutions, infrastructure and affordable energy are key to dealing with an ever-changing climate, not rationing energy.
7. Global warming means more frequent, more severe storms.
Here again the alarmists cannot even turn to the wildly distorted and politicized “Summary for Policy Makers” of the UN’s IPCC to support this favorite chestnut of the press.
6. Global warming has doomed the polar bears!
For some reason, Al Gore’s computerized polar bear can’t swim, unlike the real kind, as one might expect of an animal named Ursa Maritimus. On the whole, these bears are thriving, if a little less well in those areas of the Arctic that are cooling (yes, cooling). Their biggest threat seems to be computer models that air-brush them from the future, the same models that tell us it is much warmer now than it is. As usual in this context, you must answer the question: Who are you going to believe -- me or your lying eyes?
5. Climate change is raising the sea levels.
Sea levels rise during interglacial periods such as that in which we (happily) find ourselves. Even the distorted United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports refute the hysteria, finding no statistically significant change in the rate of increase over the past century of man’s greatest influence, despite green claims of massive melting already occurring. Small island nations seeking welfare and asylum for their citizens such as in socially generous New Zealand and Australia have no sea-level rise at all and in some cases see instead a drop. These societies’ real problem is typically that they have made a mess of their own situation. One archipelago nation is even spending lavishly to lobby the European Union for development money to build beachfront hotel resorts, at the same time it shrieks about a watery and imminent grave. So, which time are they lying?
4. The glaciers are melting!
As good fortune has it, frozen things do in fact melt or at least recede after cooling periods mercifully end. The glacial retreat we read about is selective, however. Glaciers are also advancing all over, including lonely glaciers nearby their more popular retreating neighbors. If retreating glaciers were proof of global warming, then advancing glaciers are evidence of global cooling. They cannot both be true, and in fact, neither is. Also, retreat often seems to be unrelated to warming. For example, the snow cap on Mount Kilimanjaro is receding -- despite decades of cooling in Kenya -- due to regional land use and atmospheric moisture.
3. Climate was stable until man came along.
Swallowing this whopper requires burning every basic history and science text, just as “witches” were burned in retaliation for changing climates in ages (we had thought) long past. The “hockey stick” chart -- poster child for this concept -- has been disgraced and airbrushed from the UN’s alarmist repertoire.
2. The science is settled -- CO2 causes global warming.
Al Gore shows his audience a slide of CO2 concentrations, and a slide of historical temperatures. But for very good reason he does not combine them in one overlaid slide: Historically, atmospheric CO2, as often as not, increases after warming. This is typical in the campaign of claiming “consensus” to avoid debate (consensus about what being left unspoken or distorted).
What scientists do agree on is little and says nothing about man-made global warming, to wit: (1) that global average temperature is probably about 0.6 degree Celsius -- or 1 degree Fahrenheit -- higher than a century ago; (2) that atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide have risen by about 30% over the past 200 years; and (3) that CO2 is one greenhouse gas, some level of an increase of which presumably would warm the Earth’s atmosphere were all else equal, which it demonstrably is not.
Until scientists are willing to save the U.S. taxpayer more than $5 billion per year thrown at researching climate, it is fair to presume the science is not settled.
1. It’s hot in here!
In fact, “It’s the baseline, stupid.” Claiming that present temperatures are warm requires a starting point at, say, the 1970s, or around the Little Ice Age (approximately 1200 A.D to the end of the 19th Century), or thousands of years ago. Select many other baselines, for example, compared o the 1930s, or 1000 A.D. -- or 1998 -- and it is presently cool. Cooling does paint a far more frightening picture, given that another ice age would be truly catastrophic, while throughout history, warming periods have always ushered in prosperity. Maybe that’s why the greens tried “global cooling” first.
The claim that the 1990s were the hottest decade on record specifically targets the intellectually lazy and easily frightened, ignoring numerous obvious factors. “On record” obviously means a very short period, typically the past 100+ years, or since the end of the Little Ice Age. The National Academies of Science debunked this claim in 2006. Previously rural measuring stations register warmer temps after decades of “sprawl” (growth), cement being warmer than a pasture.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Well, in the past 14 or so years there has been nine of the ten hottest years on earth.
Storms such as hurricanes, tsunami's, tornadoes, typhoons, droughts, wild fired, etc... have become more frequent and violent.
Even if only half of the ice caps melt the water displacement will be enough to overflow countless rivers/streams, anywhere from 4 to 20 feet. All costal land is in danger.
If your doing a project you could include some of these interesting facts...
1) Every 3 months americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the ENTIRE U.S. air fleet
2) Americans trash 700 plastic bottles every second, enough to make 2,000,000 fleece sweaters
3) a water faucet that leaks 1 drop per sec. leaks 165 gallons per month
4) recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough energy to work a TV for 3 hours
5) americans use about 100,000,000,000 plastic bags a year. Plastic bag use is prohibbited in several countries.Source(s): The Final Warning. by James Patterson
- A GuyLv 71 decade ago
The most visible effects may be in the Arctic, where few live, but there are some NASA pictures. Al Gore published some dramatic before-after pictures of glaciers (retreating) in his book and movie. Other effects are more subtle, and some now call it "global climate change" to recognize the possibility of droughts in some places, more rain in others, and even localized (and relatively temporary) cooling coming from changed ocean currents.
- 1 decade ago
The list could go on and on so I'll just name a few:
In the Arctic and Alaska the ice and glaciers are melting which means animals like polar bear are threatened
As the temperatures get warmer from global warming, hurricanes and other types of storms get worse.
The weather in general is changing in serious and scary ways because of global warming. It creates problems with wildfires for example:
Here are some more links with general info on global warming and also on it's effects. It's an important issue to educate ourselves about so I hope you will take the time to explore the topic.
More info from Wikipedia:
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- Eric RLv 61 decade ago
That is has caused the Global Temperature to drop in each of the last 9 years.Source(s): common sense and tons of personal research
- georgineLv 44 years ago
Loss of the glaciers, resulting in rising sea levels, Changes in weather patterns that was an equilibrium for the last two hundred years. Changes in animal habitats and Less Bees (BEES ARE VERY IMPORTANT)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
well, global warming is making our polar ice caps melt. thus making the polar Bear extinct. if it keeps up new york, London, and la will be under water within about 20 yrs. but the heat is making animals die out. which is making the animals that eat them die out and etc. some1 did invent the electric car but the oil companies put a stop to that so they could still make $$$. good luck with project
- 1 decade ago
The four major effects of global warming r
3.melting of ice
4.ise in earth's temprature
- BBLv 71 decade ago
One effect is the belief among the gullible masses that man could in any way affect his environment (Climate).
- JOHNNIE BLv 71 decade ago
U are selling what is driving the price of gasoline up and U don't know it.
- 1 decade ago
One effect is denial that man could in any way affect his environment.