Are you worried about global warming?
The title says it all really. Are you worried about global warming or do you think itís been exaggerated?
Well its a fact glaciers are melting. Compared to 50 years ago many has shrunk in size. Co2 gasses are spewed out by
by volcanos and plants. So the planet would be hotter eventually either way. There is one glacier tht is supposedly even growing. I think its all a propaganda, but climate does seem to act strange lately.
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I mean, I know that it IS happening but I can't stop it now. The group of people that COULD have stopped it were the 80s kids and they didn't do anything productive to really make an impact on saving the planet from what we've done to it.
It's too late for us to save it now.
The polar bears are already endangered because their living quarters have been melted away and or ruined. Seals are being murdered for FUR and therefor polar bears have less food, which brings the bears to eat more of the fish, causing the population of fish to die out or move from the polar bears habitat, along with any other species that thrived on said fish that the polar bear have ran out--which in the end strains all of the life near the caps.
It's many cycles like this around the globe that is a cause for Earth damage and "global warming" is just one of the many ways the Earth could fade away in more than just one aspect of the word.
So, while I do care for global warming I know it's too late to do anything. :/
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Gosh, I know a fair a bit about global warming since Chris was/is somewhat concerned about it and it was pretty much all he focussed on. :/
We are able to do something about it, but some scientists believe we've reached the 11th hour, which is the final point in time at which we CAN do something about it. However, it's not as simple as reducing greenhouse gases; cutting down too severely too rapidly could actually have a detrimental effect as it would affect the aerosols in the air, which keep out planet a little cooler.
I would like to see us switch slowly to cleaner methods. Last I heard from Chris, nuclear power is the answer. I personally don't trust it. Disasters like Chernobyl are absolutely devastating and still affect the planet today. I'd rather have solar power and wind power...They're not without their issues - putting the noise aside, wind turbines can affect the heat of the local air, I believe - but it would be cleaner than burning fuel.
I don't tend to worry about global warming - I can do my little bit by not eating meat (Methane is 24 times as potent as CO2); switching off lights and applicances when I'm not using them - but on a grander scale, the government and big businesses are in control. They can choose to put money into large green projects, they can choose to spread awareness. They could even introduce extra tax for those who use more than X amount of electricity and gas. Sadly, this is only likely to happen when we are in dire need.
What does scare me is the prediction that the UK will eventually be a bunch of islands as the water levels rise. Furthermore, the amount of clean water may reduce. Currently, we cannot purify water past a certain point and apparently, a lot of water has harmful substances in it which cannot be removed. I'm not sure how accurate that is though.
I never even think about global warming until someone brings it up.
I don't tend to worry myself with things like this, it's literally out of my control so why bother fretting? It sucks that for future generations the world might be a bit if a fucked up and shitty place because of it but it doesn't effect me now and I'm much to lazy to worry my little brain about it.
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Well I think it's true that our planet is changing temperature. But I'd hardly say we're a big enough influence to be doing that ourselves. I mean, there's no proof that global warming is linked to anything we do or produce. The world has been heating up and cooling down at different speeds since it began, I really don't believe for one minute that's we are powerful enough to impact the planet. I think humans like to think they're really influential and important; the world's heating up - it must be something we did, because it's never happened before right?
That's not to say I don't think we should still look after our world, not because we're scared of global warming, but because the world is a beautiful place and our workings often leave it ugly, kill other animals and just basically make it not such a nice environment for us and the other inhabitants of the earth to live in.
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I used to worry about it.
One of the main problems are a phenomena known as methane burps. As glacier ice melts it releases methane that is trapped within it. Methane is much more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide & poses a greater danger. Previous historical eras of global heating are associated with periods where methane was released from melting ice.
Another main problem is money. Transforming a polluting industry or business to one that is environmentally friendly costs big bucks & that money or initiative has to come from somewhere. Considering the current era of political de-regulation where things like oil rigs have nearly non-existent regulatory and safety guidelines, there's near zero incentive nor political pressure where it needs to be as the necessary framework of regulation and standards does not exist.
In terms of energy, there aren't many options. Thorium nuclear power plants have all the advantages of nuclear power without associated disadvantages. But, nuclear energy has exceedingly high start up costs & the manufacturing and construction of it is specialized. Example, if the United States wanted to build a nuclear plant they would need to sub-contract the pre-fabricated concrete portions of the job to japan or another country as we lack the necessary expertise and infrastructure to do the job domestically. If there is a silver bullet to cure our energy needs, it hasn't been discovered yet and likely won't be developed for awhile.
I think we're definitely the cause. Historically, we're credited with something like 99% of species extinctions during our existence here. Its difficult to quantify the degree to which we affect the environment as gas pollution is the largest and most major component of it. The thing to keep in mind may be our carbon, methane and assorted gas pollution is measured in trillions of tons, if not more. If a trillion tons of oil were dumped in the ocean, it would have a visible effect & the dissenters wouldn't be taken seriously. But, because its gas pollution and the effects aren't directly visible to the naked eye its easy to be apologetic and dismiss the possibility that there is correlation between increases in temperature and gas emissions.
Anyway, long story short, I used to worry about global warming.
But, I've pretty much given up caring about it.
Not really, the liberals have been saying "the world will end in 5 years if you don't vote for us" for several decades now, and we're still here. I haven't done enough research on global warming to come to conclusion as to whether or not it is real or not, but even if it is real, it's just a power grab by the left and the United Nations.
December 11, 2012, 12:33 AM
It's quite exaggerated. I WOULD have thought something was up this year had it not been chilly and snowy in Minnesota.
Last year there was barely ANY snow on the ground and it wasn't cold at all. That's UNHEARD OF for Minnesota winter But it seems like it's going back to normal. Global warming is over hyped... Science can only tell us so much.
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December 14, 2012, 7:08 AM
Global warming is a political fraud. The theory was introduced in the 90's, and since then has simply been a liberal agenda.
Originally Posted by CHIP
The fact of the matter is that no statistics show any abnormalities of the Earth's atmosphere. There is a temporary shift, something that the world has seen many of times. Outside of theory, the global warming threats are simply not there.
I suggest anyone who believes global warming to do themselves a favor and read between the lines; stop being a sheep.