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  • I'm pretty sure it is. The weather where I live is bizarre, there wasn't a day in the summer I didn't get drowned when I stepped out of the door.
  • yes I believe it's a possibility but I hope it doesn't happen
  • I'm not sure anymore. There is evidence for it and evidence against it. I think if I had to say yes or no I would say Yes but I don't think its as immediate of a problem as some people are saying and I think there has been a lot of fear mongering attached to it.
  • No, global warming is NOT real. When people say that there are record temperatures that prove it's real, that makes no sense. So we hit the record temperature since decades ago - was global warming responsible for that temperature then, too? Of course not!
  • Yes, and it is happening NOW! It is logical that if you increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to an unnatural amount, then we cant be doing any good! Maybe it would be wise it invest in a sun bed! We could all get a heck of a tan outta this! But anyhow, yes it is real and it is slowly destroying the planet. If facts are what you're after, last year was the hottest year recorded in England (If i remember rightly). I dont think there is any question about the realism of this. It's as real as real can be! Our winters are becoming much less cold and there was no snow in Vermont until quite recently! In conclusion, I think that we should all do our bit to cut down on the polution.
  • ok well im gunna quote my bio teacher in saying that there is no such thing as global warming, the planet has been here quite some time now and for all we know this is just a normal trend in the cycle of the planet...have we contributed to this cycle maybe especially because of the industrial age, however is this our fault not entirely...yeah hes and interesting individual
  • The change is really dramatic, and let Al Gore state that.
  • Just key in a serch engine "the fallacy of global warming" and read on.
  • With temperatures in the 60s in January in Kansas, last week I would have said yes. This week, with 3 inches of snow, and temps in the teens, no.
  • hell yea i think its real. didnt you see that one movie i forgot what it was called but i believe it is so real. i think its interesting. but i think we need to use things that help the world.
  • you know...I dont know really...what i do know is that it is friggin C_O_L_D here right now and has been for a week now....single digits and under so at the moment I am not convinced.
  • YES or NO Assuming that the Earth's weather does cycle from warm to cold, or the reverse, and never "stable", remaining the same over an extended period, then we have a fifty percent chance of being on the warming side of the cycle. Figuring in the effect of increasing industrialization and population growth and the odds tilt in favor of global warming. Can we predict how much the Earth will warm in the next 100 years? LOL. Can we accurately predict the weather for next month? Hint: NO. Can we do anything about it? YES. Can we effectively reverse it? ROTFLMAO. You have to be kidding me! However, when the government and free enterprise discover how to make some money riding the back of this emotional issue, expect to see your tax bill and cost of living increase and your standard of living, decrease. In the meantime, keep planting those trees, I'll need the air while I tread the deepening oceans!
  • YES! WAKE UP PEOPLE Only the most important problem in the world today. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is due to release a report in Paris on Friday entitled Climate Change 2007 in which 2,500 scientists from 130 countries unequivocally state that the current trend towards potentially catastrophic global warming has been induced by human activity, which began with the dramatic increase in fossil fuel use during the Industrial Revolution of the mid-19th century. A draft of the report, the fourth climate change assessment conducted by the IPCC, has been circulated among major news organizations over the past week. "As we add to [greenhouse] gases, we are just doing the same thing as putting another blanket on our bed at night," said Sir David King, British chief government scientific adviser, in an interview with CBS News. "The consequences are that you get warmer, and that is as simple as it is." Dr Kevin Trenberth, head of Climate Analysis at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and also a lead author of the report told ABC News: "Certainly, it will say that global warming is happening, and secondly, that it is due to humans. The whole weight of the evidence has simply increased to show that stuff is already happening. What this report does is provide the basis for subsequent actions.” The IPCC report highlights a number of consequences of climate change including: · more warmer days and fewer cold ones; · more heat waves; · increasingly intense tropical storms and hurricanes; and · higher sea levels. In the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the implications of more intense hurricanes and rising sea levels could hardly be clearer for New Orleans. "The sea level is rising worldwide, and that's going to have an immediate impact on New Orleans,” said Tulane University geoscientist Torbjorn Tornqvist. “It's all related to global warming. That's what's happening. We've seen in the past century, sea level is rising four times faster than in the preceding 1,000 years. We have to push harder than anyone else in the United States to reverse the problem of global