CLIMATE CHANGE CAN BE SLOWED DOWN !

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Climate is rapidly changing our planet, 90-95% due to the human negative impact (attack) on natural resources of Earth. The rest of causes for climate change (5%) is natural - planet Earth has natural cycles of climate changes, but we are accelerating that process and we are doing it very badly.!! If the natural process of “global warming” only reaches “Level 1”, that what is happening today, due to the human influence, it is hitting Level 10 or higher! Whatever would naturally happened in the next thousand years or so, it might happen the next hundred years or less.

When I started to write this Hub, I was very surprised when I found out how high is percentage of people who still deny human factor as major cause of climate change.

An alcoholic who wants to give up drinking, firstly requires a recognition that a problem exists. The same is with humanity, pollution and climate change: process of recognition the reality and accepting the responsibility goes step by step. As alcoholics cannot give up easily alcohol, humanity has hard time while accepting the fact that we will have to give up our style of life in order to survive here.

Denial of reality is major problem that stop us to start to solve problems immediately :

  • Part of humanity still did not notice climate change
  • some people believe that story about climate change and global warming is just hoax of various governments who want to implement "New World Order" or something similar to that.
  • some people believe that global warming exists, but that is caused from forces from "outer space", or aliens, or God ???... but innocent and harmless human beings certainly did not cause it.

In the process of quitting the addiction to the bad habits, such reactions belong the phase of denial, what is normal process before recognition of problem. Well, it is good to know:

  • if that ones who deny very obvious climate change spend more time in outdoor activities, then sitting in the front of TV or PC, they would notice climate change and global warming for sure. So please, if you are climate change sceptic, go outside and you will notice that climate changed very much ....in last few years changes are more then obvious, all around the world.
  • For that ones who are afraid of implementation of New World Order, I have to comment that NWO has already been here for quit some time: for many countries its first wave certainly started with colonisation and final, second wave started with globalisation that is forced upon a completely unprepared "less developed" world . In order to survive, the countries of Third world have to competite with the richest ones in unfair business game, sacrifice traditional way of life even if it suits them and give their natural resources for almost nothing, what is bringing the further destruction of that parts of the world. Why they have to do that? Because rich countries need to live on resources of the poorest ones.... In addition to that, in every country in the world, that ones who live in poverty or any kind of modern "slavery" while working for interests of minority are also already experiencing "NWO". My point is that we do not be afraid of something what we are already experiencing.
  • The fact is, that scientific researches show that some other planets in our solar system also might experience warming (Mars and Saturn), but not all planets, and on these planets, warming is definitely part of natural cycle. It is very unethical to compare that with situation on Earth, where is the same problem very obviously caused by human activities.
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Today we spend resources of 4,5 planets

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On our planet everything is connected, we cannot destroy one part of it to save the another, if imbalance is caused in one big part of Earth, the others have to face the consequences as well. But humanity did more then causing destruction on only one place: we caused major imbalance everywhere in the name of "economical progress".

It is not only economy and politic "guilty" for this mess. We also face irresponsible fast growing of human population all over the world, that is bringing us all sorts of crisis, environmental, economical, material - because we waste so many Earth resources that we would need more then 4,5 planets to give us all what we need to survive. There was never so many people on planet and in addition to that, today we behave completely irresponsible to ourselves and our environment. On the way how we live today, humanity never lived, and never wasted and polluted so much.

Scientists checked layers of ice and soil (through that research is possible to detect pollution of water and air in exact times of history of planet ) and came to the sad conclusion that Earth was never polluted on the way we are polluting it now. Today humanity needs more then 4,5 planets for us to live and continue living, and not only one. Why? Such a big human population needs :

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1. Much higher food production then ever. Humans today are in highest percentage carnivores (Even the countries that were traditionally vegetarians today changed the way of eating). So overpopulation of humans produces overproduction of domestic animals that also waste natural resources. Agriculture today is one of the highest polluters of Earth, with all artificial fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, etc.etc, that we need to grow crops and plants fast. Why we need 95% of agriculture? To feed animals, that humans eat.

2. Humanity needs much more energy then ever for electricity, heating, cooling, industry, transport...

3. Humanity is wasting much more water then ever and poisoning at the same time the present water resources because of all above and below mentioned reasons.

4. Humanity NEEDS the industry, transport, because adult humans need job..

5. Humanity needs to progress and economically develop , so it needs new resources, industries, technologies, higher level of standard, better conditions of living....If we do not economically progress we become desperate (and usually blame God or government who disappointed us and did not give us all what we want - now)

6. Humanity needs every now and on some war, so people can play war games with weapons, so we can destruct and pollute some new parts of the planet. It is logical: we did not construct these weapons in vain: we need to use them.

