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Global Warming and Climate Change - Fact or Fiction?

Updated on April 24, 2010

Global Warming and Climate Change

Rising Sea Levels - A Reality?
Rising Sea Levels - A Reality?

The Nay Sayers say it is a myth, a figment of the imagination, that there is nothing to worry about. They say there is no need to mend our ways, global warming and climate change is not real. Whatever is happening, is just by the way and not caused by global warming; these things are just happening, in the regular course of things and nothing drastic needs doing! These are all climatic cycles the earth has been going thru over the ages, and that ITS NOT OUR FAULT! Ice ages come and go.

On the other end of the spectrum are the doomsday prophesiers (a view most famously championed by Al Gore in the film, An Inconvenient Truth) who say the problems are far more serious that we think that the global warming is worse than we thought; its potential consequences far worse than previously imagined; that SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW lest we destroy the very planet that is our home.

It’s difficult to make out what is the truth between these extreme positions, but what stares us in the face is evidence such as this: we are experiencing hotter summers than our parents did. Glaciers are melting, ice caps are shrinking. Sea levels are rising; there is an unusually high incidence of cyclones and tidal waves. Drought and excessive unseasonal rainfall are a reality. The fact is there are valid arguments on both sides, yes the earth has constantly undergone cycles of climate change, ice ages have come and gone. Perhaps reports of global warming and climate change tend to err on the side of sensationalizing the actual situation.

However, none of that can be an excuse for us to do nothing about reducing our carbon footprint or leading less wasteful lives. If you don’t believe in global warming, don’t; just don’t use your disbelief as an excuse to live a lifestyle that negatively impacts our earth, that destroys habitats of other creatures that we share the earth with and imperils ecologies and entire species!

Fact is no part of the earth is safe from man’s voracious greed and avarice. If we are unable to reverse the damage that we cause to our earth daily, at least let us try to limit it by thinking long and hard about the choices that we make every day and how those choices impact the environment around us. And if my impassioned plea touched any of my readers out there in the slightest, I am a very satisfied woman!


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    • savvydating profile image


      6 years ago

      A far better book on global warming is: "Cool It," by Biorn Lomborg, a Danish environmentalist. As for Al Gore, he has never hesitated to skew facts, or lie. And that's the truth.

    • Reena Daruwalla profile imageAUTHOR

      Reena Daruwalla 

      8 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks voice and redelf. It does indeed come down to the choices we make; it would be self deluding so say that the choice we make do not impact our environment

    • RedElf profile image


      8 years ago from Canada

      It does really come down to the choices we make every time. Thanks for this thoughtful piece.

    • thevoice profile image


      8 years ago from carthage ill

      terrific terrific hub work thanks

    • Reena Daruwalla profile imageAUTHOR

      Reena Daruwalla 

      8 years ago from INDIA

      Well there is the view in the US that Al Gore has become a very rich man telling people what he has about climate change and now India's climate change man Pankaj Pachauri is being leveled the same accusations.

    • ramkkasturi profile image


      8 years ago from India

      It is an interesting hub. Yes the controversy leaves us confused. I don't know why the scientist would want to create an alarm? Do they get more funds for research if they make noise? However, the deforestation and the graught seem to be matters of concern perhaps. This is good work. Thanks



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