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43% of Americans are Dumb

  1. TimTurner profile image80
    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago

    Ok that subject line sure got your attention, huh?  Well, I just read a study that said only 57% of Americans think global warming is really happening:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091022/ap_ … imate_poll

    That's down 20 points from 3 years ago!!!

    The first ever ship passed through the Arctic this year BECAUSE ALL THE ICE IS GONE:  http://www.livescience.com/environment/ … ssing.html

    It's unreal that people don't think that pollution and our destruction of the environment isn't doing anything to the planet.

    Scientist say that there will be no ice in the Arctic during the summer months in less than 30 years.  How unreal is that.

    But the Earth isn't warming...no no.  Global warming isn't real...no no.

    When the 43% of you who live in NYC, Florida and California have houses underwater in the next 30 years, we'll see if you change your mind.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Global cooling was the boogy man 30 years ago, when that can be explained I will listen to the new chicken little's!

      1. apace profile image60
        apaceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Very true. Not prepared to comment on the validity of global warming. However, your comment shows how much damage the publication of flawed science and the publication of unfounded alarmist statements can do.

        Whenever you raise the alarm, you have to be careful to back up your science carefully, otherwise the public may disregard it after the disaster doesn't eventuate. Quite rightly the public safety authorities are reluctant to issue tsunami warnings until they are sure, based on the reasoning that people will disregard the warnings. Although that is opening a can of worms...

        It is an interesting irony that the sunlight that is reaching the earth has diminished by as much as a third. So the climate is getting warmer, but at the same time there is less sun.

        The sulphur from coal burning is blocking the sun and that isn't attracting much attention at all.

    2. yoshi97 profile image90
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oddly enough, those in northern Europe and the northern American states will soon think the opposite is happening. According to current models, they project that this melted ice will shift some major ocean currents causing mu ch harsher winters in these regions.

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is precisely the point I kept saying over the last year on forums about global warming.

        It's not really the warming we should worry about it is the cooling that will do the damage.

        Also, not saying that human impact has not done anything to speed up the process but we do know that it is a naturally occurring phenomenon.   

        I cannot say it is because of people that we are experiencing it in our lifetime because we don't have data that goes far back enough to really know for sure how often and how severe it is when it takes place.

        Thinking into the future.  After things are said and done at least we will have more observable and factual data to really under our planet better.

        I heard once that 1 big volcanic explosion produces more co2 than all of humanity combined.  In the past few years there has been (what seems like) more planetary activity going one with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and such.

        I think we take it as a learning experience, heed the warnings when the professionals say lets fair on the safe side etc.. but besides that, it really don't take a genius to figure out that being wasteful in itself is enough to kill us anyways.

        So whether you believe it is occurring or not, reduce, reuse, recycle, unplug appliances that are not in use etc... use some common sense.

        Nough said?

      2. mistywild profile image59
        mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        it did snow, and stick in Houston just a few days back.... so, there ya go. big_smile

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      Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I just saw in the news that the cabinet of the Maldives held their latest meeting under the sea all dressed up in diver equipment. Their islands will be the very first in the world to go underwater.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey if that happens will lose most our liberals, so whats the downside?

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      Star Witnessposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The thing is, the earth will survive this.  Not sure humankind will, or if they even deserve to.  Time will tell.

      Green technologies are sure to make some money in the short run, however.  In my business, we are gearing towards solar.

    6. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And if they're not? Will you change your mind?

    7. Debby Bruck profile image84
      Debby Bruckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      People are blind when it comes to taking responsibility and facing up to difficult challenges. They may also be swayed by those who take an opposing side. Or like you say, "they could be stupid."

      I imagine our children are being taught about global warming in school and some will take on the charge because they will inherit this earth as we leave it to them.

      There are mixed emotions of Fear, Sadness and Apathy. People do what they feel is within their power to accomplish and watching the glaciers crashing down may seem like an impossible task to stop it from happening.

      What do you think?

    8. AdsenseStrategies profile image73
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ...And in any case: oil and coal are extremely dirty, and all that crap is going into your kids' lungs, and into your rivers, streams and lakes. Not to mention the enormous military, political, and diplomatic costs to the US of having to deal with such onerous people as the Saudis, and having to tackle such onerous people as the Iranian government -- none of which would be so important if it weren't for oil...
      Oh, yes, and there's the fact that powering your factory or store costs you nothing if you have a solar- or wind-generator on site, and of course, that gas prices would not affect you if cars did not run on fossil fuels.

      FORGET global warming -- getting rid of the fossil fuel economy  WILL HELP YOU, PERIOD.

    9. selfdeprecate profile image59
      selfdeprecateposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Only 43%?  Well I suppose that isn't too shabby.

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      gorescamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tim Turner you sir are a sheep being led to slaughter, you are
      as blind as you are ignorant and your arrogance is typical of most of your fellow progressive/ecco-terrorist's.  You and all that have been sucked into this World Wide HOAX are really becoming acomplices in committing a crime against mankind and
      someday this all will come down around your heads. This is
      criminal and as such will become a HUGE debacle that the left
      won't soon recover from.  Gore is a CRIMINAL along with OBAMA,LISA JACKSON,CAROL BROWNER, and the list goes on and on!!!
      I can only wish you the worst!!!

      1. cheaptrick profile image65
        cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Your passionate hatred speaks of fanaticism and IT will destroy YOU!Why not try reasoning rather than Insulting?

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          gorescamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "Your passionate hatred speaks of fanaticism and IT will destroy YOU!Why not try reasoning rather than Insulting?"