7. Humans adore the cars. And every type of transport. But our fuels are in majority non-ecological, so our transport is one of the biggest causes of pollution, especially in last 4-5 decades.

8. Humanity lives tremendous amounts of the garbage to the planet - there are big small mountains we create with our garbage, that heavily pollutes water, air, soil...

Big part of humanity still would not want to give up anything for all abundance our planet is offering us: neither level of standard, neither already dying economy, neither way of eating, but demands more and more of conditions and at the same time there is more and more of new people, us, humans, with unfulfilled needs and so many requires for "comfortable and dignified style of life ".

Humanity certainly does want too much, still does not want to give up almost anything and gives to the planet, only its garbage, pollution and overall disappointment with everyone and everything, while wanting that we all are rich as Donald Trump, happy, healthy and undisturbed from anything or anybody from "outside". We even force that ones who live simple life according to the law of nature to accept "civilisation advantages" - that brings further problems to the world.

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RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION
RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION
Destruction of Indonesian and Malaysian rainforests for palm oil plantations
Destruction of Indonesian and Malaysian rainforests for palm oil plantations

How we warm our climate by polluting our planet?

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What is greenhouse effect and how we are warming our climate by polluting our planet?

The greenhouse effect is the rise in temperature on the Earth because certain gases in the atmosphere trap energy from the sun (water vapour, CO2, nitrous oxide, methane etc). This greenhouse effect, when is natural and not influenced with pollution, actually allow much more warm climate on Earth, because without these effect, heat would escape back into space and Earth’s average temperature would be about 60ºF ( or 16C) colder, then normally is. This greenhouse gases warm our world, and due to them, such abundant life on Earth is possible.

But, when we overproduce these gases and release them in the atmosphere (like 6,5 billion of humans are doing today), we make quick and horrible impact on warming our own planet, because heat cannot escape, so we are destroying the possibility of life on Earth for ourselves and the other living beings.

Majority of human everyday activities, from the time of industrial revolution till today, releases big amounts of green gasses:

  • our factories (industry) release tremendous amounts of greenhouse gases directly in atmosphere or pollute soil and water (from where chemicals vaporize in atmosphere)
  • transport based on oil or cherozine we use: cars, boats, planes, release tremendous amounts of greenhouse gases
  • in agriculture and food production we use tremendous amounts of artificial fertilizers (nitrates) and other chemicals that vaporize from the soil in atmosphere or pollute waters from which these poisonous gases vaporize in the atmosphere
  • our garbage release tremendous amounts of greenhouse gases, through the soil, water and directly in the atmosphere.

At the same time: we destroy the forests and woods that could transform CO2 and help us minimize the bad effects of our greenhouse gases emission.

This is ,of course only part of the story we do (all 6,5 billions of humans), but effect is certainly horrible, and nobody but us can be blamed for that.

Facts about horrible effect of C02 and other greenhouse gases emision is nobody´s conspiracy against humanity, on the contrary: these facts are our reality we need to change. Of course, in case humanity wants to survive on Earth. If we do not change, this planet will survive without us, for sure.

I mentioned here two periods in history of Earth , when there was no ice on poles, when climate was warm, and in both cases such climate resulted by massive extinction of more then 90% of species on Earth: 

Climate without ice on poles - Early Triassic

Massive extinction of species in Early Triassic period

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250 million years ago, in Early Triassic perion, it was one ofe the massive extinction of species on Earth. Well, then there was warm and dry climate, no ice on poles...and this climate itself  caused disappearing of species on Earth... It took 30 million of years for climate to recover.

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Climate without ice on poles - Creataceous

Massive extinction of specias in Creataceus - 65 million y ago

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The Cretaceous was a period with a warm climate and high sea level, this was time when dinosaurs lived on Earth, 145-65,5 million years ago. It is very interesting to know that in late Cretaceous there was no ice on the poles (!) . The Cretaceous ended with one of the largest mass extinctions in Earth history, 65,5 million years ago, when very many species, (including the dinosaurs), disappeared.

Most possible reason for that extinction was gradual climate change - warming the Earth .

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Climate change brings droughts and floods

Climate change brings floods
Climate change brings floods

Do you remember Katrina?

Who is responsible for climate?

Are we innocent?

When we discuss of the problem of climate change - and ask ourselves - who is responsible, we just need to go outside, look around and all of us will see the same - polluted crowded cities, polluted countrysides, even wild nature (in many countries is hardly any left) is not so healthy and alive as it used to be.

