Originally posted by mossme89
Is it happening because of pollution? Is it a natural cycle? Who knows? But the question should really be why.
This question is exactly what scientists study
, but most people are unfortunately so horribly
misinformed on this topic they seem to think it's impossible to answer other than by stating their "beliefs".
I've pointed this out numerous times on here but people never care or pay attention because they're too busy automatically posting their opinion on
how they feel it's all just some natural cycle, and anyone who states otherwise is just "arrogant" apparently.
Man made global warming is a fact not a theory.
I'm not saying that because Al Gore told me so. I'm saying it because I have a degree in Math & Physics, and the basis for man made global warming
is rooted in completely unambiguous, indisputable math & physics.
the greenhouse effect traps energy, we know
CO2 is a significant greenhouse gas, and we know
we are increasing it's
concentration in the atmosphere.
And for those people that contend it can't have an effect because it's "only 0.0038% of the atmosphere" - this is totally wrong: 99% of the
atmosphere isn't a greenhouse gas, so it has absolutely no place in this discussion to begin with. CO2 is the second most important GHG after water
vapor, and it makes up for somewhere between 10-25% of the total greenhouse effect. Not to mention the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere itself
is highly variable and depends largely on the amount of CO2
Meanwhile the fact that climate change has always been natural in the past has absolutely NO bearing on whether it can or can't be man made now. This
is another non sequitur and a total red-herring.
Besides, there is previous correlation between
past climate changes and mass extinctions
, and although temperatures have indeed been warmer in the past, the main concern now is much more
centered on the rate
of warming rather than the amount - and on that level what we're currently seeing
So the fact that man-made emissions are contributing to some
level of global warming is absolutely undeniable.
The only thing that is
under debate is how much our climate will respond to this forcing and how fast.
And the longer everybody decides to stick their head in the sand on this issue and listen to blogs instead of
the more likely it becomes we're all going to find out the hard way.
The climate is changing right before our eyes and people are continuing to ignore it because they'd rather swallow all the myths and memes being
spoonfed to them by a calculating denial industry
that says everything's just
fine, so everybody just go back to sleep - keep consuming and contributing to a world that
already has you completely enslaved
, while you all congratulate each other on your non-existant delusional "freedoms".
Our generation is going to leave a legacy on this Earth as not only the most destructive that ever trampled it, but also the absolute blindest and
dumbest as well.