          Ha,now this reply is just what makes my case.
          1. Man made global warming is just that "fanaticism" and encompasses a deep seated "hatred" for Mankind and Capitalism and will "destroy" the very economic progress (I know you whackjobs love that word...progress) this country has worked so hard to achieve.
          2. For you ecco-terroists to deny the HOAX that is M.M.G.W.(I think you can figure out that anachronism)  or your so called "climate change"  is "Insulting" to the intelligence of any "reasoning" common sense person.

          So why don't you try being honest and look at the reality
          of the science not the "consensus". Stop the blind worship and Idolatry of this suedo-religion. Gore and Obama ain't da Pope!!

          1. Presigo profile image60
            Presigoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Bravo ! I appreciate the raw emotion its nice to hear a heartbeat and one who has not been seduced by the lifeless Humanism that is engulfing us ! Keep believing !!! I stand up and aplaude you

          2. William R. Wilson profile image59
            William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Haha.  Grammar fail.

            I'll admit it's not fair to make fun of someone's grammar and spelling in a debate.  But since you didn't provide any facts for me to counter, I'll just pick the low hanging fruit.  smile

            Anyway -  all you doubters - where are your sources?  Do you even know what Kevin Trenberth was talking about when he said "hide the decline"?  Hint:  He was not talking about global temperatures. 

            Think independently:  examine the science for yourself.

            And no, a science fiction book by Michael Crichton doesn't qualify as a source.

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              gorescamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Don't need to debate hardcore science with you, neither
              of us are qualified. Other people have done the leg work.

              If you followed your own advice there grammar wiz and thought "independently" you wouldn't be sucked into this mass frenzy of
              GREEN!!  And no, nobody said that prologue was a real source for scientific conclusions just something to think about (you just ASSumed too much).

              Now go find THE facts not the ones that are corrupted by political hack university eggheads!!  This isn't a "real" scientific debate just a lame forum for green nuts to crack wise.

              1. William R. Wilson profile image59
                William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Well, since you claim to understand the science so well, I just assumed that you would have a multitude of facts and data sources at your fingertips, just sitting there ready to disprove AGW. 

                Sorry, my bad.

                I have, actually, studied the science.  I've been studying this for years.  I've written a few hubs on it.  You are welcome to come by and dispute the facts as I have presented them.

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                  gorescamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  You've "been studying this for years" and still you haven't discovered the evidence of a cooling trend? And of course you
                  never consider any conclusion other than MMGW is real.

                  You're a perfect example of institutional propagandizing and programing that takes place in Universities....these bastions of Liberal mental cloning!  You don't question the Holy Grail of MMGW....naaa...
                  you just recycle your brain and turn on MSNBC and get that tingle up you leg watching Mr.Maddow and Co.

                  How's that Hoax and Change workin for ya?

                  1. William R. Wilson profile image59
                    William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    LOL.  I don't watch MSNBC my friend, or any TV for that matter. 

                    As for a cooling trend: there is none.  Check the science yourself.  If you have evidence to the contrary, please post a link here. 

                    Last 10 years have been the warmest on record.  The Arctic ice has shrunk dramatically in the past decade.  Antarctic sea ice is also breaking up.  Snow cover in the Northern hemisphere has continued to decline through the last decade.  Spring is coming earlier.  Etc.

                    There is no cooling trend.

      2. blue dog profile image79
        blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        not sure if you were in any of the videos listed, if not, statistics show that there's a 43% chance you are in a similar one:

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Stupid-watch

    11. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think its that people are dumb, its just that they are so cought up in the jonsey stuff , ya know, like if the neighbor washes their car then they gotta run out and wash theirs too , anyway they are so caught up in that stupid stuff that they are totally blid to whats really important , like the environment, uneducated really summs it up

    12. GL Bell profile image61
      GL Bellposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well to answer the the question of 'Is America Dumb?' you only have to look at the politicians that we have elected in the last decades for that answer.

      1. rhamson profile image75
        rhamsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I really like that one LOL!

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      Writer Riderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What we need is another Hurricane Katrina then the public will be all ears.

    14. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I heard the best reason for this that does not include global warming the other day,
      Sea levels are rising and ships are passing through the Arctic not because of global warming but because of Gods tears!

    15. Bredavies profile image72
      Bredaviesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "ignorance is bliss" Some people want to beileve there isn't anything wrong..Sad. But true

    16. ddsurfsca profile image77
      ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's impossible, haven't you heard that the world if flat?

    17. Uva profile image79
      Uvaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why is everyone fighting over the complex variable of global warming, with post-oil-age impending ? Warming / cooling - the weather that's a lot of math and apparently 43% of US are really crappy at even obvious math. So why not stick to the obvious ? THE EARTH IS RUNNING OUT OF OIL. We need to change how we consume non-renewable energy. Or suffer ( don't ask me how much, or when that's complex math again ) But if we do change, quit looking at the ground and shuffling our feet saying we feel helpless. (we are not helpless) The actions of every person do matter and together we can make a big difference - possibly even reduce or reverse the effects of global warming in the process of riding our dependence on crude oil .

      And about the title when I read it - I thought you were talking about the 57% approval rating for the POTUS's 1st year http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/w … 141493.htm
      I think with our work ethic plus how many hours and thought - Obama may be one of the smartest hard working presidents ever. - I'd bet my negative thousands, if there was a chart for everything Obama got done in one year, all the meetings and progress made into a chart, lined up side by side to previous presidents stats, his 57% approval rating would be seen as 43% of Americans are idiots.