Climate change and pollution is not danger for human race only.Due to our impact, 2400 species of wildlife (both animals and plants) are disappearing DAILY.

  • In the Amazon Rainforest alone, 1 species becomes extinct every 15 seconds. Every 15 second, can you imagine that?
  • We killed 90% of all large fishes from our oceans and seas.

With our impact. Biologists count that till the end of this century, if we continue with our negative impact on our planet, over 50% of species will completely disappear. Due to pollution, overpopulation of humanity and climate change WE CAUSED. Human beings are currently causing the greatest mass extinction of species since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. And yes, we are doing that. It is our mistake, our selfishness, our problem to solve. We are race that thinks that our comfort is more important that life of any other species on our planet (and in universe).

If we really suceed in killing 50% of other species, there will be no place of us any more: in order to survive, biodiversity is nessessity.

I am deeply ashamed of every human being who does not have guts to face the consequences of our human activities ...

Is there solution to climate problems? Yes: GO GREEN!

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I do not have children, neither personal interest to speak about that. During my lifetime, I will survive all changes in climate that will occur, because I trained myself to survive in much more challenging conditions, then average "modern" person would survive. But although I do not have children, neither will have grandchildren, I do take care about future generations here. But I am also aware, that humanity needs to make big effort TO DESERVE life on Earth in the coming years, decades and centuries.

I would be also very deeply ashamed to pass on to the younger generations, only unsolved problems, and no hope at all.

Can we change our future?

Yes, if we implement green technology instead of polluters. The climate change would rapidly slow down.

How this would affect our economy? Our economy would change, but progress, because this change would allow that we employ much more people then today, when old economy is definitely dying.

There are two main battles we need to "fight" to achieve the "green goals":

  • Personal battle that requires little and big changes every of us needs to implement in everyday life. We need to willingly change our style of life in order to save resources of our planet.
  • To press the governments to change the old ways and politics and accept necessity of green technology and green economy...

Our planet will survive with or without us. If humans extinct, Earth will recover. For this powerful living organism, million of years for recovery is not much. It is only up to us, will we be here, or we will disappear from the face of Earth. We are supposed to be protectors of our environment, - what we have done up till now?

Everyone of us can start change now and decide to set up the priority of respect and love for the nature - because whatever we think about our "civilisation" - the truth is only one: WHATEVER WE HAVE NOW, WE GOT (it is made) FROM THE NATURAL RESOURCES. Human life-energy came from nature.

Let us show appreciation for that and do what is need to be done - NOW. Together we can do it.

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Demonstrations for implementing green technologies in Copenhagen, at the time of Climate Conference
Demonstrations for implementing green technologies in Copenhagen, at the time of Climate Conference

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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida

Good to hear! Thanks for sharing! Great hub!


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Universal Laws 6 years ago from UNIVERSE

They know not what they do - inside the matrix you see the machine, you operate from the machine and you know not what you do.

One very small comment here most of us who know what is realy going on have not had a tv for a very long time. that may give you a clue!!! Everything else that maybe given to you will be lost amongst the programming for there is nothing else here.

Good luck for you tow the party line so, so well, it is sad.

Namaste

Linda at UNIVERSAL LAWS


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you, Brightforyou.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Linda - your comments about climate sound like you just dropped down from the another planet, and like you came yesterday here.

When you spend more time with us, Terrestrials, and learn more about this planet and when you start to observe world that sorrunds us (crowded polluted cities, nature and all what I mentioned in Hub, and what you obviously did not read, neither ever noticed), then you will change your opinion.

Up till then, namaste.


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Bbudoyono 6 years ago

This problem is very complicated. One of the problems in deforestation is caused by 'monkeys' and 'tigers'. Any ideas how to overcome them ?


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

GO GREEN! Yes! A Happy Healthy New Year to you Tatjana and all of us terrestrials (and E.T. too:)


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

You are right, Bbduyono: ..."monkeys" and "tigers" are very active. Too active and very greedy. Your country is especially suffering because of deforestation. We definitely need to change the laws they allow that so we have to start with awareness and pressing the governments to understand that "going green" will also bring money into the pockets of "tigers" and "monkeys", but on green way they will have at least clear consciousness, and world more woods...and other resources.

"Tigers" and "monkeys" can behave on that way, because there are still many people who do not even try to see what is going on and behave like "nothing is happening" - so awareness is still first step... Unfortunately, many lives and species will need to disappear till the moment humanity becomes responsible and starts to plant instead of destroying. Up till that moment, let us give positive example. Thank you so much for your comment..


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Very happy New Year to you, GL, and thank you for supporting the "GREEN PATH". Hugs.


