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Temperatures Climb As Warming Talks Stall

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posted on Dec, 17 2005 @ 01:14 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - In the high Arctic, deep in the Atlantic, on Africa's sunbaked plains, climate scientists are seeing change unfold before their eyes. In the global councils of power, however, change in climate policy is coming only slowly.

In Geneva on Thursday, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that 2005 thus far is the second warmest year on record, extending a trend climatologists attribute at least partly to heat-trapping "greenhouse gases" accumulating in the atmosphere.

I think everyone would agree that the climate of the world is in danger of changing and not for the good either. Most people are just now catching up with the others in understanding we have got to find different methods of disposing the stuff we use everday.

If we don't come together now as a whole to change our ways, we are not going to have anything left to pass onto our children, grandchildren, and those other generations.

posted on Dec, 17 2005 @ 03:41 PM
Everyone does not agree.

Change is not dangerous. It is change. The climate has been changing since the atmosphere was first formed billions of years ago. Change is neither good nor bad. Global warming could possibly be of net benefit to humankind as present non-arable or unlivable locations become suitable for human use and habitation. Nature will adapt to the changes, possibly easier than humans adapt.

In your post the WMO states the warming is only partly caused by human activities. The rest is natural fluctuation. So even if all human influence were eliminated, the climate would still be warming. After massive worldwide disruption and upheaval to every political, economic, and cultural system on earth [by eliminating or sharply reducing GHG emissions], we still would be forced to adapt to a changing climate.

This is why the U.S. Senate unanimously and correctly rejected the kyoto treaty. And why most of the EU, after signing the treaty, are now backing out. And why the recent global conference failed. It does not make any difference and does not make any sense.

Stop this silly GHG emission nonsense and start slowly adapting our infrastructure now. It will be cheaper, easier, and less disruptive in the long run.

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