Here is Kansas City it has been on the coldest, snowiest years for like 3 years in a row. It sure is cold for Global Warming. Then I'm told Global Warming isn't the correct term, it should be called Climate Change. K, the have scientifically proved the climate has been changing for billions of years before man. Big deal.
With all due respect, mate, it is
called 'Global Warming', not 'Kansas City Warming'. The average Global Temperature is rising, and we, humans, are assisting that increase. I think the only argument that should be worth discussing now is to what degree we are assisting it, instead of whether or not we play a part at all.
Yes, climate change has happened naturally in the past, but the problem this time around is that we're accelerating it. If we don't start holding back on the way we use fossil fuels, there will be a number of consequences, some of which will be particularly severe. I am totally in agreement with those that say the situation has been blown out of proportion; that's a reasonably judgment to make. People who hardly understand the situation are dramatizing it far too much. But nonetheless, it is something that should be on our minds.
With all due respect, you are 17, and I don't get my science from kids. I know Kansas City isn't the center of the world. And it is not indicative of the entire world. But weather patterns have been getting cold across the American Midwest for the past 3 years. So it makes me a little skeptical that I see it getting colder while being told it is getting warmer.
Plus the science is also saying we are due for an ice age. The science is also saying that when the ice caps melt, it will dilute the salinity of the ocean, which will in turn screw up the gulf stream and other warm current that keep places like England warm, thus making it colder there. Which some have speculated will help trigger an ice age.
I've also heard it isn't the amount of carbon and other green house gases, but the amount of reflective surface on the earth. Plenty of dark blue seas will raise the temperature by absorbing heat. While on the other hand ice caps and glaciers are white and reflect that heat back out to space, and there is a certain amount of ice that will just cause so much heat and energy to be reflected back into space that it could bring about a total ice covered earth.
I've heard volcanoes spew more green house gases than all of humanity ever has. I've also heard that refuted, then heard it backed up again.
I've heard that lead researchers of global warming have skewed data to make it fit their hypothesis.
So I've come to the conclusion, fuck it all, the earth is going to do what it is going to do. So I'm not too bothered by it, but I am skeptical of any information put forth saying the world will end.
Hell I remember back in the 1990's, before you were born on Earth Day and Arbor Day specials, Global Warming Advocates saying New York City would be under the ocean by 2015 if we didn't reverse the green house gases being pumped into the air. Since then, we as a world, have continued to pump the same if not more gases into the air, and New York City is still above water. I know, they have 3 and half more years, but I really don't see the ocean raising by 10 feet a year.
I grew up being forced to watch tree hugging hippy tree hugging crap about deforestation, pollution, a depleting ozone, and the end times just being 20 years away. It has been 20 years, and now there are more snow days than ever.