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keywc58 6 years ago

Do scientists know what caused the Creataceus period? It could not have been factories releasing greenhouse gases, because they were not here 65 million years ago.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I don't want to know how this took you to assemble and write! All the hubs you've written thus far are all "connected" to this hub. Excellent work, Tatjan-Mihaela. Your resourcefulness and talents shine in this hub :D

Happy New Year in advance! I hope we live past 10 December 2010 :D


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very good hub. You're right. Most arguments "for" polluting (like there is a legitimate one) is to provide "jobs". I think "slavery". I signed up for a "911 Truth" group. No matter what opinion one may have for buildings falling at the rate of gravity or some of the other impossibilities, we, Americans, relatives of the disaster of 911, have been lied to repeatedly. Yet most of the emails were about climate change being a hoax. Before sending the messages to spam, I suggested that if anyone thought that car exhausts and other pollutants were good for us, they should try a test. "Crank that car up in an enclosed garage and sit there a while". This may sound hard on my part but so were the emails to me regarding my belief that we're screwing ourselves up. Thanks for the hub.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Well, Keywc, greenhouse gases have always been here and will always be here. Please, check the chapter about them. They are part of our atmosphere.

Problem arises IF there is too much of greenhouse gases, like today. What caused excess of greenhouse gases in Triassic and Creataceous is another story, scientist mention that intensive vulcan activity might be one of the reasons... but we might face the same effect. That was my point.

Thank you for the visit and comment.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you so much, Dohn, and wishing you from all my heart happy New year and all the best - you certainly deserve it.


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Albertttt 6 years ago

Climate change can be slowed but it's a huge undertaking. More and more cars are on the road every year, so the odds are not that great.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Mickey for your certainly very valuable comment.

I appreciate your practical approach: everyone who thinks that car-exhausts and other polluters are harmless, should try to breathe them in for a while. After that, every climate sceptic would quickly change opinion.

I am so proud when I see your so positive example here.

Thank you.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you for the comment, Albert.

Solutions for problem you mentioned are so easy and simple - hybrid cars and eco-cars should be only ones available for sale and much cheaper then they are now.

For the "old fashioned" cars, governments should encourage people by changing the laws to convert them on ecological (hybrid), even sponsor at least part of price of that conversion. On that way, everyone could drive a car, without polluting environment.

Thank you so much for your visit.


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nextstopjupiter 6 years ago from here, there and everywhere

I agree with your opinions. One step to slow down global warming/climate change could be a ban on advertising for products and services which are harmful for the environment, similar to the ban on advertising for tobacco products. Thank you for this hub!


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bill yon 6 years ago from sourcewall

money has a lot to do with it too.there are very powerful people whose empires are built off of things like oil,if the world walks away from oil and goes green a lot of rich and powerful people will not be so rich and powerful,a lot of them will not even be needed anymore,and that is one problem that going green poses to the world,the balance of power will change.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I strongly feel that as a people we must do all we can to make a cleaner environment, reduce pollutants, and use our creativity and innovative sense to find new ways to get things done that are less harmful to the air, the water, and the ecosystem as a whole.

That said, I still believe that climate change is the product of natural cycles. There's just too much data to show that the temperatures and conditions on this planet have been vastly different during different periods in our history. I would have no reason to believe that that would not still be the case now and in the future.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Nextofjpiter, your comment is hardly appreciated. Thank you for your wisdom.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Yes, Bill, money is big problem, but not only energy that can determine the future of this world. "Vox populi, vox Dei" (Voice of people is voice of God) still matters. If small people decide to change, that ones with money will have to obey. Thank you so much for your comment.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Well, Springboard, there is 6,5 billions of humans doing pollution for many years, 24 hours per day. If there is only 6 millions of us, it would be very big difference, we COULD use the same technology as today, and WOULD NOT cause problems.

I would be so happy that our techonology and style of life does not have any significant impact, but unfortunately, it is not the case. 6,5 billions of human souls polluting this world with aggresice technology is more then enough to disturb energies of nature. Unfortunately.

Thank you very much for your comment and visit.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Message to Linda, Universal Laws:

I deleted some of your comments.

Please be so polite and stop spamming my Hubs. Your behaviour is highly inappropriate for Hubpages community, and any other normal human community. It is not polite to live on any place bunch of comments that are mainly not connected with the topic of the article.

Nobody is attacking you, but you are certainly trying to attack me in MY last two Hubs, and through that you are violating my rights to express my opinion.

I disagree with many of your ideas, but WOULD NEVER go to your Hubs and start to argue with you or live 7-8 angry comments (like you did in my 2012 Hub), because this is not polite behaviour.