      1. rhamson profile image75
        rhamsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think your take on running out of oil is correct.  Most Americans look at immediate gratification when it comes to the solution.  Ignore the problem and find a more expediant measure to cope with it.  Drill baby drill still echo's in my head from the last campaign. If we get Sarah it will ring true once more.

        The problem with most of the solutions is that big oil still has a hand in it and will until every last drop of oil is extracted from the earth. Creeping gas prices keep happening to bolster profits while costs don't change and profits keep coming.

  2. thranax profile image58
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Look, when your from New England, every time someone says global warming we think about the SNOW that already fell last sunday.

    Your from a place that doesn't even get snow. Have you seen it before?

    ~thranax~

    1. TimTurner profile image80
      TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And then on the flipside, here in Phoenix, we were at 100 degrees last weekend and we're almost in November.

      We had 31 days of over 110+ degrees this summer compared to 18 last summer.

      Just depends where you are from but when hundreds of miles of ice is melting, you know it's something bigger than just a few hot days.

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It has happened many times before! Look a bright shiny object!

        1. Wendi M profile image83
          Wendi Mposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry but...LMAO!

      2. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely. And contributing this to humanity effort despite of very little knowledge of how things work in this area is - umm - pretty arrogant wink

        1. TimTurner profile image80
          TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And ignoring the evidence is even worse.

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry there is no conclusive evidence to date. in fact, the temperatures change in 20th century is highly correlated to the sheer size of humanity. A couple of nuclear wars will solve your problem smile

            1. TimTurner profile image80
              TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, correlated to the sheer size of humanity.  The bigger the population, the more energy we use and waste we produce.  Thanks for supporting my argument smile

              1. Misha profile image75
                Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                However, for the previous millions of years, there was no correlation. Go figure lol

                1. TimTurner profile image80
                  TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Technology has advanced 1000% from all of humanity before 1900.  Technology will advance another 100% from 2000 to 2100, according to studies.

                  Advancing technologies require manufacturing which contributes to global warming.

                  Man, you really think that a few million people living in stone huts would contribute to global warming?

                  lol

                  1. Misha profile image75
                    Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I think you should change the title of the thread - 57% of americans are gullible lol

                    And I was talking about the SIZE only, no technology involved. You don't realize the only solution to your "problem" is to kill half the population, and sterilize another half. smile

                    LOL I am done with you on this thread, another water4gas. Stay deceived if you want to. smile

      3. AEvans profile image71
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The average number of days over 110+ was reported by channel 15 as 18 days compared to 22 last summer and 32 days in 2007. Our temps only hit a 100 degrees one day last weekend but I do have to say the weather has been quite unusual this past summer because we honestly did not ge much rain. smile

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Here in Canada we have been getting a lot of snow for the past couple of years, but none of the usual cold, cold days we used to get. Our weather patterns have definitely changed...

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        See its Canada's fault

    3. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, same thing here in the Upper Midwest! Coldest October on record.

    4. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I so agree

      Jon

  3. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    And if you are in VA, you start thinking about the string of unusually cold winters... lol

    1. Jewels profile image80
      Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And In parts of Australia it is becoming seasonally hotter and dryer.  We've just had our first heatwave - in spring!

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I wish I were there...

    2. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And if you're in Alabama you're sitting at your PC freezing your a$$ off because it's 20 degrees outside!!!

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    I guess I'm a part of the dumb 43%

    1. TimTurner profile image80
      TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not to be a jerk but why do you think hundreds of miles of ice is melting then?  Like what is causing it?

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think you're being a jerk - measurements show that our impact on the climate is less than a 10th of 1% compared to atmospheric water vapor from the oceans. And no, I don't have the link, but I could probably dig it up. Secondly, our wonderful politicians can get so much money, er I mean milage out of this - wha't's not to believe?

        1. TimTurner profile image80
          TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          But the melting ice changes the flow of the ocean currents which creates havoc on our weather patterns.  Something is melting the ice.

          1. Pr0metheus profile image61
            Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It's happened before, of that there is no doubt.  The debate here isn't that climate change is or isn't happening, it's whether or not man kind is having a significant impact on it, and if so, how much of an impact.

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this
              1. Pr0metheus profile image61
                Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Gracias, I'll check it out.

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  The Yahoo story is long gone and the other was a junk documentary, whether this is natural or man caused is the real debate, I contend it is natural and is being used to make people rich and to increase the size of Government!

                  1. Pr0metheus profile image61
                    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I dunno about the increased size of government, but it seems to have helped Al Gore out a lot (I'm super serial, guys... manbearpig!).  I think it's a natural cycle of the earth myself... We might have some minute effect on it, but I don't think the ice caps would be melting any significant amount slower if we weren't here.  The only reason I bought an economy car was gas prices, and boy do I miss my 5.7 liter stroker mustang sad.

            2. TimTurner profile image80
              TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, that's the better argument.

              Obviously, ice ages have happened in the past and presumably warmer periods.

              Something is melting the ice very fast.

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              Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I agree with that. For myself, I don't know that the ice is melting because I haven't seen it with my own eyes. Cynical? Maybe. All I have to do is listen to Al Gore and I become positive it's all a scam smile

              1. TimTurner profile image80
                TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Haha..we'll I'm not an Al Gore fan at all.  The satellite images of the Arctic is just startling.  To think that a ship cruised through the Arctic for the first time, without going through the Panama Canal is crazy.

                Something is happening sad

                1. Pr0metheus profile image61
                  Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Wait, you mean the arctic ocean?  Ships have been passing the southern tip of South America since the days of Galleons... It's notorious for being the one of the most dangerous oceans in the world (biggest waves with the most rogue waves).  What do you mean passing through it for the first time?  Can you link this story?  I'd like to see it...