warming because we are facing that problem here first.” A major concern is the possibility that the current melting of Arctic ice is unstoppable, even with future reductions to greenhouse gas emissions, which would raise sea levels by more than 20 feet and see most of the world’s cities disappear into the sea. Sir David King told The Ecologist magazine that experts still have not determined whether a ‘tipping point’ has been reached: “We don't know. That's the problem. It is melting faster than anticipated. If we lose all the ice in Greenland, the sea level goes up 6.5m [21 feet] – 80 per cent of our global cities will go underwater.” The report ominously predicts that sea levels will keep rising for more than 1,000 years even if governments manage to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A source quoted by Reuters said: "Twenty-first century anthropogenic (human) carbon dioxide emissions will contribute to warming and sea level rise for more than a millennium, due to the timescales required for removal of this gas." In addition to catastrophic flooding, other predicted impacts of global warming include severe droughts, desertification and famines. The social effects would include hundreds of millions of “climate refugees” forced from devastated regions. The report says that recent extreme weather events have resulted from a rise of only 1.5 degrees in global temperatures over the last 150 years, and that a further increase of at least 2 degrees is expected over the next 50 years. According to the previous IPCC report released in 2001 , the very worst case scenario sees the earth’s temperature rising by 11 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. The report is not without its critics in the scientific community. One senior British climate expert quoted in The Observer warned that the report’s predictions are relatively rosy, given its painstaking consensus process: “The really chilling thing about the IPCC report is that it is the work of several thousand climate experts who have widely differing views about how greenhouse gases will have their effect. Each paragraph of this report was therefore argued over and scrutinized intensely. Only points that were considered indisputable survived this process. This is a very conservative document - that's what makes it so scary.” Other earth science experts expressed concern that the report does not include the recent and unexpected melting and breaking off of major polar ice sheets. Professor Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University told the Associated Press that the report’s authors “don't take into account the gorillas - Greenland and Antarctica. I think there are unpleasant surprises as we move into the 21st century.” Nevertheless, scientists are united in their hope that humanity can stave off the worst case scenarios by limiting greenhouse gas emissions, increasing production of electric and hybrid cars, building more energy-efficient homes, developing alternative power sources and reducing travel where possible. Responding to long-standing concerns that the solutions are too costly, economists are also uniting behind the consensus that humanity can’t afford not to address climate change, because it poses the single greatest threat to the world economy. The recently released Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change states that, “if we don’t act, the overall costs and risks of climate change will be equivalent to losing at least 5% of global GDP each year. If a wider range of risks and impacts is taken into account, the estimates of damage could rise to 20% of GDP or more. In contrast, the costs of action – reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change – can be limited to around 1% of global GDP each year. Tackling climate change is the pro-growth strategy for the longer term, and it can be done in a way that does not cap the aspirations for growth of rich or poor countries.” The US Supreme Court is currently considering a case brought by a dozen states who are suing the federal government in an effort to force the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles on the basis that “there is sufficient scientific evidence to enable the EPA to make a determination under section 202 of the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas emissions may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare.” The Supreme Court’s decision on the case is due in June. Although President Bush recently referred to “the serious challenge of global climate change” in his State of the Union address, he has in practice resisted any binding measures to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in the US. Early in 2001, Mr Bush withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), former chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, labelled climate change “the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind” and insisted that there is “no relationship between man-made gases and global warming”. He also repeatedly censored the scientific reports and public comments of top NASA climate scientist Dr Jim Hansen, who blasted the secretive nature of the Bush administration and once told an environmental journalists conference that, “In 39 years at NASA, I’ve never seen anything like the degree to which the information flow from our scientists to the public is as inhibited as it is now.” This wayward course on climate change looks set to change with the new Congress. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who now chairs the Environment and Public Works committee, strongly supports mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions. She has scheduled a hearing on January 30 in which Democrat and Republican senators will present their own legislation to address the effects of global warming, and she believes that bipartisan support on the issue will make it difficult for President Bush to use his veto power. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also supports legislation that cuts greenhouse gas emissions and provides for the development of alternative sources of energy. Major industrial producers of greenhouse gas emissions, including oil companies, acknowledge human-induced climate change and have also been pushing for federal regulations. They prefer a consistent national system instead of environmental rules that change between states, so they can make informed long-term decisions concerning such projects as building factories and power plants. Without doubt, the greatest impediment to the scientific solutions offered in the IPCC report will be the political wrangling that has characterized the climate change debate thus far. IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri told Reuters that he hopes the report will galvanize governments into action: “I hope this report will shock people, governments into taking more serious action, as you really can't get a more authentic and a more credible piece of scientific work.” Read more of the facts: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=MCK20070131&articleId=4655 http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=62445 http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L30355707.htm http://www.scenta.co.uk/scenta/news.cfm?cit_id=1481105&FAArea1=widgets.content_view_1 http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,53179.shtml http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=240732 Thankyou very much! Elvis has left the building.
  • "We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest." Author: Stephen Schneider (leading advocate of the global warming theory)(in interview for Discover magazine, Oct 1989) "In the United States...we have to first convince the American People and the Congress that the climate problem is real." Author: former President Bill Clinton in a 1997 address to the United Nations Hmmmm, I guess I don't beleive it.
  • No, I believe the earth goes threw stages though. Granted, the world is warmer then it was 100 years ago, but I don't think it's what people are calling "global warming." And the truth is that no one can prove it either, and no the movie with Al Gore isn't true. People say that, oh yes the world went threw global warming, it will happen again is crap. Technology is still new, and guess what... we didn't have technology 1000s of years ago when they claim it happend. I think we will die by nukes before we die of global warmiing.
  • ITS REAL and its happening much faster than most people originally thought. In England we are getting record breaking temperatures almost every year (therefore increasing almost every year to beat the previous record breaking...). Our seasons are messed up. This year we were able to pick fruits 3 months later than normal. 1 month would be very different - but 3. We had warmer nights in December than the norm for July. The really worryngi thing is that there is a time lag between CO2 emissions and global warming. If we stopped all CO2 emissions tomorrow - we would still experience increases in the temperature for the next decade... 5 years ago, not many people in England beleived or certainly were not worried about global warming. They could not see it. This has really changed in particular the last year. Before people were able to dismiss record changes as "just a one off", but now they can see a pattern without having to be told by the experts. Lots of people in England mistrust scientists, they do trust their own senses. Unfortuantely due to the lag - we cant afford to wait much longer. George Bush will go down in history as the man that ignored Global warming and will be hated by future generations for it. He has no excuse because he recieves the evidence. He is an intelligent man (I know a lot of people may not think so - but you cant become President if you are a complete idiot). He has put votes and business ahead of the true interests of the American people and the world. Whether he was right with the gulf war will be insignificant compared to the extra millions of people who will starve in Africa becuase of global warming. The whole western economy could collapse if we dont face up to it soon. It wont collapse today or in 20 years time, but 40 or 60 disasters etc. will be so great... We must act now to avoid this. Better get off my soap box. PS I love America nad a lot of American states and cities are responding to the global warming problem. However, if the USA does not sign up to the next Kyoto type agreement, then China and India probably wont either and the three combined.....
  • World scientists are meeting now in Paris,and represent all countries.They are reporting as a whole in 5 years of study.They say that global warming is much worse and critical than was previously known.They say within ten years many catastrophies such as Katrina will become more common.They are 90% sure that the cause is human with the excessive use of fossil fuels.Within ten years major climate changes will happen,and by the end of the century,Florida,Holland and most of Australia will be under water.It is time show concern,about future generations,for it is our responsibility.