If you disagree with somebody there are other democratic ways to express your disagreement, then aggressive and pushy behavior. You do not need to "wake me up", thank you I have my own intelligence.

As you can see, I did not live any comment on any of your Hubs, although I disagree with majority of your ideas (not with all, of course). It would be hardly appreciated that you follow that example.

Peace and light.


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Kanav 6 years ago from Matrix

I have recently converted from living on the tech-edge to be living among the deprived. From attending meetings in board rooms and convincing people to improve IT and Business practice to being an organic farmer and proponent of Ayurveda the alternative medical system for West.

Personally life is changing much drastically, no matter how much we read on the net and media. There is much more happening on the ground. Experience is what will jerk you from the deep slumber.

I always thought that human action was not a greater authority in natural calamities but now being in a jungle and seeing the rapid transformation of forest area and water changing its pH is alarming enough for me to change my ways. It is given fact that Earth's temperature was to rise as it had fallen drastically after a volcanic eruption in early 1970s. But I am also sure that we humans are mistreating the planet. All thinking that their fractional change is not effecting, but now add that change 6 Bn times and for sure its not simple addition but sometimes multiples that are in effect.

I appreciate the hub and I am sure many will see the light.

As I commented a few days ago. Green is now not only a color but should be a given way of life.

All the best and wishing all an awesome New Year!


Oh pleeease 6 years ago from France

Hello Tatjana-Mihaela, very well researched and full of information,my problem with yours and all similar information filled blogs is,Where the information comes from.History as we know is most often recorded by the victor's,the victor's in this situation are unfortunately those with the most resources,governments,well funded scientist's,funded by whom. Sceptics like myself are not against the facts,but we do need to know who produced the facts and who paid for the production. The Freedom of Information laws in most countries only release information when those in power feel it is not going to adversly affect their current position.

With Global Warming you have a whole New Global Industry waiting in the wings that will replace the Carbon creating industries of today,is this a bad thing?,I don't believe so, but is it as necessary as some are leading us to believe,I don't believe so, and there is the crux of the problem. While we still have some very well respected scientists who oppose the degree of Severity of the Human Influence on Global Warming, we stand divided.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much for your comment OhPlease.

Please feel free to read the comment of KANAV, above your comment. This will explain you a lot.

I do not have any problems to believe in human influence on climate change, and I do not need scientists to convince me in that (although is good to hear their opinion as well): I use my own eyes and intelligence to observe what we are doing to our environment for many years already. Without anybody telling me so, I was able to observe negative human impact on environment from my early childhood.

This data that I mentioned here is nothing new, they are well known for many decades, now we just face more serious consequences of that then ever.

Well: we do not need scientists to tell us that there are 6.5 billions of humans who damage nature in this world, we do not need scientists to see how industry, cars and agriculture is poisoning (and warming) this world, we do not need scientists to observe that cities are warming soil and air (temperature outside the cities is always LOWER then in the cities), we do not need scientist to observe negative effects of deforestation (forests are lungs of our planet) - we can do it with our own eyes and use our own perception. We just need to travel around and observe...or ask the people, small people who live in extremely damaged areas. That is how I am doing research as well.

I do not need scientist to tell me that CO2 is harming environment, well, if you breathe in car exhaust you will feel that it is polluter, you will feel that it is very hot, and you will FEEL that is warming the air. You do not need scientist to tell you that industry is warming and polluting environment (soil, water) etc - you just need to live next to some industry and after some time everything will be very clear to you....etc, etc.

Unfortunately, they are still some "scientists" who will lie that nothing is going on, because of personal financial interest - because some industrials payed them to lie.

When we talk about "governmental conspiracy" - that certainly exist, we miss the main point: that is that governments lied for decades to us by COVERING how BIG and HORRIBLE is negative impact of human style of life. In the name of "improvement of economy".

Now when we are in disaster already, and when they are pressed by the obvious changes in climate and all disasters humanity meets (hurricanes, tsunamis, droughts, floods, ice melting on poles,and significant changes in temperatures) and they are pressed by people (not by industrials) to finally try to do at least something to improve situation, it would be very irresponsible that we do not press them even more to help HUMANITY to survive.

We are not saving this planet, Earth will survive without us, and will recover, even in million of years. Million of years is nothing for this planet. But 10-20 years of continuing pollution can destroy the future of humanity.

So please, just use your own perception, climate change is so obvious that you do need opinion of any scientist.And it will be much worse, if we do not change.

Few days before Christmass, there was cold, snow and ice in my country. In one day only temperature suddenly (!)raised up to the summer temperature, what never happened in the winter. The oldest people here do not remember something like that. This is only one small example, and it is not coincidence, believe me.

