The main cause of global warming

Main cause of global warmingIt took more than 20 years to broadly accept that mankind is causing global warming with the emission of greenhouse gases. The drastic increase in the emission of CO2 (carbon dioxide) within the last 30 years caused by burning fossil fuels has been identified as the major reason for the change of temperature in the atmosphere (click the following link for a summary and graphs about the cause and effects of global warming ).

More than 80% of the world-wide energy demand is currently supplied by the fossil fuels coal, oil or gas. It will be impossible to find alternative sources, which could replace fossil fuels in the short or medium term. The energy demand is simply too high.

Another issue is the non-renewable characteristic of fossil fuels: It took nature millions of years to generate these resources, however we will have used them up within the next decades. Alone the shrinking supply will not make it possible to continue as usual for a longer time.

The main cause of global warming is our treatment of Nature

  • Why have warnings about climate change been ignored for more than 20 years?
  • Why were ever more scientific evidence demanded to find the coherence of man-made CO2 emissions as cause of global warming? Why wasn’t common sense reason enough to act?
  • The true cause of global warming is our thoughtless attitude to Nature.

    Why can one still today find people who stick their head in the sand and don’t want to understand what’s going on in the earth’s atmosphere?

  • Why do most people refuse to change their personal behavior voluntary in order to reduce CO2 emissions caused by their activities?

The answer to all these questions is a rather simple one:

In our technology and scientific minded world, we seem to have forgotten that mankind is only a relatively minor part of Nature. We ignore being part of a larger whole.

We believe to be able to control Nature instead of trying to arrange ourselves with Nature. This haughtiness is the true main cause of global warming. As a matter of fact, some people still believe that technical solutions alone would be sufficient to fight global warming.

Although we are guests on Earth, we behave as if no further visitors would arrive after us. It’s like having a wild party where we destroy beds, the kitchen as well as the living room of a hotel without ever thinking about our future staying in the hotel nor about other guests arriving later.

The lesson from global warming is to base all decisions on deep respect and consideration for Nature.

In addition, our unit of measure is more and more often money only. What has no price tag, seems to have no value to us any more. In doing so we mix up economic growth with general well-being and financial income with personal happiness, respectively.

There is a loss of value behind this attitudes. We got blind for the true reason of our incarnation on earth:

We live here to train those traits , which will finally lead to perpetual harmony with ourselves and with our environment as well as to inner calm and peace.

The ultimate global warming solutions is to behave as part of a larger whole

Many people between 20 and 65 years seem to live for the one and only purpose of earning as much money as possible in order to be able to buy as many things as possible. In this light, it is not surprising that discussions about potential solutions to fight global warming concentrate on technical measures instead of a fundamental change of our attitude to life in general and to Nature in particular.

Someone who respects Nature and regards mankind as a part of a larger whole would never dream about using up non-renewable resources in a short time nor would this person contaminate the environment with gigantic amounts of pollution. By contrary, someone who respects Nature and regards mankind as a part of a larger whole would in all decisions carefully evaluate any effects on Nature. The preservation of Nature would be given a very high priority. On this base, it wouldn’t have been possible to deny and ignore global warming for more than 20 years!

It’s your personal decision whether you want to be the cause of global warming

In this context the question is whether global warming and its effects will eventually wake up mankind and spark off a change of paradigm. Will we understand this hint of Nature to follow the true meaning of life or will we continue to let us manipulate by media and advertisement as sheer and willing consumers in the economic cycle? Will we continue to strive for power, prestige and possessions following the concept „the more the better “? Shall economic growth and an ever increasing personal income continue to be the reason for being here, beyond everything else?

These questions can and must be answered by everyone. It is not primarily a decision of politicians or of the government. Everyone has to make a personal decision.

It is in our very own interest to induce fundamental changes in our attitude and behavior towards Nature: Modesty and humility, admiration and respect for all life on Earth instead of arrogance and haughtiness.

Let’s emphasize it again: Not the others need to change, we must change ourselves. There are no international treaties or additional national laws required to start changing. We can start to change our consciousness immediately. It is really only about our personal behaviour – independent of what others do or don’t do.

It’s time for change!

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241 thoughts on “The main cause of global warming”

  1. its all a con
    what evidence are we given as to global warming. why are we only to blame. why is no one telling us that it is part of nature for the earth to go through ice ages and heat waves. the earth has gone through many changes well before humans set foot here. how many dinosaurs drove cars and burnt fossil fuels. wake up world and see why the government are hell bent on taxing you for every luxury you want. its all a big conspiracy.

    1. I think that Global Warming
      I think that Global Warming is a problem and that you just don’t want to take responsibility. Nature is one of the most precious resources that we have and it shouldn’t be treated like it is being treated. Ice is melting, animals are losing their habitats and there have been studies that show that our gases are killing the ozone. So WAKE UP and see that this might be a real problem. You just want an excuse to drive your big car that burns up fossil fuels and not feel guilty.

      1. Global Warming is real but
        Global Warming is real but not due to Greenhouse Gases. The Sun is going through its cycles as it always have. The earth has been colder than it is now and much warmer based on the ice core samples. In fact overall CO2 levels lag the temperature at a rate of about 400 years. The temperature rising and falling actually drive CO2 levels. The total CO2 levels contributed by man are small in comparison to what the volcanoes, animals, vegetation and the oceans produce. In fact using CO2 levels as an indicator that the planet is heating up is like saying that the leaves falling off the tree is bringing about winter.

        I think we need to take better care of our planet. Air and water pollution need to be focus but not this blind obsession with CO2 levels.

      2. The cause of global warming

        I can only agree with the second last sentence in your comment that we should take better care of our planet. I disagree with the rest of your comment because you are mixing up causes and effects of global warming.

        Where do you take evidence that "…the temperature rising and falling does drive CO2 levels…" in the atmosphere? Neither vegetation nor oceans "produce CO2". The ocean water can store some CO2, the warmer the water the lower the amount of CO2 which can be absorbed by the water, however. So heating up the water of the oceans does release some of the CO2 absorbed earlier. This is called a feedback-effect of the warming of the oceans. It should not be mixed up with the cause of warming.

        The vegetation is converting CO2 into oxygen – vegetation is actually reducing the CO2 level in the atmosphere (it is doing just the opposite of what you are saying). This is one of the reasons forests are so important!

        There is indeed scientific evidence that increasing the CO2 levels in the atmosphere is causing the Earth to warm up . We know how much CO2 we are releasing with burning of fossil fuels . We can measure the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere and we can compare them with CO2 levels thousands of years back using ice core samples.

        You can download from timeforchange.org a spreadsheet to simulate the main cause and effects of global warming yourself. This is quite helpful to get a feeling for the magnitude of the problem we are facing. Or you can also view some simulation results of ways for mitigation of the effects of global warming .

         

      3. Global Warming
        The largest effect on global warming by far was caused by the loss of ozone from CFC destruction that allowed the stratosphere to cool off by 1.3 degree C while the troposphere warmed due to more UV light hitting it. One can essentially account for the total warming (0.40 degree C)that was seen in 2000 from ozone loss (+0.315C) plus the natural increase from the 11 year Solar Irradiance cycle (+0.084C). CO2 is clearly not the cause of warming, warming always precedes an increase in CO2. You can read my paper based on the research completed at:

        http://omsriram.com/Global Warming – The Real Causes!.pdf

        The analysis was simple and very straight forward.

        Kindest regards,

        Bob Ashworth

      4. What is the cause of global warming

        Bob,

        CFC's are greenhouse gases (ghg), so if you are saying CFC's are the (main) cause of global warming then you are at least agreeing that global warming is caused by greenhouse gases. And many greenhouse gases (at least the CFC's) are man-made. In other words: you seem to agree that global warming is caused by human activities.

        Many scientists who have been doing the recent research on global warming present their work through the American Geophysical Union. They have no particular political agenda other than to learn how natural processes work and make that information known. Based on the outcome from a considerable number of studies reported in their organization, the AGU has issued a AGU statement about the causes of global warming in 2003. Here are some quotes from their report:

        "Human activities are increasingly altering the Earth's climate. These effects add to natural influences that have been present over Earth's history. Scientific evidence strongly indicates that natural influences cannot explain the rapid increase in global near-surface temperatures observed during the second half of the 20th century.

        Human impacts on the climate system include increasing concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases (e.g., carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons and their substitutes, methane, nitrous oxide, etc.), air pollution, increasing concentrations of airborne particles, and land alteration. A particular concern is that atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide may be rising faster than at any time in Earth's history, except possibly following rare events like impacts from large extraterrestrial objects. …"

        "The unprecedented increases in greenhouse gas concentrations, together with other human influences on climate over the past century and those anticipated for the future, constitute a real basis for concern."