  • Yes and No. I mean the earth is in total dynamic equilibrium. Its just the winds shifting to normalize its temperature. I don't think so burning fuel or car smoke is really going to affect our huge atmosphere. Its part of nature, and i suggest just perhaps leaving it alone. Of course we do do a contribution and recycle and not use cars. This could help drastically.
  • Considering that some of the top scientists and climatologists are saying, "Yes,it's very real!!" and industrialists and politicians who put economic interests before environmental ones, are saying no, I tend to believe the scientists. One of the former and highly respected science advisors to the white house, is suddenly no longer welcome there since he wasn't telling them what they wanted to hear. Apparently (according to CNN) the president is now advised on these matters by none other than Micheal Crichton the writer of novels.....hmmmmm.
  • It is real and it is happening now.Top scientests are releasing thier findings today showing it is very serious.I think I see why we think it is not serious.This is a story from World News from the internet.Almost word to word.Democratic chairman of a House Panel examining the governments response to climate change said there is evidence that senior bush administration officials sought repeatedly "to mislead the public by injecting doubt into the science of global warming" Rep. Henry Waxman D California.In the bottom line what do we do to change our lifestyles in order to make life better for future generations.And what we do now to conserve energy and find alternatives energy sources,will determine how future generations look back at our generation and see how much effort we have made to slow the process of global warming.
  • I just happened across a series of articles (http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=22003a0d-37cc-4399-8bcc-39cd20bed2f6&k=0) that I think everyone here should read. In recent years those that support the scare campaign known as global warming have increasingly tried to dismiss those that disagree with them on this issue as being untrustworthy, in the pockets of of various industries, cranks, and/or one the periphery of the scientific community. In this series of articles the credentials of several global warming critics are examined and their arguments presented. If you will take the time to go through the articles, you will find that they are not what the global warming advocates claim they are. You will also get a perspective that such people don't want you to have. One of the articles that I found particularly interesting (http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=edae9952-3c3e-47ba-913f-7359a5c7f723&k=0) tells about how Mars is also experiencing warming. Obviously, it would be very hard to make an argument that we humans are responsible for Martian global warming. So, perhaps another explanation should be sought that accounts for the changes in the climates of both planets.
  • I totally believe in global warming. There are probably many web site links I could offer, but I believe you asked for my personal opinion (I could be wrong). It's days like back in November and I'm walking through Manhattan sweating because it's 60 degrees. It's a very scary thing. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the nice weather but I kept thinking that something wasn't right...
  • It's hard not to believe in it, seeing as the effects are occuring all around us. There has been an undeniable climate change over the past century or so, and the only cause that seems likely is human industrial activity. So yes, I geuss I do.
  • I do. I just saw "An Inconvenient Truth" last week and it was an eye-opener, no matter if some sectors try to downplay it and accuse Gore and other enviromentalists of being alarmists and extremists.
  • I am unclear on so many facts regarding this. It seems for every verification that there is global warming, then I read something that contradicts the verification. I saw "An Inconvenient Truth" with Al Gore and it was quite convincing and informative, but I can't help but think this may just be a cyclic weather phase that our World is experiencing.
  • Just look at the ozone hole over the artartica you will get the answer.harmful effulents like cloroflourocarbons and other greenhouse gases like Co2 trap alot of heat from external atmosphere and it doesnt escape due to the green house effect.also the melting of the polar ice caps and rise in sealevel and vanishing shores of islands like maldives hard hitting proof for global wrming.
  • no i don't.
  • Yes, I am sure it is real. I'm actually shocked that some people don't even believe in it.
  • I think climate change is happening... but I am not sure if it is due to man-made causes.
