Re: Who here believes in the Global Warming phenomenon ?
I'm majoring in Environment - Atmospheric Sciences here at McGill and let me tell ya, the situation is indeed problematic. In early spring 2007, the most recent study (that comes out every 5 years) will be rendered publicly, and coming from professors who either participated or saw some previews, we should expect some big waves to be done by government, cause there won't be any doubts no more about the *it's natural warming* vs *it's human induced*. The data that was analysed was already self-explanatory, especially with the resemblance of the carbon dioxyde curves and the temperature raise curves, but of course, it is still possible to doubt, and isn't doubting the main idea behind science? It's just that right now, it would be better not to take the chance to compromise our future and our children's future, and start taking precautions. Better safe than sorry.
The tough thing is, right now, money is the language that the world speaks. And it's tough to put a price on biodiversity loss, eutrophication, human lives and quality of air. The STERN review, that was recently released, does a great job by joining economics to the environment. I personnally think this is the key issue!