        Since the publication of the above cited AGU report evidence has further grown for anthropogenic greenhouse gases being the major cause of global warming and carbon dioxide playing a more and more important factor . For an individual, the easiest way to help mitigating climate change is to reduce the energy consumption (or generally consume less goods) which will almost automatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions as well as the emissions of other greenhouse gases.

        The bottom line of my text above is that we should treat Nature with more respect and in all decisions carefully evaluate any effects on Nature. Someone who respects Nature and regards mankind as a part of a larger whole would never dream about using up non-renewable resources in a short time nor would this person contaminate the environment with large amounts of pollution.

        Global warming doesn't primarily ask for a technical solution but for a different thinking and attitude. We must regain the true meaning of life . We incarnate to train those personality traits, which will finally lead to perpetual harmony with ourselves and with our environment as well as to inner calm and peace. This goal can only be reached with a respectful treatment of Nature.

      5. CFCs as reactants have done the real damage
        Juerg: CFCs are greenhouse gases but the destruction of the stratospheric ozone by CFCs is what caused the warming. There is no warming layer that can be found in the troposphere from what I have researched. CO2 is not a pollutant, without it plants would not exist. God gave us fossil fuels so we can keep warm and travel around. It takes more energy to make ethanol and biodiesel fuel from corn than the energy we get out as fuels. These oxygenated fuels although producing less NOx make a lot more aldehydes(LA Smog)than diesel and gasoline. In all cases in life, Truth is the standard we should strive to live up too. We all need to protect our environment, but creating false hob goblins does nothing to help take care of it. My opinion, I could be wrong, but I don’t think so based on the data. However, if someone can show me data to prove me wrong, I would change my positon. I try to practice true science and for me it is always just a search for Truth and Truth only.

        Kindest Regards,

        Bob

      6. What caused global warming?

        Bob,

        Hypothesis that other influences than greenhouse gases (e.g. variations of the sun's radiation) cause current global warming or that anthropogenic emissions of CO2 do have no or very little impact on climate change have been around quite a while. However there are a number of good sites on Internet scientifically explaining the cause of global warming. One of my favourites is http://RealClimate.org .

        Specific answers to most of your suggestions can be found at:

        http://www.realclimate.org/index.php?p=13

        http://inthegreen.typepad.com/blog/2007/03/deconstructing_.html

        http://reasic.com/2007/03/10/the-great-global-warming-swindle-questions-answered/

        Best regards

        Juerg

      7. What caused global warming

        This thread whether CFC’s or CO2 are the most important cause of global warming is continued in our discussion forum here.

         

      8. a little clarification
        Vegetation DOES produce CO2. It just happens when they’re not photosynthesizing. Like us, plants take in oxygen and use it to create glucose. And the ocean does release CO2. It doesn’t really create it, because matter is neither created nor destroyed, but it does release a fair amount. You should also take into consideration that even though the CO2 graphs match up neatly with the “global climate,” if it is closely examined, it does lag behind a bit. (Someone mentioned this before, but it was glossed over/flat out rejected. It’s worth consideration). Now I’m not saying that we should continue living and consuming in the copious amounts we do, but global warming is not caused by CO2 emissions. Cutting reliance on fossil fuels is another matter though and that is still worth aiming for.

      9. Global warming is caused by greenhouse gases

        Even if vegetation is sometimes releasing a little bit of CO2, the net effect is clearly a conversion of CO2 into oxygen (O2) and sugar (C6H12O6) called photosyntheses. The following text is an exerpt from the online Biology Book of Estrella Mountain community college, which is a recommended source for details about the role of our vegetation.

        „…Plants may be viewed as carbon sinks, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and oceans by fixing it into organic chemicals. Plants also produce some carbon dioxide by their respiration, but this is quickly used by photosynthesis. Plants also convert energy from light into chemical energy of C-C covalent bonds. Animals are carbon dioxide producers that derive their energy from carbohydrates and other chemicals produced by plants by the process of photosynthesis.

        The balance between the plant carbon dioxide removal and animal carbon dioxide generation is equalized also by the formation of carbonates in the oceans. This removes excess carbon dioxide from the air and water (both of which are in equilibrium with regard to carbon dioxide). Fossil fuels, such as petroleum and coal, as well as more recent fuels such as peat and wood generate carbon dioxide when burned. Fossil fuels are formed ultimately by organic processes, and represent also a tremendous carbon sink. Human activity has greatly increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in air. This increase has led to global warming, an increase in temperatures around the world, the Greenhouse Effect. The increase in carbon dioxide and other pollutants in the air has also led to acid rain, where water falls through polluted air and chemically combines with carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, and sulfur oxides, producing rainfall with pH as low as 4. This results in fish kills and changes in soil pH which can alter the natural vegetation and uses of the land. The Global Warming problem can lead to melting of the ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica, raising sea-level as much as 120 meters. Changes in sea-level and temperature would affect climate changes, altering belts of grain production and rainfall patterns…“

        The lag of CO2 behind temperature in ice core samples does by no means prove that the current warming cannot be caused by CO2. Earlier warming periods after ice ages back in history have not been triggered by CO2, but no one here has made this claim. In other words: the causes for the initial warming after ice ages are different from the causes of our current global warming. (see e.g. this article in NewScientist

        On the other hand, no climate scientist does seriously challenge the idea that more CO2 heats the planet.

        The current global warming is clearly caused by an increase of greenhouse gases as a result of human activities. A recommended reading is the special report of climate change of NewScientist where many common misunderstandings of sceptists are discussed. 

      10. Plants do not use oxygen to
        Plants do not use oxygen to produce sugar. co2 is used is used for non light reactions (calvin cycle) to produce sugar among other products. When oxygen binds to RUBISCO instead of co2, co2 is given off and no sugar is produced. So when plants are not photosynthesizing they do give off some CO2, but they use more than they release. Sorry I know this is not the main point of the discussion and I am very late now that I look at the dates.

      11. cause of Global Warming
        I totally agree with your opinion. Carbon-dioxide are causing the Earth to warm up. Coal burning devices are one of the main causes of Global Warming because they can release carbon-dioxide and methane. Scientists are arguing about if coal-burning devices are the main cause of Global Warming or not. Research done by experts say that when you burn coal, it releases a chemical compound called sulfur-monoxide which is unstable. Thanks for your info…it’ll really help me with my project about Global Warming.

        With Kind Regards

        Will

      12. Global Warming and tsunami
        Tsunami’s are caused by seizmic activity. CO2 has nothing to do with seizmic activity.

      13. Global Warming tsunami
        Yeah, although C02 doesn’t affect seismic activity, it’s warming the sea – meaning it has more energy, so the tsunamis have more energy and can be more destructive.
        It’s also melting ice caps, rising sea levels = more sea (duh) to be in the tsunami and throw itself at the land

      14. The cause of global wrming
        so you’re implying that deforestation helps global warming??????????

      15. ….
        You are only mixing up children’s mind and you apparently don’t understand the causes and effects of global warming.

      16. I agree with that a whole
        I agree with that a whole bunch
        he could have been more detailed and organized

      17. Reply
        Scientist wouldn’t be telling everybody how bad the CO2 levels are if they thought it wasn’t a thing to be worried about.

        It’s obvious that we are the cause of this problem, and we need to act now. It’s true that other things need to be focused on, but there is no blind obsession with CO2 levels.

        All this information is based entirely on facts done by the worlds top scientists.

      18. Well it is real
        Global warming is serious. Have any of you seen the graphs on how much CO2 is in the air compared to ages ago. That is not natural. I try my hardest to save energy-unlike my younger brother he leaves lights/plugs/tvs on all the time.

        WE ARE THE CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING LETS FACE IT!!!

      19. maybe you’re right
        global warming have been one of the problems that we cant solve…but..the least we could do is to stop the threat from continuing..this must really stop..

      20. WE are not the CAUSE
        Yes we play a BIG PART in global warming. But o say we ARE the cause shows ignorance. there is no proof that we alone caused it. There are other factors that have contributed to it. Some of the main ones are actually Cows. They are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than we are. The earth is slowly destroying itself, not us. We are just speeding up the process. But we are most definitely NOT the cause.

      21. WRONG!!!!
        just look at how trees in the forest being totally bald isn”t that a work of a man?
        come on!…
        you are insane….
        i don”t believe you didn”t play apart of this threat coz even perfumes that you use can also be a cause….!
        theee reasooons of yours seems to show your true colorsss…

      22. oh god
        hii whosoever is reading it i just waanna say dat i agree wid u dat man is responsible for all dese things bt dis world has to end one or d other day
        nd to end dis world god has to do somthing nd for dis he has introduced global warming to us….

      23. RUDE!!!
        dON’T BE DISRESPECTFUL TO PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY SPELL THEIR WORDS. THEY WERE JUST SPEAKING THEIR MIND. ACT CIVILIZED

      24. How can you be civilised if
        How can you be civilised if your trying to have a conversation with someone who is 1.) ignorant, and 2.) unable to type in a way that illistrates their point?!