  • That depends on what you mean by your question. We are, as you will hear, going through a warming period in the Earth's history currently. However, the rate at which we are warming is quicker than might be expected. And the question then becomes, what are all of the factors contributing to this greater rate of warming, and to what extent is human influence contributing? The consensus seems to be that CO2 emissions is significant enough of a factor that we should look to curbing it. The larger scientific community is a conservative group, for the most part. And of course, in this issue, I would like to err on the side of caution. I would also, however, like to be sure, if I am going to support an issue that could lead to people and businesses being given directives. So, the questioning of the extent of human influence on global warming is an important one. I would like to add that I hear a lot of strong negative talk about anyone who questions the extent to which human influence is effecting global warming and at which rate. Scepticism and voices with differing opinions should always be welcomed, especially as it is such an important issue. This encourages discussion, and is the very essence of democracy and learning.
  • only a fool would think it's not happening. it's partly natural, we sure aren't helping.
  • It is happening and can be seen happening everyday with the changing weather patterns,and is accelerating.The generations to come will feel the brunt of it.
  • yes i do...
  • THe icecaps are melting, glaciers are melting so this in my opinion makes global warming a certainty, It may have been happening naturally anyway but with the fossil fuels we burn we are adding to it at an alarming rate
  • Is it cold in the summer and warm in the winter? Do your season start later? Is the weather constantly changing outside of what you have been used to for the last 10 years? If you answered yes then thats your answer.
  • Yes however it happens very slowly and will take a long time for it to have such an effect on us as flooding all land.
  • Oh course!
  • Yes, Global Warming is real without a doubt. The debate is about the cause for Global Warming, not the existance of Global Warming.
  • Yes and at an accelerated rate.In the city were I was born the temperature changes when I was a child and now is about 15 F warmer.Global warming is much more dramatic the closer one get to the poles.With arctic ice melting at an alarming it is time to do something about slowing it down instead of ignoring it as if it does not exist,for that is fools play.
  • Its a serious issue, but I think that certain goverments especially the British government, are using it as a scare tactic to gain tax and votes.
  • Nuclear proliferation is the greater issue and if not dealt with, global warming will be replaced by nuclear winter.
  • It is already here and it is time to change things,and look at it seriously.The next generations will feel it more.
  • I think it's happening, and has happened this fast many times before. I am not convinced that we are causing it, or that it correlates with carbon in the atmosphere. The data I have seen so far (including that put forward by Gore) simply does not support that if looked at intelligently. I intend to research it a bit more before I make my mind up. I am slightly fearful that the hysterics may all be jumping on a bandwagon again. After all, who wants to be told that it's inevitable, nothing to do with us, and that there is therefore nothing we can do to halt it ? Maybe Bush was right, and should have stuck to his guns. We shall see.
  • The amazing thing about it is that leftists almost 100% believe in man-made catastrophic global warming and conservatives almost universally reject it. Can it be that virtually everything we would have to do to decrease greenhouse gases also happens to be a left-wing policy proposal? As a matter of fact, the United States and Europe could voluntarily re-enter the Stone Age, become vegetarians and not even heat their homes or cook their food and in just 25 years the Chinese and Indians would replace every greenhouse gas we are emitting. Astronomers have found rising temperatures on Mars, Pluto and at least one of Saturn or Jupiter's moons. Seems obvious that what warming is happening is caused by the sun.
  • http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/107858 already asked
  • 'as Al Gore puts it' or 'every scientist and person with a brain on the globe puts it'?
  • al gore did not coin the phrase "global warming", but yes, it is as real as evolution.
  • Looks alot like Fact to me - The sun is hotter than ever
  • The earth has warmed by a fraction of a degree over the last several decades. The question is if it is caused by human activity. The fact that volcanoes, several of them have produced more greenhouse gasses in the last 100 years than any man-made generation has, ever, pretty much says it all if you have any common sense. Or you could listen to Al Gore. Just depends if you want to be sensible or hysteric.
  • An accepted fact by majority. The debate is over causes, solutions and whether it is simply cyclical.
