What is Global Warming
Global Warming describes the current rise in the temperature of the Global Atmosphere and the seas. A continously rise in the earth´s temperature will lead to rising of the sea levels which will cause a shift in the natural Balance on earth. But what are the Facts about global warming ? We have prepared some numbers for you.
The Picture below shows the change of earth´s temperature in the last 2000 years. It is clearly visible that there is an unnormal rise in the average temperature od the earth 1800 and 2000.
This Abnormal rise in temperature has /is happening because of the so called Green House Effect.
Naturally occurring greenhouse gases have a mean warming effect of about 33 °C (59 °F). The major greenhouse gases are water vapor, which causes about 36–70 percent of the greenhouse effect; carbon dioxide, which causes 9–26 percent; methane ,which causes 4–9 percent; and ozone (O3), which causes 3–7 percent. Clouds also affect the radiation balance, but they are composed of liquid water or ice and so have different effects on radiation from water vapor.
Alot of people believe that Global Warming is a lie. As the scientists provide detail material on the reasons of the Green House Effect, there are people comming up with evidences, that on the first glace, seem to be hard enough to start to think about it again.
So here is a Statistic showing the reasons of the growing green house gases according to the scientists that claim that Glaobal Warming is happening.
But What is Global Warming doing To The Environment ?
Global warming is affecting many parts of the world. Global warming makes the sea rise, and when the sea rises, the water covers many low land islands. This is a big problem for many of the plants, animals, and people on islands. The water covers the plants and causes some of them to die. When they die, the animals lose a source of food, along with their habitat. Although animals have a better ability to adapt to what happens than plants do, they may die also. When the plants and animals die, people lose two sources of food, plant food and animal food. They may also lose their homes. As a result, they would also have to leave the area or die. This would be called a break in the food chain, or a chain reaction, one thing happening that leads to another and so on.
The oceans are affected by global warming in other ways, as well. Many things that are happening to the ocean are linked to global warming. One thing that is happening is warm water, caused from global warming, is harming and killing algae in the ocean.
Algae is a producer that you can see floating on the top of the water. (A producer is something that makes food for other animals through photosynthesis, like grass.) This floating green algae is food to many consumers in the ocean. (A consumer is something that eats the producers.) One kind of a consumer is small fish. There are many others like crabs, some whales, and many other animals. Fewer algae is a problem because there is less food for us and many animals in the sea.
Global warming is doing many things to people as well as animals and plants. It is killing algae, but it is also destroying many huge forests. The pollution that causes global warming is linked to acid rain. Acid rain gradually destroys almost everything it touches. Global warming is also causing many more fires that wipe out whole forests. This happens because global warming can make the earth very hot. In forests, some plants and trees leaves can be so dry that they catch on fire.
An alarming sign is the steadily rising sea level in the last 2 centuries as seen on the picture below
Ok that looks very obvious so far. Lets see what the other side says.
On this site http://www.globalwarminglies.com/ The author is claiming that :
Before you go through this site, if you have an hour to kill this is a great video and covers just about everything. Global Warming Swindle.If this link is temporarily down please google Global Warming Swindle.
Every Climatologist will tell you the Earth’s temperature has been much hotter and colder than it is now.
There was an Ice Age and it warmed up, there was a Mini Ice Age just 500 years ago and it has been warming up ever since. The Industrial Revolution was not around during those periods.
NASA reports because of Solar Flares the Sun is the hottest it has been in over 100 years. There are no cars on the sun.
Global warming is causing ice to melt on Mars. There are no cars on Mars.
Thousands and thousands of studies and experiments prove that more carbon dioxide produces better fruits, vegetables, trees and almost any sort of plant life.
Most of the temperature increase happened before 1940 (Before most carbon dioxide was released by cars and factories)
The hot year of 1998 was caused by El Nino.
Joining the Kyoto Protocol would cost the U.S. approximately $400 Billion every year and would have virtually no effect on earths temperature.
April 28, 1975 Newsweek printed an article about scientists predicting doom and gloom because of Global Cooling.
Global Warming Lies and many millions of other people who don’t believe global warming is man made have never received money from any oil company.
Climate models do not take into account water vapor that is 95% of the atmosphere.
The United Nations left out two statements that were supposed to be in the final draft of a paper on Global Warming.
1) “None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed climate changes to increases in greenhouse gases.”
2) “No study to date has positively attributed all or part of the climate change to man–made causes”
The only grafik they provide as statistical proof is this Graph, which to me, doesn´t look very convincing.
MuchMore convincing is this Article from Andrew Gavin Marshall.
Just a short rezitation from his article is :
For those who saw Al Gore’s “documentary”, it was very convincing of its hypothesis that global warming is a man-made phenomenon that has the potential to kill us all and end humanity. After all, the film was filled with graphs and charts, so it must be true. Let’s just get something straight here, Al Gore is not a climatologist, meteorologist, astronomer, or scientist of any kind; he is a politician. And as we all know, politicians always tell the truth. However, as Al Gore’s popularity grows and with his recent winning of an Academy Award for his movie, the issue has spiraled into massive push for quick action and stifled debate, forcing many scientists to speak out and challenge the political status quo. A group of scientists recently stated that the research behind Al Gore’s film and in fact, the concept of greenhouse gases causing global warming, is “a sham”. They claim that in fact, there is very little evidence to prove that theory, and that the evidence actually points to an increase in solar activity being the cause of climate change. In Gore’s movie, he presented evidence that was found in the research done on ice core samples from Antarctica, which he claimed is proof for the theory of CO2 being the cause of rising temperatures. However, this group of scientists state that “warmer periods of the Earth’s history came around 800 years before rises in carbon dioxide levels”, meaning that a rise in Carbon Dioxide follows a rise in temperature, rather than increasing temperature following rising CO2 emissions. And not only that, but it follows behind the rise in temperature by about 800 years. The group also mentions that, “after the Second World War, there was a huge surge in carbon dioxide emissions, yet global temperatures fell for four decades after 1940.” They also claim that the report given by the UN, which said it was backed by over 2,000 of the worlds leading scientists, “was a ‘sham’ given that this list included the names of scientists who disagreed with its findings.”
So there is a lot of information on Global Warming all over the net. I think both sides are very ambitious in spreading their truth but in the end it is seems like things are not as clear as the should be. If there is a real big danger in the Global Warming for the short future, than government would have taken much quicker and harer action than they did until now. Still we should be aware of the fact that we affect the world we live in and take care of it. Every one of us should do something against Global Warming.