Thank you very much for the visit.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you so much, KANAV, your comment is certainly of the biggest value for the topic of climate change.

I am very thankful to you for sharing here your personal experience with impact of deforestation on environment and climate of this planet.

I wish you big success and very happy New Year, from all my heart.


ralwus 6 years ago

As usual you put a lot of hard work and research into this Tatjana. Great work girl. Awesome pictures and you're right on. We have been raping the globe and the third world for too long now. Time for change. thanks and Happy New Year darling. hugs x CC


Oh pleeease 6 years ago from France

Hello Tatjana-Mihaela,

Below are some scientific "Facts" taken from Wikipedia. The cycle we are in is part of a 42,000 year cycle.

"The Earth's axial tilt varies between 22.1° and 24.5° (but see below), with a 42,000 year period, and at present, the tilt is decreasing."

"Like changes in precession and eccentricity, changes in tilt influence the relative strength of the seasons, but the effects of the tilt cycle are particularly pronounced in the high latitudes where the great ice ages began.[3] Obliquity is a major factor in glacial/interglacial fluctuations (see Milankovitch cycles)."

Everything in our Solar system, I am told moves in cycles, how long is a cycle ?. CO2 feeds the Trees, according to one of the founders of Microsoft,(who does not need the money)Humankind contribute no more than 2% of the Global CO2 with the worst offender being Decaying plant and vegatation.

I have some world life experience myself, lived in 6 countries on 3 continents and have visited more than 30 countries,from East to West, and one thing I have found everywhere is that the stories that scare the most people are the most talked about. Like Cancer!!, do we know what causes it?, NO, we don't, but look at the warnings we are given everyday from consuming too much Coffee to too many Cigarettes and you will get Cancer.

Apologies for my negativity, it comes from living long enough to have heard many stories from many sources.


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

You are right to say “Go Green” but may I add to say “Go green fast and go slow with increase of population”. It is because human beings are being the mother of destruction of natural Earth. . May I request you to look to one of my Article on climate change –“Copenhagen Conference & Greenhouse Gases” for scientific chemical change? A great hub. Thanks for sharing.


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Heavensgates 6 years ago

I was just watching an episode of "Snacks Unwrapped" they were probaly showing a rerun of how Twinkies are made. Then, I ran across your hub. By far the most interesting and brilliantly put together hub I've read from you on the enviornment. Thank you and Happy New Year!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you, Charlie, wishing you all the best again, love and hugs.


ColdWarBaby 6 years ago

We have, without doubt, exacerbated climate change. Could we mitigate it as well? Almost certainly. Will we? Not likely.

While we argue and procrastinate, evolution will go on without us. Every great evolutionary "advance" has been precipitated by inconceivably catastrophic events accompanied by mass extinctions.

Thanks to our complacency and arrogance, Homo sapiens will likely take its place in oblivion, probably sooner rather than later, along with other animals and plants that have and will become extinct.

We are not exempt.

No amount of prayer from the chosen of god and no amount of money thrown at last-ditch technological fixes will be sufficient to undo the damage we have done.

We have only taken and never given. We have done much harm and waited too long to do too little good. We are simply another failed evolutionary experiment.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Well, Oh please, this planet is very strange, so beautiful nature, so big abundance of natural resources and so many people who do not believe in their own future...and hardly try to destroy themselves.

Apropos 42.000 years cycles,these cycles are factually not so simple like is written down in Wikipedia. I used to believe in that cycles, but scientific researches show that climate cycles on Earth are not so simple and are much more complicated. Wikipedia can be sometimes misleading because is written by ordinary people and is collecting various theories.

F.E In Cretaceous, climate was extremely warm for 30 millions of years, in these periods there was not up and down cycles. In 14. century started small Ice age which lasted for few centuries, and all this is not connected with 42.000y cycles. Natural climate cycles on Earth cannot be predicted, they cannot be expected as in calender.

Cancer? Why do you mean that is not known what is causing cancer? Every cancer is specific, but pollution, chemicals we use, various radiation we spread around have a lot to do with significant rising up cancer cases. Today they are so many of cancers like never in known history of humanity. So many new illnesses, "syndromes", diseases... Hehe, nobody is lying us about that, hospitals are full...

Well, I do not have any personal interest in that. I can survive every change in climate, do not have children, so no need to think about future of my own offspring... But would be selfish from me that I think only about my own life, when human influence is so obvious.

HUMANS HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING FOR ENVIRONMENT; only destruction.

Usually very greedy and selfish politicians would not bother even to sit and discuss climate problem (but they are still doing so little because of economical prosperity of minority) IF THIS IS NOT REALLY dangerous and SERIOUS subject, and they are doing that just because they are 100% sure that this problem is men-made.

