Depends on if you mean "is man kind significant enough to alter something as complex as the earth including it relationship to solar activity?" I would say absolutely not. It is so presumptuous to think that mankind (short of an all out nuclear war) can alter the times and seasons of the earth.
If your question is "does the earth warm over a period of time and then enter a cooling down phase?" Yes in fact leading scientist are now warning us of a global cooling.
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/05/ … s-warming/
It is just a natural cycle that the earth goes through. According to science we had our last ice age 10,000 years ago. When the earth warmed up then and melted the ice away did humans cause that? NO...
I think John T said it right, man does not have that kind of effect upon nature.
Global Warming Reality or a myth?
A big question with two equally big answers, there seems to be a split vote on who or what is to blame for global warming and depending upon where you live there seems also to be a huge divide in opinion.
In certain countries with lavish lifestyles, a huge dependency on the burning of fossil fuels for energy generation and personal transport there is little appetite for change and certainly no intention of giving up that lifestyle any time soon. So it is reasonably logical to assume that the people of such countries are going to subscribe to the myth side of the argument.
Only when it is far too late to do anything will the champions of this school of thought change their minds and scream Blue Murder that Somebody Should Do Something !
Their Government knows the truth but are powerless to make the changes necessary for fear of the fact that they won’t be allowed to stay in Government. So they are trying to buy their way out of the problem by paying other nations to pollute less.
On the other hand there are many of us that truly believe Global Warming is a natural occurrence but it can also be influenced and accelerated by mankind.
If you simply look at the mathematics of world population growth in last two hundred years or since the Industrial Revolution, in the year 1800 the world population was less than one billion people. By 1930 it had more than doubled to two billion and it had doubled again by 1980’s to four and a half billion.
This year 2010 it will approach seven billion and will be nearly ten billion by the year 2050.
The simple question I have for any doubters out there is this; “How is it possible for you to believe that that amount of people is not a serious contributing factor in what is happening to the atmosphere that surrounds our planet ?”
It is possible that we the believers maybe wrong, that is a possibility, but by taking positive action to stop and even reduce pollution we are at least doing no harm while the scientific jury is still out.
Bu t if the doubters are wrong, and that too must be considered possible, their negative approach will only make the problem worse.
So again I ask an obviously simple question; “Doesn’t it make sense to err on the side of caution and hope we are right, rather than to do nothing and find out we were wrong ?
Some say it is really global cooling....cooler summers in parts of the world in major cities and warmer winters. possibly a natural earth cycle. ice age coming in 1000s of years ahead?
It's real. Some of it has to do with CO2, while most of it has to do with a natural solar cycle. It's a compounding effect.
Everyone will be a believer soon enough.
At this point, I see it as a myth per se in that the data that is offered to prove it does not meet scientific muster statistically and by any scientific measure those scientist who are being honest will tell you that the data currently used is absurd to say the least. They also point out that many scientists who do not agree with the concept are not willing to speak out against it for fearing of losing their grants. Until we can have an honest environment for discussion, we need to forget the discussion. When Al Gore predicts ocean surges that will come inland by 10 miles or more and then buys a house on the beach, ask yourself, who is using who. There is nothing wrong with being environmentally conscious and disciplined but anytime you see this stuff in public, I would advise to follow the money and see who is getting it before you stamp them as providing a public service. Mankind is powerful but we are not so powerful as to overcome Mother Nature for any reasonable length of time. WB
The earth warms, the earth cools. These are naturally occurring cycles upon which man has a minimal effect. However, with hypocrites like Gore running around screaming, and making HUGE profit from the fear they generate, we won't stop hearing about this anytime soon.
Yes, global warming is real. The scientific evidence presented by climate scientists is plentiful and overwhelmingly convincing. The causes of global warming are also real, and well-understood by many scientists who understand how, and to what degree, CO2 emissions from human activities is contributing to the warming. The effects of global warming are also real, as epitomised by the increasing frequency of extreme weather events that are causing much suffering to so many people around the world. Of course, one can always deny facts, and plenty of people do, but there is only one way to melt ice, and that is to warm it. And melting ice is what we are getting on a global scale, at both poles, and in the vast majority of glaciers throughout the world.
Is real, there are good evidence that climate change is making hotter the Earth. However, it is unknown if the causes are 100% human or nature has its own way of making hotter the planet. Both, humans and nature itself, could be part of the problem. Nevertheless, this situation opened a market opportunity for green products. I believe that the companies that are getting the label of sustainable, work in making people believe that going against global warming means to buy green products, and that is not the whole truth but it makes us consider we are part of a myth.
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
Many European commentators are laughing at the Global Warming Thesis - is it a myth?
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by SportsBetter 3 years ago
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