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Who here believes in the Global Warming phenomenon ?

Hi guys

what are your current thoughts about this issue?

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It's 2006. You don't believe or not believe in it, it's scienfitic fact.

Current thoughts: We're screwed.

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Re: Who here believes in the Global Warming phenomenon ?

i read this book with raised some contradictory points to the issue...... it was only ficiton though so im not saying i dont believe glabal warming is occurring but i have an open mind to the POSSIBILITY that alot of it might be misinformation...

i cant remember wat the book was called but it was very good the author did a lot of research and has a good reputation...

still we need to look after the environment
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Re: Who here believes in the Global Warming phenomenon ?

I'm pretty worried about global warming. I've seen an advertisement on MTV about it saying that even small actions can help to prevent it so I'm trying as hard as I can.
I also agree with what !<blocparty>! wrote. We are so screwed

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I do. And I believe it will be pretty calamitous for many parts of the world within my lifetime.
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It's 2006. You don't believe or not believe in it, it's scienfitic fact.

Current thoughts: We're screwed.
Scienfitic? And that's not necessarily true, it's not yet proven.

In fact, the Earth goes through periods of warming and cooling often... this could just be a warming period. Personally, I think the evidence of global warming is fairly convincing, but I'm not totally sure as of yet.

Still, I think it's a good idea to implement the changes they suggest, just in case.
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people should recieve polution points, and then pay tax accordingly.
as in - if i produce 10 Kg of garbage every day + use 2 Cubes of water, drive 150 KM in my diesel car and smoke a box per day, i should be paying more tax towards enviroment development and protection than someone who creates less garbage and uses less resources.
it's generally speaking about the enviroment, but it has a great deal with global warming as well.

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Well, we certainly can't continue ruining our environment and expect everything to be o.k.....We are indeed part of an inevitable cycle of climate change....a brief snapshot of our history shows that climate is always in a state of flux. By not addressing many environmental issues we are certainly having effect on the changes, speeding up the process of change....

Instead of treating the environment as something we need to control and ultimately destroy, we should be nurturing it.

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Scienfitic? And that's not necessarily true, it's not yet proven.

In fact, the Earth goes through periods of warming and cooling often... this could just be a warming period. Personally, I think the evidence of global warming is fairly convincing, but I'm not totally sure as of yet.

Still, I think it's a good idea to implement the changes they suggest, just in case.
You knew what I meant. And not proven by who? The Bush administration? I don't really know how much proof one needs.

It's very true that the earth does go through periods of warming and cooling, but the warming it's currently going through is greater than at any other period in history. Coincidence?

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I'm with blocparty on this, it's not a matter of belief, it's a fact. Everyone pretty much agrees that the earth is getting warmer. There's still some disagreement about whether or not the cause is pollution, but not about global warming itself.

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I was worried about predictions of this as a child in the '80s. It angers me that politicians are only getting alarmed and feeling the need to do something about this 20 years later.

It's POSSIBLE that this is part of a natural cycle. But it fits awfully well with what was predicted long ago due to constant greenhouse gas emission.
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I do and this is serious stuff

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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!

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Re: Who here believes in the Global Warming phenomenon ?

it's not something to "believe in"

This can't last. This misery can't last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There'll come a time in the future when I shan't mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don't want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.
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Still, I think it's a good idea to implement the changes they suggest, just in case.
The quote above gets ot the heart of the matter IMO.

Pollution may or may not be driving climate change-but why take the chance? Deforestation scares me the most-I'll never forget the sight of seeing trees cut down for miles around when I visited Borneo in 1993.

Those trees had been primary jungle-and they can never be replaced.
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