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Is global warming true?

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Started: 11/16/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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nichu

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Is Global warming real? This is a big controversy, and you can explain anything about the cause and effect.
funscience

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I accept the challenge and I am arguing that global warming is real. It is backed by various pieces of scientific evidence, and it is caused by a build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere thereby causing the sun's heat to reflect off of the Earth and then get "stuck" if you will in the atmosphere due to the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide build up primarily from anthropogenic (man made) means such as fossil fuels. There are yearly conferences to discuss evidence of climate change and the ongoing and long term effects on the sustainability of this Earth as well as actions we can take short and long term, to help reduce or minimize the effects of the anthropogenic factors contributing to this problem.

People don't want to face the scientific evidence and facts because:
1. long term effects will not necessarily happen in this lifetime
2. there are costs associated with helping to maintain Earth's sustainability
3. implications associated if big industries have contributed to fossil fuels.
4. political agendas, etc.
5. much of it is also caused by deforestation (not enough trees left to take the carbon dioxide out of the air and so it is consequently building up in the atmosphere) and maybe people don't want to create alternative to "wood" thereby incurring added expenses to new materials.

Here are some of the conferences and pieces of evidence that global warming is a fact and needs to be addressed.

1. . The following link identifies and explains the Copenhagen conference of May 2015 where various agenda items of high ranking scientists and political officials included:
a. climate action and resource efficiency
b. adaptation challenges and opportunities
c. social and cultural dimensions of climate change
d. tracking and reducing climate change and human resilience to this problem

http://www.ecca2015.eu...

2. The following is a climate leadership conference to take place in the US in 2016 at which similar topics to the above item will be discussed and reviewed:

http://www.climateleadershipconference.org...

3. The following link provides photography and images that identifies some of the most compelling evidence of climate change is provided in the link below:

https://www.ted.com...

4. Last but not least, Global Climate change and the evidence to support it is provided on the NASA website (see my link below). This link provides the reader with critical signs and evidence proving that global warming is true and negatively affecting the sustainability of the Earth and ecosystems that inhabit it. On this webpage, if you click on "Vital Signs", you can actually see the measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and how they have risen significantly over the past several years.

http://climate.nasa.gov...
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Posted by Bjarke_Havardr 1 year ago
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It's no longer a debate between people who think global warming is real and people who don't. 100 years ago, that was the debate. Now, it is just science deniers whining that "it can't be real because snow fell" or some stupid stuff.
Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
It's agreed upon by all legitimate scientists. The cause is what's disagreed upon sometimes, but the basics are almost always agreed upon.

Plus most of the original things that both sides fought on have been brought together. Advancements in electric and hybrid cars are going to run out the problem of us running out of gas and CO2 emissions from cars contributing to global warming.

I mean, honestly, industrial development is sort of solving the problem on its own. The disagreement becomes less significant year by year.
Posted by Greg4586 1 year ago
Greg4586
It really isn't all that big of a controversy. It's agreed upon by the vast majority of scientists and countries.
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