      25. YOU should learn to spell…
        “your” I think you mean the contraction of “you are” which would be “you’re”

      26. Global Warming –
        Hello you Annonymous,

        I am very sad for what you wrote, yes GOD created and it is for us to make it much better place and he will not end this world for us if it is someone it is us. So make your contribution from now and and respect the planet.

        Best wishes

        SR

      27. your wrong
        god does not want to end the world hes doing this to see if we care that much to stop it and to tell yall people we can stop it if we belive

      28. Poor education on a liberal website?
        How on earth did someone with such poor spelling and grammar find their way to a liberal website? ahahaha.

      29. umm we kinda are because we
        umm we kinda are because we just dump our trash every where MAIN CAUSE POLLUTION!!!!

      30. but it is
        yes,, greenhouse gases do have a part in global warming,. there is no other way global warming can happen surely?

      31. greenhouse gasses
        Global warming is cuased by Greenhouse gasses because when CO2 increases (CO2 is a Greenhouse gass) so does the temperature.

      32. peolpe are just ignoring this problem
        people are just ignoring this problem, they dont even care if what it may bring to each one of us…we are just driving our car smoothly in the way but you don’t realise that millions of life are nearly in extinction because of your own hapiness,,take a little sacrifice and you will earn a ot more when we are finished with this global problem..THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BE SELFISH AND INSENSITIVE!!START GROWING UP BECAUSE YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AS THE MOST INTELLIGENT SPECIES!!!!!BE TRUE TO YOURSELF PROOVE THAT YOU ARE SMART…

      33. You’re a hypocrite
        You probaly drive a big truck that wastes gas and you probably feel guilty for doing so but you don’t want to take responsibility

      34. global warming
        I think that global warming will not exist if and only if we care for our nature. Their are lots of things that we need to consider why global warming occurs, first is that because we don’t give importance to our surroundings and most of us continue to do that bad habits..

      35. i agree, they dont wanna
        i agree, they dont wanna accept that it should have been dealt with earlier!

      36. I LIKE BOLD LETTERS
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      37. Jeffrin Z. Erama
        Global warming is the results of human negligence because thier are people who abused our natural resources like illegal logging,burning of forest,illegal dumping of garbage,dynamite fishing etc.
        I urge the people to please stop abusing our nature,it’s a gift from god that he provide in order we can survive.
        “Nature is the life of living things”

      38. Ohhh the conspiracy theory
        Ohhh the conspiracy theory guy. In the last 50,000 years the Earth has had the highest amount of CO2 in the atmosphere explain that. Did Al Quede put it there or did the old Bush admin do it?

      39. Bush Again
        All You fools that want to play the politics angle / herbert hoover / george bush try leaving the cars and walking it will satisfy Michele Obama
        requirements for less fat HUH, The china / Japan use of autos, planes etc.

      40. globe
        yes it is because the more the carbon is the higher the temperature also. So we must dig or burry all those biodegradable substances to decrease the amount of carbon gases and so by burrying it, the temperature will go beyond to its normal state of life.

      41. global warming
        global warming is a serious issue taht needs to be stopped. i know everyone thinks its not a big deal but scientist said that 4.5 billion people could die from global warming in 2012. you could be one of those people who dies next year, so lets all work together to prevent global warming!!!

      42. global warming
        Yes we need to wake up and smell the coffee we must take responsibility for our action

    2. It’s not con
      Through all the past cycles of heating and cooling, there has never been one as great as the cycle we are experiencing today. The levels of CO2 have past all previous records in history. While this may show that the sun is going through a period of warming, it also explains some unusual weather patterns that the Earth is experiencing. CO2 traps heat in the atmosphere. If more CO2 is present, then more heat will stay close to the Earth and less heat will escape through the atmosphere. The increase of CO2 is not only because of the sun, but also by the constant increase of pollution through transportation vehicles. The Earths only defense against this problem is the great Rainforests located along the equator. Since the human race has an uncontrollable consumption for resources, these vast forests are being greatly reduced. The evidence is there. One thing did not cause this problem, but a series of events over the past 100 years that have lead to this unnatural increase of CO2 in the atmosphere.

    3. its NOT a con!!!
      all d evidence on dis syt aint enuf for u????
      den u can try googling it !!!!
      no one said dat earth doesnt go thru changes regularly… IT DOES!!
      but…. derz a time for everything, and our human luxurious activities are unnecessarily accelerating this process, and as a result.. we hav global warming.. dinosaurs did not drive cars… but dey did not get extinct coz of global warming!!
      n once humans set foot…………… try countin d no. of animal n plant varieties dat hav been extinct
      u need to wake up too.. n take if not all.. atleast some responsibility for global warming and try to reduce it…
      its gonna help u n all oder living-beings too….
      no one is askin u to stop livin luxuriously… dey’re just askin u to exercise some control over it… for all our benefit!!!
      tc!!!
      cheers!!

      1. Its not a con
        I agree with you on global warming isnt a con but i also exercise the facts. Global Warming may be happening but it cannot destroy our world. Ice grows no matter how hot it is. Studies show that in the Thermal Maximus of the cretaceous period ice grew and grew even though the earth was not tipped on its axis until beyond the jurassic era. We cannot assume life will cease because of our burning fossil fuels. Maybe if we burn it all in less than a couple of years but never in the amounts that we have been using it! The earth has survived many weather releated catastrophes, and if we are to assume that global warming is the worst thing to ever happen to earth we are sadly mistaken. We will not all die because of global warming. The sun is going to be there for a long long time. Maybe not forever mind you, but most likely another 5 billion years. The sun is a factor but we cannot assume it is the most major factor. The sun cannot be eliminated as a variable so we must turn our attention to another thing that may be destroyed as variable. Co2. Yes we can change that. If we destroy that we can live longer, but this does not neccessarily mean we will die if we don’t act fast. Al Gore proposed a bunch of Hoo Hah about the ice caps melting and flooding the earth by 20 feet. The most that scientists have said 1.3 meters (3.9 feet) sure it will reach our ankles in the sand,but not enough to flood Calcutta or Bejing. Or even the world trade center memorial. Read about both sides so you may make a more educated answer please.
        ~Drewski~

      2. Global Warming
        Dude so what if the ice grows back it won’t be able to grow back if the ozone layer is destroyed. Thats the main thing when people talk about global warming. If the ozone layer gets destroyed then what are we going do. We can’t replace it back and the Earth will be vulnerable to the solar flares and the Earth will become a dead planet. THEN WHAT???

      3. We may be able to, who
        We may be able to, who knows. We had a drastic change from station wagons to space travel with in 50 years basicly. What will happen next….?

      4. we cant
        we cant replace the ozone layer because the sun rays melt everything, diamond, steel, gold, platinum.

      5. Is it really unable to solve this problem?
        I think it is important to solve the main causes for the change in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
        This can cause air pollution if it is not solved.

      6. credibility
        if you learn to type more professionally maybe people would take you seriously right now you seem like a 10th grader who is trying to be a little gangster.

        u no wha i min?

      7. Global warming / proper spelling

        if you wish to be taken seriously perhaps a semblance of proper spelling would be in order… or is it that you are a moron ?

        Bernard

      8. be more serious
        if your more worried about his typing then maybe you are the 10th grader who is the moron…grow up!!! either we have a crisis or not, but just in case the global issue is true, why don’t we contribute our part, after all, we can’t see the future…

    4. global warming
      i am 14 years of age and i already now about it and i think that it wasnt just us there have always been natural causes the cows burping and even the sea it has always been my interest and i look at the mater loads. the government have not raised prices in fact they tell you to turn of lights costing less electricity walk places now where in those things r costing us more if you can come up with like 3 things that have increased in price to do with global warming it isnt a con it is the real thing

      1. Global Warming
        Hello…I am 13 years of age and I must say to know that much about global warming is a feat worthy of a teacher. I have studied Global Warming for about 5 months now and have come to a conclusion. The government does not give up any argument no matter how small. They actually have said to NASA scientists to give up on the blogs about global warming or they will call a mutinous act upon our dictatorship government. If we are to turn off all electricity don’t you think there are 5 for every one energy saver who don’t care what us “small children” think? In fact we are more educated than most adults I propose we start a Blog. Are you in or not?

      2. Small Children
        You ‘small children’ are our future. What you believe and your behavior towards the environment is what our future society will be. I am a 30 year old teacher and I am impressed at your comprehension at your age. You are right! You ‘small children’ are more educated than some adults. Good luck with your blog and keep the faith! Us ‘big children’ will fall in line soon!

      3. Agree.
        I second this opinion. I am 14 years of age and I completely agree with you. We are the future. One day, WE will be this World’s leaders. There needs to be more ‘small children’ in this world that care about our planet. I for one would love for my Great- great- great- great grandchildren to see Polar Bears!