                  1. TimTurner profile image80
                    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    The Arctic Ocean is up north.  I"m not talking about the Antarctic and South America.

                    Ships from Europe used to have to go through the Panama Canal to get to Alaska, California, Russia or the Orient.  Now, ships can just cut across the Arctic.

                    http://www.livescience.com/environment/ … ssing.html

            4. Ivorwen profile image85
              Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              The ice has been melting since the 1500's.  If you look at history you will see that at one time the polar cap was much more extencive than it is today. 

              And, according to evolutionary scientists, the earth is currently in its 4th ice age.  (An ice age being defined as having polar caps.)  So things change.  So what!?!  I think you got your statistics backwards.

              1. TimTurner profile image80
                TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                It's the RATE of how fast the ice is melting that's alarming.  Yes, ice ages come and go.

                Considering 10 years ago, the ice was a mile THICK.  Last month, a ship sailed through the melted Arctic.

                Isn't that alarming on how fast that ice melted?

      2. ledefensetech profile image79
        ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You are aware that millions of years ago the average temperature was about 20% higher than it is today, right?  And there have been times where the average temperature has been much cooler than it is today, right?  Google icebox Earth and geological epochs if you need a hint.

        Ever hear about the Maunder minimum?

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunder_Minimum

        We may actually have a chance to study the effects of this theory very soon.  The number of sunspots on the sun is set to go to about zero by 2012.  If this theory is correct, we will not be faced with a warming event, but a cooling one.  Wait, hasn't average temperatures gone down since Al "I invented the Internet" Gore made his movie?

        http://www.dakotavoice.com/2009/07/al-g … ent-truth/
        http://www.climatedepot.com/a/1799/Glob … ient-Truth

        According to the Maunder minimum, sunspot activity has been decreasing for some time now, and now we find that average temperatures are declining.  Maybe 43% of Americans are smart and it's the other 57% that are dumb.

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          nah, they are just gullible smile

          1. M Cassian profile image59
            M Cassianposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            But how did they get that way? You become guillibe because of ignorance, ignorance comes from apathy, apathy from laziness, and laziness from selfishness. People need to WAKE UP!!!

            Oh, and here's a little easter egg for everybody. Read the prologue to Jurasic Park. Trust me, it'll give you a little perspective. wink

            Here's a link:
            http://www.scribd.com/doc/2572842/Prolo … l-Crichton

            1. rhamson profile image75
              rhamsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I would agree with you if there was something conclusive other than conspiracy theories or haughty self acclamation of importance.  The idea that we can't change the condition of the planet because of our miniscule relationship to it is not a scientific theory I would entertain.

              While the Copenhagan Conference may not be the right vehicle to make the neccessary changes if needed, the science has to be varified either way to be sure if action is needed or not.

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              gorescamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Well I read the prologue and am further convinced, M.M.G.W. is just an arrogant self-important fantasy that is built upon
              greed,deception and crap science.  Gore and a lot of Biz and people are
              profiting from this "green" insanity and they WILL NOT be
              taken down easy but WILL be kickin and screaming all the way to
              prison or the firing squad which ever comes first!

              Think how many business's and peoples lives have been ruined by this rabid enviro-maddness that is choking the life out of us.

              This planet will survive mankind, but ALGORE.....I dunno.
              M.M.G.W. THE GREAT HOAX!!

    2. jiberish profile image76
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with you!

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      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What does dumb mean?

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

        1. rhamson profile image75
          rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It is someone who can't speak.

    4. apricot profile image80
      apricotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And sadly I'm part of that 43% too.  Sigh.
      I'd very much like to be part of the intelligent half but I just can't explain away the fact that scientists have supressed and manipulated global warming evidence, as emails sent by scientist at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit seem to indicate. Hackers broke into the computer a few weeks ago and brought this to light, you can read what they discovered at  http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/james … -warming/.   Perhaps it was because of that very incident that 43% of the population suddenly became dumb.
      But really, that 43% must be very dumb indeed because they just can't work out why, on Dr Michael Mann's graph (the one that conclusively 'proves' Global Warming) the entire Medieval Warming Period has been completely missed out.  Or why thousands of scientists who insist Global Warming is all invention are being ousted.  But such is ignorance.
      I'm all for looking after the planet but we can do that even if we're told the truth.  And without lining other people's pockets.

  5. hudsonj1994 profile image62
    hudsonj1994posted 7 years ago

    Dang that's a shocker...

  6. Flightkeeper profile image78
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    I think you mean 43% are dumb-struck by the 57% that global warming is happening. I'll still be skiing in the northeast 30 years from now.

    1. TimTurner profile image80
      TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Your local weather patterns having nothing to do with global warning in the short run.  Read a little about it.

      Ocean currents determine your local weather patterns so some places will get even colder weather while others will get hotter as the ice melts.

      Geez.  Way to sound ignorant.

      1. Amanda Severn profile image88
        Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm in the UK, and the weather patterns have definitely changed over the last 20 years or so. I don't completely buy into this being a man-made phenomena, but in a way it's immaterial, as we're so far along the road, that actually there's probably no turning back. Why are we even debating Climategate, when there are real humanitarian disasters just waiting to occur through flooding due to glacial melting? Why debate who said what in private e-mails, when the fish stocks are failing, and the industrial nations are continuing to pump pollution into our seas and rivers, and into the air we breathe. I'd really like to see some honest and intelligent debate about what can and should be done.

        1. Paraglider profile image90
          Paragliderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Amanda - this forum is a lost cause. The topic of survival pales into insignificance beside the seriously important matter of American right/left pugilism.
          Nero. Fiddle. Rome. Fire. Boy. Wolf. Bollox.

