Global warming is the natural process by which the average yearly temperature of the earth gradually raises. Yes, humans do affect global warming, but barely. The problem is that environmentalists use crappy equipment (home thermometers, for example, rather than the far far more precise weather balloons used by legit scientists), and think we have a huge effect on global warming. Most environmentalists don't really have or use very accurate equipment or methods, so they come up with skewed ideas.
This is basically because no one or two people know exactly how to research all of the details needed to study the environment, you need large groups of scientists that study in many different fields to truely record accurate information.
There are some environmentalists that just go around and record their own inaccurate information, and go around generalizing and extrapolating ideas based on false information. The results they usually come up with are that humans have a large effect on global warming. Even worse, many of them don't even do studies, they just accept the false studies of others, which leads to the illusion that it has a lot of support by studies. The theory that humans have a large effect on global warming is so widely accepted because many people disregard hard facts for a skewed concept because it attracts attention when someone tells you that we are destroying our world; its another part of human nature that doesn't fit in well with the modern world (like our indulgence in eating).
There are other environmentalists (yes, real, legitimate environmentalists not politicians, or anyone who wants to sabotage the environmentalists, I'm getting sick of these stupid conspiracy theories) that study the environment using the other method mentioned above that uses many scientists that specialize in many fields of study to accurately record information. They find that humans do have an effect, but a very VERY miniscule one, on global warming.
The following is a letter that I wrote to an environmentalist foundation that believes humans have a large effect on global warming. Of everything they have publish, I found nothing but unfounded information; none of it was backed up by any hard facts, and if they ever used "facts" they were rarely used and they were very skewed because of flawed measurements. All of the data and information that I said in my letter is based 100% on studies done by the legitimate environmentalists that use scientists that specialize in many fields to record accurate information.
(the quote at the beginning is from their website)
“Dear (environmentalist foundation),
‘Global warming isn’t opinion. Its a scientific reality. The science tells us that human activity has made enormous impacts to our planet that affect our well-being and even our survival as a species.’
That is absolutely right! The only problem is... WHAT ARE YOUR SCIENTIFIC FACTS?!?!? Yes, you say that we can cut down by this that and the other and reduce our input towards global warming, but have you actually any idea how much humans affect global warming? Here’s the real facts, not just vague statements saying that we affect global warming "a lot." :
Of the 186 Billion tons of Carbon Dioxide let out into the atmosphere every year, 6 Billion tons come from humans, A meager 3.2%
In the past 20 years, we have been in a COOLING trend... yes of course, it is short term, and we are in an overall warming trend, but doesn't that go to show you that if humans have greatly increased our affect on global warming in those past 20 years, yet we still are cooling, that we have essentially no effect?
The fact is that humans have actually less than .3% an effect on the overall global warming, that’s 3/1000!
Now, humans do have an overwhelmingly small effect on global warming, but the fact of the matter is, that if effect that we have on global warming was isolated and all of the other natural effects disappeared, then one millennium from now, the earth will be as warm as it would be in three years if there was still natural influence. And incase you don’t understand that, it basically says it takes human influence 1000 years to warm the earth as much as the earth naturally warms in three years.
I don't think its worth asking the government for TRILLIONS (that is what they are asking for now incase you haven't realized) of dollars to have a miniscule effect on something that essentially isn't even affecting global warming. And also, most of our very small effect on global warming will still be there even if we do spend that money.
As one of those non-legit environmentalists would say, "Oh look, the earth is getting warmer! I think humans effect it. OH CRAP! GUESS WHAT! I can blame it on the politicians to make my political party look better! Let's go exploit false scientific ideas and spend oodles of money, just so we can get MY political party leaders in office!"
Thats not their only motive, some actually want to help but aren't good at what they do, but there are a good number of them that actually think that.
Just incase you forgot what I was defining cuz my definition is so long, it was Global Warming.
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An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change.
"Stop Global Warming!"
When you know the heat its not mother nature
"Global Warming" - Africa hot in Trenton New Jersey
Noun. The heating of the Earth's temperature as a result of abundant greenhouse gases from mankind. Although global warming is the consensus of the world's scientists, just like plate tectonics, evolution, or gravity, there are skeptics who tend to think other wise. Even if you don't think it exists, it is still no reason not to live a sustainable (or "green", whatever) lifestyle. That's what we call a win-win situation. However, the people that don't think it exists are basically looking for a reason to justify their fear of getting rid of their material possessions they hold so dearly; be it a car, hamburger (large carbon footprint), air conditioner, etc.
The people against the conservation of our earth are the reasons global warming exists. Don't be another coward unwilling to make a change. Do yourself, others, and the planet a favor by researching sustainable alternatives to lower your carbon emissions and contribute in the preservation of the world. Caring about something other than yourself doesn't make you a hippie, it makes you a human being.
Increase in average temperature of Earth since the mid twentieth century and it's continuation. Temperatures have been rising for a few decades now and if idiots continue to pretend it doesn't exist then they'll cause all of humanity to learn the hard way.more...
The reason Global Warming is an undesirable thing is primarily because it is melting the polar ice caps and raising sea levels. Contrary to popular belief, HUMANS CANNOT BREATHE UNDER WATER, hence we cannot let temperatures rise enough to melt such an amount of ice that'll end up flooding most of the land that we live on and force us to cram in to even less space than what we live in now. Combine that with exploding population rates (Set to triple from 1950-2050, oh joy.) and you have a recipe for disaster.
Of course, anything that's this logical is obviously denied by people. For example, in the US the majority of the Republican party deny it's existence; not because they actually believe in it not existing, but because its generally a rule of thumb for them to disagree with anything their opposition says.
Another funny example could include Britain, where the government raised car tax to encourage people to cycle, carpool, take the bus, etc. This was done to reduce emissions, primarily because 40% of all car rides were less than two miles long. But, as usual,...
You know, if the scientists and climatologists, who are educated in the feild of global warming are saying that the world is getting hotter, then why debate with them. Bush doesn't give a damn about global warming because he sucks up to the oil companies. Its not just a theory its a proven fact. It used to snow where I live now it doesn't snow anymore.
Fucking conservatives don't give a fuck about global warming because if they did do something they would just be millionaires instead of multi-millionaires.
The Earth as an ecosystem is changing, attributable in great part tomore...
the effects of globalization and man. More carbon dioxide is now in
the atmosphere than has been in the past 650,000 years. This carbon
stays in the atmosphere, acts like a warm blanket, and holds in the
heat - hence the name 'global warming.'
The reason we exist on this planet is because the earth naturally
traps just enough heat in the atmosphere to keep the temperature
within a very narrow range - this creates the conditions that give us
breathable air, clean water, and the weather we depend on to survive.
Human beings have begun to tip that balance. We've overloaded the
atmosphere with heat-trapping gasses from our cars and factories and
power plants. If we don't start fixing the problem now, we're in for
devastating changes to our environment. We will experience extreme
temperatures, rises in sea levels, and storms of unimaginable
destructive fury. Recently, alarming events that are consistent with
scientific predictions about the effects of climate change have
become more and more commonplace.
Global warming was not created by Democrats to scare people. It is a proven fact. I'm Republican and I believe that global warming has become a problem. Currently (January 2007), it's 70ºF in my town. Normally, it's about 20ºF around this time of year. It's a probem whether you want to admit it or not. When England becomes flooded, Venic...
when fossil fuels are burned from cars and other gas using vehicles. Since carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas it causes heat by it sucks infrared radiation that causes heat and makes it so it is hard for the sun rays to escape.
Dude all this global warming is going to make polar bears extinct.