        -Kimberly

      4. IM IN……
        Hello Miss/Mr 13 year old! I think you have an awesome idea, and i would like to be apart of this blog! Global Warming is a serious issue that needs to be adressed, and if the adults arent going to do it then leave it to the kids!! 🙂

        Signed,
        The 15 year old

      5. IM IN 2!!
        I am only 12 years old and i don’t know much about global warming but i would love to learn more! I am definitely in!

      6. I agree
        Im fourteen years old and I agree with this, Even though you wrote this about 2 years ago I still agree. Infact its gotten worse. The whole 2012 the world is going to end got me thinking. We are the future of the world but no one will listen to kids like us. My parents tell me it has always been this hot but I know things are going to get worse soon if we don’t do something about it. I wish people would realise what is going to happen and do something about it.

      7. I agree
        And I also think once something bad does happen and its near the end. Then people will try to fix it but it’ll be to late. this is a serious problem. How am I supposed to go on living my life if I know one day they’ll leave it bad for my future?!

      8. Natural?
        Umm, humans bred millions of cows for dairy and meat production, that’s how burping is an effect to the planet. Oceans warming were caused by humans warming the planet.

    5. BIG PROBLEM IN FUTURE
      In all over world year to year increase population and adapting new techonolgy. But all are forget about our atmousphere. Global warming is creating a big problem in the future.

      1. global warming
        sometime people doesnt know and ignore about this problem..but when our mother earth say something with natural disaster so people will rethinking… and ……..

      2. global warming
        this is our nature and we hav 2 think 4 this, to avoid this we should avoid using non renewable resources…

      3. Global warming
        Global warming IS NOT A CON!! can you get it through ur heads. Its happening right now. WE are in danger. BIG DANGER. WE need to find solutions and fast. What is actually happening is that the people of our beautiful planet are beginning to rely on things that emit co2 (carbon dioxide) and carbon coal. This is warming the air hence the fact of global WARMING. And slowly the icecaps are melting away causing the sea levels to rise. WE need to find a solution for this problem

    6. Good point
      I think that you have made a good point there about “…is no one telling us that it is part of nature for the earth to go through ice ages and heat waves?” I would like to see someone answer, please!

      1. Natural ice ages and heat waves
        Yes the earth does have natural ice ages and heat waves but the natural ones aren’t as dangerous as the one created by mankind. Another thing is that the natural ones are going to happen it’s just that the ones created by mankind happen a lot sooner thanks to global warming.

    7. reply to all those that say the global warming theory is a hoax
      ok, seriously, and no offence, but your comment was really stupid. if you look at all the statistical graphs there are in the world, you can see the difference between the other ice ages and changes and the changes now…and we have cars and factories now, causing more pollution. this is no conspiracy. if you want your area to be destroyed by hurricanes or typhoons or cyclones, fine its not my problem..but it all points to global warming, the reason why we have more and stronger hurricanes: global warming!! if you want thousands of people to die from heat waves caused by us and global warming, you are sick and an idiot. its all so clear. didnt you watch the move “An Inconvienant Truth” by Al Gore? if you didnt, you should because it tells every thing anyone needs to know about global warming, and its all true, all the scientists say so and the general public agrees because its the only thing that fits whats goin on right now. just dont go telling everyone that our climate change isnt real or a big deal and that global warming isnt a big problem, because thats where you are wrong.

      1. agree with you
        people who go around and say global warming isn’t a problem are just inconsiderate to the world. it is a problem, there is proof, what more proof do you need, a major hurricane knocking at your door? wake up and realize that by the year 2050 nearly one million animals will become extinct, because they won’t have the resources to live, it is going to get worse, but only time will tell…..

    8. RE: main cause of global warming / its all a con
      Humans have been using more fossil fuel than ever and more CO2 have are going in the air as you read this. Plants which take in CO2 are being cut down every second as you read this. Nature can take care of these Ice Ages and Heat Waves. Its just a matter of time. Global Warming is different. This is Mankind’s own artwork. We have done this. The amount of CO2 in the air has grown to an enormous amount since the end of the 1900s. Also i’m pretty sure that dinosaurs didnt drive cars. We do. This time it is different from these ice ages which last ended around 10000 years ago.

      1. global warming is a con- lets do something about it
        global warming is a con and we as people should do something about, not just sit around thinking it will just end. the effects of global warming include:increase temperature on the earth by about 34-41 degrees by the year 2100, rise of sea levels by about 82 feet by the year of 2100, extreme weather events such as floods, droughts heat waves, and tornadoes, higher or lower agricultural yields, further glacial retreat, reduced summer stream flows, and species extinctions. as a further effect of global warming, diseases like malaria are returning into areas where they have been extinguished earlier. if we do some thing about global warming now then later we wont have to suffer and our generations wont have to suffer with these effects as well. the causes of global warming include: industrial processes, transportation fuels, agricultural byproducts, fossil fuel retrieval, processing, and distribution, power stations, waste disposal and treatment, land use and biomass burning, residential, commercial, and other sources.

      2. “Glabal warming is a con- lets do something about it”?
        Your sending out a few mixed signals here buddy, is it a con or is it going to increase the Earth’s temperature? I don’t think something that is a con would have that bigger effects on the Earth.
        Global warming is not a con, who would benefit from that?
        Generaly one does a con to gain benefit from it, what are the scientists getting out of it? What are the governments getting out of it? What are the car companies getting out of it? Nothing.

      3. yes we r da 1
        YES WE R DA 1 WHO IS CAUSING GOBAL WARMIN N WE SHOLD CHGEN THE WAY WE THINK N TRY 2 DO SOMTHIN JUST TRY 2 PLANT A TREE IN YOUR BACKYARD SO @LIST WE HAV GIVEN THE EARTH 1% FRM US DA SELFISH HUMANZ

    9. i think you need to get it
      i think you need to get it strait because we are to blame. we try to do everything the easy way and burn fossil fuels. We try to get the biggest vehicles so we can show off our wealth. A teenager dont need a big suburban just to ride around in. The coal mine is a big thret, and humans want it to save a little bit of money. If the world burns up what is money good for? …….. nothing!!!!

      1. Its not just our fault
        K whatever, its not just our fault. The earth goes through a cycle every thousand years or so. Even if we stopped all of our burning fossil fuels we would still be in the situation but not as bad. Don’t get me wrong I think that we are doing a bad part on global warming and we should cut down but we can’t just stop everything. It is not just our fault it is mother natures too.

      2. IT IS OUR FAULT AND WE NEED TO SOLVE IT…
        Yes, global warming is our fault we think that we acan take the easy road through everything but we can’t some things deserve to be recognized as our doing. We have a right to this earth to make it a better place it gives us what we need to survive and we are killing it. We have to do something about this huge problem. The ice is melting, the sun is getting hotter, and we are still trying to find a way to stop this. If people would pay more attention to the earth than what they spend on there clothes or other material things this problem may be solved already. I’m going to tell you now that I’m not a person who drives a big huge truck heck I dont drive at all I’m 16 and I love everything on this earth and I dont want to see it be destroyed.

        B.N.B Global warming sucks and we need to find some way to fix it before we get destroyed along with the earth

      3. i agree, we need to help the
        i agree, we need to help the environment not destroy it, clearly its caused by greenhouse gases. Let’s reduce the greenhouse gases and discover a way to help the ozone layer from depleting.

    10. Global Warming is NOT a con
      How can this all be a con if all of expert scientists’ research proves that global warming IS occurring. For example, why would rates for temperature and carbon dioxide be going up at the same time? I do think that Earth goes through its own cycles and now is just a heating period, but I think without the human impact of carbon dioxide, the heating would be a lot less severe. How do you explain all the weather disasters going on now (tornados in Georgia, floods in Missouri, etc.)? Yes the Earth has gone through changes before humans set foot on it, but now that we have, the “cycles,” as you call them, are much more severe.

    11. we are the destroyer / global warming
      we are really the one to be blamed. the people just only think of their owns sake.

      1. causes of global warming / yeah i agree
        yeah i agree that we are the destroyer of our own world because of what we are doing.. try to watch the documentary film of Al gore the "an inconvenient truth" their you will see what are the effects of what we are doing in earth on the present time.. so after watching it please spread it to other.. thanks..

      2. Saddly humans are to blame ;(
        i agree that humans think too much of themselves….if we all cared just a little bit more alot of problems would be solved, less animals would be extinct and we wouldnt be dealing with global warming. evryone should stop caring about fashions of the world and how they olook and care about the important stuff.! 🙂

      3. i would say that it is
        i would say that it is humans but i dont think they think too much of themselves…… what people have to understand is that there more to it than yourslef meaning as no more cars i dont care how it take but the fossil fuel is killing as same goes for Nuclear power planet that extract are mean Oxygen and puff out carbon dixiode and for some reason i think we would do better if it was the ages of the dinsouars since there was no advances since then but i think (i’m just saying hope people dont this statement is wierd) maybe God or lord and sayour may have wanted it this way i heard in this way of the ends of day war and differnt thing like that but i one of my point of view

    12. is it the cows?
      on ABC news there is a section saying about cows… effecting global warming. At first I was quite suprised. I mean who the hell wants to blame a few innocent cows? Well then the section said a cow’s burping can effect the methane in our atmosphere causing more gases to be trapped. Is that true? Or is it just a thing people just want to take someone else the blame for?

      ps i know this is totally off topic but yeah….

