Global Warming

How serious do you think global warming is?

  • We need to worry about it alot and need to change it

    Votes: 14 38.9%
  • We need to worry about it

    Votes: 6 16.7%
  • It is not a big deal

    Votes: 13 36.1%
  • What's gobal warming?

    Votes: 3 8.3%

  • Total voters
    36
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juriev

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I was just wondering how serious everybody thinks gobal warming is.

I personally think it is a huge issue that needs to be dealt with.
 

Mandy

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GREEN GREEN GREEN cut me ope i bleed green

my family is uber green we recycle canvas bags everthing we can do we do it
ive always seen this as a huge issue even people who dont believe in global warmingio urge them to keep earth beautiful and not litter i would keep going but i might rant which i have done too often
 

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I don't know anything about it, TBH. I do know that our local supermarket(Publix) has started selling re-usable bags. They still have the plastic bags that you can use, but they want you to use the re-usable ones. My mom has three in the trunk of her SUV. Personally, I think they are just cutting back on costs.
 

ade

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i suppose this thread'll produce some interesting replies......here's mine for starters:
let's wait until we're out of the 'last' ice-age before pretending to know what the reality is.
yep, folks, we're still on the tail-end of the 'last' ice-age....unless this current warm period is just a blip within it.
 

juriev

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I've read online that a Mars, Venus, and Mercury's average surface temps are increasing about the same our's are. I still think the the classic one passenger per suv that gets 12 mpg has got to go though.
 

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Why isn't there a poll option for "it doesn't exist"?
 

Allanon

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That implies ignorance of a theory rather than disbelief in it. Although since you intended that option to also mean "I don't believe it." I'll vote for that one :).

Mind you I'm all for reasonable measures for environmental stewardship. I recycle, I drive fairly slow, and don't accelerate too fast to conserve fuel (and money!), I plant trees, pick up litter, etc. I'm not gung-ho militant about it, but I don't see any reason to treat earth as my dumpster.
 

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Since the topic is now open, let me ask another theoretical question. For those of you who think it's a serious issue, I want to know three things. First, how long do you think the earth has been in existence. Second, do you believe in the scientific method. Third, what data do you base your opinion on?

I believe global warming is a propaganda tool. I also believe the earth is self-balancing, self-sustaining. That does not mean that I think the earth deserves no respect at all since we do all live on it. All I think is that we have very limited data, and while the current data does show a trend, it's not nearly enough to convince me that the way we do everything has to change or we'll all be toast. Come back to me after you've collected data over a period of a few thousand years.

Extrapolation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You can only go so far with that.
 

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Where is the "Global Warming does'nt ****in* exist" button?

The one reason I need to disprove Global Warming is that it snowed in Georgia. It doesnt f*cking snow in Georgia.
 
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It exists, but it is a natural process, that we may have sped up or made worse, but by no means is it as big as people make it. Though we do need to go green, becuase even if we aren't doing anything to the temperature, we're still hurting the environment around us by releasing toxins in the air, ground and water which is polluting our earth closer to home.
 

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I think that global warming can be somewhat serious. Some believe that from global warming can melt the polar icecaps and flood the entire earth.
 

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Where is the option "we need to change it" but without the "we need to worry about it"?
 
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it is an issue and needs to be dealt with, take beijing they got olympics and have managed to clear air a lil bit because of it, why cant they do that all time?
 

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Polar Bears arent endangered. Global warming doesnt exist. The poles are shifting.
 

the0silent0alchemist

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Since the topic is now open, let me ask another theoretical question. For those of you who think it's a serious issue, I want to know three things. First, how long do you think the earth has been in existence. Second, do you believe in the scientific method. Third, what data do you base your opinion on?

I believe global warming is a propaganda tool. I also believe the earth is self-balancing, self-sustaining. That does not mean that I think the earth deserves no respect at all since we do all live on it. All I think is that we have very limited data, and while the current data does show a trend, it's not nearly enough to convince me that the way we do everything has to change or we'll all be toast. Come back to me after you've collected data over a period of a few thousand years.

Extrapolation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


You can only go so far with that.
1. about... hm 6 billion years + a couple of hundred millon
2. yes. im basing my whole career and studies around the concept
3. information from as many different sources as i can ranging

YES, the planet is self regulating and self sustaining, thats whats known as the gaia hypothesis, which views the world as a whole organism, there is various evidence to support this theory, but, however, human beings are causing a very rapid change to the earth in numerous areas. while i realise its possible that this is just a bump in the grand scheme of things, dont want our habits to affect our descendants. eg of our impacts to ourself, the famous bubonic plague that his europe n the mddle ages has hit frca this time, and its drug resistant COMPLETELY resistnt... for those who wish to shit themselves in fear of this development, ensure adequate protection first ;)


as for the extrapolation, in fact HAha, in university we DIRECTLY went over this my lecurers were specialists in the area of oceans and related to chlimate change my DEGREE is environmental, im dong a flexile scienc degre at the university of technology,sydney, and m hopng to do environmental careers. all the factors about gloal warming and chlimate change, and its based on data surrounded by the physics principle of thermal exchange, e.g the oceans, water has one of the highest specific heat capacities in the natural world (specific heat capacity meaning the amount of energy is required to rase the temperature of 1 gram, by 1 degree temperature) this property is used by our bodes quite effectivel allowing us to retain heat.this same property also means that as the ocean has been heating up since the industral revolution, its gonna take a LONG time for it to release that heat fully nd return to 'normal. this has quite nasty consquences for us. such as changes n the breeding rangngs of tropical mosquito's


global warming isnt just about raising temperatures, remember, what goes up must come down the hotter the maximum goes, the colder the minimum temperature falls, and its more accurate to call it chlimate change. another potentially huge problem is ocean acidification, where the burned CO2 is dissolving in the water to form carbonic acid thus lowing the average Ph of seawater, this isnt uniform throughout the world and is more serous in different areas. and guess what happens when it comes into contact with limestone. goodBYE coral,

frst of all who cares if this will eventually pass, the point of us going green is for OUR sake, not nessesarly the rest of the planet, life is reslient, ittll survive no matter wha we do, but WE'LL be gone us going green to should go ahead for two reasons, 1. so we dont burn to a crisp 2. as human beings our evolutionary trump card comes mostly from our astounding ability to learn and communicate. i like to call this phrase. 'the stone age didnt end because they ran out of stones, it ended ecause they found something BETTER.'

and i see it as foolish to not take a green approach, f the data was correct and we are headed potentially for extinction, and we take these steps, and the effects of climate change are lessened considerably.
 

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well, im not spewing hot air when i tout my status as a scientist, i may be n only the second semester of my 1st year but i learned alot last semester,
ill put my self proclaimed title as resident biologist/ecologist/chemist in my sig
 

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I do believe in global warming... I just don't really care about it... Enough so that casually I'd accept certain preventative measures... But I don't think anything people do make all that much of change as to realistically prevent global warming... global warming is natural, it's just that humans give it a bit of a push...
I guess in a cold way I think that if humans are so weak they can't evolve to survive global warming then they hardly deserve to continue living... I mean one day the sun will blow up so survival of global warming won't save Earth... it's already doomed...
 
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