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Global warming is thought of as one of the biggest threats to world security in modern times, and it is arguably already taking its toll in our weather system. By a combination of natural cyclical progression, and the impact of human behaviour and activity over the last century, the Earth is steadily seeing the effects of the global warming phenomenon. But what exactly is global warming, and exactly what impact could it have on our environment?

Global warming can be defined as an overall gradual increase in world temperature over time. This is measured by averaging Earth and Ocean temperature, and has shown a steady upwards trend over recent decades. Furthermore, it is thought that over the last half a century, this has been a result of human civilisation and industrialisation. One of the major contributors to global warming is what is known as greenhouse gas, which comprises largely of carbon dioxide from general human activity.

Global warming as a process is thought to be highly devastating in terms of its effect on the climate. ‘Climate change’ is a phrase which is often use in association with global warming, and it has potentially catastrophic consequences for the world in which we live. ‘Climate change’ also covers global cooling, which can also occur as a result of human activity and greenhouse gases, and reflects a substantial change in the world’s climate, which could change our habitat beyond recognition. This could be characterised by unusual weather patterns, resulting in more frequent natural disasters, which could in turn lead to political and social chaos in the decades and centuries to come.

There are a number of international political treaties which have been set up to change the progress of global warming, although their tangible upshots still remain to be seen. Through political cooperation, it is hoped that environmental targets can be met on an international scale, to make a real difference to the environment. However, at a personal level, there is significant scope for helping, rather than hindering the world in which we live, including recycling household waste, and reducing personal carbon emissions.

Global warming is arguably one of the biggest threats to human civilisation, and it is something which requires a drastic change in lifestyle to reverse. However, with a personal and political impetus, it is hopeful that the damage done to the planet can be reversed for future generations to enjoy.

Jonathon Hardcastle writes articles on many topics including Business, Employment, and Society.

Everywhere you turn, green is on the minds of the human race. Global warming, skyrocketing oil prices, smog choked air; it is all finally coming to a head. For many of us this is our second really serious environmental movement. We can remember back in the early seventies the effects of the hippies, they had us stop littering and returning our pop cans for a nickel. Grade schools tried to convince to place solar panels on our roofs, and buying smaller cars. And it all worked for awhile.

But alas Reagan came into power and the contrast of the hippie was created, he was the yuppie. They were the same people more or less, but now instead of ingesting hallucinogens and taking part in orgiastic rituals in the back of a tie dye painted school bus, they erupted onto the capitalistic scene in a rage not seen since the twenties. Working around the clock pulling down enviable salaries and bonuses, and then buying up stocks of high tech start ups like they were LSD. Yuppies raised the entire standard of living of a generation of people throughout the free world. Yes, the trickle down did almost dry up, but check your facts even the poorest among us are better off post eighties then before.

During this time of me firstism, the environment took a hit. Yes, we tried to save the rainforest, we sent checks, we read our labels on fine furniture, but by and large we went about our business. We bought SUV’s, big screens, computers, appliances, took trips, bought yachts, and pretended paradise was a place on Earth and it would last forever.

Enter sobriety. The good times did not last, children were shooting their schools up, and we began to feel guilty. The dot coms crashed, and war began to break out at alarming rates. People like scientists and terrorists got our attention and we realized that there was a price to pay for me first. Dammit anyhow.

Fast forward to 2007, here comes the environmental movement again, just in the nick of time. Polar ice caps are disappearing, holes in the ozone, devastating hurricanes demolish cities built below sea level, and we need to fix it. But how? This problem is bigger than unsightly litter; this is the very livability of our planet.

The stage is set for a hero to rally around, a catalytic personality whose charisma and logic persuade us to see beyond our next trip to the mall. Who will this person be? One so charming, so effervescent, that we will once and for all realize our actions today have an impact beyond next week? Who will finally make us do the right thing? Believe it or not it just might be Al Gore. Turns out he is smarter than we all thought. He wrote a book, and as luck would have it he is liberal so Hollywood helped him make a movie.

We all thought about our wasteful ways and vowed to do better. But as we have seen guilt only goes so far. Sooner or later we would return to our merry ways of indulging our whims at the price of the environment. But the ball is rolling; nothing feeds social movement faster than what is seen as the cool thing to do. And if Hollywood is doing it then it is cool.

But cool wears out, cool changes like the wind. What doesn’t change is our love for money. $ 3 a gallon gas hurts, we buy smaller cars. It is cool and saves us money, different from the Hummer, which used to be cool and costs a lot of money.