    13. for the person that wrote its all a con
      what does the government taxing us on things have to do with global warming??? i dont agree with the whole thing you wrote what so ever b/c it is our fault for ruining the atmosphere. we drive those gas guzzlers that sets out carbon dioxide. we fly in the planes that also set out carbon dioxide. we are alll setting out methane and nitrous oxide that are harmful to the atmospere as well. we are destroying it. its not just another cycle. there is plenty of evidence. just do the research.

    14. Its part our fault
      It’s is our fault as well. This is not just the natural cycle of Earth’s environment! Read a book people we admit tons of CO2 a day and cause this. It’s more mankind’s fault than Nature’s. We drive cars! We disrupt the balance! Mankind does share a greater amount of the blame! Hurricanes, droughts, sea-levels, flow of ice glaciers, and even Malaria is already killing our population and the animals and plants. If WE don’t act then who will!? Answer me that society, world, everyone…Who will act if we dont? An ant. A hummingbird. A lion. Come on people we are suppose to be an intelligent race so it’s about time we start acting like it and do something about this overwhelming problem!

      Leah B. Sutton

      1. she is rite, it’s our fault to
        i am just a thirteen yrs. old and i think dat da humans r causing global warming, whoever owns the first comment is wrong, those heat waves were caused by nature, global warming is caused by us, and i would recommend u guys to watch the movie an inconvenieh, it’s a movie by former vice president Al Gore and he tells us about global warming, go to the website http://www.climatecrisis.com and buy the movie from there, it’s really interesting.
        J.A.

    15. You have a point
      You have a point that the Earth has went through different time periods where there was ice ages and heat waves, what you dont think is that we had any part of it and the government isnt saying that we are the blame for it all we are just speeding up the process and their just trying to do some good in the world and try to save our ancestors and keep the animals from becoming extinct. If you look back through different time eras and see how things have developed and changed science proves that alot of living organisms became extict during a time when the earth was still developing. I believe that Earth is just going through a change, but we are also speeding it up and causing it to become worse than it probably would have been.

    16. Gobal warming: its all a con
      i dont usually take the blame but this time i am WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? without green house gases and all of our other little luxurys animals in antartica are losing thier homes we are eventually going to lose our homes and all you can think about is taxes? i dont know about you but i like my house and im happy to blame myself because if i biked or walked more often maybe i could give my futre kids or grandkid a longer life

    17. It’s not a con (global warming, climate change)
      If you think itz a con reply WHY are the sea levels rising. Why is the air warming. We as people on our beutiful planet earth are destroying it. We are relying to much on machines and devices that emit CO2 and carbon coal. I hope that you soon realize that soon the earth will be submerged and you will be under threat and you will probaly think why dint I do something back then

    18. you are both right on climate change
      well it has been a theory that the ice age did go through this rapid increase of temperature before it actually started but it is best if we try to keep the temperature rise at a low so burning fossil fuels is a no for me but, the whole ice age theory i believe. i just dont want this place starting more promblems

      1. Global Warming is real, wake up and face facts
        If your not ready to face the facts then you are not brave enough to sacrifice your comfort for the life’s of your children, then your simply pathetic. If the heat from global warming is too intence for mothernature we will never go into that state where the world freezes, instead the earth will get warmer and warmer untill we get to be more like Venus than earth.

    19. fuck you homo
      your a joke buddy open your eyes, the reason why were the only to blame is because were the only ones on the planet, who else can you blame it on. this isnt just a simple ice age or a heat wave because this one is irreversable! the past global catastrophies were repaired throught the years, this one wont be repaired, the entire world is aware of this so let me know the last time all the governments got together for a tea party and designed a global conflict.

    20. Maybe, maybe not
      Give me the evidence that global warming exists, you can’t. give me proof that it doesn’t. you can’t. So this is a topic that cannot be proven nor disproven. all thats left is to pick a side. do you want to let the earth rot away, or do you want to save your money? it’s really a moral call if you think on it.

    21. Is that why you can write
      Is that why you can write off most of the green things you can buy? Does that make sense to you? The key word here is LUXURY it means its absolutely unnessary, if you can afford it then that means you have money to throw around and of course you will get taxed. And climate change in the past happened over THOUSANDS and MILLIONS of years. Not 100 years like it is today. It is US adding MASSIVE amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere which makes this process go so much faster. Pull your head out of your ass.

    22. Wow its all a con
      If you really believe this then my friend you are as ignorant as they get. You have clearly see that this world is having a dramatic change all around us. You can clearly see that heat is rising and the the arctic is melting at an alarming rate. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this world is introuble. Yes we know that planet earth goes thres changes but ususally these changes take 100,000 thousand years or more. Our lust for energy consumption is speeding the process, it our as a people responsibilty to make a change. If you were to see a burning building on fire with peole in it we would say. “Ah let it burn it just a home doesn’t, or that things burn oh well.” No we would try to save the people and the home because that is human nature. So why not out planet, our descedents your blood will be the ones to suffer because of our ignorance. Conspiracy wow!!

      Concerned American Citizen

    23. Dinosaurs drive WOW!!!
      Last time I heard dinosaurs didn’t drive cars so there for couldn’t burn fuel haha! But you do have a point about the whole conspiracy thing

    24. why should we blame ourselves?
      It’s obvious that human being has the highest population in the world compared to other classifications of life (if that’s what you call it). We also have the smartest brain that enables us to think above all other species. In short, we are the one who controls everything in this world. We are the one who develops technology that is applied to sciences and things that we use daily which emits carbon dioxide.
      Another reason is that WE BREATHE! We inhale oxygen, and we exhale carbon dioxide. That means WE ALSO PRODUCE GREENHOUSE GASES. Those things are only two of the reasons why we are the one to be blamed first for global warming. I hope that someday, everyone will come to realize that we really are to be blamed for global warming. Yes it’s a fault but we can do actions to correct our mistakes IF AND ONLY IF WE WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE THINGS WE DO.

    25. human is the destroyer of
      human is the destroyer of earth…if we look around us, it will always come back to us. help save our earth, use energy wisely, use public transport, everybody, start planting a tree. GO GREEN!!!

    26. its not a conspiracy
      yes the earth has gone through many climate changes in the past but it has never changed so drastically quickly. all the fossil fuels we burn are speeding up global warming. though the government do seem to be taking advantage of this situation.

    27. do you mean the earth is
      do you mean the earth is going through a cycle? will we go back to ice age? was there any evidence that the earth did went through a cycle? it did went through changes and its obviously getting worst. what we see now happening should be our concern! america is getting toasted with heat waves and asia devastated with killer typhoons. flooding affects all the world? dont expect to seat on fire and not get burned. dont expect to have a clean room when you dont clean it up—much worst when you put all dirty stuffs in it!

    28. Seriously?
      not only is it our cars, factories and oil usage- but more so the beef we eat every day. Cows produce the most meth. gases. We as a western society eat more red meat now than we ever have. So if you want to help if you can buy a hybrid car then stop eatting beef- limit your beef intake- Im not saying go vegan- just reduce the beef intake- maybe once a week- eat chicken or pork or fish- not only will you help with global warming but also the unhuman slaughter of thousands of cows a day. 🙂

      1. by the way
        i mostly agree with you about being ebtter to the environment, but methane gas is actually bad for the environment. just saying

    29. REALLY?
      If this is all a big conspiracy why don’t you prove it?! If you don’t believe that global warming is a problem thn you must be to stupid to realize that the plant is crumbling down around you. Get it through your THICK STUPID head that YOU are helping everyone like you kill the planet.

    30. ummm no
      We have a ton of evidence you know. And yes the world went through changes before we were here but most of those were due to major environmental disasters like meteors and volcanic apocalypse. Maybe slowing down the gasses would help us stall long enough to help fix it. It is not a conspiracy you hippy, it’s here and now. It’s actually happening. Now if you don’t care and will continue destroying the environment ok, but not stopping to think that it’s actually happening will just kill us faster.

    31. why did dinosaurs become extinct?
      are u sure? what you have said is somewhat true.it is true that dinosaurs didn’t pollute earth but thy fed on each other and consumed such a huge quantity that earth had to reform itself. it was good but what happened dinosaurs became extinct! so if global warming goes on, earth will again have to reform itself. nothing much will happen except for the fact that maybe human race will extinguish. are you ready to accept that?

