posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 10:04 AM
A team of scientists have determined that man-made factors have lead to global warming and an increase in the intensity of hurricanes, especially in
the North Atlantic. The scientists, reporting in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said that the probibility is 84% that increased
temperatures in portions of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are due to man-made factors.
The scientists used 22 computer models to simulate how the world's climate works and to help answer a key question: Are hurricanes becoming more
intense because of natural influences, or man-made ones?
The scientists, reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said there was an 84 percent chance that human-induced climate
change was responsible for most of the ocean warming . Oceans have warmed by about 1 degree in the past century, and natural influences alone could
not account for that, they said.
Hurricanes draw their strength from warm seawater, and even small changes in temperature can give a storm much more energy, increasing its fury.
The findings, if borne out by further research, could mean that hurricanes with the strength of Katrina and Rita may become more common .
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Most climate scientists believe that there is a direct link between global warming due to the increase of green house gasses and chemical waste
caused by humans. Some scientists continue to claim that the continual rise of air and sea temperatures and melt-off of the worlds glaciers and ice
pack are due to "naturally occuring weather cycles."
I think it's pretty clear that those scientists are in denial. There has been sufficient evidence to prove to 90% of theworlds scientific community
that humans are slowly but surely bringing our planet to the point of no return; They believe as I do that unless we start taking globalwarming
seriously as a species we are dooming ourselves to eventual extinction. Just like the dinosaurs before us.
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