So we have something cool and saves us money. It is a rarity when going cheap is also the hip thing to do. But in this case the environment wins as does our pocketbook. But wait we have been here before right? During the oil embargo in the seventies not long after the environmental movement lost its steam, gas went up, and cars were bought more for mpgs than horsepower and style. What happened to that movement? Well see above and gas prices leveled out, sure they continued up more, but at a less frantic pace. We could afford it; we were making all that money being yuppies.

So what is different down? There is now money to be made in the environmental movement. Serious money. Remember when conspiracy had it that Exxon bought up all the plans around that could make cars run on Chicken manure? It was ridiculous of course, but the fact of the matter is big money was never behind the environmental movement. Until now, now we have that Exxon, plus Chevrolet, plus Archer Daniels Midland in on it. So are numerous start ups, taking the place of dot comers are alternative fuel companies, sprouting up everywhere. And let us not forget the international scene, where the former third world economies in places like Asia are well versed in the problem of bringing alternative technologies to the masses.

There is also money to be made in cleaning up factories, which are paying huge levies for polluting; there is money in recycling, finally. Money is also to be made in turning sea water into fresh water, and reclaiming fresh water sources; if you can imagine a solution you can imagine a profit.

You see the solution is the same with every problem. The trick is this; you have to make people want to do something. Seriously want to, not guilt them. Guilt wears out, but doing something for you does not. If you can make people think there is something in it for them they will do it. That is the motivating force of everyone from Mother Theresa to Adolph Hitler. And now that the green movement has serious green money to be made in it, then it is here to stay.

Of course, a couple of more stories about the peril of polar bears always help. We like cute too.

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Most people do not really understand what “Global Warming” is, it is not climate change, rather it is new “buzz-word” created by humans which is defined as human’s emission of green house gasses is causing the Earth to heat up. Now you might say that you believe that, but I would ask you why? Why do you believe that? Do you really believe that mankind’s CO2 is causing the Earth’s ambient temperature and atmosphere to heat up?

Okay, so let’s say you do believe this, may I ask why? Is it because you read it somewhere? Or that you heard that some scientists believe this to be the case, or is it because Al Gore received a Nobel prize for a docu-drama depicting catastrophic consequences to human civilization if we continue to all “pollutants” or CO2 to enter the Earth’s atmosphere? And have you ever asked yourself why CO2 is a pollutant at all?

Did you know that humankind has been living with and around CO2 for most all of its evolutionary development? Did you know that humans create CO2 when they breathe? If you really want to be carbon neutral, then stop breathing, remove yourself from the planet and vote with your life.

The reality is that this pale blue dot, Planet Earth has been heating up and cooling down for 5.5 Billion Years. It was doing this before mankind evolved and will continue after we are gone. Trying to stop the Earth’s climate cycles is akin to trying to prevent Continental Drift. If you think you are going to stop climate change plus or minus in temperature by driving a smaller car, you are uninformed.

It has been estimated that to cool the Planet’s Temperature one-degree using wind energy it would take 60 Trillion Dollars and put wind generators everywhere, which could even slow the air circulation and cause heating to boot, no not much, but you get the point. Sixty Trillion with a Capital “T” is the entire world’s GDP put together.

And just because you cooled the Planet one-degree does not mean the planet itself might not cool another 5 degrees, so you are not going to change much. In the 1970s and 1980s the scientists said we were going into an Ice Age, now they say we are going to overheat, and of course once upon a time the Earth was the center of the Universe and it was flat!

Perhaps, what I am getting at is humans are so ego-centric that they think everything is about them, it isn’t. There is nothing wrong with the planet, perhaps only the people on top. Why do so many people believe in Global Warming? Because the newspapers and TV tells them too, just like it tells them whom to vote for, as folks have surrendered their minds to the media.

But that does not make Global Warming Real. The planet heats and cools all the time, just like there are 50-year drought cycles, 20-year Hurricane Cycles, 22-year Solar Cycles, and Ice Ages, but that does not mean it’s due to man. Sometimes multiple cycles hit together, sometimes not, but when they do humans freak out a little and come up with various theories. They choose theories that best fit their political, nationalistic, and religious needs, desires and belief systems.

So what else is new?

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Every day or other, we are knocked over by the shocking reports of melting ice, vanishing glaciers and the increase of water levels in the oceans. Our planet earth is increasingly getting hotter. The news of hurricanes unleashing causalities is alarming. Ask yourself a question – Is it not the duty of each one of us to save our mother earth from being destroyed?