    32. Wow, do some research. This
      Wow, do some research. This is more of a heat wave than we have ever had before. Since it seems you are too stupid to read, why don’t you watch “An Inconvenient Truth”. It’s a movie, in case you didn’t know

    33. wtf
      mate ur a tool. theres noone else in the world that exepts ur theory to be even remotely sane. even if the earth was going threw a dramatic change do u really think mankind will survive it why dont you wake up be like the rest of us and recycle.

    34. The changes that takes place
      The changes that takes place naturally is not a issue, its all about the human beings who are aware of the situation and not acting accordingly, its just like that you are giving excuses and acting like helpless that nothing is in our hands

    35. of course dinosaurs couldnt
      of course dinosaurs couldnt drive cars they were not around and you dont need to stress about it

      1. how do u know dinos couldnt
        how do u know dinos couldnt drive car mon ,if your mom can dino can mon

    36. i do not agree
      I believe that global warming is an inevitable factor and it was going to happen anyway and I do not see how you can bring the government into the subject. It is true they are taxing us more but it is to help with our crisis.

    37. scintists who’ve spent ages
      scintists who’ve spent ages in trying to discover this fact and make your life more secure aren’t fools

    38. regardless to either sides of
      regardless to either sides of the ongoing argument here is a middle ground that everyone should be able to agree on: there are problems with our earth and we should feel an obligation to help it. Even if it is all a conspiracy as you say (though i personally disagree) that doesn’t mean we should continue littering every where and cutting trees everywhere. obviously you can’t make up that there is impure water and air. does it not make one sick seeing factory smoke rising into the air? so either way, we should still be wanting to make positive changes- also you do not even need to spend a lot of money to make a difference, even if it isn’t huge.

    39. we are to blame!
      we dont take care of our earth and she is dying because we are too ignorant to realize it! befroe us the earth was fine and healthy and now we’re killing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    40. speak not if you know not
      you are one of the people that if you dont see it it means it isn’t true. the dinosaurs died out due to the ice age. do some research about global warming before you talk out of your ass.

    41. Ignorant
      The point is that we are mostly to blame since we are the ones over estimating nature’s ability to produce the fossil fuels…..
      Learn grammar, fool.

    42. your a fucking idiot. do a
      your a fucking idiot. do a couple google searches and actually learn something.

    43. DANANANANANANANNANANANANAANNA
      DANANANANANANANNANANANANAANNA WE PLAY DA BIG PART MON

  2. global warming
    Mars is also experiencing warming, people are sneaking up there & burning fossil fuel. I am going to log off now because I feel guilty about my irresonsibility & contribution to global warming.

    1. The rise in CO2 and water
      The rise in CO2 and water vapor certainly have potential to increase tropospheric temps. in addition, sunspot cycles have increased radiant energy

      http://www.ees.nmt.edu/~ranck/sunny.gif

      Destruction of ozone and global cooling is also more complicated than CFCs. volanoes such as Mt Pinatuba initially increase stratospheric temps due to aerosols and dust. However, chlorine ions in the dust also destroy ozone, leading to a reduction in stratospheric temps.

      http://junkscience.com/MSU_Temps/Stratosphere1278-1204.gif

      A reduction is stratospheric temps forms ice crystals which can leaad to further destructioin of the ozone. In addition, greenhouse gases reduce radiation eminating back from the troposphere, cooling the stratosphere further.

      The problem is that we have INTERACTING natural and man-made factors, without the ability to test hypotheses with a CONTROL Earth using deliberate interventions while controlling other variables. In other words, cause and effect cannot be definitively establshed.

  3. this is not the time to argue…
    we have to face the fact that we are already in this situation… we are not to blame anyone else regarding this problem.but it does not mean that we just have to ignore all these… because we are humans, as supreme being, we are given tasks by God to take good care of his creation.and what are we going to do? support organizations who arE INto advocacy against global warming…. or may do some little ways to help preserve all these gifts that was given to us… think for the future generations. remember your future grandchildren.

  4. I am a Japanese student
    Do you think desertification is related Grobal warming?

    Sorry, I am not good at grammer

    1. global warming
      sure. you see, those trees absorb CO2 to manufacture food thus exchanging it for O2.there leaves also absorb some of the sun radiation to make food. I mean glucose.Both the sun light and the CO2,which is part of the green house gases, cotribute to global warming

    2. reply to desertification
      dunno,could u tell me the relation between combustion and global warming

  5. How can I personally slow down global warming?

    I was wondering how to slow down global warming..
    I read all of this stuff about stopping emitting certain gasses into the atmosphere.

    BUT,
    What exactly can I do to help??
    IN SIMPLE TERMS?

    Other than driving a car – lol…

    Please write back.
    Thanks.

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      2. Global Warming

        I am a practical engineer and my historical view of global warming is a simple series of events. Let me have an explanation if you can of why I am totally mistaken.

        As has been argued, there were no automobiles or factories in the first and second Ice ages but, nevertheless, global warnming, obviously took place. I believe that there was a peponderance of CO2 in the atmosphere and global warming took place in accordance with the popular theory.
        We all know that trees, through photsynthesis, convert CO2 into oxygen and carbon, but, if the world were covered in ice, where were the trees to grow? No trees, – no photosynthesis, – lots of CO2. Result, – global warming, ice melts, trees grow, photosynthesis starts, temperature swing. New ice age starts, same scenario again.

        What is happening to the trees nowadays, they are being decimated by man in Brazil, Canada and Usa as well as many other places in the world. My purely practical and non"scientific" view is that, if we all ditched our cars, froze in our homes and went back to craft industries to eliminate factoriers, global warming will continue as long as we continue to remove our life line, i.e. TREES.
        Bill

      3. Cause of global warming was different in the past

        Bill,

        Deforestation is estimated to be responsible for about 20% of the effects of current global warming. So there is certainly some truth in what you are saying about trees.

        As you mentioned, the Earth has already had
        several warming periods. However there is
        not just one single way to initiate a global warming period. Who is
        saying that all global warming periods have been caused by the same
        effect?

        So earlier warming periods may easily
        have been caused by different effects than the current one. In fact,
        most of the earlier global warming periods have been caused by a
        change in the sun’s radiation. The current global warming however is
        mainly caused by man-made emissions of greenhouse gases.

        You can fracture your leg with skiing,
        but you can also fracture your leg if you fall down the stairs. If
        you fractured your leg already two times with skiing, this is still no
        proof that in the third case it was caused by skiing as well. Maybe
        you have had a car accident or anything else.

        It is similar with the cause of global
        warming: The cause for earlier warming periods can be (and indeed
        are) different from the current one.

        Juerg

  6. WE all take fault
    long story short.
    i think we all have contributed to GLobal warming. And its not completly to late if enough people just listen and care. ♥Nature ♥is something great and we ALL havve to help!

    1. global warming in the caribbean
      Is this region likely to suffer disproportionately from the effect of global warming? If so Why? what can be done to alleviate this?

    2. Global Warming
      I agree with ur statement (the statement with hearts). Any way i believe you have a following here if we all help to stop global warming then most likely we can actually help the earth. The earth gives us a home, we repay it by killing it?!? If we all help Global Warming could become a memory and we could live in peace. I believe that both sides of the argument have good points (whether to stop or not). I am looking at both views of this critical issue, you should too, if you want to truly understand. On one hand if we stop using fossil fuels many many people are out of a job which previously was a haven of a second chance. People lose their money for owning such things as oil wells. On the other if we stop using fossil fuels Global Warming will cease. The rich will have to draw bak upon genuine working instead of the easy way into a richer community. If we all pitch in upon this issue I would bet we could come up with a great solution. Such as, nano robots could provide a more enriching energy source. They do not release any Co2 which is the cause for this outbreak of Heat. So do we stick to fossil fuels or turn to a cleaner energy source. You decide…
      ~Drewski~

  7. Global Warming or is it Warning!
    It is a good thing for humans to do their best to conserve energy and promote initiatives for a clean atmosphere, this is a good thing. While we do that here is some food for thought:
    (1) Termites produce more CO2 than humans
    (2) The stabilizing slug for the earth’s angel of incidence relative to the sun has been slowly moving away. Moving the earth’s tilt to a more upright position.
    (3) At some point the earth will be nearly upright making seasons a thing of the past, the earth will start being wobbly, resulting in unpredictable weather patterns
    (4) You do not believe this? Ask the guy who balances your car wheels to explain how the little weight on the rim balance the wheels.
    (5) The solar system has its own life cycle the sun will not be here forever, but the afore mentioned are the more eminent causes of global warming , or, call it global warning. Life on earth plants and animal life are perhaps fungus and bacteria, relatively unimportant from the solar systems perspective.
    (6) I know we would like to consider ourselves as an important to the solar systems or even maybe the universe. BUT we are not, sorry. It is the sun’s world and it is the sun that will deal the final blow on its droplets the planets.
    (7) One last not, there is a part of the sun still alive and well at earth’s core, that too could de-stabilize and cause a nuclear explosion of energy that would splinter the planet into the a new family of solar debris that already exist. Not to mention once in a while the giant rocks come to the planet with a frightening proximity once in a while. So what ever we do, are future on this planet is relatively short lived. So enjoy the flowers while you can and be thankful that our concept of time is so exaggerated. We will not be here that long. Sorry, again.
    (8) How about people who won Nobel peace prices due to their work to reduce global warming? Just proof that even the Nobel Peace caretakers are also merely mortals. SORRY, again.