The biggest conspiracy of governments was when they were hiding that for decades from ordinary people, instead of starting to implement green technology a long time ago. If they have done that before, this planet would be much nicer place to live on. But minority would not be so rich, as it is today, for sure, but would much more enjoy in clean air and better climate then today.

Thank you for the comment.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, HPR, I cannot agree more with you. Will check your Hub for sure.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you so much, Heavensgate, I wish you nice and beautiful 2010 from all my heart.

BTW, here we do not eat Twinkies...hehe...


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Well, ColdWarBaby, it is not only arrogance problem, what I am really worried about is - how modern humans are actually lacking of basic intelligence...and knowledge. If they are intelligent, they are usually sceptics, if they are not intelligent they easily become fanatics...

Very rarely people perceive that they are responsible for problem they cause.

What makes ME happy and peaceful is that I feel that everything be OK in future of Earth - with or without humans.

I also belive that something will be done, about climate problem, we can just belive and do from our side as much as we can... at least we will have clear consciousness.

I wish you very Happy New Year, so glad to see you here.


ColdWarBaby 6 years ago

"everything be OK in future of Earth - with or without humans.

Agree completely.

"do from our side as much as we can... at least we will have clear consciousness."

Yes.

Happy New Year to you as well. Glad to be here.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Great Hub. Thanks for all the research. The basic problem as you have stated is that there are simply too many people. I think the most urgent thing we can do is to promote justice everywhere, which brings me to your comments about colonialism and globalisation, which is the new colonialism. It is known that as people become more educated and have access to more and more resources they tend to have fewer children. This is the longer-term solution to global warming.

In the short term we have to realise that we can';t go on living as wastefully as we have up to now. We need to radically reduce our consumption, especially of things that have negative impact on earth and the earth's lungs, the great rainforests. Greed is what is decimating those irreplaceable sources of oxygen and reducers of CO2.

But, as CWB has noted, these things are unlikely to happen. Corporatism will ensure that the elevation of greed to a necessary good goes on.

At the same time it is worth noting that global warming is also a natural process and has occurred many times before in the long, long history of this planet. So while we humans are making it drastically worse, we can only slow it down by our efforts, we cannot stop it.

What is urgent is to work for justice, for more equitable access to necessary resources for all people everywhere. That might help ensure the long term survival of homo sapiens. Otherwise we are doomed. But earth, as you say, will go on without us.

Thanks again.

Love and peace

Tony


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quicksand 6 years ago

Hi Tanja! It's been great reading your hubs! Looking forward to more informative hubs from you in the year 2010! Happy New Year!


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dinkan53 6 years ago from India

nice article, Happy New Year


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you QS, wishing you all the best in 2010. Love and hugs


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Very happy New Year to you, Dinkan and thank you.


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ratnaveera 6 years ago from Cumbum

Dear Tatjana-Mihaela, Thank you very much for this Great sensible Hub and nice photos and also New Year Greetings! 'Human Life-Energy came from Nature' What a wonderful fact this is! To save our beautiful earth as well as the health of our future generations we everyone should understand the importance of global health. Yes, fast growing global population needs some more planets to survive. But, we have only one home planet to live and enjoy and also more responsibility to protect it.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Ratnavery for your so beautiful and trully inspiring comment. Peace and light.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Tony for your visit and comment.

If we do not belive that change is possible, change will never happen.

Wishing you very happy 2010...


Sequoia Elisabeth 6 years ago

As usual your Hubs are the best! This one is right on the mark, thank you for sharing. I do fear that our time is running out though and that this round will end the way it started, with a big bang. There are only 22 mos till the end of the Mayan Calendar, and I think you know what that means. Let us focus our energies on living the life of our dreams!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Elisabeth, I wondered where did you disappear?

I came to conclusion that 2012 will not happen anything else then what we allow to happen...But certainly human civilisation is dying or will have to transform itself in something more wise and mature then now.

Love and light


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Doc Snow 6 years ago from Atlanta metropolitan area, GA, USA

Thanks for this Hub!

There are powerful and well-funded efforts to obscure the message that you set forth here, unfortunately, and they have influenced quite a few people to think that climate change is a "scam."

Unfortunately, they are wrong about that. As you say, it isn't saving the planet, it's saving ourselves. Thanks for pointing this fact out clearly and forcefully.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Doc Snow for your beautiful, supporting comment.


