What is the root cause of Global Warming -- Greenhouse Gases, Bad Lifestyle or L

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  1. Goodpal profile image73
    Goodpalposted 12 years ago

    What is the root cause of Global Warming -- Greenhouse Gases, Bad Lifestyle or Lack of Money?

    People blame greenhouse gases - CO2, methane, etc - for global warming and climate change problems. In my opinion, these gases are the symptoms of the problem, the root cause lies in the modern lifestyle that necessitates too much industrial activities that create greenhouse gases. What do you think?


  2. Ramsa1 profile image61
    Ramsa1posted 12 years ago

    I don't think we're being told the whole truth about global warming. I think that the changes in weather patterns are normal and not to be feared. Not that long ago we were being warned about a new ice age. Many of those protesting in the streets are not old enough to remember this.

    There is much over which man has no control. Huge volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other natural events could have significant impacts on the climate.

    However, I do agree that we need to reduce the garbage we put into the air if only because it's the air we breathe.

  3. Larry Fields profile image70
    Larry Fieldsposted 12 years ago

    I agree with Ramsa1. The answer to your question is: None of the above. Please do not read my hub on the subject, because I'm not as polite as you are, and you may be offended at my directness.

    Anyway, all of the Global Warming Alarmist claims of the 21st Century are 100% pure garbage. In the 1980s and 1990s, there was a fairly robust warming trend. That trend peaked and then died in 1998, according to the satellite data. Since then, there's been no discernible trend in either direction.

    There are no honest mistakes here. There's been a lot of flat-out lying on the part of people who do not deserve to be called scientists. The politics are complicated and ugly.

    We live in an imperfect world. Please do not make the mistake of assuming that everyone is as honorable as you are. Jumping on the Anthropogenic Global Warming bandwagon would be a huge waste of your precious time.

  4. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    contrary to popular belief, the world is always going through warming and cooling trends. we could create zero pollution and we would still have a warming trend. 90% of global warming information is nothing but a media blitz to make some people look important and to make a lot of people a lot of money. yes we pollute way too much but that's different. it sickens me when i think of what is being dumped into our oceans and waterways but it isn't what is causing global warming.

  5. Faceless39 profile image91
    Faceless39posted 12 years ago
  6. Ralph Deeds profile image64
    Ralph Deedsposted 12 years ago

    The science is quite clear. Scientific measurements have established beyond any doubt that man made greenhouse gases are contributing to global warming. The climate at any given time is the product  of natural forces beyond our control and man made emissions which have been increasing since the beginning of the industrial revolution from coal fired power plants, motor vehicles and other sources. The unpredictable natural forces in the future may reinforce the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, they may cancel out the effect of emissions or they may overpower the man made emissions and return us to another ice age. This is impossible to predict. The measurements of warming are sufficient that prudence requires that we should be concerned and start taking action to reduce harmful emissions and prepare to adapt to a warmer planet.

  7. Goodpal profile image73
    Goodpalposted 12 years ago

    Thanks faceless39 for the link on HAARP. Whether warfare, if true, is another example of using scientific knowledge for destructive purposes. Talks revolving only around greenhouse gas emissions is far too narrow and the UN conferences on this topic are unlikely to solve any problem on the ground.

    Probably more damaging than CO2 or methane emissions is the global mental pollution that allows misuse of science for negative applications. I fail to understand why mutual skepticism and mistrust should govern the world politics, negating all the wonderful knowledge of technological advances.

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. mikejhca profile image93
    mikejhcaposted 12 years ago

    Yes.  We are creating the greenhouse gases because of the way we live.  Cutting down most of the trees does not help either.  We could reduce the green house gases a lot if people made some changes.  However there are people that do not believe we are effecting the climate because the earth is so big.  Some people also throw garbage in the ocean because the ocean is big.

    If you start a car in a closed garage or stand behind the car you will  notice the fumes coming out of it.  Those fumes can kill you.  The air quality is bad in a lot of places because of the fumes we are releasing.  You can not deny that the air quality is not as good as it should be.  Even smog can change the temperature and it is caused by man. 

    Lets say you deny that some of those fumes are changing the temperature.  Maybe people get sunburned so quickly now from a natural occurrence.  What is the point in arguing.  You can not deny that we are putting a lot of harmful fumes into the air that would kill you if they were released in an enclosed area and in some places people need to wear masks.

  9. profile image0
    The Writers Dogposted 12 years ago

    Global warming is a natural cycle. It has happened before we were here, it will happen after we have left. We are not the cause, nor the facilitator.

  10. profile image57
    geordmcposted 12 years ago

    Ignorance and denial are the root causes

  11. profile image0
    CalebSparksposted 10 years ago

    Climate change has been a part of life from the beginning. The earth has been through phases of warming and cooling...so this is nothing new. The sad thing is that some people and groups have learned how to make a lot of money promoting fear over this.


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