          1. rhamson profile image75
            rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think you are right Paraglider and the American experience has fallen into a series of idealistic bickering and polarized thought control exercises designed to do nothing unless there is a clearly defined profit in it. The profit may be monetary or postured but profiteering nontheless.  We are doomed to fail in our own pettiness.

            1. tksensei profile image59
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              DoOOOOooooomed!

              1. rhamson profile image75
                rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                TK I would have thought you have had enough of trolling around for an argument.  But I guess under pettiness there is your picture.

                1. tksensei profile image59
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  You said you didn't want to insult me.



                  I think "doomed" is overdoing it a bit, don't you?

                  1. rhamson profile image75
                    rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I did not want to misdirect on you about our poor educational system.  If you could comprehend the whole paragraph that was written you would have understood the one sentence you edited out to cite.

                    No I don't think doomed is overdoing it.  This country is in decline much like Rome.  And it is funny that the great education system you stand up for can't seem to teach our children that those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.

  7. livelonger profile image89
    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    For some, their answer depends on the weather that day, rather than extensive statistically-rigorous scientific study...probably because they don't really understand what "statistics" and "science" really mean.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Like the statistics and science that predicted global cooling? Normal people are not falling for this hoax again, and you won't get our money through cap and tax!

      1. Alexandra  V.S.H profile image60
        Alexandra V.S.Hposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ok first of all global warming can actually cause global cooling .The ice caps melt and then they can change the course of warm water currants leading to cooling in some areas,. The thing is that Global warming is happening; the reason things look like humbug to most people is because we are working with assumptions on how it will effect things. One theoretic model follows the next .We are on unchartered ground here, but just because the theories are not perfected yet does not mean nothing is happening. And those scares you are talking about where hyped by a media that thrives on the public’s need for doomsday prophecies. Because they do not understand what scientists are talking about they take a piece of a theory and blow it out of proportion or distort it .Once again this does not mean that the whole thing is not happening. It is! But we are dealing with many different pieces of data which all have effect on the bigger picture, it is just no one knows how .Erath core temp , versus , thinning atmosphere , versus ice caps melting and micro  variations in magnetic fields  and whatever else .
        Being a little sceptic is just fine, but ignoring the elephant is downright stupid .Remember Galileo? They almost killed him for saying the earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa .I mean your sun still revolves around you - more power to you! I mean in the end it the changes will not affect you too much who cares if your grandchildren and their children have to deal with our messes right?!

    2. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely, i have no idea. What they are?

    3. egiv profile image74
      egivposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well-said!!

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago
    1. Pr0metheus profile image61
      Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      All 4 of those 404d on me...  Can you check the URLs?

  9. BloodRedPen profile image73
    BloodRedPenposted 7 years ago

    I think you give mankind way to much credit for being able to change his environment. We know global warming and cooling has happened many times throughout earth history. Without mans help.Case in point - the atomic testing at the bikini islands. We through the most destructive force known to man at it. Today mother nature has cleaned it up.

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago
  11. Pr0metheus profile image61
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    I hate to use wikipedia as a source but...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Passage

    "Sought by explorers for centuries as a possible trade route, it was first navigated by Roald Amundsen in 1903–1906."

    1. TimTurner profile image80
      TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The first line in the second paragraph says, "the Arctic pack ice prevents regular marine shipping throughout most of the year, but CLIMATE CHANGE is reducing the pack ice."

      1. Pr0metheus profile image61
        Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Climate Change != Global Warming

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          Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Not nesso - climate change is something that happens naturally. Global warming is BAAAAAD!

          1. Pr0metheus profile image61
            Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            !=  means does not equal

            Climate Change and Global Warming are not the same thing

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              Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Oh. Sorry

              1. Pr0metheus profile image61
                Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                tongue no worries, I shouldn't use programmer symbols in the forums heh

    2. Ivorwen profile image85
      Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Pr0metheus.

  12. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    maybe they are not just aware of it, but not dumb, or they dont like to know it, when tragedy strikes thats when people start to notice it, humans are born self centered...

    1. 0
      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Damn Humans!

  13. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    i dont know if the USA signed the kyoto protocol already (limiting the emission of green house gases)--- all EU, and the rest of the world signed it already, I think the USA is pressuring CHINA to limit first the carbon it produced, the world is in debate right now if who among the countries are the main culprits of the global warming...

    I rememebr BUSH wouldnt sign it before because American way of life is not in compromise, he said.....cant limit use of luxuries...

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hell, blame the US we get blamed for everything else.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        well maybe because US is trying to project that they are the keeper of the world.. they are everywhere...

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          See? We are at fault, I'm ok with not giving whatever country you are in aid or military support, you don't like us be done with us!

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            am in texas, usa, dont have anything against the US...and I dont think they are the sole responsible for the global warming etc...I am just saying what I know and have read about

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well lucky us! I appreciate that you don't think the US is SOLE responsible party.

              1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
                prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                but when I was younger ( am still young but not so young lol.....)  I so thought that you are responsible for all the things that are happening around the world lol....now I know better than that

  14. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    The opening statement that there ONE study found?

    What is it with people today?

    There was ONE study that showed "second hand" smoke was causing cancer....and now we have so many tax hikes on legal products, that even prevent adults from buy a legal product.

    ONE study doesn't prove anything.

    And, to top it- the study was done about what people think?

    Duh, anyone can ask a survey question about someone's opinion, does that mean that's what they really think.

    Almost no one is interested in taking a survey, even if it could better society, because most people don't approve of the methodology of surveys, because they can be made to look however there intended to look.

