reply to post by Kaytagg
Initially I saw Gore's powerpoint movie and believed him after all would he really make stuff up? This was of course when I was younger and naive.
After a little researching and writing a couple of papers on the topic in college I changed my view.
Does the climate change? of course, after all the South pole used to be a jungle and the Sahara used to be under water. The fact that scientists think
we can stop it from changing is crazy, its like trying to stop the sun from coming up tomorrow - its gonna happen regardless of what you do.
Are humans causing global warming? or in other words would global warming be happening if there were no humans on the planet? Yes it would still be
occurring ex Mars is experiencing global warming.
Is the green house effect real? yes to an extent, Co2 along with many other gases cause sun light to be trapped yada yada yada. I have two major
problems with the focus on Co2.
1st Co2 is abundant, we breath it out, volcano spew it, etc. and plants eat it up more Co2 means bigger plants that create more oxygen.
Humans breath out between 1.362 x 10^9 and 2.168 x 10^9 Tons of Co2/year
Thats alot of Co2, think how much could be saved if we simply nuked china or india or both.
Co2 is only one type of greenhouse gas, Methane is much worse.
1 ton of methane is 10 times as bad as 1 ton of Co2. where does methane come from? The number one source is animals specifically cows, do you eat
meat? Al Gore does.
Methane is so bad greenpeace has stated they would rather have you drive a Hummer and be a vegetarian, than drive a Prius and eat meat. Shouldnt all
of you believers be attacking cattle farmers and McDonalds'? OR do you think that the idea of Americans giving up that tasty slice of heaven that
hamburgers are a little too difficult?
So no I dont think humans are causing global warming/cooling/climate change. the impact of human Co2 creation is not even a minor factor. look at the
IPCC projections on what cutting Co2 would save the earth as far as temp. goes. I dont remember exactly but it was so little that it actually made me