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someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

I don't believe climate change is a scam,but I do believe people like Al Gore who want pollutors to pay for the right to pollute is a scam unles they do what they say they would do,namely fund truly alternative energy and to not put the already public domain technology into private hands in order to exploit the people's need for green energy.Flouresent lights that have toxic chemicals within them,is not going green as far as pollution is concerned.The fact that they cost 5 times as much and claim to last ten times as long is the incentive,belies the fact that it is a potential source of pollution.If,we want to go green,lets go all the way.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

I could not agree more with you, SOmeonewhoknows.

Thanks for the visit and wise comment.


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classicalgeek 6 years ago

Thank for for a very well-researched and informative hub! Although I do not agree with someonewhoknows about the fluorescents--those are recycled by many chain stores and are handled appropriately where toxic chemicals are concerned--and put far less load on toxins than coal mining, which is full of mercury AND many other toxins like selenium, which has destroyed fishing in the Appalachian regions. In short, don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.


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someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

Cassicalgeek flouresent bulbs are not good.They create electromagnetic interference and they don't last as long as they claim.If,for some reason one brakes in your home,The mercury can get into the air,as well as carpeting,which must be disposed of somehow also.Children are especially affected by the mercury.Also the mercury they put into vacines for children.I agree with you on coal,it needs to stay in the ground where it naturally absorbs toxic chemicals and protects the ground water.I feel for the jobs lost by the coal miners,but the time has come for positive change.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, ClassicalGeek for the visit and comment.


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JWestCattle 6 years ago from Texas

I don't doubt that humans are contributing to the pollution of our planet, that there are increasing amounts of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emitted and accumulating in our atmosphere. However, I also do not doubt that the issue has been politicized and more importantly, monetized, by the IPCC, the FAO, and our own EPA.

Critical to ANY discussion about climate change has to be the 'Waste' of human waste, the ultimate consumer of all carbon stock produced on this planet. Instead, the FAO has spent huge amounts of money and press on attacking the consumption of meat, Critical to the human diet.

The 'conversion' of this planet to one that is all 'vegan' will hasten the level of accumulated nitrous oxide in our atmosphere far beyond the declining methane from a cow's belch or the nitrous oxide of a pig's manure, as well as further increase the Unconscionable Malnutrition that exists on this planet.

We in the USA send vast sums of money to 'developing countries'; we would better serve our Planet by sending all excess production in the USA of either Meats, or Vegetable, or Grains, to feed those developing countries -- we do not, most likely because nobody wants to pay the farmer the value of their product, it's easier to give away 'free' money.

We largely send cash that has no discernible, material or positive impact to this issue that so many are passionate about as critical to the future of the human species.


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couponalbum 6 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

Nice article again! So informative and really nice pictures. We really need to do something about our planet. I am doing my little bit by saving electricity, reusing and saving water as much as possible.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Couponalbum...as much as you can do - is a lot. Thank you.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

Affirming once again by this hub about the ill-effects of the carbon prints we leave behind due to man's insensitivity to Earth's warming, I tremble. I don't just hope and pray for all men to do something to reverse global warming. I silently do my share by going green. I'm an addict to 3R's- Reduce, Recycle, Reuse in my homelot. Let's carry the "Go Green" banner everywhere! Thank you!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Lita, I also pray that people will change their ways.


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Doc Snow 5 years ago from Atlanta metropolitan area, GA, USA

Just revisiting your excellent hub, Tatjana-Mihaela. Don't know if you saw this study just out, but it certainly reinforces your point about the drought:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20020097-50...

The intensities predicted are more severe than those that induced 2.5 million climate refugees during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s in the US. And it's worth noting that this isn't only prediction; the percentage of the planet experiencing drought has increased significantly during the "modern warming era."


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

"Climate is rapidly changing our planet, 90-95% due to the human negative impact (attack) on natural resources of Earth."

This is an illogical form of debating called 'begging the question', or assuming to be true that which is to be proven by argument.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 5 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Doc Snow, I will certainly check your refference.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 5 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hm Nicomp, where is your logical explanation about your opinion, whatever your opinion is?

I explained my opinion very logically in the Hub you obviously did not read, but you still criticize one sentence from it. To me attitude as yours is very illogical.

Thank you for the visit and comment.


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

"Climate is rapidly changing our planet, 90-95% due to the human negative impact (attack) on natural resources of Earth."

Actually, you supported this assertion not at all. The bulk of your writing blames supposed 'global warming' on anthropogenic influences, but completely without proof. You cite pollution and other human activities, but you don't support how these issues affect climate.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 5 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Obviously our brains do not work the same way, Nicomp, so what to do?


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

Not much to do, but I do thank you for letting me have my say. I respect you for that!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 5 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

You are very welcome, Nicomp. (smile)

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