    1. Global Warming or is it warning
      I see what you are talking about, but;
      1) the sun is non-living sorry to burst your bubble.
      2)termites can be exterminated quickly and easily
      3)I agree with the car
      4) I agree with the world upright
      5)Ok i think your trying to scare people with the over exaggeration of the earth exploding by a nuclear explosion and deterierating into debris. The earths core is stable.
      6)Mortals? what do u mean by that? of course they’re mortals no one man can become immortal no matter how hard they try.
      7)Ok…of course the sun has its own life cycle life began with organisms and dinosaurs and all that junk, but no matter how hard we evade it we are part of this cycle and some of the life cycle’s future rests with us.
      Ok so please respond to me and we can have a debate upon your dealings of absolutes.

  8. a main cause of global warming…
    A main cause of global warming is the ignorant population who refuse to recognize the problem at hand. If almost all of the leaders of nations around the world are creating enforcements to deal with greenhouse gas emissions and areas like the Netherlands are creating programs to deal with flooding from increased ocean levels, and we have scientists who have been researching this problem since the 1970’s that are saying it is a serious issue, why are there some Americans who just can’t accept the fact that our current presidental administration is sick in the head to believe that “there is no evidence to support this” and to refuse to do more to to prevent this serious issue. If we could somehow educate all the ignorant people who are confused and think this is just a “normal cycle” then we might have some hope left.

  9. global warming is real

    global warming is real and it is happening all around us and we need to face that fact and try to do something about it!

    Morgan

    1. Global Warming Is Real And something must be done
      Hello MOrgan I am Drewski and I have been attracted by the way you speak for our entire planet please tell me what I might do to stop the treachery of humans to engulf the very world we have worked so hard to trive on.

      1. Reply to people saying it’s real
        Do you know how far back the data we use to prove global warming exists goes back? 100 years. I’m 17 and I’ve looked this up for a school project. It’s 100 years.

      2. Global warming is caused by greenhouse gases

        I don’t know what exactly you are referring to. But the way you are formulating this, your statement is simply wrong.

        E.g. scientists from IPCC have been using ice cores to go back millions of years, not just 100 years!

      3. ice core samples
        The ice core samples show a 125,000 years cycle for CO2 that exactly matches the one we are now in.

  10. pro global warming – its no con

    dude, whoever said it is a con is a fucking idiot

    why do you think it gets hotter and hotter every year? the answer is because all of the green house gases are trapping more heat each year because we keep adding to the amount of the gases and the more gases you get, the more heat is being trapped

  11. Global warming is real
    thats exactly what this material is talking about, we are adding up to the problem by denying and turning a deaf ear to the problems. global warming is not a theory that asks us which side are we? it is happening, whether we like it or not, our daily activities and the things we use can somehow contibute to the problem.

  12. My pridiction
    My pridiction is that sooner or later it would heal itself,basing on the fact that fussil fuels today are sky rocketting prices on its peak level so thats the time car manufacturer begin to produce only electric charge vehicles because people would no longer buy those cars that are propelled by fussil fuels . Bio fuel can not sustain alone to whole world demand. It will be then a high demand in electric energy,countries that uses fussil fuels to generate electricity they can use nuclear power plant,geothermal,and hydro electric dam,there are many alternative resources even before but the car manufacturers didnt yet widely produce this cars,and the car manufactures have no other choice because people would prefer to buy a horse than a gasoline car. you can just tied your horse in the woods and eat grasses no need buy a fuel so that you can ride.

  13. Sure we are to blame, but there’s more
    Global Warming is a natural part of nature itself, humanity has only strengthened it’s affects on the globe. As well as strengthening the affects we can weaken them at the same time. It’s all in the nature around you. (Unless you live in the city than shame on you!!!)

  14. Global Warming
    is there such things as cows making a significant change of methane in the atmosphere causing a good rate of global warming to increase?

  15. START NOW
    SAYING GOES,ITS HARD TO EDUCATE OLDER PEOPLE [THE HARD HEADED],THAN YOUNG ONES.LETS START NOW, EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN TO A MORE RESPONSIBLE HUMAN BEING ON HOW TO OBSERVE WHATS HAPPENNING IN THEIR SURROUNDINGS.[IN A MANNER OF SIMPLE CONVERSATION] e.g. LIKE IN THE MALL OR IN THE STREET WHILE EATING SOMETHING, TELL THEM NOT LITTER AND EXPLAIN WHY.JUST SIMPLE AS THAT.AND OTHER THINGS THAT CAN WAKE THEIR THOUGHT TO DELIVER POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

  16. Action Time
    It’s is our fault as well. This is not just the natural cycle of Earth’s environment! Read a book people we admit tons of CO2 a day and cause this. It’s more mankind’s fault than Nature’s. We drive cars! We disrupt the balance! Mankind does share a greater amount of the blame! Hurricanes, droughts, sea-levels, flow of ice glaciers, and even Malaria is already killing our population and the animals and plants. If WE don’t act then who will!? Answer me that society, world, everyone…Who will act if we dont? An ant. A hummingbird. A lion. Come on people we are suppose to be an intelligent race so it’s about time we start acting like it and do something about this overwhelming problem!

  17. A Con
    I cannot believe that you believe the issue of global warming is a conspiracy. Have you been listening? I don’t think you have. Please…this is very important.

  18. ITZ NOT A CON
    Global warming IS NOT A CON. This is for the person at the top. Where did you get that Idea from. Whats happening is that on our beautiful planet earth the homo sapiens have been relying TOO much on devices and machines that emit Carbon dioxide and carbon coal. And do you know whats happening. The air is warming hence the fact it is called Global WARMING. Now on our planet we have some polar caps made out of Ice. What happens when ice gets hot or warm. IT MELTS!!!!! The polar caps ARE melting and filling up our alredy too full oceans. The waves are constantly eroding shorelines and islands are sinking. And do you know what else. Theres a rip in the atmosphere above New ZEaland in the southern hemisphere and the people in NZ are getting way tooo tanned

    THanx

  19. ozone layer

    Who were the first, the most advanced culture, to launch sputnik, and all subsequent space vehicles into our space world? did they ever wonder if THEY PUNCHED THE HOLE IN THE OZONE LAYER? What kind of damage from the millions of Powerthrust of launching a rocket, did this do to our earth? It is common sence that if you place a lot of pressure in one place, numerous times, it is going to cause a shift, some kind to that object. That ‘object’ being our earth. Could not the earth, which is ‘balanced’ on its’ axis, been shifted, even one miniscular mm, which in turn would be the ultimate effect we are now experiencing. Blaming Global Warming on the inhabitants of the earth, on the vehicles, on the various reasons, to my way of thi nking is just another way for the governments of our world to ‘pass the buck.’

    The origin of the initial hole in the ozone layer, which protected our earth from the harmful heat of the sun, came from our illustrious scientists scrambling for ‘glory’. Now this same breed of scientists are scrambling for a way to ‘save’ our world. I can only say that i hope that my grandkids and great-grandkids are smarter than the brilliant brains who, inadvertantly, placed our whole world in jeapordy, just to explore, where no man has gone before.

    Why couldnt they have put the billions of dollars spent on the space programs into taking care of people, in thier respective countries, who are suffering from all kinds of human ailments, including homelessness, hunger, illness, ignorance and lack of love.

    We have all heard it said, by our ancestors, CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME, TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN, THEN THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF THOSE WHO NEED HUMAN HELP. I guess it is too late now, it really doesn’t matter what we do. Once a "snowball" starts rolling—-well? heartfully, jane

    1. I am Mexican
      I talk small inglish. global warming is bad yes. in mexico they no tell us about this. you can use smaller word or put in spanish would be good

      thank you Angelica

      1. Calentamiento Global
        No sé nada sobre el calentamiento global. Sería muy bueno tener un lugar en este sitio que explica sobre Calentamiento Global en español, gracias.

        ~Margreta

      2. Translations are welcome

        I am sorry, I do not speak spanish. However if someone is willing to translate at least some of the content of this website into Spanish, please contact me. I would be happy to provide the webspace and the environment for this.