    Unless you survey every single person in the Country? Results will be bias.

  15. ledefensetech profile image79
    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago

    Lies, damn lies and statistics.

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    DryWaterposted 7 years ago

    "It's unreal that people don't think that pollution and our destruction of the environment isn't doing anything to the planet."

    I see you've been watching t.v. often explaining how we're the sole cause of global warming and that we need to change to green-energy so that all the big corporations can make money. I agree with you that we are warming this planet, but to what extent...?

    "Scientist say that there will be no ice in the Arctic during the summer months in less than 30 years.  How unreal is that"

    Let's go back in time to when scientists said that there will be another ice age... what happened?, nothing. Oh, science has evolved so much you might say, but there are still millions of variables that we don't know about and predictions by scientists at the moment are unreliable.

    1. kerryg profile image87
      kerrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What I don't understand is why the fact that some corporations and individuals are becoming filthy rich by promoting global warming and related subjects somehow invalidates the whole concept.

      Plenty of corporations are becoming filthy rich by denying global warming too. One of them, Exxon Mobil, made the biggest quarterly profit in US history a few years ago. Why don't the skeptics who claim that Al Gore's investment in carbon offsets prove he's just spouting self-serving propaganda think the same of the fossil fuel industry, auto industry, agriculture industry, logging industry, and others that are opposed to meaningful action on global warming?

      I'm not trying to be facetious, this genuinely baffles me.

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He-he. Hi Kerry smile

        Actually Exxon's business is not opposing the global warming, but selling oil products. smile

        1. kerryg profile image87
          kerrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          True, but that hasn't stopped them from spending tens of millions of dollars funding global warming deniers, so you could say they've made it a secondary business.

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's true, too. Guess they are winning though wink

      2. Debby Bruck profile image84
        Debby Bruckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If some brilliant individuals have the initiative, foresight, backing to make the investment in new technology in order to combat global warming through Green Energy technologies, they are helping to Heal This Earth and deserve the rewards.

        They are preserving limited and precious resources, creating new jobs and making the world a cleaner place to bring up our children. I applaud those who can change the fundamental way we think about a 'throw-away' society. Let's all reduce, reuse, and recycle.

        1. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I have 3 little grandchildren 2X 4 yo and one 5 yo who keep our family informed on green behavior... clued right up on it from TV!

  17. ledefensetech profile image79
    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago

    http://www.ihatethemedia.com/earth-day- … more-10639

    Gotta love those Earth Day predictions from years past.  They didn't have a clue then and they don't have one now.



    I'm still waiting for that food-population collision, personally.

  18. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Don't you think it's possible that some of those predictions were prevented because steps were taken to avoid them?

    1. 0
      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      roll

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well, say what you want. We took steps to lessen some of the pollution caused by cars, we took to recycling in a big way, we got into replanting trees and creating green space, the birth control pill became commonplace, steps were taken to bring back species near extinction, etc.

        Of course some predictions went overboard...

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I didn't say anything big_smile

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The eye rolling says a lot smile

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Nooooooooooooooooo, you read too much into it.

        2. ledefensetech profile image79
          ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Those weren't predictions, they were scare tactics.  I'm all for recycling and green tech, when it makes sense.  You don't help people by forcing them to use technology that increases costs.  That hurts people, especially the poor.  Green tech will mature on its own, let it be, or we risk another fiasco like the corn ethanol fiasco that didn't open a single biofuel plant, but did triple the cost of corn, and incidentally food prices.  Oops.

          1. Aya Katz profile image88
            Aya Katzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ledefensetech, when the price of corn goes up, do soda manufacturers stop using HFCS as a sweetener and go back to sugar? If not, why not? When exactly did the corn ethanol fiasco occur?

            1. ledefensetech profile image79
              ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              It was after the Energy Policy Act of 2005. It put in those moronic tax credits for people to build corn ethanol plants. 



              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_2005



              http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/rp/P … tFeb09.pdf

              It would depend on how long the sweetener was more expensive and if it were more expensive than the alternatives.  Of course, since we have tariffs on sugar, all you'd have to do is increase the tariff on sugar and viola, HFCS is less expensive than sugar again.  The increased costs get passed on to the consumer and all the corporatist cronies are happy, while the average American suffers.

              Most of the fiasco came about when the price of oil, as it should have been expected to do, crashed.  Oil prices got so high, Americans actually changed their driving habits.  Suddenly, the high oil price that ethanol needed in order to be a viable alternative went away.  So we blew billions on a short term solution to a long term problem.  Government never knows better than the market when to adopt new technologies.  Besides the corn ethanol thing was another sop to corn growers who already get too much federal money as it is.

              It's not just the US, but other nations also that have problems when they try to force the market:

              http://www.cban.ca/Resources/Topics/Agr … o-in-Burma



              Take out biofuel and put in collective and there would be no difference between what the eco-nuts are doing and what Stalin and Mao did during their respective "collectivization" projects.  Green is the new Red.  Especially telling is the response of an actual, you know, farmer:  "It will not be successful...They don't know anything about agriculture".  Free markets leave the professionals, people who know what they're doing, to do the job, not some idiot in Washington or Napyidaw.

    2. ledefensetech profile image79
      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No.  You don't go from something like this:

      “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”

      to just fine.  Whatever models they were using, if any, were flawed.  Certainly their logic was. 

      My favorite has to be these two:

      “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”
      • Life Magazine, January 1970

      “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”
      • Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

  19. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well...that goes without saying wink

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        roll

      2. barryrutherford profile image36
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Indeed If Bush had have done the right thing 10 + years ago and signed the Kyoto Protocol many of the Coal fire power stations that are belching out toxic gases would by now have been replaced with clean energy production...

