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YES, I'M CONVINCED GLOBAL WARMING IS OCCURRING RIGHT NOW!!
Global warming is the rise in temperature of the earth's average temperature. They are predicting a few degrees, and while that sounds like very little, that is an average and changes will be different everywhere - its estimated that cold places like Canada will be going up 11 degrees, for example, which is going to be devastating.
Global warming exists, there is no question. They have measured the temperature over the last 40-50 years directly and millions of years indirectly (via ice cores), and found that temperature is going up.
The current debate is over whether it is humans that have caused it, and really this should not be a debate. Pretty much every scientist studying the causes of global warming has agreed that it is humans that have caused it, and the ones who disagree or find fault with the evidence seem to be oddly close to the oil industry. Some people in the oil industry are throwing money at misinformation to save business, which is probably the wrong approach as we only have around 50 years worth of oil left anyway. Its also so easy to just say "its all made up" or "no, its not proven, we don't need to do anything".
Frankly I think we'd all like to hear that its all a big mistake, because I like flying and not having to bother about efficient light bulbs as much as any skeptic, but really saying global warming doesn't exist or isn't our fault because there's no proof is like saying there is no wind because you can't see it. You can see and feel the effects of the wind, and we are already seeing and feeling the effects of climate change with flooding in Asia, increased extreme weather and extinction of weather-sensitive species of plants and animals.
I DO BELIEVE IN THE THEORY OF GLOBAL WARMING. THERE HAS BEEN MORE FORESTS FIRES AND HOTTER WINTERS THAN EVER IN HISTORY. RESEARCH SAYS THAT THE TEMPERATURE HAD INCREASED BY 86% DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!! THE NEXT PREDICATION OF THE ENDING WORLD MIGHT AS WELL BE TRUE. HERE IN TEXAS, WE USE CARS, TRUCKS AND MORE HEATED HOUSES THAN ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD! HUMAN ACTIVITIES CAUSE THIS, BUT WE CAN ALSO STOP THIS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE. I DO BELIEVE IN GLOBAL WARMING, BUT ALSO IN TEAM SPIRIT TO STOP THE DYING OF EARTH. I SAY LETS MAKE EARTH GREEN AGAIN!!!!!!!!!=)
NO, THERE IS NO SUCH THINGS AS GLOBAL WARMING!!
"If one accepts global climate change, then logically one must act to do something to slow it down. After all, it would be morally reprehensible to admit that you can do something to prevent suffering and possible mass extinction by the end of the century and yet refuse to do so.
Most of these guys are over 40; if the effects of global climate change are not really serious until 2050, they'll be 80 years old or older. In other words, it won't effect them personally.
This is the key. With the debt crisis we hear cries about "our children and grandchildren," but the reality is that most conservatives think only of themselves. They want to preserve their wealth for themselves, and they have no concern for future generations (not even their own children or grandchildren).
Conservatives know that global climate change is a reality. They don't want to do anything about it because of one word: GREED."
I don't believe in global warming. I haven't felt any climate changes during my past 67 years. I take a walk every 7 hours, and if I did feel any major changes made by 'GLOBAL WARMING' I would be laughing my guts out!!! The weather is freezing cold and my grandchildren are experiencing the longest winter ever!! Here is the main point: I don't believe in global warming 'cause the temperature is below zero for me now!!!!!!!