Global warming is the shadow of future turmoil and devastation. And it is no doubt a man made disaster. The charm of the earth is slowly getting lost. The dark shadow of death is creeping widely. In simple terms, global warming is the average rise in earth’s temperature. And it is this rise only that has caused the great change in the climate. Average global temperature has increased by almost one degree Fahrenheit over the past century, an additional 2 to 6 degree Fahrenheit increase over the one hundred years is also expected. This may not surprise you much but it could change the earth’s temperature as never before.

Global warming is the number one terrible fate. The major behind global warming is the emissions of carbon-dioxide and other green house from human activities that include industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and the changes in the land use, such as deforestation. With the development of the industrial economies, larger amount of carbon-dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Several gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide act as the additional blanket around the earth. They allow sun’s heat to reach the surface of the earth and warm up the temperature. Along with emission of harmful gases. Deforestation is the another devastating force behind the global warming.

Since 1970, the temperature have gone up at nearly three times the average for the 20th century. By 2100, sea levels are likely to rise between 7 to 23 inches. Resulting in the gradual inundation of coastal areas and increasing beach erosion and flooding from coastal storms, changes in precipitation patterns, increased risk of floods and droughts, threats to the bio diversity and the number of potential challenges for the public health.

However we can all make efforts to save the environment from the serious hazards. And the simplest methods are – using recyclable products, purchase of energy efficient products, tree plantation and reduction in pollution.

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A few facts to ponder, first a volcano will spew more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2 hours than all of the carbon dioxide producing machines people have used in 10 years ( i.e.. cars, power plants, etc.) and there has been a lot of volcanic activity in the last 100 years across the globe. Second BOVINE gas is the 2nd leading cause of carbon dioxide on the planet after volcanoes, yes that’s right, cow farts. Third there are under water volcanoes that superheat water while expelling carbon dioxide into the atmosphere on a daily basis. This effects the water temps around the globe depending on how many of these under water systems go at once. Heat the water and the weather changes and ice melts, science 101.

There are more trees on the earth today in better condition than there were 100 years ago. There is actually more ice covering the earth today than 200 years ago it has just melted in some places but frozen over in others. Our cars and machines pollute less today in 2007 with more of each than with less of each in the 1950’s.

Don’t let people scare you into fearing changes in the weather remember 10,000 years ago there was ice 2 miles deep covering the planet. The whole continent of Africa used to be a tropical rain forest. If you want to conserve please do, I use energy efficient light bulbs (you know the curly florescent bulbs you can now use in regular light fixtures). Why do I use them? Because they use 75% less energy to run than regular light bulbs and I cut my electric bill from $ 75 a month to $ 20 a month. It was a financial decision; I save about $ 600 dollars a year by using them. They are also a lot brighter than regular light bulbs. This is just an example of what I mean. If you want to conserve DO IT!! If you don’t want to that is OK. Most of the talking heads like the Kennedy’s and Gore don’t conserve energy at all but they are going to try to force us to. Gore even has the gumption to propose a GLOBAL WARMING TAX on us through the United Nations and our own American government.

Just remember this and you will understand what is happening… NOTHING STAYS THE SAME!!! We all live on a gigantic rock hurling at thousands of miles per hour through the ever expanding universe. We are kept in a planetary line by gravity created by a massive nuclear reactor THE SUN! Yes, that’s right! The SUN is the most magnificent nuclear reaction creation to sustain life and it can also destroy entire universes. We spin around this thing everyday and the SUN spews coronal mass ejections or waves of radioactive materials at us everyday. This would also help create global warming. Don’t you think? Scientist do….And don’t forget the axis of the earth. As we rotate different areas of the earth have different positions towards the SUN. How do we know what just 10 inches in any rotation direction of the earth will do to cause an environmental change on our planet?

If you want to fear something I will give you something to fear and here it is. At any time an asteroid 2 to 3 miles thick and 5 miles wide could hit the earth and all life as we know it would cease to exist in the blink of an eye. Laughing are you? There are only 20 to 25 people observing the skies, yet there are millions of huge rocks that are miles in diameter floating around (asteroids) in our little universe. They call them asteroids because they are the second cousin twice removed from a hemorrhoid or a pain in the ass (just kidding).

Global Warming on the other hand is a progression of earth that will happen no matter what people do. Fear mongers are trying to make it out to be us the human beings fault other than nature and in turn taking advantage of people for the gain of political power.

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