        Juerg

         

    2. Be Veg, Go Green, Save Our Planet!
      Very touch to see so many young hearts care our planet, but I am sorry it already happen:
      Base on the latest satellite data cited in a December 2007 article, NASA climate scientist Dr.H.J.Zwally predicts that nearly ALL THE ICE COULD BE GONE from the Arctic Ocean by THE END OF THE SUMMER MELT SRASON IN 2012. Arctic sea ice reflects about 80% of the sun’s heat, stabilizing the colder temperature of the ocean.
      If the ice all melts, if the poles all melt away, and then if the sea is warm, then the gas will be released from the ocean, and we’ll all be poisoned by the gas from the ocean. It’s a lot of gas, enough to kill everyone.

      Please go to following website, you will find lot of information about global warming, Main Climate Change Solution – Vegetarianism, do your part to save our planet! please can go to following website to see the video and more information
      http://suprememastertelevision.com/climate-change-solution/

      Supreme Master Ching Hai – a world-renowned spiritual teacher, artist, and humanitarian
      “The root of our problem is that we have been unkind to our co-inhabitants: the living, feeling, walking, acting, loving beings, like animals, of all size and shapes. And we have also been unkind to our environment. We have been massacring our co-inhabitant animals, and we have been destroying our environment, like deforesting and destroying the water and destroying the air. So, in order to solve the problem that we are facing right now, we have to reverse our actions. We have to be kind to our co-inhabitants. Instead of killing them, massacring them, sacrificing them, we have to take care of them. And instead of deforestation, we have to plant trees again. Take care of whatever environment that we have.”

      Dr. James Hansen – NASA’s top climatologist
      “There are many things that people can do to reduce their carbon emissions, but changing your light bulb and many of the things are much less effective than changing your diet, because if you eat further down on the food chain rather than animals, which have produced many greenhouse gases, and used much energy in the process of growing that meat, you can actually make a bigger contribution in that way than just about anything. So, that, in terms of individual action, is perhaps the best thing you can do.”
      “My message to you is: Be Veg, Go Green, Save the Planet.”

      Dr. Rajendra Pachauri – The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
      “the entire cycle of meat production and consumption, it’s hugely intensive in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. And therefore, I always say that if you eat less meat you would be healthier and so would the planet!
      I think it would help the global community enormously, if we consume less meat. But I am only highlighting the fact that the entire meat cycle is very very intensive, in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. ”
      “I would say Go Veg, Be Green and save our planet! ”

      and you can find Top 20 Green Websites from following:
      http://suprememastertelevision.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=sos_links&sca=link_1
      http://suprememastertv.com/blog/labels/methane%20gas.html

      And the one is Spanish: http://suprememastertv.com/es/
      http://suprememastertv.com/es/climate-change-solution/
      http://www.suprememasterchinghai.net/sos.htm, please click “No11 Spanish”.

  20. i think global warming is real…
    I think that global warming IS going on right now. I have a huge project paper to do on a controversy… what better one to do than global warming? I have noticed that people are only finding this stuff rediculous is because they would rather live their life how they think they should and how they have been instead of changing some things around to stop something they think someone else can. Everyone should be doing something… even if its changing a lightbulb. It’s not just cars that are putting carbon dioxide in the air; it’s burning other fossil fuels in factories, or just using up energy. Let’s use a polar bear for an example of global warming. They are becoming extinct. Do you want to know WHY THEY ARE BECOMING EXTINCT?! It is simply because the reduced ozone layer and the increased greenhouse gasses have let more heat inside the earth. This is causing glaciers and arctic ice to melt. Polar bears need to live in the cold in order to live; but because no one cares to help…..guess what animal is taking the most impact? HMM I WONDER! While looking up information for this report, i have also noticed that its not just a few people who can stop it… its everyone.

  21. Hello and Thanks [:
    Well short enough, I am 14 years and doing a school newspaper on global warming, your info really help me.
    Thanks You very much.
    -Briana

  22. Are Bicycles environmentally
    Are Bicycles environmentally friendly, or is there a certain number of miles that you need to naturally ride to overcome the amount of CO2 already used in making it.

  23. what the government are
    what the government are failing to tell people, is that the meat trade causes more pollution than all the transport put together. check out peta.org if you want to learn more.
    wake up everyone and find out the REAL reasons.

    “if slaughterhouses were made of glass everyone would be vegetarian, and the world’s pollution levels would slow down at an alarming rate”

  24. Need of the hour-Actions not talks and Meets
    I presume all these talks, meets and seminars on Global warming and Climate Change have miserably failed to eveoke any positive response from the people.May be the champions of this good cause still find it difficult to educate the mass about the impending danger.They still play with the vocabularies like CO2,Greenhouse Gases,receding glaciers, which tend to remain at a peripheral level.
    Educate the mass in the manner they understand, in the language they can grasp.Start the campaign from grass root level.There is a glimmer of hope that we can save our planet from devastation, provided I as an Individual start taking pro-active decisions and live as a responsible citizen.

    M.Antony- ChemburA

  25. in respond to previous comment
    bohoooo for you. laziness is the key word here. “why are we the only ones to blame” dont be a baby why me why me. you should try being a little more considerate towards your home the earth. you are pitiful

    1. THAT WAS RUDE!!!!!!
      THAT WAS VERY RUDE YOU DONT KNOW THAT PERSON DONT JUDGE THEM BY WHAT THEY SAY
      THAT MY FRIEND IS PITIFUL FOR YOU TO JUDGE SOMEONE BY A COMMENT

  26. Advice
    What would someone who is against global warming say about CO2 emissions?

  27. global warming solution
    if the message is spread widely which is being done by this site changes can occur, but then even who are conscious aren’t helping much are we, we must first change ourselves then try to change others.
    – By Vikraant Singh Sanwal,sensational poet

  28. The problem is real
    People need to start waking up. The problem at hand with this plant is very real, people say oh this has always happen, well your right it has always happen however it’s happening now, do you think all of man kind we survive the out come of natural disasters, or better yet do you think we will survive with no food source because plants stop growing our animal live stock start dyeing. Every time I hear about record breaking heat waves, all over the world or record breaking snow in certain parts where it should not be well is dose not take a rocket scientist to figure out that plants and live stock can’t survive with extreme climate change. People really need to start waking up and really see what’s going to happen when we run out of food and half of American’s in this country over eat everything in site. Well when you can’t go to a fast food place to get food or a super market what then. Once the animals start going extinct who the hell do you think is going to be next on the food chain when everything this else dies? People need to ask that question and see if saving this planet is worth saving.

  29. Global Warming
    I think we all need to become more educated about this issue. We need to invest in the education of youth so that our technology may become more advanced and Eco friendly. We don’t necessarily have to give it all up. We just need to take the time to make it better. This includes methods of transportation and how we create energy. Maybe if we spent the money to find a safer way of producing energy, china’s lungs would gradually become clean and so would the atmosphere.
    Just a thought.

    1. The Problem is Real, The reasons are not.
      Sadly, I’m 14 years old and having to listen to adults fight over a website blog about global warming. Perhaps if some of you matured, more progress could be made here.

      Global warming is not something you can deny, look at charts, statistics, and scientific evidence. The Earth is warming, the only debate there is, is to decide if we are the cause of it or if it is natural. I’m currently writing a paper for school and have found very few of these comments here in themselves to be helpful. Focus on the subject, this is not a place to rage about spelling, or to curse at eachother for having different theories as to the cause of it.

  30. I THINK…
    What happens, happens……

    Yes we should keep to recycling etc. but not just to prevent ‘global warming’ but also to save our natural resources for everyone and everything.

  31. SOrry
    I just wanted to say sorry again for my stupid unnecessary comment, global warming is a serious thing and i fell idiotic. this is for those that didn’t receive my other apoligy D:

  32. Solution To The World’s Problems
    1900 – 1.6 Billion People,
    2015 – 7.3 Billion People,
    115 years – 5.7 Billion People,
    Solution – Stop Over Populating

    1. Cow farts. We have to
      Cow farts. We have to minimize eating flesh. Raising animals for food. We have more cow farts cow blood cow pigs flesh in our waters. We use more land to grow grain to feed meet to be consumed. Why don’t we use those grains and land to feed the bottom half of the world that are hungry?

  33. #1 cause or if not #2
    Cause of global warming and destruction

    Animal agriculture.

    Humans 7billion bodies

    Animal for consumption over 50 billion bodies.

  34. co2 is not a greenhouse gas.
    co2 is not a greenhouse gas. the levels have been declining since the earth was created/formed/made/born. get your facts right.

  35. Global Warming
    GUYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS………THE MAIN REASON FOR GLOBAL WARMING IS ANIMAL HUSBANDRY…..STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP EATING MEAT…..STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP EATING HAMBURGER…….SO WE MAY SAVE THE PLANET…..

  36. A complete lie
    Yes…..you are absolutely right…. We as humans need to change our attitude towards the nature ☺️

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