        1. spease profile image85
          speaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What would that clean energy be?

          1. barryrutherford profile image36
            barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Geothermal
            Wind
            Solar
            4th generation  nuclear power (see my hub on the topic)

        2. d camp rant profile image61
          d camp rantposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          just so you know Bush was not in office 10+ years ago. that was Clinton with the Kyoto protocol

          1. barryrutherford profile image36
            barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            OK it was Bush that refused to Ratify it!  I think Clinton actually agreed to it !

            1. d camp rant profile image61
              d camp rantposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              it was clintons bill. the house or senate shot it down(cant remember which)

              1. barryrutherford profile image36
                barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                When Bush came to office he refused to sent the bill to the Senate for ratification.

  20. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I guess you would blame Nixon for signing Earth Day into law smile

    1. 0
      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would blame Nixon for a lot of things, but he's dead so what good would it do?

  21. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    UW, it was a joke.

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned that the Antarctic ice sheet is getting thicker.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know, didn't you notice my winkie face? smile

  22. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Only 43%? I'd always assumed that the percentage was higher. big_smile

  23. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, UW. I don't have in my contacts! I didn't see your winkie. Hmmm...that sounds kinda dirty.

  24. zadrobi profile image60
    zadrobiposted 7 years ago

    You have drawn a fine line, sir. (the thread starter)

    I think your standard deviation needs to take into account the 30% of people that know that recycling and driving cars that get 10 more MPG aren't going to stop whatever may or may not happen anyway.

  25. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Unplugging modern appliances is not common sense. smile

    1. 0
      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You cannot unplug your cell phone charger when you aren't using it?  You can unplug your coffee maker, toaster etc... these things.

      I am not saying you have to unplug your entertainment center so that you have to reset it everyday.  Golly Misha! smile

  26. 0
    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    Oh and check it out.  I was watching myth buster and it is absolutely true that you can run a car on recycled vegetable oil.

  27. ledefensetech profile image79
    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago

    The year without a summer.  Due to Mt. Tambora, a general increase in vulcanism, and the Dalton minimum:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer

  28. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely. Just much shorter than on petrol. smile

    1. 0
      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Free gas though... that smells like chicken! lol

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Can we just sit and smell it together? wink

        1. 0
          sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sure Misha, anytime! smile

  29. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Actually my coffee maker is set up to start making coffee at certain time tongue

    1. mythbuster profile image86
      mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The most brilliant concept in this thread...I need to get my coffee maker to "behave" like this.

  30. Rhianni32 profile image81
    Rhianni32posted 7 years ago

    Do I believe the earth is getting warmer? yes.
    Do I believe its man made? I don't know.

    1. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nobody does.

  31. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Misha looks as if he could use a big pot of espresso right now!

  32. DavidHill76 profile image58
    DavidHill76posted 7 years ago

    ::Imitating a John Madden voice::

    You see, here's a guy who knows what he's talking about!

    I saw that Al Gore video too and I felt pretty well-informed, myself.

    Now, Mike, This Ted guy must think he's really hot stuff, coming out, spewing all his global warming innuendo. (trails off)

    ::/end John Madden voice::

    Seriously, watch the great global warming swindle on youtube.

    It's a 9 part series, look it up. Watch, learn.

  33. Sexy jonty profile image59
    Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago

    I don't think so .....

  34. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Hey why just Americans.
    I am an Australian and we're as dumb as anyone else!
    Without my GPS even near home I am like a Xmas beetle on it's back! lol

  35. 0
    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    I think the problem is man's but the US isn't near the problem China, India or Africa. Why don't you go there and get them on board and about the time you do we'll have cleaned up our act.

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have not been to Malaysia lately but it was so dirty all the streams were full of putrefying animals and household rubbish.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It always goes that way, enforcement on the modernized industrialized countries is an easy target. Don't get me wrong we need to keep our polluter's in check but the problem is probably the third world countries trying to keep up.

        You feeling better?

        1. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          They did not even have the awareness when I asked, but even if they did, they did not have the money to do much about it, although our Australian clean up campaign of volunteers does an amazing job once a year in Oz, maybe I can suggest it to them?
          Not feeling better yet. but I do not seem to care too much, it will soon pass. smile Thank you for asking.

  36. G.L.A. profile image81
    G.L.A.posted 7 years ago

    Is that all?? Seems like more than that to me!

  37. 69
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    Mother Nature will take care of pollution in her own way in her own time.  We will have little to say in the end.

  38. Make  Money profile image72
    Make Moneyposted 7 years ago

    This summer we had 27 reported tornadoes in southern Ontario.  That's up from the average 11 per year, which even seems high to me seeing we'd never hear about tornadoes in Ontario when I was a kid.

    -----------------------------------

    National Geographics study says most polar bears will be gone by 2050.  They are actually drowning because the polar sea ice is breaking up.

    -----------------------------------

    10 Things Global Warming Could Change Forever
    1. Great Barrier Reef may be gone in 20 years
    2. Amazon Rain Forest may turn into a desert
    3. Sahara Desert may become green
    4. Hurricanes may become more devastating than Katrina
    5. London may disappear underwater by 2100
    6. Animals may shrink
    7. 2,000 Indonesian islands may disappear
    8. Global warming may increase terrorism
    9. The Alps may melt completely
    10. The Maldives may be submerged

    1. topshelf profile image79
      topshelfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wow that's crazy, sad too sad

  39. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Looks like some Canadians are dumb, too lol

  40. Stevennix2001 profile image84
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    well of course america is populated by freaking morons, look at the state of our current predicament as proof

  41. 0
    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Climatic changes have been occuring on Earth for hundreds of millions of years. Are we contributing? Sure, but nature has the larger hand in the weather changes. Just my opinion.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      not really.  dude, do you realize that the earth has survived millions of years of meteors, volcano activities, several ice ages, even period when the surface was no different from the sun.  Therefore, do you honestly think a mere few soda cans are hurting the planet?

