Global Warming (By ChocoS MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper StarDiamondBronze Crown 4 years ago)

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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    Polar bears are one of the few human eating animals. It would benefit me for them to go extinct.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    You haven't though this through, have you?
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Look at the poor polar bear in A :(
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    4 years ago
    ico
    The_Cure_1 MaleGold MedalSuper Star from Florida, United States
    ...
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    4 years ago
    ico
    guest from Parana, Brazil
    jeez can you stop thinking about yourself for a minute -_-
  • image
    4 years ago
    ico
    It would benefit every human. They eat humans, not specifically me. Also baby seals would be safe if polar bears were extinct.
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    4 years ago
    ico +5
    Very big problem
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    Gareth_Bale11 MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Maryland, United States
    Not yet but we are getting close
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    Very big deal. But, I'm not going into this debate. Deniers can believe what they want. I'm not going to attempt to stop them (all that does is lead to intense arguing and more unnecessary stress that I really don't need). The only thing I'm going to say here is that when it's too late to do anything to stop whatever comes for life on our planet, well...don't say we believers didn't warn you. Throughout history, it's been shown that people never learn until it's too late. I feel sorry for future generations. And, that's all I'm going to say here. You can reply with whatever you want. But, don't expect me to reply to you if you leave negative comments to me. I'll only reply to positive comments. That's all for now.
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    4 years ago
    ico +4
    Scientists and informed governments generally take things like climate change seriously. Non-scientist cranks and conservative politicians tend to deny reality so they don't feel responsible for changing their behavior.
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    For God's sakes man, it's not even officially called "global warming" anymore because scientists couldn't simply admit they were wrong when the Earth's natural cycle switched from warming to cooling again. The simple truth is that climate change has little to do with any actual change and much more to do with our increased ability to measure things making us paranoid.
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    4 years ago
    ico +3
    "...our increased ability to measure things..." That is an interesting point. Now, what it appears you have missed is that our improved techniques also apply to measuring ancient climates. Take the glaciers and trees. They both have layers (in trees we call them rings). These are important in giving us vast amounts of information. Trees don't survive near as long as glaciers so i will focus on glaciers. However, it is important to note that trees follow the same patterns. We can first look at the thickness of the layers. This tells us a lot about the environment. A thicker layer indicates a lower temperature, which freezes more ice. This can give us a good indication of the temperature around that time. We should see thicker rings during colder periods and thinner during warmer. Now, what we see here today is an increasing global temperature which produces accelerated melting of the glaciers with less freezing. This produces thinner layers. This trend is getting worse. Another very important part is whats trapped in the glaciers. When the water freezes it takes small pockets of atmosphere with it. That means that we can study these pockets trapped in each layer and see what the atmosphere was like during that time. This allows us to calculate the content of N2, CO2, O2, etc. in the air. This gives us an amazing picture of earths climate history. Yes, we do find that a natural cooling and heating cycle occurs, but what our measurements also find is that this is not natural. What we are experiencing is a spike in CO2 content (among other compounds) in the atmosphere. CO2, as you know, is a greenhouse gas. So, along with this increase in CO2 content, which has been proven to be caused, for the most part, by human emissions from our increasingly industrialized world, we also see a spike in global temperature. In fact, 2014 is the hottest global temperature ever recorded since we started keeping records.
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    4 years ago
    ico +2
    Global warming, as its name suggests, is the warming of the globe. Global warming causes extreme weather patterns. Warmer summers produces colder winters and vice versa. This means that we also see extreme weather patterns like the Polar Vortex as our planet begins to cook. Also, when the Northern Hemisphere is in the summer we actually see a slight drop in CO2 particles in the atmosphere. This is due to the vast amounts of forrest exposed; forest that is covered in snow during the winter. At the end of the day, there is an unmistakeable fact that we are thickening our atmosphere with deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and water pollution. This has caused our Earth to warmup unnaturally. Climate change has noting to do with our ability to measure it. It exists whether we measure it or not. It is our ability to measure it that has finally brought it to our attention. If it doesn't scare you then you must not fully grasp the extreme nature of this situation. We are walking down a path from which we can never go back. Every day we near the point of no return. You can believe that global warming is some sick joke that the science community is playing on society. You cans live in your ignorance. Or you can step up and earn your right to live on this Earth. The facts are here. They exist. Denying global warming at this point is just immoral. I don't know where you read that "Earth's natural cycle switched from warming to cooling again," but that is complete bullsh*t. The hottest year record has been broken 6 times over the last 20 years. A record for the coldest month has been set in almost 100 years. We are most definitely heating up. Holy sh*t I got carried away lol.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    omfg, is there a way to subscribe to your comments ? I swear they are so dumb/fun it's comedy gold
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    It's the least of our worries right now.
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    4 years ago
    ico +4
    It's a big deal in the sense that it's sad that people are such mindless sheep that the government can get them to believe such obviously false things.
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    Obviously false things? That must be why 97% of climatologists agree that anthropogenic climate change is occurring. The consensus for this is incredibly strong, and the very few true exceptions (i.e the scientists that aren't paid off by oil companies) only demonstrate the reality that climate change for the last 100 plus years is to a great extent anthropogenic.
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    You've linked that graph several times... It does absolutely nothing to challenge the prevailing scientific consensus established from tens of thousands of peer reviewed studies and research from the leading experts in the field.
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    4 years ago
    ico +2
    except, you know, proving them wrong
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Explain how it does that. Because if the evidence against global warming was as obvious as you seem to think, then no climate scientist would accept it. And yet, virtually all of them do. And they all have years of expertise examining climate data.
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    4 years ago
    ico +2
    you underestimate what can be faked and deceptively forced into the mainstream, as well as the power of dogma to keep it around once it's there.
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    Why don't you step back and ask yourself which scenario is more likely, that there's some giant worldwide conspiracy among scientists, or that you aren't as good at interpreting the data as those who study climate?
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    4 years ago
    ico +2
    you clearly didn't read, I didn't say there was a conspiracy, just a large misunderstanding fueled by ignorance and bad science
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    That's interesting. I would think that Climatologists and Meteorologists would know how to write up scientific papers for peer review and publication. Funny how they decided not to, and the foundation which developed that "research" closed down 40 years ago. It's almost as if this graph has no credibility whatsoever.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    THE GOVERNMENT ? How about SCIENTISTS. God you are beyond redemption lol
  • image
    4 years ago
    ico
    the government's scientists
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    4 years ago
    ico
    you do realize how stupid that affirmation is, right ? Wait, of course not
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    4 years ago
    ico
    IHaveNoIdea MaleGold MedalSuper Star from the United States
    I like warm