  • Global warming or global cooling. Either way I dont believe humans did anything to substantially or even measurably effect the worlds temperature. Sadly though this means that We cannot do anything to stop global warming once it starts happening. Global warming and cooling go in a trend much like a wave. It peaks then sinks to a trough. The trough would be ice ages and the peak would be the melting of ice caps and scary things like that. To me its the world reseting itself. Humans think so highly of themselves that they somehow believe they can change the workings of something as large as a planet. How come the media has to come up with scare tactics and not even keep constant with them. I can remember a time when news articles about global cooling werent uncommon. I'm 20 and thats only 2 decades, of which i remember probably 1.5 decades. What makes global warming any more believeable than global cooling or the latest opinion poll. Does that mean you should throw your garbage out the window and dump poison in your sewer. No. It just means there are a lot of gullible people out there and others who like to use fear to control those people.
  • I've seen records from the past 500 years and the temperature has gone up and down to some extremes.Carbon Dioxide etc may be doing something but not much.Anyway,there is a global dimming which prevents heat getting to earth.
  • Global climate change does happen. http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/968300
  • That is a fact detrmined by experts!Plese get this link to find out more: http://www.globalwarming.org/
  • Global warming is not something to be believed in or not. It is a FACT! The average temperature of the world is rising every year at a rate of about 0.4C/year. It has been doing so since the late 1970's. I think it is obvious to say that if the average temperature of the world is increasing each year then the world is getting a warmer place and as such Global Warming is happening!! If you need proof of this click this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Instrumental_Temperature_Record.png
  • The temp has risen a frand total of .7 degrees in the last 100 years and it is not fact. The head of NASA has said he does not believe it is as bad as the meida and the psuedo scietists have made it out to be. There is a list of 19,000 scintists that have goneon record saying that it is mostly poitical, hype and money that are is fueling this latest swing in climate opinion. Watch the BBC documentary "The Great global Warming Swindle" or the one hour program Glen Beck did on the suject or many other sourcess that dought the validity of this proaganda. Anyone who speaks out against it is put in the same camp as Holocaust deniers, lives have been threatened funding has been pulled poitical appointments have been lost, you name it and it has happened. Quit being a shep and find out the REAL facts. In the 1970s everyone was worried that w were going ito an ice age now global warming and the cycle will continue. Watch these videos and tell me you are still a believers. http://video.google.com/videosearch?um=1&tab=wv&ie=utf8&oe=utf8&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-US&q=the%20great%20global%20warming%20swindle
  • Global Warming is a scientific theory accepted as fact. There is so much evidance to support it that you need to be seriously neive to doubt its existance. We are well over due an ice age yet temperatures are rising! There are alot of people that try to doubt it, but I am yet to see any serious attempt to disprove it.
  • It is ahppening, the dispute is to what the cause is, increased sun activity or mans activities, or a combination of both. A rudimentary examination of the change sin the weather in the last two decades will show global warming to be a reality.
  • The evidence would suggest that it's a real phenomenon... The main debate now is not whether or not it's happening (as I said, it looks like it is), but what caused it; we know that Earth cools and heats up periodically w/out human interference (From increased solar activity, etc). Some people are arguing that this is just a natural heating of the planet, it isn't our fault, and we can't stop it... Others are a bit less willing to just give up on the possibility that it's 'our' fault and we can still 'stop' it : P
  • I don't think there is any argument about whether it exists - it does. The argument comes about when the causes are discussed. A majority of scientific opinion says that the prime cause of global warming is human lifestyle and the burning of fossil fuels. A minority of scientific opinion says that it is part of a natural, cyclical chain of events. Unfortunately the minority opinion seems to have been accepted by the US government and was probably sponsored by energy companies. We are mad if we don't try to do whatever we can to slow down or reverse global warming.
  • We were heading for an ice age back in the 1970s now it's global warming, and by the mid century it will have swung back the other way. Look at one of the 1000s of scientist’s reports against popular opinion and make up your own mind. Science is not and will never be about popular opinion by the way. A true scientist welcomes an opposing viewpoint, they don't shout them down.
  • The question shouldn't really be, "is it real". I think that the argument is more of, did humans cause it or is it just part of it's natural cycle of things? It IS real. I also believe both sides- I believe it's part of a natural process of the earth, but I think we're helping it come forth, ALOT. I believe if we didn't cause so much pollution to screw up the ozone layer, it wouldn't be happening so fast.
