Do you think that the current climate change is a cause for worry?
For us, no. For future generations, yes.
Climate change is a slow event that is being studied over the course of decades. Many people complain that the extremely warm summer days are caused by global warming, likely their not. They are meteorological (short term) events.
The greatest effect climate change will have is measured in an average increase in global temperature, not local. This is because scientists estimate that approximately a 5 degree Celsius increase in the global temperature will result in a mass extinction. This may not seem like a huge increase but on a global level it's heating our atmosphere on average of 5 degrees. That takes a lot of thermal energy being trapped.
The result of that change in temp will result in different weather patterns than what we're use to and the exact changes are not completely understood. In all, the long term effects of global warming will change meteorology (short term weather) It could allow for higher than average rain fall in a specific area of the world while decreasing rainfall in another. Again this doesn't seem that scary but take into account the plant and wildlife around the world and how they've adapted to their environment. Even a slight change in weather patterns could mean the difference between a watering hole drying up in the savannah and at the same time floods killing wildlife and plants in the floodplains of the Mohave desert.
Small changes have huge consequences.
by ThunderKeys 7 years ago
I'm confused. I've read and heard arguments that global warming is really just part of a natural temperature change process for the earth. I've also read that it's completely man-made? Is it one or both of these? Please explain.
by Cynthia Calhoun 2 years ago
Should it be called climate change or global warming?
by SportsBetter 4 years ago
Is global warming and climate change an important issue, or is it a hoax?I know there is much talk about climate change issues. I also know that various people profit off of these concerns, and the media certainly promotes theses issues as well. So a question needs to be asked, is...
by SparklingJewel 8 years ago
here's a sensationalized Jessie Ventura "Conspiracy Theory" episode on climate change--its summation is not that climate change is not true, but that it is being used to make money for elitists around the worldcheck it out...lots of good information...Ventura is a hoot in how he speaks so...
by Sychophantastic 4 years ago
These are results of a public policy poll:Q1 Do you believe global warming is a hoax, ornot?Do ................................................................... 37%Do not ............................................................. 51%Not sure...
by My Esoteric 23 months ago
There are two major would shaping forces at risk with a Trump presidency; an economic meltdown brought on by a sharp decline in American productivity, and, a much more important one, the environment. I will leave the economy to another forum, for it is the environment I am much more worried...
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