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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
I lvie in southern England. Last year's summer was like the tropics. So yeah, i definitely believe there is some climate change going on.
What I don't believe is all the politically motivated crap thats blowing it out of proportion or claiming humans are the sole cause. the Earth has gone through drastic climate changes since it first had an atmosphere. No car driving humans were around during the end of the last ice age, when the global ice sheet melted so fast, that the English Channel was created in only 50 years. Before that, britain was part of mainland Europe.
There is also major global warming being documented all over the solar system. This leads me to believe that the current climate change is most likely solar driven. there are documented periods in written human history where the sun's activity has directly caused major cooling and warming. During Roman times Britain was warm enough that vineyards were grown up near Hadrian's wall. Yet amazingly, there was not massive environmental destruction, and Britain is still above sea level. back in the 1970's, the world's top scientists were talking about global cooling and an ice age that was gonna wipe us all out. They cant even make up their mind how we are all gonna die!
No, I believe the current global warming scare is basically fear mongering nonsense that is mostly politically motivated. Scientists are just as political as the rest of us, and many do have agendas.
This however does not mean I don't care about our environment. I think we should find new fuels and cut down emissions from cars, but for different reasons. Cars create smog, which is bad for living creatures breathing it. I also want to see us get off middle eastern oil dependance. but as far as environmental fears, climate change is not one of them. I think the real environmental concerns should be reckless deforestation, pollution of water, genetic engineering plants and animals, overuse of toxic crap in farming, inefficient and wasteful farming, large amounts of toxic disposable garbage used in everyday life, and poaching and destruction of wild animals for money or pleasure.
But global warming a great threat? No. Nature changes climate at a whim too. Its all scare mongering.
I find more evidence of UFOs and alien abductions than I find in the doomsday portents of the enviro-commies who are telling us were all gonna die in 50 years.
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Originally posted by iori_komei
I myself do not believe in 99% of alien & UFO stuff, but I do believe
that we are 70-90% responsible for the current global warming, and
that this cycle is worse, and will get even worse, than any natural cycle