  • No. Its a heaven-sent excuse for more taxation
  • I can't answer because, like almost everyone on this world with the exception of few scientists,I am not qualified to answer. If hundreds of scientists say it is true, I must think that they have to be right, because dozens of scientists can't be all wrong, unless they are conspiring, and that will be bizarre. I follow science, so it has to be real. Not because I believe, but because I listen to qualified sources that say that global warming is true.
  • Yes I think so. Seems like the lakes are drying up pretty fast and water is getting rationed all over the place. Hearing the word drought a lot lately.
  • The politicians love it and have departed from any reason whatsoever, the Greens have become politically powerful and science has had a massive influx of money devoted to it. Commercial enterprize in the field of renewable energy is flourishing! There is no doubt that the globe is warming but how much is really due to man has not been proven. But whilst we are being blamed then all of the above continue to do very well. In reality the verdict is not proven one way or the other but I am suspicious of the big political & financial gains that are currently received. They skew truth somewhat!
  • I think that global warming is occurring, but not at the rate that the environmentalists would have us believe nor will it be as catastrophic as they claim. A recently published paper in the journal Science shows that Greenland's ice sheet is more stable than the computer models predicted (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/07/070705-oldest-dna.html). There is also a lot of other data indicating that these people are wrong about their conclusions. So, I think that global warming is more of a political instrument than it is an actual threat.
  • It is a real threat but trying to stop it is futile because the Earth goes through these warm/cold phases:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Carbon_Dioxide_400kyr-2.png All that we've done is slightly sped it up a little. The politicians are saying the wrong things, not to stop global warming but prepare for it because it's going to happen and it will bring another ice age.
  • It is true. Temp of the earth is getting hotter and hotter and as a result of that, polar beers will be extinct. Main countries cause it, while people around places like Africa suffer from it.
  • The gradual warming of the planet is part of a natural cycle not caused by man and less of a problem for man and the earth than the natural cycle of global cooling. Temperatures vary on earth in 1500 year cycles that are hard to see except after the long after fact. Al Gore's scary scenarios are baseless. Read Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1,500 Years by S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery for some perspective. It is well documented and easy to read.
  • Not a real problem http://en.sevenload.com/videos/ha4PoKY/The-Great-Global-Warming-Swindle
  • It depends on who you talk to. I've concluded that global warming is indeed an issue to be highly concerned about. But that's just me saying that, just as everyone else answering is putting out their opinions. If you really want to know, I'd suggest you look at both sides. Check out documentaries, web articles, etc. One thing I'd recommend is An Inconvienient Truth. It's really interesting. Try to look just at hard evidence, not opinions. And think about it in relation to world events. It's very revealing that over 150 countries have acknowledged global warming as an unnatural threat and are taking steps to combat it. But has the United States done anything significant? Nope. If anything, the government is doing its best to downplay global warming, going to far as to tamper with the findings of scientific studies that they release to the public. If global warming really is no big deal, why are they so frightened by the thought that people believe in it? It's an issue that you've got to use your brain on. No one can decide for you. :)
  • Strictly speaking, global warming and global cooling refer to the natural warming and cooling trends that the earth has experienced all through its history. Global warming the view that the earth's temperature is being increased, in part, due to emissions of greenhouse gases associated with human activities such as burning fossil fuels, biomass burning, cow and sheep rearing, deforestation and other land use changes. Humans make up less than 1% of the Co2 emissions throughout the world the sea constitutes for around just over 90% Co2 em. and the rest is animals and trees, so even if we did cut off all of our Co2 waste it wouldn't make the blindest bit of difference to global warming its ALL government and company spin to win votes and make money, during the 50s-60 they were worried about "the big freeze" and were still here Global warming is triggered the suns activities we actually no control over global warming at all cows produce more Co2 though methane (farts) then all the cars do. just kill the cows problem solved.
  • I think it's true. I also think that it's too late to turn back.