      1. 0
        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Not sure what you mean. We are harming this planet; not sure to what extent, but nature is nature, and it has alot more power and experience than us hairless monkeys.

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          dude, i understand where your coming from.  however, there is no scientific evidence to back up what your saying.  in fact, scientists have already debunked the whole global warming theory because as it turns out, according to some research.  scientists are discovering that the planet is merely shifting like it did in the past, when world used to only have one continent until it was broken up to the point where it is today. 

          then you get into the topic about the ozone layer diminishing, well sorry to break it to you.  but science has proven that hole has not gotten any bigger at all since its discovery.  in fact, from watching the science channel.  some astronomers believe that hole has always been there, and thats how our planet breaths.

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Dude, would you chill down fighting a straw man you just created? And if you stop dropping your cans around, it will make the planet cleaner, it does not take a scientist to figure lol

            1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
              Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              fighting?  i didn't think i was fighting or getting mad at all.  i was merely debating with the man.  thats all.  i thought that's what these forums are about.  getting to know people and debating their points of view in a friendly manner.

              or am i wrong, and im supposed to sit idly by and shut up?

              1. Misha profile image75
                Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                LOL re-read his post, would you? You are preaching to the chore lol

                1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
                  Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  so your saying you don't believe in science my good chum?

                  1. Misha profile image75
                    Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I don't believe in anything. If I find by chance that I believe in something, I destroy this belief as fast as I can. smile

              2. tksensei profile image59
                tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                No, that's only for when you disagree with The Obama

                1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
                  Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  lol.  i could say something, but i don't want to get booted off hubpages.  lol. however, great joke though.

  42. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    I think people are just not thinking about it because they are busy thinking about the economy.

  43. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    74% of all statistics are made up.

  44. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    43 percent can't be dumb
    that is just rule of thumb
    I think they are smarter
    than grass or tomata
    and possibly brighter than plumb

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol.

  45. SoftCornHippo profile image60
    SoftCornHippoposted 7 years ago

    You know that book "6 degrees" - it tells graphically, degree by degree, exactly what huge changes will occur as the Earth warms up.  I believe it - I know it may already be too late to reverse these changes.  People who have not had climate change explained to them the way this book does aren't dumb, they are just ignorant about this.  Which takes some of the pain away and puts it more in the realm of those of us who do "believe" the evidence have the evidence and can help others learn about it.  Thank you for putting this subject up here.  I'm amazed at what some of my friends who have not taken the time to read anything of what there is on the subject think "global warming" is.  Possibly they've been watching Fox News! Oh the poverty of ignorance!

  46. MNichopolis profile image61
    MNichopolisposted 7 years ago

    Just because ice is melting, or CO2 levels rise, or polar bears are all gone forever, (choose your crisis of the moment), doesn't mean man is causing it.

    Nonetheless, somewhere around 50% of the people "believe" it's mankinds fault.

    Not surprisingly, greater than 50% of people believe in angels, and UFO's.

    It doesn't make it so. And given the actual content of the emails, for those who have open minds and choose to read them, clearly show the scientists deception; deception regarding peer review, deception regarding a consensus, and deception about the earth cooling since 1998 despite the fact the CO2 emissions had continued.

    If you refuse to read the emails for yourself, yet still "believe" in global warming, you might as well believe in unicorns.

  47. MFB III profile image74
    MFB IIIposted 7 years ago

    O.K. so we've got so much mercury in our fish, in all of our lakes, oceans and rivers, that one could almost insert a large mouth bass rectally and get a temperature reading  if they had a fever. We've got acid rain and the sixties were over 40 years ago. We've got hundreds of thousands of factory chimney stacks belching carbon dioxide and other poisons into the air, while we keep cutting huge swaths of forest which are the main source to replenish the oxygen we are starving the world of. Add in rush hour times twice a day, times a gadzillion cars also pumping carbon dioxide and the freeways become gas chambers.
    But hey the happy go lucky, everythings just Ducky,  republicant's, with their rush limberger, cheese brained leader all say the world is rosy, and pollution is a fabrication. so don't worry about till they start dying off like flies. unless the flies die first, making it hard to tell.  Then we can get to work???? It might be too late then though. Good forum.~~~MFB III

  48. AdsenseStrategies profile image73
    AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years ago

    I'm tempted to respond that 43% of statistics are wrong, but, not having checked, I wonder if someone further up hasn't already written something similar smile

  49. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    I like a comment I heard the other day.

    If you were going to put your child on a bus tomorrow, and someone told you some scientists were predicting the bus was going to crash, but other scientists said it wouldn't, would you put your child on the bus?

    OK, so the science may be wrong and it may never happen - and if you're an adult and don't have children, maybe you don't care because you'll be long gone if it does.  But if it does happen, how would you feel to know you could have stopped the bus, but instead you just left your kids and grandkids to crash?

    For those of you who believe in an afterlife, how will you feel if it does happen and you have to watch what your children have to live through?

  50. G.L.A. profile image81
    G.L.A.posted 7 years ago

    43% ???  considering the BIG picture in USA, I'd have sworn it was much more than that..

 
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