Global Warming

May 10, 2009

There seems to be an urge to question facts accepted by most scientists, governments and the general public. This discussion has led some to create very informative websites to oversee the present discussion (Ref 1). See for yourselves what is factual evidence. It is impossible to cite all news on global warming, climate change and on the melting ice caps (Ref 2). Yes, some are in German, talking of global. There are all sorts of curious anecdotes, one claiming that global warming can cause global cooling (Ref 3) Here is a nice resume of the global cooling debate dating back from 1975, when it was still fresh and not totally obsolete (Ref 4).

Starting in the USA, California is a leader in measures restricting carbon dioxide output, exactly because the major US state is convinced by the existence of the greenhouse-effect. Congratulations Mr Schwarzenegger, you got it. The Kyoto agreement has been signed by all nations, with one exception, the USA (Ref 5). The reason being purely economic. The USA is the major CO2 producer worldwide and the Bush administration maintained a negationist attitude in order to postpone an application that was judged potentially costly and damaging for the US economy. Now what damage can we still do, after the self-inflicted crisis ? So the obsolete attitude is being abandoned by the new administration, but public opinion seems to lag behind.

Scientists are unanimous in underlining the danger of the global warming for the animals living in cold regions, among them the polar bear (Ref 6), the melting ice leads to longer periods of starvation, populations are rapidly decreasing. Baby seals starve to death because the icepack is becoming too thin (Ref 7). For those still in doubt, look at the website of the http://www.ipcc.ch/. There is also a US authority that claims exactly the same, namely global warming due to anthropogenic greenhouse-gases : http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ and http://www.climatescience.gov/ The BBC offers a cute slide show : //www.bbc.co.uk/climate/ The WHO is on the same line : http://www.who.int/globalchange/climate/en/ along with http://www.grida.no/ Finally, lets face it, the only global cooling we can seriously talk about is this : http://www.globalcooling.com/

Instead of clinging and perseverating in denying the overwhelming evidence of a global warming that is menacing ecological systems, food production and survival of fragile populations worldwide, let’s use our creativity to find efficient ways to reduce CO2 emissions and other activities detrimental to our common planet. We only have one and time is running out.

Ref 1 : climatedebatedaily.com/ Ref 2 : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/06/AR2009040601634.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2009/04/07/GR2009040700774.html http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wissenschaft/ohne_eis_keine_eisbaeren_1.683315.html nsidc.org/news/press/2007_seaiceminimum/20071001_pressrelease.html http://www.taz.de/index.php?id=zukunft&art=4226&id=wissen-artikel&cHash=e04a7e3a8f http://www.stern.de/news/klimawandel-in-der-arktis-immer-deutlicher-21126650.html http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/510/314410/text/ current.com/items/89424378_rekordtemperaturen-in-der-arktis.htm http://www.wir-klimaretter.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1300&Itemid=256 nsidc.org/news/press/2007_seaiceminimum/20071001_pressrelease.html Ref 3 : http://www.dinosauria.com/jdp/news/freeze.html Ref 4 : http://www.denisdutton.com/cooling_world.htm Ref 5 : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kyoto_Protocol_signatories Ref 6 : arctic-council.org/article/2009/3/climate_change_threatens_polar_bears http://www.stern.de/wissenschaft/natur/:Arktis-Eisb%E4ren/650567.html Ref 7 : http://www.focus.de/panorama/vermischtes/klimawandel-massensterben-von-ringelrobben-babys-aufgrund-der-klimaerwaermung_aid_378907.html http://www.stern.de/wissenschaft/natur/:Klimawandel-Robbenbabys/613661.html

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