  • It has been estimated that if we wanted the whole world to enjoy the same standard of living as the US then we'd need another eight planet earths. So waddya gonna do? Hibernate for seven days out of eight?
  • I'm not denying that it's a problem, but I feel that people are going overboard with it....The earth obviously isn't going to stay perfect forever....Yes, you should try to do what you can to be resourceful, etc., but it's not going to be perfect.
  • I'm sure it's real...just not manmade.
  • Lately, from what I've seen with the weather changes here in the last few years, I think not.
  • If last winter is any indication, I would say yes. The winter weather didn't get to us in CT until February and March.
  • Not according to science...
  • Well if we all had three furnaces, flew a private jet, had enough electricity pumping through our one house to light a city street like our dear nobel prize winner I imagine global warming would really pick up steam.
  • No it is real. The Earth has gone through several ice ages. Time was when the whole Earth was covered with ice. The most recent ice age had ice caps as far south as central Ohio. That ice is still receding. We did not cause it. We may have contributed slightly. We can't stop it. We may be able to lessen the minimal affect we have. The farce lies with those who try to capitalize on a 'CURE' and preach of reform as if it will fix the problem. One of them claims to have invented the internet. I don't know, maybe he invented ice too.
  • Global warming is real and the sad thing is that it is much more serious than it is reported on the news.Maybe it is so the general public is not alarmed.People should get the serious information so they will know how to cope when it and how to slow it down.Why would anyone want to create a hoax over something as critical and life threatening as this?
  • Global warming is very serious and should be in the hands of scientists and out of the hands of politicians.The next generation will see the horrific changes in their life time,because of our doubts about it.We see changes already and need to change our lifestyles to slow it down.
  • One just has to look around to see that it has been with us for at least 40 years.There has been continuous droughts,floods,melting of ice caps,extreme heat and cold,and climate changes that are unusual to local areas.We see rain in dry areas,wetlands drying up,and many more events.These types of events are more pronounced than ever and should be a sign that we need to change our lifestyles to leave a world for the future.
  • Yes. But it isn't entirely our fault. Global warming happens every few million years and there is an ice age. This time the human race has helped speed up global warming.
  • Not really. I know the earth is getting hotter but I feel the believe its having effects is no diffrent that in the 1970's when they said it was getting colder.
  • Global warming is a myth. Myth - A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable. This word originates from the Sanskrit word "Mithya"; with the same meaning.
  • The only possible answer is "Yes" Let's just do our best by stopping polluting and we'll know that, whatever it is, we have stopped contributing to it.
  • Yes, the unreal part is where some scientists say it is all caused by my carbon footprint, hogwash, Mother nature has bigger feet!
  • No, I don't think...I know. It's scary to think that the world could be so ignorant. Today, in New York City (where I reside) the temperature was 62 degrees Fahrenheit. The date was 6 February 2008. In the middle of winter, the breeze felt like the end of May. The only phrases I heard all day were: "It's so warm," and "Damn global warming." I dread what happens if we do not stop it in its path.
  • It would be hard for me to think that humans AREN'T having an extremely detrimental effect on the planet's weather patterns and all life on earth...
  • GLOBAL WARMING IS AS REAL AS ICE CREAM... ITS NOT THAT THE EARTH HASN'T GONE THROUGH THE WEATHER CYCLES SNOW, ICE , SNOW, ICE......EX.. BUT MAYBE?!?!?!? WE AS HUMANS ARE NOT CHANGING THE WEATHER BUT THE SAVARITY OF THE CYCLES IT GOES THROUGH............(think about that)
  • In the 1970's the top scientists (including one Carl Sagan)predicted that a new IGE-AGE would be upon us by the 2000's.Hmmmm....
  • There'll still be ardent deniers who will use their last breaths to decry global warming, as the waters finally close over their heads...
  • well, it is real in terms of the earths atmosphere warming up, seas rising ,the ozone hole growing at a rate of lightening pace, but are we still warming up to the temperatures that the earth used to be , before the last ice age? I do not live in the states,

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